All Kinds of News for November 08, 2017
Elevations RTC, a residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, places great value on student feedback by incorporating input from student counsel and quarterly surveys into programming.
Each month, Executive Director Judith Jacques, M.Ed, meets with the student advisory board, a group of 8-12 students selected on their ability to anticipate student needs and to offer ideas for campus improvement. The student advisory board provides an opportunity for students to take on a positive leadership role in the campus community.
“During student advisory meetings, there are discussions addressing a variety of issues such as on-campus food, staff concerns and facility improvements,” comments Jacques. “This is how staff become aware of issues they would otherwise be unaware of. In addition to discussing concerns, we also plan fun events on campus.”
Additionally, student opinions are heard through a quarterly student survey.
“This is an anonymous survey in which students are encouraged to voice their opinion about each department on campus,” says Jacques. “When specific items score low on this survey, we may add them to our facility improvement plan, which is updated each month.”
In the most recent 2017-2018 student survey, 89 percent of students believed that their therapist understood and addressed their individual needs. Ninety percent of students said that Elevations treats students with respect and has helped improve lives. See more of the survey results here.
“Giving students a voice is extremely important to the success of our program,” comments Jacques. “We continuously make improvements based on student beliefs. Opening a dialogue with students has made a huge difference in our ability to help students feel they are getting the most out of their time with us.”
About Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is a residential treatment center that offers guidance, support and relief to adolescents struggling with issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located in Syracuse, Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens.