Utah Youth Village heals and elevates lives through proven family solutions.
How We Heal and Elevate Lives
- Families First: Therapeutic support and guidance to Utah youth and families facing challenging life circumstances
- Alpine Academy: Two therapeutic schools helping teens from around the United States thrive
- Treatment Foster Care: Providing safe family style environment to Utah’s foster children
- Smarter Parenting: Online resources and customized coaching to parents around the world
Teaching Family Model
All of the programs at Utah Youth Village are based on the principles of the Teaching-Family Model. As a milieu-wide treatment approach, “The Teaching-Family Model is probably the most described and researched residential care model in the literature.” (Ingrid James, Therapeutic Residential Care for Children, pg. 149 (2015)). The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices and the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse categorize the Teaching-Family Model as an evidence-based practice. The website for the American Psychological Association states, “The Teaching-Family Model is one of the few evidence-based residential treatment programs for troubled children.” For more information on the Teaching-Family Model and the Teaching-Family Association, please visit www.teaching-family.org. The Federal Government has recognized the Teaching Family Association as an approved Accrediting body.
Treatment Foster Homes
Helping Create a Brighter Future
Utah Youth Village’s success rate in discharging children to less restrictive levels of care/treatment compared to the combined average of the other agencies, which was 37%.
The percentage of Alpine Academy girls who are positively discharged into less restrictive care
5 Years of Maturity
Gains made by a typical Village child, as measured by the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Test.
D+ to B
The average improvement in GPA for children and youth in Family Style Treatment Homes and Treatment Foster Homes.
The average drop in Y-OQ score, while in Village residential treatment. A 14 point drop is significant.