Youth Profile

Every girl has her own story…


Adolescent females, girls, young women, ages 13 to 17 at admission with

significant patterns of unresolved emotional and behavioral issues, including:

Learned negative behavior patterns that victimize others

Low degree of empathy for others and poor means-to-end reasoning

High degree of impulsivity and problems with emotion management and/or aggression

Significant problems handling responsibility and denial or justification of negative behavior

Lack of self-discipline and history of non-compliant behaviors

History of responding to life stressors by thrill-seeking, negative associations and/or aggression

Low self-esteem, poor social skills, and/or functioning below capacity

History of sexual exploitation

Possible diagnoses include:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Substance Abuse or others.


…and we have to learn from her.

Referrals of young women with histories of suicide attempts, significant self-harming behaviors, physical aggression, special medical needs, or with IQs between 70 and 85 will generate an examination of behavior context and youth resilience to help assess her appropriateness for placement at Forest Ridge.

Forest Ridge is an equal opportunity provider.

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