As patterns of behavior became better understood, the residential treatment program developed areas of clinical specialization. Nearly four decades of experience have produced effective treatment for the most challenging childhood disorders such as: traumatic stress, violence, sexual misbehavior, and attachment issues. The program has been both nationally & internationally recognized for innovative treatment in each of these areas.
SPRINGFIELD CHILD ABUSE RESOURCES IN 1983
Treating seriously abused children is essential, but more had to be done in the community to prevent this terrible problem. In 1983, a task force of community leaders considered the statistics, the complexity, and the magnitude of the child abuse problem in Lane County. The seventeen member task force saw only one viable solution: the creation of a new social service agency with a mission to eliminate child abuse. Springfield Child Abuse Resources opened an office in December of 1983.
SPRINGFIELD CHILD ABUSE RESOURCES & JASPER MOUNTAIN
Springfield Child Abuse Resources and Jasper Mountain remained separate agencies, working together, until their directors met in 1987 and developed a plan to merge into a single, comprehensive, child abuse agency, with treatment, prevention, education and residential programs. Jasper Mountain is the result of the merged agencies with new programs being developed over time. A full educational program began in 1989 (Jasper Mountain School); and a short-term evaluation center (SAFE Center) and a Therapeutic Foster Care Program started in 1995. A Day Treatment Program was developed in 1997. Community-based wraparound services, called the Village Program began in 2004. The newest program is the Crisis Response Program that began in 2005. Jasper Mountain has grown to become one of Oregon’s most significant efforts to treat child abuse and has grown to become a national and international resource for children.