Safety Standards

For 30 years, Youth Care has been providing life-changing treatment to youth all over the United States by ensuring a safe environment that your child can thrive and overcome mental health concerns.

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, Acadia Healthcare, 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
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Cognia
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval

I have nothing but good things to say about Youth Care. From enrollment personal, the staff, doctors, activity coordinator and Therapist! I was apprehensive to send my son away, I knew he needed help I wasn't able to give him. I was also exhausted with all the lying, stealing, drugs, alcohol and police. Youth Care provided a safe place for my son to face his addiction and learn the coping skills to help himself.

– Greg G.