Safety FAQ’s

What are your safety practices?

We consider safety to be our number one priority. For a full list of our comprehensive safety protocols, please click here. ( FIX LINK LATER )

What level of supervision will my child receive?

The level of supervision that your child will receive will be directly related to his or her behavioral issues as required by applicable laws and regulations.

What are the qualifications of the staff caring for my child?

We ensure that all of our staff members are fully qualified before joining our team, and to do so we conduct thorough background checks as well as provide continual training. We also ensure that we have at least one staff member who is First Aid and CPR certified available to your child 24/7.

What happens if there is an emergency?

We have established best practices and risk management procedures that include emergency preparedness training and response, which our staff can utilize in the event of an emergency. Should a situation such as a natural disaster arise, a member of our team will notify you immediately. Because your child’s safety is our top priority, we will do everything in our power to keep them out of harm’s way.

May I speak with another parent who sent their child to Turn-About?

Of course! We encourage parents to communicate with one another, especially as it often helps ease the worry that comes with sending a child away for a long period of time. By either contacting us directly or visiting our Parent References page, we can provide you with the contact information needed to make connections.

What is your success rate?

We base our success on a variety of different factors, including both you and your child’s participation and willingness to make positive changes throughout the therapeutic process. To learn more about our statistical success, please visit our Outcomes page.


My son was struggling and TAR helped him and gave him life skills. He is home now and doing amazing! Not to say there are always bumps in the road, but this facility is one that works.

- Sandra Baker, August 2021

At TAR, doing real work, solving real problems daily was the game-changer... My son has learned how to express his feelings more frequently. He listens more carefully and expects to be listened to. He has come to understand the benefits and value of hard work... We have a long way to go. But we have more positives and more potential to move forward on a positive trajectory than we have had in many years... I firmly believe none of his would have happened without TAR.

- Robi Robichaud, August 2021

We sent our son to Turn-About and I can't say enough good things about this program. The first time I spoke with them they actually gave me some things that they thought I could do at home to possibly work through our issues and not have to use the program! I was immediately impressed that they were concerned with my son and not just selling an enrollment. My son learned so much there and loved all of the staff members. They put their hearts and souls into helping the kids that are there... They gave us a ton of resources to make sure we keep the momentum and have a smooth transition back to home life... It was life changing for everyone of my family members that were involved.

- Anthony Detrick, July 2021

This place has made all the difference, and saved our 16 year old daughter’s life. Previous counseling, hospitalization, and medications did not work, and we were about to give up on her. She’s come out of this program strong, honest, and positive with herself, and future. The people employed at the ranch are caring, genuine, and simply put, one of a kind. Thank you, for giving us our daughter back.

- P. Bell, July 2021

My 14 year old daughter graduated from Turn-About Ranch about 2 months ago and is the best she has ever been... I am beyond grateful that her journey led her to the people who are so gracious, patient, and brutally honest... This is where the most effective therapy took place for her… where she learned to turn suggested tools/ideas/concepts into action and have her eyes opened to new better ways of shaping her perspective, relationships, communication, and living life by higher morals and values...  this [program] does it right!  ...My daughter loves them, misses them and wants to visit on her one year anniversary… but she doesn’t want to return as a resident either… it’s really brilliant!

- AJ Trainer, July 2021

Turn-About Ranch

280 N 300 E.
Escalante, UT 84726
(800) 842-1165