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An essential aspect of programming at Alpine Academy within the Teaching-Family Model is client satisfaction, including the perspective of the girls who are enrolled in the treatment program. In order for students to get the most out of their treatment process, it is important the girls enrolled in the program are empowered to take an active role in their treatment process. One of ways Alpine Academy accomplishes this is through the Youth Consumer Survey. As the only certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program in NATSAP and part of the Family Choice Behaviorial Healthcare Industry, Alpine Academy is constantly raising the bar in terms of efficacy of treatment for students and families who enroll.
All students at Alpine Academy have the opportunity to fill out an anonymous survey on every staff member a student interacts with including school teachers, therapists, residential team, etc. Questions in the survey ask students to rate the staff members on showing respect and concern, spending time and engaging one-on-one with the student, setting clear expectations, being open and approachable, and many other aspects of quality care. Students are then asked to list ways in which the staff member can improve and things the staff is doing well. Parents of students and other staff members that work with the employee are also given a similar survey. These surveys are collected and sent to the immediate supervisor of the employee, who then can follow up with the staff member to praise and reinforce what he or she is doing well and come up with a plan to correct anything that may need correcting.
Learn more about these surveys and all the research that is Alpine Academy is doing by visiting the Outcomes Data webpage on the Alpine Academy website. Alpine Academy believes that in addition to helping students and parents take a more active role in treatment, this process also facilitates employee growth and overall satisfaction for all involved.
About Alpine Academy
Alpine Academy is a licensed residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 located in Utah. Students struggle with emotional disturbances that are severe enough to prevent them from going to school successfully. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers at the front of every classroom. Therapy is built into the school day. It is a nationally certified Teaching Family Model treatment program. The students live in homes with married couples, Family Teachers.