Safety Standards

Youth Care considers your child’s safety to be of primary importance.  As a member of the nation’s most comprehensive network of behavioral health programs for youth, Aspen Education Group, we proudly abide by the following safety guidelines:


  • 100% compliance with National Patient Safety Goals
  • 100% compliance with Life Safety Code
  • Evacuation plans and disaster protocols
  • Staff safety training and drills, including all staff certified in CPR/First Aid
  • 24-hour access to on-site medical personnel
  • Thorough pre-screening process and medical exams, including a complete history and physical if needed
  • Medication management by board certified child/adolescent psychiatrists who see students weekly
  • Full-time, on-site medical director
  • Weekly nursing assessments
  • Regular inspections by Salt Lake Valley Health Department, including Food Services, Sanitation, and Safety Bureaus
  • Multi-disciplinary safety committee
  • All occurrences documented and reviewed weekly by the management team
  • Facilities Manager, who is CERT certified, is available 24 hours per day
  • Staff trained in suicide prevention protocols
  • Secured buildings
  • 15 minute checks done on each student throughout the night
  • OSHA guidelines strictly enforced and closely monitored
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