OUTCOME MEASURES

Kolob Canyon recognizes the need and responsibility to conduct appropriate research to ensure that our students are receiving the best possible treatment.  We also want to determine through our research, if the treatment each student receives while at Kolob Canyon has a lasting effect on their lives once they complete our program and return home.  With that in mind, Kolob Canyon is proud to be a Research Designated Program through NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs).  Currently Kolob Canyon is actively participating in the NATSAP Outcomes Research Project.  As part of this project, we ask students and parents to complete the Youth Outcome Questionnaire. The Youth Outcome Questionnaire was developed at Brigham Young University.  It has been utilized by residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness programs for over a decade.  This tool uses a series of questions to measue the effectivenss of therapeutic treatment. Questions include information abouat a teen's decision making skills, interpersonal relationships, clinical issues, emotional regulation and mental health history.  We ask both parents and their daughters to complete this questionnaire upon admission to Kolob Canyon.  We then ask both parents and students to complete the same questionnaire upon graduation, again at 6 months post graduation and again at 12 months past graduation.  We also ask parents and students to continue with completing the questionnare yearly for up to 5 years post graduation.  We now have data which shows how our former students are doing up to 5 years post graduation.  We are very pleased with the outcomes we have seen thus far!    

Our Parent/Consumer Satisfaction Survey was developed to help us determine how our parents feel about the services they receive while their daughter is at Kolob Canyon RTC.  This questionnaire includes questions ranging from how a parents feels their daughter is responding to clinical interventions to how they feel about the food served at Kolob.  Since we are deeply committed to families having a positive experience, we take the information provided from this survey seriously.  We use the results to improve the services we provide to girls and their parents.