Unlike most programs in the wilderness therapy industry, we can back up our claims with hard data.
RedCliff Ascent gathers extensive research data on six different areas of our wilderness therapy program. Those areas are teen body composition, staff exit evaluations, parent and student exit evaluations, educational consultants and incident control. This research enables us to measure specific outcomes and systematically improve our wilderness therapy practices.
By tracking changes in student body composition RedCliff is able to quantify the health benefits of wilderness therapy. We are also able to make adjustments to diet to meet the wellness needs of each troubled teen. Our data on body composition gives us the necessary documentation to rebut any accusations of abuse or mistreatment. This data protects our students and staff, as well as any referring sources.
Exit evaluations with departing staff help us spot trends and identify areas where adjustments may be warranted. This helps us reduce staff turnover and keep a more experienced wilderness therapy staff in the field.
RedCliff Ascent participates in university based and peer reviewed research, giving a greater degree of objectivity to our research efforts. We have dedicated hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue to a real time data base to track student health, incident control and safety outcomes on a day by day basis. Our operational and administrative teams review this data each week.
Graduation interviews with parents and students gather data which facilitates program improvement. In the past, this data has resulted in improvements to student apparel and gear, staff enhancements, and the DVD production of the “Parents Seminar.”
Likewise, educational consultants are also asked to complete program evaluations which provide feedback on services, family interactions and communication, and transitional planning.
Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 1-888-761-3406 for additional information about how RedCliff Ascent can help your family.