Behavioural problems

Eliminating harmful patterns

What are behavioural problems?

Every teenager or young adult may occasionally show unusual, oppositional and deviating behaviour. But when patterns become structural and destructive, something else is going on. This specific behaviour needs to be thoroughly analysed, coached and managed. The experienced and professional Yes We Can Youth Clinics team will outline behavioural issues in a clear and transparent manner. Working closely with the teenager or young adult, the team will identify their problems. We then search for methods and opportunities to eliminate these harmful and self-destructive patterns forever, together.

Causes of behavioural problems

Causes of behavioural problems can be problems within a family, youth traumas, addictions or perhaps a psychological problem, while the consequences of problem behaviour are, for example, being sent out of class, no longer being present at school, leaving school early, not being accountable, leaving home, no longer having a good relationship with parents and family members, dropping friends, a loverboy situation or even coming into contact with the police. If the problems of the teenager or adolescent gets out of hand, resorting to unwelcome behaviour is not the right solution.

Common behavioural problems

We treat many different behavioural problems. Many of our employees are experts by experience and have had similar problems in the past and can therefore connect with our fellows in a unique way. Common behavioural problems that we treat are:

Treatment of behavioural problems

Professional help is necessary because this group runs a greater risk of developing mental health issues and/or addictions. Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults struggling with behavioural problems. We try to help every kind of problem and every young person by working together on development and recovery, even if it seems difficult or impossible. We find it important to help the young people in an environment that feels warm, loving and familiar, so that they can then recover and start the beautiful life that every young person deserves.

Our treatment, step by step

Let us start by emphasizing that if you have any questions, any at all, you can always contact us. We cannot stress enough that we are always there for you, whether you sign up for a treatment in our clinic or not. You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (GMT +1) via phone number: +31 (0)85 02 01 222. After business hours – weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and on the weekends – your call will be forwarded. Please note that it might take longer than usual to answer your call. If we cannot answer the call right away, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also fill in our contact form.

Register for an intake

You can register for an intake by filling in the intake form. As soon as we received the registration, a Case Manager from Yes We Can Youth Clinics will contact you to schedule a personal intake.

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Intake interview

After your initial contact with one of our Case Managers, we normally do get a pretty good picture about the current situation and what might be needed. Admission, however, can only take place after a full 4-hour assessment by our intake team consisting of a counsellor, psychologist and psychiatrist. During intakes, we appreciate the presence of at least one parent/carer. For legal and safety reasons, intakes are always done in the Netherlands.

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Residential treatment

Yes We Can Youth Clinics is truly a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. Like we promise in our treatment video, we will be there for your child, for you and for the rest of the family, right by your side, listening and helping. Unconditionally. Like we did for thousands of other 13 to 25 year olds and their families before you. Our treatment team will do everything it takes to help realise permanent change. Both fellows and parents/carers will learn everything they need to know about the nature and impact of their behaviour. The future will be discussed extensively. How to plan, spend and use your time? What are the goals in life? What to do when facing difficulties? Together we will search for answers during a highly intensive 10-week programme.

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After completing the 10-week residential programme in the Clinic, fellows have to face the most critical phase of the treatment process. They have rebuilt self-confidence, are motivated again, feel more energetic and are ready to make new plans. At the same time, they are insecure because they may have changed, but their social environment has stayed the same. For that reason, it is essential they receive a great level of support during this period.

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Register for an intake interview

Would you like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 13-25) for a treatment at Yes We Can Youth Clinics? Please fill in our intake form and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview.

Intake form