The environment at RedCliff is particularly suited to determine whether or not a troubled teen is actually making some attempts to alter his coping style, or if he is continuing to require external entities to provide his identity and emotional needs for him.

Our students find themselves in an immediate and continuous community-building process. There is no place for troubled teens to hide. No way to avoid confronting their problems.

Their role within their wilderness community changes as they progress through the seven curriculum stages with their individual treatment. How they cope with the difficulties encountered by their immediate community, and their personal contributions to this community, are diagnostic indicators of their self-appointed position in the large community of their family or society. As the RedCliff communities struggle to master actual problems, the individual student demonstrates the extent of his commitment to himself and to his community. This behavioral demonstration and rehearsal is much more valuable than a mere verbal assurance by the student that he intends to change his behavior as soon as he returns home

Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 801-921-8488 for additional information about how RedCliff Ascent can help your family.