Moonridge is a Research Designated Program with NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs).  Using the Youth Outcome Questionnaire, Moonridge Academy has been keeping data for over 5 years.  The Youth Outcome Questionnaire was developed at Brigham Young University and is used across the nation at all research designated NATSAP programs.  This tool uses a series of questions designed to collect data regarding the effectiveness of youth therapeutic programs including residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness program.  When your teen is admitted to Moonridge Academy, we ask both the parents and the student to complete an outcome questionnaire. Questions include information about decisions the student is making, the student's behaviors, the student's interpersonal distress, social problems, critical issues and interpersonal relationships.  When a student is graduating, we again ask the parents and student to complete the questionnaire.  While your teen is enrolled at Moonridge Academy, they will complete a questionnaire on a monthly basis.  When a student graduates from Moonridge we ask parents and students to complete the questionnaire.  We do this again 6 months after graduation and then a year after graduation. We also ask parents and students to complete the questionnaire in the years following graduation.  

The data from all of this research is indiated above in the graphs.  So, what do these outcome graphs show?  The first graph shows how the students themselves have responded to the outcome questionnaire.  Students tend to view themselves more favorably.  The graph shows how the parents have responded to the same outcome questionnaire.  The dotted line that runs through the graph is indicative of a "typical teenager" who is not receiving any type of treatment or therapy.  The first bar of the parent outcome graph shows parents are scoring their daughters high upon admission, meaning that parents view their daughters experiencing significant clinical issues including a high degree of behavioral issues, mental health issues and relationship issues.  Scoring high on the questionnaire is an indicator that the student is having more issues.  The next bar shows how parents score their child upon discharge.  As you can see, there is tremendous progress made from admission to discharge.  We expect this to happen because a girl has completed extensive treatment in the time she is at Moonridge Academy.  The third bar shows how parents view their teen is doing 6 months after treatment at Moonridge Academy.  We actually expect an increase to occur because the "glow" of treatment is over and a teen is back in their regular environment experiencing day-to-day life.  At a year following treatment, we see that the majority of students level out scoring slightly higher than the "typical teenager", but with dramatically decreased clinical struggles. Our data then shows that the majority of students who have attended Moonridge Academy maintain this same level for the next 5 years.