Hiawatha DBT for Kids
What is Hiawatha DBT for Kids?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for kids is an evidence-based treatment created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It was originally created for the treatment of borderline personality disorder – a disorder characterized by highly suicidal behaviors, self-harm, and intense, out-of-control emotions. DBT has now proven effective in treating a wide array of mental health disorders – personality disorders, chronic depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictions.
How Can Hiawatha DBT for Kids Help?
If your child has seen little improvement with other therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) could be a great option. DBT is a specialized form of therapy renowned for its effectiveness in helping people manage overwhelming emotions, enhance interpersonal relationships, tolerate stressful situations, and foster self-acceptance. Through a combination of mindfulness practices, emotion regulation techniques, distress tolerance skills, and effective communication strategies, DBT offers a comprehensive toolkit tailored to your unique circumstances.
By engaging in Hiawatha DBT for Kids, your child can embark on a journey of self-exploration, forge meaningful connections, and cultivate a more balanced and fulfilling existence while being equipped with the right tools to navigate life's challenges.
DBT for Kids is a program for families with children ages 8-18 that display:
- Aggressive verbal or physical behavior
- Difficulties with relationships
- High anxiety
- High intensity of emotions
- Are being bullied
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Suicidal ideation
- Other behaviors which have not been successfully treated by standard therapy
Parent/Guardian and child will be expected to attend: individual DBT therapy, skills training group, and family sessions.
What your child can gain from DBT for Kids:
- Increased awareness and management of emotions
- Social skills
- Ability to tolerate stressful situations
- Self-awareness and awareness of surroundings
For Adult DBT, click here.
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If you or someone you love is suffering from psychiatric disorders, there is hope. Life with a mental disorder does not have to be a daily struggle. Discover the world of difference treatment can make for you as well as your loved ones.
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About Hiawatha, IA
Hiawatha is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. It is a suburb located in the northwestern side of Cedar Rapids and is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1946, Fay Clark, an entrepreneur of several ventures located in Linn County north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had a vision of houses and a highway running through a new city. Clark served as mayor of Hiawatha from 1950 to 1958, and again from 1961 to 1963. Clark died in 1991 at the age of 84.