Outcomes Followup

 

Residential Therapeutic Schools and
Programs: Proven Effective

 

One year after discharge, the results of this study continue to indicate for the majority of parents and teens who attended a residential program, it was the right decision, effectively providing both immediate and lasting benefits to the teens and families involved.

Will my child improve while attending a residential school or program?

Based on the results of this independently conducted study,  residential therapeutic schools and programs are effective for helping teens and families.

Will the progress my child has made while attending the program continue upon returning home?

Parents and teens indicated that the programs provide the high impact, positive results families need to create better lives and stronger family relationships and these results last.

 

PROGRAMS HELP TEENS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES

 

ASPEN’S PROGRAMS HELP TEENS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVESWhat Parents and Their Teens Told Researchers:

Upon Admission to the Program

The majority of teens entering the program were experiencing
emotional problems that minimized the individual’s own control
of their feelings. Teens were often experiencing high levels of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Problems

One Year After Discharge

Teens and parents both reported that the emotional issues the teen
experienced were normal. In other words, they were behaving just
like any other typical teenager.

Why This May Be Important To You:

programs helped teens to develop stronger

emotional well-being.

They provided teens with the confidence that can help resist peer pressure and other outside influences.

 

TEENS BEHAVE BETTER AS A RESULT OF OUR PROGRAMS

 

TEENS BEHAVE BETTER

What Parents and Their Teens Told Researchers:

Upon Admission to the Program

Teens were exhibiting common behaviors that included:

  • Aggressiveness
  • Withdrawal
  • Rule breaking

One Year After Discharge

Student’s behavior diminished to ‘normal’ levels reflecting that of a
typical teenager.

Why This May Be Important To You:

Most teens admitted to a program were demonstrating behaviors that were directly impacting both themselves and others. One year later, teens were far more cooperative, with their negative behaviors diminished to ‘normal’ levels.

 

OUR PROGRAMS HELP HEAL THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

HELP HEAL THE WHOLE FAMILY

What Parents and Their Teens Told Researchers:

Upon Admission to the Program

Teens and their families were showing signs of serious trouble:

  • Poor family relationships
  • Ineffective family communications
  • Noncompliance with family rules

One Year After Discharge

 

Positive changes occurred for the whole family:

  • Improved family relationships
  • Better communication
  • Better compliance with rules

Why This May Be Important To You:

There was significant improvement in family relationships and family communication as a result of therapeutic schools and programs. Families are generally living better lives today because of their decision to enroll in an program.

Read the entire study here (Acrobat Reader Required)

Read the initial Study of Private Residential Treatment Programs.