Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative (OBHRC).

Outcome-Graph

The most recent results from the OBHRC client outcomes evaluation project using the YOQ 2.0, show that the average OBH Council client arrives with significant behavioral and emotional distress, but leaves treatment within the healthy range of functioning. On this instrument, higher scores represent greater problems.

History

In 1999 the OBH Council sponsored the creation of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative (OBHRC). The purpose of OBHRC is to carry out comprehensive independent research and to provide credible, objective information to the OBH industry. OBHRC research began under the direction of Dr. Keith Russell and has grown to include seven active research scientists with over 200 research studies. Dr. Michael Gass at the University of New Hampshire currently directs OBHRC, and a steering committee of OBH Council members and research scientists from several universities guides the research agenda.

Overview

In numerous outcome studies since 1999, OBH Council programs have been shown to help adolescents struggling with a variety of mental health and addiction concerns. The graph above illustrates the most recent results from the OBHRC client outcomes evaluation project using the YOQ 2.0. On this instrument, higher scores represent greater problems. The results show that the average OBH Council client arrives with significant behavioral and emotional distress, but leaves treatment within the healthy range of functioning.

Research Commitment

OBH Council member programs are committed to the continual evaluation of clinical and behavioral client outcomes to insure that program participants receive the best possible treatment. All OBH Council member programs participate in outcome research and strive to collect data at admit, at discharge, and at various points post-discharge.  The OBH Council has also been collecting statistics on risk management data for every member program since 2001, the longest, continuous risk management research ever conducted in the field.

Learn More

For more information on the current research projects, visit http://www.obhrc.org/content/current-research

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