All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Trails Carolina is excited to report findings from an ongoing outcomes study, which explores the overall effectiveness of wilderness therapy. New findings around the population of Trails students who are adopted demonstrate significant improvements in a variety of symptoms after their graduation from Trails.
Twenty-two percent of students participating in the Trails study are adopted. They demonstrated a similar pattern of symptoms as the larger sample of youth, with the most prevalent problems at admission being anxiety and depression.
Upon admission at Trails, parents of adopted students reported:
- 58% reported that their child was anxious and depressed, 41% reported that their child was withdrawn, 42% reported that their child was exhibiting aggression.
- 45% reported that their child was having attention issues, 55% reported rule breaking behaviors, 40% reported that their child experienced social problems.
- 65% reported that their child experienced internalizing behaviors, 50% reported that their child experienced externalizing behaviors.
One year after graduation from Trails, parents reported the following about their child:
- 19% reported that their child was anxious and depressed, 5% reported that their child was withdrawn and that their child exhibited aggression.
- 10% reported that their child was experiencing attention issues, 1% reported that their child was exhibiting rule breaking behaviors, 10% reported that their child was having social problems.
- 19% reported that their child was experiencing internalizing behaviors, 2% reported that their child was experiencing externalizing behaviors.
For the past five years, Trails has partnered with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE) and the Arkansas Institute of Developmental Science to conduct this outcomes study. Learn more about the outcomes study at Trails by visiting https://trailscarolina.com/outcomes.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine assisted therapy, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call Admissions Director Julia Andrick at 800-975-7303.