Project Adolescent Support
Mental and Emotional Support and Rehabilitation for Abused Adolescents
The What & Why
True Self is dedicated to helping adolescents, teens and young adults that have experienced abuse, neglect and other forms of emotional and psychological trauma. Children that experience these conditions in their lives are more likely to suffer from depression, addiction, suicide or other less than desirable conditions. Research shows that rehabilitation from these experiences is best cultivated by providing a safe environment, reframing the experience and teaching people how to reconnect with others in a healthy way.
The True Self Method is designed with this in mind. However, in order to reach and support this population, we intend to provide housing and mentorship opportunities.
American Psychological Association articles about child development
Article about the model to treat teens and adolescents that experienced trauma
Article about link between abuse and neglect and future conditions like addiction depression and suicide
Vulnerability to Narcotic Addiction: Family Structure and Functioning