TEENS IN CRISIS COLLABORATIVE
Saving Teens Receives Grant
For Funding Student Enrollment
To Therapeutic Boarding Schools
Publishers Note: Woodbury Reports
Inc. will publish a list of Therapeutic and Emotional Growth
Boarding Schools that use Evidence Based Practices when
Saving Teens provides us with the list they are developing. Both
government agencies and public school districts that reimburse
parents for private placement already require the use of
Empirically Supported Treatments, and we expect that referring
professionals and the parents themselves will start routinely
start asking for this information as well.
Woodbury, Woodbury Reports, Inc.
August 28, 2006
To our Therapeutic Boarding Schools:
Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) has just been awarded
a grant of $100,000 from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention. This ensures that we will begin funding
at least one child within a few weeks.
Therapeutic Boarding Schools have a great opportunity to be a
part of saving our first family, and share in that public recognition
and prestige through the Saving Teens network of contributors,
providers, referring parties, parents, and the government institutions
that support us.
A condition of our federal funding is that the therapeutic boarding
schools we select for our teens employ Evidence Based Practices
Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training
(LST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) are but a few of the
hundreds of treatments that meet this standard.
It is not required that EBPs be the only treatments used! Both
Saving Teens and our funding organizations recognize that both
EBPs and treatments supported by clinical expertise and professional
consensus, such as 12-step relapse-prevention programs, are needed
to meet the needs of troubled teens.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To be considered by STICC's educational consultants for our first
and future placements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible to advise us if your therapeutic boarding school
is using any Evidence Based Practices.
Below are links to websites that list hundreds of EBPs and Model
If you are unsure as to whether any of your current treatments
are EBPs, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you
evaluate your therapies.
Thank you very much for your assistance. We look forward to working
with you and to saving teens!
John D. Reuben, Founder and President
Patricia R. Abreu, Executive Director
Research Institute (NRI) Center for Mental Health Quality and
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)