What Is Vantage Point?
Vantage Point is and assessment program and short-term, clinically advanced, wilderness adventure therapy situated in Mt. Pleasant in Utah. It provides comprehensive treatment for teenagers, ages 13 to 17, who have problems with different emotional, neuro-developmental, behavioral, learning, and psychological difficulties. These teens are supervised by experienced professionals who ensure their safety in a therapeutic, supportive, and compassionate environment. The length of stay of a participant can range from 6 to 12 weeks.
Teenagers with the following difficulties are accepted into the Vantage Point program:
- Attention, ADHD, ADD problems
- Dyslexia, expressive or receptive language problems, reading disorders, and other language-based learning difficulties
- Asperger Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Social Difficulties
- Executive Function Deficits
- Nonverbal Learning Disorders
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Computer Addictions
- Emotional and Psychological Difficulties
- Impulse Control Problems
- Attachment Problems
- Family Difficulties
- Bipolar Disorder
- Identity Problems
- Adoption Issues
- Behavioral Problems
- Emotional Problems
- Psychiatric Difficulties
- Substance Abuse or Experimentation
Vantage Point, however, does not accept participants who have the following problems:
- Teens who have safety issues for others or for themselves
- Participants with the following conditions may need to be further evaluated before being allowed to join the program:
Vantage Point Program
Vantage Point aims to build the participant’s confidence by engaging them in physical activities, helping them overcome fears, and teaching them new skills. The program makes use of recreational therapy theory where activities such as rock climbing where a participant builds confidence and resolves trust issues. It also helps the participant regulate his/her emotions and deal positively with frustrations.
New participants stay in the base camp for 2 to 7 days where they are prepared for the life outdoors. In the base camp, each participant can learn and practice skills in outdoor living. Once the participant is ready, he/she can join a group. Families are encouraged to join in the family workshop for 2 to 3 days where both participant and family members enjoy fun activities and good food. Once a week, the experienced staff conducts group and individual therapy, and group discussions. Participants are usually on an outdoor adventure from Friday to Tuesday where they get to experience the best Utah outdoor adventure.
See: www.vantagept.org/ https://www.vantagept.org/