“If somebody had told me two years ago we’d be in this situation, I never would have believed it. To have come back so far is truly remarkable.” This family agreed to share the story of their troubled teen if we would agree not to disclose the family’s identity. Their son, B., struggled with grief,…

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You may have hated us, then loved us, but have you “liked” us? In honor of our new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DiscoveryRanch, we’re giving away some e-readers. To register for the contest, just like us on our new page and then tell us here, on our blog, why you like Discovery Ranch. Here are the official…

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Should boys and girls receive therapy in a setting that treats both genders? Well, yes and no. At Discovery Ranch, our program is a single gender hybrid. It treats boys and girls in separate therapy environments until there’s a therapeutic advantage to letting them interact. Here’s an example of how this single gender hybrid approach…

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January in Utah is usually snowy and cold. But this year we caught a break from Mother Nature. With little or no snow up Diamond Fork Canyon we took the opportunity to take our advanced equine students on a two hour trail ride. This ride was extra special because the horses are graduate of our…

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Lexi Monroe has joined the therapy team at Discovery Ranch. Lexi has more than six years experience and is especially effective working with girls who struggle with abuse or trauma.Lexi previously worked at an outpatient treatment center, a secure lock-down treatment center, and an accute in-patient hospital. She’s especially happy to be working at the…

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When parents and consultants think of sending a troubled teen to Discovery Ranch, they often see it as a better fit for boys. Not so, says Jerry Christensen, Experiential Director at Discovery Ranch. Girls aren’t as soft in this environment as people may think, he says. They’re willing to get dirty and sweaty and work…

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CNN recently profiled an Indiana high school where students, teachers and administrators agree that single gender classrooms’ make it easier for students to focus and succeed. Here is their report: http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/bestoftv/2011/09/14/wm-nn-singe-sex-classes.hln.ipad.qtref.mov

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The 3rd Annual Discovery Ranch Rodeo was held on June 24th. Our Rodeo announcers were Kendall and Brendan. Do I need to say more? Jerry and Jake were the judges. It was a perfect day for a rodeo. The stands were filled to capacity, the smell of food cooking on the BBQ was in the…

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by Leslie Giles, Residential Director Kellie, one of our former students,  called Clinton and said she was moving from Vermont  to California and wondered if she could stop in for a visit. He told her ABSOLUTELY! Terri Miller, our residential supervisor, was taking the day off but found out Kellie was coming so she came…

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