How is Jasper Mountain Unique?
We take into consideration every aspect of the whole child. Children are immersed in a supportive “village” of adults and children who promote each other’s healing, growth and education in a beautiful and healthy setting. We have the latest in psychiatric, psychological and educational approaches as well as a setting that involves the children in a working family farm. There are horses and llamas the children care for, as well as physical activities that include: hiking, swimming, horseback riding, sports, and a jogging program, to name a few. Other activities include gardening, art, drama, and other expressive arts. National experts have called this enriched setting as one-of-a-kind.
Areas of Specialization
Jasper Mountain has developed interventions that have proven to be effective with problems such as: violent behaviors, sexual acting-out, emotional problems stemming from the effects of childhood trauma, fire-setting, serious difficulties attaching and bonding to others, and delayed social development. We have learned what works from experience and we implement new ideas continuously.
Holistic Emotional, and Behavioral Treatment
Improving serious behavior problems must be the first goal, but we do not stop there. We help children resolve the emotional and behavioral consequences of early trauma. Our integrated school specializes in how troubled children learn best, with a priority on weaving together each child’s educational and treatment plans. We focus on physical, psychological and spiritual health through a variety of approaches. Our goal is not just to resolve problems, but to prepare each child we serve for a successful future.
Who Are the Children We Help?
Jasper Mountain accepts both boys and girls ages 3 to 13. Most of these children have histories of abuse and neglect resulting in their inability to fit into a family in a positive manner. We address all types of serious emotional and behavioral problems. The program does not screen out any serious behaviors, but is not designed for children with the primary concern being chronic psychosis or significant developmental disabilities.
How Are Families Involved?
We form a partnership with families who define the goals of treatment. Families are encouraged to play an active role in all aspects of treatment and are asked to contact and visit their child often. For families who live out of our area, video conferencing is available and an on-site apartment is provided at no cost, so families can stay on the property for visits.
Jasper Mountain’s Location
Located on more than 90 acres of beautiful Oregon forest, the program is twenty minutes from Eugene/Springfield. The property sits on the side of a mountain and includes streams, ponds and waterfalls at the confluence of two rivers. Although the area is rural, with natural scenic beauty all around, it is close to an urban area often named as one of the nation’s most livable communities, and is served by a major airport.
Making a Referral or Finding Out More
Referrals start by making a call to 541-747-1235 and asking for a referral packet.
Our staff will explain the information we need to insure we can be of help, as well as answer any questions you may have. Once we receive the information we need, an admission decision will be made.