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Wilderness as healing

Wilderness as HEALING How Successful Are Therapeutic & OBH Programs in Treating At-Risk-Youth? 80% have received outpatient 95% 35% care SUICIDE ATTEMPTS IN STUDENTS BENEFITS OF OBH PROGRAMS had tried wilderness 17% 8% 19% left prematurely (but with approval) therapy 67% 53% Seriously consíder Reported atempting suicide Reported an injurious suicidal atempt left the programs 15% left against program advice were prescribed psychotropic medications within 3 months prior to admission of YOUTH attenting residential treatment had been treated previously with the suicide MAXIMUM 33% 8% needed treatment beyond the scope BENEFIT of the programs had at least one PRIMARY TRIGGERS FOR ADMISSION IN OBH PROGRAMS psychiatric hospitalization Treatment outcomes don't vary according to prior treatment history. 81% Disruption in community 74% Self-injurious behavior THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS INCLUDE": 74% Ingbility to function in daily activities OF ADOLESCENTS IMPROVE DURING RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT 36% 44% 73% Danger or injury to others substance abuse 24% Yother SERVICES OFFERED AT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS* disorders ** or a combination of these problems *RTC disruptive behavior disorders 90% 80% 31% provide mood disorders of RTC education/schooling as well as group, individual, and family therapy provide educational assessment, recreation▼ therapy, case management, assistance of RTC Parents BEHAVIOR & as well as training with activities of daily living, activity therapy, biopsychosocial assessment, physical/medical health services EMÓTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS of youths attending programs 64% 89% 60% provide IMPROVEMENT of RTC crisis 87% titiiii| of parents of females reported a change in symptoms that was suggestive of recovery and reliable stabilization provide Adolescents of RTC art therapy 53% provide - of RTC vocational training/ employment counseling are caucasian with a median fanmily income of >$100,000 55% titII| 43% provide 2 10 out of RTC family advocacy are male of 13-18 * Admission of the nation's children and youth Discharge 12 months after are at risk for or have years old mental disorders 82% ttt DECLINE IN have multiple problems (behavior, substance, mood, learning, anxiety) MOOD PROBLEMS 72%-97% of parents reported a reduction in internalizing problems from admission to discharge Sources: Report of Findings from a Multi-Center Study of Youth Outcomes in Private Residential Treatment (Canyon Research & Consulting, INC 2006) *NATSAP Residential Therapeutic Schools and Programs (base on a Canyon Research and Consulting Study) SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FROM 1999 - 2006 OBHRC, University of Minnesota Characteristics of Residential Treatment For Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances By Abt Associates Inc. For the National Association for Children's Behavioral Health (NACBH) and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Summer 2008 Brought to you by The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) , by the CDC (2005) National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) 2006 Report on Children's Mental Health Therapeutic Residential Boarding School for Struggling Teens TURNING Mental Health: a Report of the Surgeon General (DHHS, 1999) WINDS ACADEMIC INSTITUTE

Wilderness as healing

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How successful are wilderness camps, and therapeutic boarding schools at treating at-risk youth? This infographic outlines the typical characteristics of youth attending accredited schools and progra...


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