All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
Maybe the most important question the Moonridge Treatment Team is asked by parents is "does residential treatment actually work?" Five years of cumulative data at Moonridge Academy says a resounding YES.
At Moonridge Academy, there is a strong belief in the importance of tracking student outcomes from treatment in order to ensure that the program does work, and that the clinical and residential teams are providing the most effective care. With this commitment, Moonridge Academy was one of the very first programs to obtain the "Research Designated Program" certificates from NATSAP. Moonridge Academy now has more than five years of cumulative data.
The graph illustrates what the cumulative data at Moonridge Academy has indicated. This graph shown above starts with an indication of how much distress a student is in when they admit to Moonridge Academy. Importantly, on the Youth Outcomes Questionnaire, the higher the number, the more distress the student and parents report; most admitting students have clinically significant struggles when they admit to Moonridge. Upon discharge from Moonridge Academy, the data shows that students have a significant decrease in their distress level. In fact, students at Moonridge Academy leave treatment well below the clinical significance of a typcial teenager not in treatment. Moonridge Academy students then maintain progress throughout the next year. At a minimum, almost all of the students at Moonridge Academy go home and stay within the reasonable range of average teens not in treatment.
Executive Director Jack Hinman explained, "Moonridge Academy maintains a committment to keeping and monitoring outcome data. It is essential to how we provide necessary changes to our daily program. We feel that being a NATSAP Research Designated Program is essential to this process."
About Moonridge Academy
Moonridge Academy is a premier residential treatment center for younger girl ages 11-15 years located in Cedar City, UT. Moonridge Academy specializes in healing trauma and addressing mental and emotional challenges using different therapeutic modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, Equine Therapy and Adventure Therapy. As a small program of only 16 students, Moonridge Academy allows for a high degree of individualization in both clinical and academic services. By combining a nurturing home-like environment with a sophisticated clinical approach, Moonridge Academy is tailored to meet specific needs and to assist students in developing coping skills and identity.