How is Jasper Mountain unique?
What is at the core of your program’s treatment?
How does Jasper Mountain define success?
We define success as the short and long-term enhancement of personal health in all respects. We are not just interested in behavioral change, although this is part of what we do. We encourage children to express themselves and share their feelings. We want a child who has self-understanding, develops self-regulation, learns the skills to connect positively with others, begins to learn from the experiences of life and develops personal goals and the ability to achieve their goals.
What is your success rate?
There are many ways to look at success. We consider multiple factors to determine if the child is improving in all areas and engaging successfully with others. Most important to us is the long-term improvement and based on approximately 1,000 interviews and measuring program graduates on 21 factors of success, as a group they were doing substantially better five years after graduation than at discharge. These graduates had these strengths: working on educational and work skills 89%, communicating effectively with others 88%, improved behavior 85%, success in school 88%, showing good personal hygiene 87% and developing hobbies and interests 90%. While in the program before graduation the children made significant behavioral improvement in 75% of their problem areas. Overall, the average child was downgraded from severely impaired to moderately impaired. Jasper Mountain collected more statistical information on outcomes than any other program in the United States in two national studies. It also could show it was among the most successful anywhere.