All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
As of July 2017, Turn-About Ranch updated its Utah state licensure to include adolescents as young as 12 years old, to now provide care for ages 12-17. For years, Turn-About Ranch was licensed to treat boys and girls between the ages of 13-17. This change allows Turn-About Ranch to offer its services to a younger population than ever before. Executive Director Michelle Lindsay explained, “Over the past few years, we’ve had an increasing number of inquiries regarding 12 year old boys and girls. This allows us to meet the needs of many that we’ve had to turn away in the past.”
Some adjustments will be made to accommodate the younger students, paying attention to individual need and maturity. The primary change will be where and how these younger students begin the program. Turn-About Ranch uses a level system, and two separate campuses for students as they progress through the program. Generally, they begin the program at the Roundy Campus which is about 5 miles up the mountain road from the Main Campus. Roundy has a maximum of 6 students at a time (co-ed) and uses Wilderness Therapy strategies on a rustic farm. The first 2 levels can be achieved at Roundy within the first 2-3 weeks. Michelle clarified, “These younger students will advance through the first two levels of the program at the main campus with similar programming that takes place at the intake campus, however they will have regular amenities. These students will be assessed on a case by case basis to make sure they are appropriate for the program at that young age, and to insure that interventions are age- and developmentally-appropriate to their individual needs.”
Turn-About Ranch is licensed by the Department of Human Services in the State of Utah and accredited by CARF as a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) and Partial Hospital Program (PHP). For over 28 years, Turn-About Ranch offers an intensive therapeutic setting that utilizes an experiential approach found naturally in a working-ranch environment. Turn-About is also a fully accredited academic institution, accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, which provides individualized academic support that transfers back home.
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.