Volume 6, Issue 1, 2014

POST-DISCHARGE REPORTING
The NATSAP Practice Research Network (PRN) was established in 2007 in order to develop a foundation of outcomes-based evidence for programs providing support to youth facing emotional and behavioral challenges (Young & Gass, 2008). The NATSAP PRN...
A RATING SCALE FOR IMMATURITY
Several years ago our clinical experience with troubled teenagers (i.e., adolescents brought for treatment to a private therapeutic high school located on a remote ranch in Montana by parents from suburban-urban hubs in 30 states) suggested these...
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS
Although Anxiety Disorders and Major Depression are distinct disorders, many researchers and clinicians have found that the two problems co-exist in many patients. They are “partners in crime” and appear to be biologically predisposed to occur tog...
LONG-TERM OUTCOMES
While there is increasing awareness regarding the importance of enduring psychological treatment effects for youth, rigorous examination of the sustainability of therapeutic change has remained limited. This prompted our own study of 125 families...
WAITING FOR WHAT
Improving the effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse care for young Canadians is a complex and pressing issue. Currently, there is a focus on reducing wait times and facilitating “system integration” as proposed solutions to the crisis...
ACCIDENT RATES/TRENDS IN OBHIC PROGRAMS
Public perception of outdoor behavioral healthcare programs can be misconstrued as dangerous and unsafe. This perception can often be linked to a lack of knowledge regarding this innovative method of treatment, unfamiliarity with the extensive ris...
LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Risk is an inherent and requisite element of wilderness and adventurebased programming, intentionally used by skilled facilitators and therapists to create a state of eustress in clients to support positive development (Russell & Harper, 2006). Pro...