Outcome Study Follow Up

Aspen Education Group’s 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 an Aspen 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 an Aspen residential school or program?
Based on the results of this independently conducted study, Aspen’s 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 Aspen’s programs provide the high impact, positive results families need to create better lives and stronger family relationships and these results last.

ASPEN’S PROGRAMS HELP TEENS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES

emotional_graph

What 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: Aspen’s 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 ASPEN’S PROGRAMS

behavior_graph

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 an Aspen 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.

ASPEN PROGRAMS HELP HEAL THE WHOLE FAMILY

families_graph

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 Aspen’s therapeutic schools and programs. Families are generally living better lives today because of their decision to enroll in an Aspen program.

Read the entire study here (Acrobat Reader Required)

Read the initial Study of Private Residential Treatment Programs.

Funding for this study was provided by Aspen Education Group.

get confidential help now: (801) 396-5391 Email Us