Wisdom from the Wilderness
Evoke Wilderness Therapy Programs
PBJ Foundation is proud to partner with Evoke!
Dr. Brad Reedy
Finding Hope in the Wilderness
ALSO...Evoke Therapy Programs offer much more for all of us...
Engage with Evoke!
By accessing hundreds of podcasts and blog posts, reading books by Evoke’s founder, Dr. Brad Reedy, and participating in wilderness and short-term therapy programs, you can gain awareness and healing to empower the rest of your life. Through this journey, the true self is revealed… and that is priceless.
Evoke Therapy staff regularly post blogs relating to wilderness therapy, healthy relationships, family dynamics, self-development, and other topics. Explore Evoke through these insightful posts. Click Here
Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. Evoke support groups connect you to people experiencing similar challenges with therapists who have lead others through this journey. Click Here
Nothing is easier than listening to a podcast to gain awareness and insight. Evoke podcasts provide important information and valued help whenever and wherever you need it. Click Here
Webinars bring the expertise of Evoke therapists into your own home. Connect yourself to people who care about you and know how to help by participating in Evoke webinars. Click Here
Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center
What is Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare?
- Established in 2015 with the mission to advance the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare field through the development of best practices, effective treatments, and evidenced-based research.
- The OBH Center is an evolution of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative (OBHRC). OBHRC research began in 1999 under the direction of Dr. Keith Russell with a major study of four wilderness therapy programs and over the years grew to include seven active research scientists, over 200 research studies, and collaboration on several studies and publications.
- Under the leadership of its Director, Dr. Michael Gass and Associate Director, Dr. Anita R. Tucker, the OBH Center aims to continue to build upon these efforts through the promotion of research, accreditation and risk management in OBH and adventure therapy programs.
- Ultimately, the OBH Center’s vision is to have affordable, evidenced-based Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare available for clients to the point there is a significant decrease in the overall rate of mental health and substance abuse issues in our society by 2020.
For information about the research mentioned in the video above, please visit this article on ScienceDirect.
The OBH Center publishes bi-annual newsletters that provide an overview of the most recent happenings of the OBH Center, its researchers and the larger field of OBH and Adventure Therapy.
National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
PBJ Foundation is proud to partner with NATASAP!!
What is NATSAP?
The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) was created in January of 1999 to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people beleaguered by emotional and behavioral difficulties. The NATSAP website serves as a resource of information about their organization and the members it serves.
Their members include therapeutic schools, residential treatment programs, wilderness programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs working with troubled teens and troubled adolescents. All are working through NATSAP to make sure our industry provides the highest quality services to the young people and families they serve.
The Association is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the NATSAP membership. NATSAP requires the members of their organization to be licensed by the appropriate state agency authorized to set and oversee standards of therapeutic and/or behavioral healthcare for youth and adolescents or accredited by a nationally recognized behavioral health accreditation agency and to have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician. NATSAP and its members have been working with their state legislatures to ensure the appropriate licensure and regulation of programs and schools that serve children and adolescents.
“Guiding the Way”
For more info on NATSAP:
NATSAP Newsletter Link: LINK
NATSAP BLOG: https://natsap.wordpress.com
PBJ Foundation is proud to partner with the Anasazi Foundation!!
ANASAZI’s licensed and Joint Commission-accredited, outdoor behavioral healthcare services are ideal for adolescents (13-17) and young adults (18+) struggling with lack of motivation, defiance, mild mood disorders, drug and alcohol experimentation, internet addiction, entitlement issues, and other self-defeating behaviors. We offer 49-day (minimum stay) wilderness-based, residential treatment programs rooted in the belief that all young people—regardless of their struggles or at-risk choices—possess an inherent “seed of greatness.” This idea permeates our philosophy and our evidence-based therapeutic approach, which addresses the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of a child’s life.
“Turning Hearts Homeward”
1424 South Stapley Dr.
Mesa, Arizona 85204
Email: [email protected]
SUWS OF THE CAROLINAS!
PBJ Foundation is proud to partner with SUWS OF THE CAROLINAS!!
Whether your child or adolescent is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or marijuana, is suffering from the debilitating symptoms of a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, or is trying to overcome the challenges associated with autism spectrum disorders, our team of highly qualified professionals is ready to help.
At SUWS of the Carolinas, we are honored to work with parents and other family members whose dedication to their children has led them to our campus, and we are committed to providing you with a premier treatment experience that exceeds your expectations and provides your family with a renewed sense of hope and health.
From your first phone call until the day your child returns home, we will work diligently to ensure that your needs are met, that you have all of the information that you want and need, and that you remain an active, positive presence in your child’s life throughout his or her time in our program.
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PBJ Foundation is proud to partner with Summit Achievement!!!
Adventure experiences take students out of their comfort zone and familiar environments by immersing them in unfamiliar backcountry settings. Through a series of activities that are demanding physically, mentally, and emotionally, students quickly learn that old ways of coping are ineffective when pitted against the challenges and consequences of nature. Through the shared experiences on expedition, students build relationships with staff and fellow students. Working together to overcome obstacles builds trust and provides the emotional safety needed for students to feel comfortable sharing their story and their feelings. This emotional safety also creates an environment in which students are more open to hearing constructive feedback about their behavior, choices, or treatment of others.
The mission of Summit Achievement is “to foster lasting change for students and families using residential treatment, classroom academics, and outdoor adventures in an evidence-based and clinically-driven community.” We try to live and breathe this mission everyday in the work we do with youth and families.
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,
or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org