Category Archives: Residential Programs

A residential program, or residential treatment center (RTC), provides therapy for mental illness, behavioral issues, and substance abuse with the adolescent in residence at the facility. RTCs can range from specializing in treating a specific issue to treating a number of problems.

IECA Conference Presentation: Alleviating the Perception of Coercion and Eliciting Autonomous Motivation During the Admission Process

On Friday, May 8th, 2015, our founder–Clinton J. Hardy–and Dr. Neal Christensen had the opportunity to present, Alleviating the Perception of Coercion and Eliciting Autonomous Motivation During the Admission Process, at the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) Conference in Baltimore, MD. We would especially like to express our gratitude to the educational consultants and program representatives who attended […]

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An Adolescent Transport Should Better Prepare the Adolescent/Teen for Treatment

If an Adolescent is transported into a treatment settings, such as a wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or residential treatment center, he/she should arrive better prepared than when the transport first commenced.  In essence, even if an adolescent and his/her parents are in conflict regarding treatment, by the time the adolescent arrives at the treatment […]

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The Coercive Myth of Adolescent Transports and Teen Treatment

In reality almost all adolescent treatment entails some degree of coercion—meaning adolescent is not choosing it on his/her own volition. The developmental research supports this and in fact has underscored that adolescence is a period where teens may overtly resist parental and other authority, even when they know or believe their parents may be right, […]

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Research Awareness Among Adolescent Transport & Youth Treatment Services is Essential

It is essential that any adolescent treatment service, especially an adolescent or youth transport service, to be aware of the research that pertains to the populations of adolescents, teens, and in some cases adults, they are providing therapeutic services. Transport and treatment services should also be familiar with the research as it pertains directly to […]

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Dr. Phil: What to Look for When Choosing Residential Treatment Centers or Therapeutic Schools

Dr. Phil aired an episode in January of this year (2013) that discussed teen children who had been sent away to residential schools where they were allegedly trapped and abused.  In recognizing that there are many qualified therapeutic options for parents and their children, Dr. Phil provided a list of recommendations to help parents choose […]

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NATWC Staff Training/Counselor Certification

The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (NATWC) will be holding a two-day intensive training for staff working in therapeutic wilderness or residential settings.  This counselor training will be held October 24th and 25th in Henderson, North Carolina.  The cost of attending ranges from $270-$300 per person and includes room $ board and all training. […]

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Aspen Achievement Academy and Aspen Ranch Closing!

New Start Transports (NST), its founders and employees, were saddened to hear the disappointing news that Aspen Achievement Academy and Aspen Ranch will be closed, along with several other good programs. As many of you know, Clinton and Jacob Hardy, both participated in the Aspen Academy’s wilderness program 15 years ago. Ironically, NST has received […]

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Youth Program: Results of Positive Transport Intervention

“As a former youth program student, I could see a direct relationship between the initial transition of a child and how they first responded in the program.” (former youth program student) It is critical to recognize the correlation between the transport / initial transition process of a struggling youth into a program and their level […]

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