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Elevations RTC, a residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, is excited to share findings from the Youth Outcomes Questionnaire collected over the past two years.
The YOQ (Youth Outcomes Questionnaire) is a measure of treatment progress that helps track change in functioning throughout a student’s time in a treatment program. From the YOQ, a total score is calculated that provides a reflection of the total distress in an adolescent’s life on a variety of levels including interpersonal distress, suicidality, eating disorders, social problems, and somatic symptoms (physical manifestations of anxiety and depression). The YOQ is administered at various points during the treatment process at Elevations RTC: at admissions, 30 days post admissions, 90 days post admissions, every 90 days while in treatment and again at discharge.
Upon admission, students at Elevations RTC scored a mean of 85. At other residential treatment centers, the mean score is 61. “Compared to an average of all of the residential treatment centers administering YOQs, Elevations helps students who need a higher level of care,” says Clinical Director Jordan Killpack. “The difference in these scores reflects that.”
For Elevations students who discharge after a typical length of stay (270 days), the mean score is 41. On a community level (teens outside of treatment settings), the mean score is 34.
“Students who discharge from Elevations come very close to the community sample score but are often not quite there yet,” comments Killpack. “Upon discharge, many of our students are in need of an additional step down program like The Approach that can help them maintain all that they’ve gained from Elevations and prepare to go home to a less structured environment.”
About Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is a unique residential treatment center that works with all students ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to students struggling with issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens. For more information, please call 1-855-290-9681