Storm Ridge Ranch

95 W. 3000 N. 
Monroe, UT 84754
United States of America


(435) 527-3191

TRACIE KNIGHT

12-17

Boys and Girls

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The average length of stay is 12 months.


At Storm Ridge Ranch we can provide the highest quality of care due to our smaller enrollment, qualified Clinical Staff, and fully accredited high school. Our staff receive on going training in a variety of areas that provide them with the knowledge necessary to be effective in assisting youth in their educational and therapeutic endeavors.
Storm Ridge is a 16 bed facility in rural Utah. We also operate a 14 bed facility in Marysvale, Utah called Storm Ridge South. Storm Ridge Ranch is designed as a �Working Ranch Operation�. This structure, coupled with the facilities small town rural location provides the backdrop for the development of healthy values such as a strong work ethic, responsibility, commitment, accountability, teamwork, and social skills.
An integral part of the Storm Ridge Program is the involvement that the youth have with the �Ranch� . The youth are expected to participate in the everyday running of the ranch including the care and upkeep of animals and livestock, horticultural activities, as well as general upkeep and maintenance.
The Family-like atmosphere of the Ranch promotes the development of many strong values and tools that the youth can use in their own families. The support that this structure provides also helps to give the youth a sense of belonging and contributes to healthy self-esteem and assists in building confidence.

Students are given responsibilities within the structure that provide opportunities to fulfill court obligations such as work hours, court restitution, and fines. Through this they also receive valuable vocational training that will assist them when entering the workplace.

Although the average length of stay is 6-9 months, the student ultimately determines how they choose to progress through the program. As the student progresses through the program they will move through a level system that is designed to reward the student as well as providing them with a means for recognizing personal growth and achievement.

To begin the admitting process simply contact the Storm Ridge Ranch facility and speak with the director, assistant director or the admissions person. They will assist you further by providing more detailed information about our program and will fax or mail a copy of the admissions forms for you to fill out. If you have further questions or would like to speak with one of our staff please feel free to contact us at any time and we would be happy to help you.

Clients have an array of issues ranging from behavioral disorders, substance abuse, or poor academic performance

Storm Ridge Ranch provides an individual academic environment that cultivates the students' own unique way of learning. This individual attention serves to help the student stay on task and approaches the learning experience from the student's perspective.. Our School Offers...
�Utah State certified teachers and administrators
�1/10 teacher to student ratio (plus individual tutors)
�Individually Administered Educational/Vocational Assessments including: School/Education Survey, Woodcock Johnson III Test of Achievement and Career Interest and ability survey
�Monthly progress report
�Direct group instruction and Independent Study
�Year around school with English, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Vocational education, Enrichment classes in art, music, crafts, sports, and service projects
�Library Media Program
�Computer Instruction
�Commitment to learning
�100% credit transfer for college preparatory courses

During the summer there are many opportunities for camping and fishing exhibitions, house boating trips to Lake Powell, and water play. There are also winter time activities including tubing, sledding and winter snow hiking.

Horsemanship classes are also offered.


The therapeutic program at Storm Ridge Ranch provides the opportunity for students to identify harmful behavior and distorted thinking patterns and they begin to learn new techniques for dealing with emotions and feelings. Storm Ridge Ranch employees several therapists with varying backgrounds. This varying range of experience and expertise provides for a strong therapeutic program that meets the diverse needs of our clients.

Our therapeutic intervention is based on a one year residential placement in a ranch setting that mirrors the family. Therapy plans and groups are based on need and assessment. We specialize in substance abuse, phase level groups, adoption - reactive attachment, CBT/DBT, trauma and grief, defiance and anger, family systems, and independent living & life skills.

All of our therapists and counselors are licensed as LMFT, LCSW, or LPC with the State of Utah. Experience has taught us that under the supervision and guidance of a skilled treatment team, which includes parents or family members, students are able to impact one another in a manner which produces lasting change.

Family Systems Model�
The students reside in a secure "Home-Style" ranch setting that has a structured environment and models family interaction. Therapeutic resources are available to meet student's developmental needs. Therapy will focus on decreasing aggression and improving impulse control, alleviating depressive and anxious symptoms, while learning to manage frustration, anger, and tolerance. Students will learn how to engage in conflict resolution within a family system and will be taught life skills by participating in "life skills development." Family therapy will be provided via phone conferences. Students, will learn to develop appropriate social and peer relationships, learn to decrease oppositional cognitions and behaviors, and will receive individualized academic attention and support.

Therapy Services Provided
�Initial assessments, screening and testing
�Thorough treatment plans co-op with family therapist interactions/transitions
�1 hour of individual therapy per week provided by a Licensed Therapist
�Substance Abuse counseling sessions (as needed per student)
�2 hours of group therapy per month provided by licensed therapist
�On call Crisis Intervention
�24 hr. On Call Emergency Assistance
�7 hours of skill development training per week provided under therapist direction

Family style program with an on site school. Cattle Ranch, program sits on 20 acres, and the cattle run on hundreds of acres.

Family therapy can be in place of individual therapy or can be added for an addilitonal cost. Family visits are encouraged

It is our mission to provide a safe nurturing environment to facilitate healthy adolescent development by our clients. Our program is a long term therapeutic residential program with strong therapy and academic components. All staff function as care givers and role models for our clients. It is imperative that we treat our clients appropriately and with respect. A client�s right to confidentiality is mandated by law and must be protected both on and off site.

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A solid warm staff works with each child.

Storm Ridge Ranch was established in 1986 in response to the growing number of adolescents becoming involved in drug and alcohol abuse and the seeming decline in strong family values, social conflicts, and academic problems.
The primary purpose of the Storm Ridge Facility is to assist these youth in becoming well established and productive citizens, equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in today�s society. Students are helped to find solutions for the problems facing them and encouraged to take the action necessary to change their behaviors and their lives

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