All Kinds of News for August 03, 2016
Last week, Moonridge Academy set out to Moab, Utah for our annual Parent/Daughter 4-Day Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza on the Colorado River in gorgeous Canyonlands National Park. This is the true meaning of family intensive: working hard together in our rafts and kayaks, camping under the stars and building stronger connections with Mother Nature's help. Every year our parents report that this trip is one of the highlights of treatment, where girls and parents laughed until they cried, parents bonded together in support and family therapy conducted in life vests was unforgettable.
Moonridge Academy is a CERTS Program in beautiful Southern Utah with 16 beds, and is specifically designed for younger girls, ages 11-14. Younger girls need a younger environment, without the influence of older girls' more sophisticated or advanced issues. Moonridge takes a young approach to therapy and intervention, even our DBT program is taught and delivered at this specific age range level. Moonridge is intensive residential treatment for girls with issues of trauma, emotional regulation, depression, family conflict, and beginning stages of self-harm or substance experimentation. Traditional schooling is provided and Moonridge uses play and laughter to connect, a warm family environment to protect, and deep therapy to inspire and create change. Moonridge is located in scenic Southern Utah near Cedar City, UT.
Moonridge Academy is also one of the three CERTS RTC’s (along with Kolob Canyon and La Europa Academy), to be chosen as a National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Research Designated Program (RDP). To receive RDP designation, a program must collect 70% outcome research data from all admissions over a period of at least a minimum of 6 months.