THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATION FROM RED MOUNTAIN
Throughout their Red Mountain experience, our students learn our core values: mindfulness, safety, confidence, compassion and growth.
These core values influence each student’s journey through the program and they learn tools to help with each one. In fact, the therapeutic assignments for each phase focus primarily on one of these core values, so that by the end, the student has done a “deep dive” into each of them (of course, the values are all interrelated and a clear line of delineation does not exist, but we do focus on particular things at particular times).
The core values tie into our philosophy of discharge planning. We feel a program is only as good as its discharge planning. While a student may feel ready to leave our program, and their parents may feel the student is ready, experience tells us that students need to show they can carry forward what they have learned outside the container of our program while still in the program in order to achieve optimal results.