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- Do you know a teen in crisis suffering from:
The University of New Hampshire is conducting an unprecedented nationwide research study focused on the effectiveness of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Adolescents.
- Substance Abuse?
• Residents of Oregon and Washington*
• Adolescents 13-17
• Reduced Cost of Treatment Based on Income
• Time Sensitive
• Limited Space Availability
• National Eligibility
• Voluntary Participation
To Begin Process Contact:
Dr Michael Gass PhD LMFT
Research Study Information:
To complete the screening survey:
Grant Application Contact:
Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation
To Apply: https://pbjf.org/grantapp/#topThe Study:
Weaving the Web: Researching OBH and CBT Programs for Adolescents
The purpose of this study is to examine various behavioral, social, and emotional changes that result from engaging in an OBH and CBT treatment program designed for adolescents. Behavioral measures based on depressive, anxious and substance use symptoms will be assessed. Understanding the behavioral, social and emotional mechanisms associated with these treatments and how they are modulated before and after treatment will provide new knowledge necessary for developing more effective treatments.
The overall purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of OBH and CBT treatments for adolescents.
The following are characteristics that your child must have in order to be eligible for the study.
- Live in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas or New York*
- Inquire directly to study if you reside in a state not indicated
- Between the ages of 13 and 17
- 5th grade reading level
- For children, proper informed assent
- Parental informed consent and adult consent to participate
- Current diagnosis of Depression and/or Anxiety per parent report.
- Youth with comorbid diagnoses are eligible
- Current secondary diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder (optional)
- Score greater than a 47 on the YoQ and a 65 on the RCADS -
- Willingness to participate in all aspects of the treatment programs
- Has the ability to carry a pack that is 1⁄4 their body weight
- Youth who have received school services (including but not limited to social work/counseling services, mentoring programs, after school programs)
- These are assessments that the parent/guardian will complete during the screening survey.
Supporting the project—Oregon & Washington Families in need of financial assistance for tuition and transportation costs, grants for are available from Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation and potential grants from another granting organization. (503) 810-9100
Please call 603-862-2024 or visit website at: https://mypages.unh.edu/unhbehavioralhealthstudy
*COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly followed by all providers, programs and participants
The Way to Wilderness begins with a single step…
While completing an application does not guarantee a grant, it does create an opportunity for consideration. Qualification can be further discussed during the interview portion of the application process.
**Should an error with the electronic form occur, please use this method.**
- Two (2) most recent years of COMPLETE income tax returns and related tax schedules
- Two (2) most recent W-2's for father and mother, or legal guardian
- Personal Financial Statement that includes all assets and their values such as second homes and rental properties.
- Most recent Property Tax Statement (current year / most recent)
- Home Mortgage Statement or most recent House Rental Agreement
- Most recent Investment/ Brokerage Account statements
Email copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*While net income limit is $100,000, indebtedness and other factors are also considered— including outstanding loans and their values. Grants are provided based on the availability of funds and additional criteria as defined by our foundation board.
The Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
- Oregon and Washington residents only.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.
- We provide partial grants only.
- Grant offer is good for 30 days following award notice. After 30 days, the grant offer will expire and applicant will need to re-apply.
- Grant recipients must notify us if they experience a change in financial status and no longer are in need of the grant.
- Grants are non-transferable. Grant recipients must notify us if they decide to not accept the scholarship.
- If further information is needed, a phone interview may be requested.
- Grant requests are open to anyone for whom attending a partner wilderness program would pose a financial hardship.
- Grant recipients are responsible for securing their own travel to and from the selected wilderness program.
- Approved Grant Recipients: With the intention to provide helpful information and feedback to other families and their children in-crisis, it is very important to share our experiences with each other. Upon completion of a partnering wilderness therapy program, participants and their parents or guardians agree to be interviewed, and to provide written or video testimonial of their wilderness experience. Anonymity is respected if requested.
- Is the Application form complete?
- Have you gathered all supplementary material (tax returns, W-2's, check stubs, etc)?
- Have you time available for the telephone interview?
If you or someone you care about are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255), contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741,
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