All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
For years, Sunrise RTC has collected outcomes data from families in order to improve programming, clinical work, and residential interventions; they gather input from the girls and their families to understand and measure each student's treatment journey. As often as weekly, students take outcomes surveys comprising a few different measures (YOQ, PHQ-9, FICS), to rate their relationship with their therapist, family, peers, staff, and themselves. Parents participate by taking the family system survey quarterly. All of this data is compiled and then used to sharpen insight -- for instance, the Sunrise Treatment Team reviews this data during their weekly meetings and uses the information to inform ongoing support for each girl and family.
“Outcomes Testing is awesome because it means we are using real time data and information to provide guidance, support, and direction to the treatment process” says Craig Simpson, LCSW and Sunrise Senior Clinical Director. “The coolest thing is that it actually works. With this data, we can stay on track and create the best clinical and residential interventions to help our girls and their families complete their master treatment goals.” This is Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) and it is crucial because outcome based treatment matters for the girls at Sunrise RTC.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social, and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program and the community access of a transition program.