We are hopeful that we can begin accepting participants again soon, but at this time we do not have an anticipated start date. Please continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information available. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience, best of luck to your family in your search for the best available treatment options for your child.
The following provides information about the study.
The purpose of this study is to examine various behavioral, social, and emotional changes that result from engaging in an Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare and Short Term Residential 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 STR treatments for adolescents.
Please read the following information to determine whether your child is eligible for the study.
Inclusion Criteria - The following are characteristics that your child must have in order to be eligible for the study.
Willingness to participate in all aspects of the treatment programs as indicated by Minor Informed Assent
Has the ability to carry a pack that weighs 25-30% their body weight
Previous history of at least one of the following (ER visit for behavioral health needs; Inpatient Behavioral health treatment; Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization Treatment; Outpatient treatment)
Exclusion Criteria - The following are characteristics that you child cannot have in order to be eligible for the study.
Youth who are in extreme crisis to the point completing the data for randomization (ie, waiting to be placed in a program) would cause harm
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Level 2 or higher Autism Spectrum
Schizophrenia or current hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices, seeing or feeling things that are not there)
Active, current suicidal ideation
Active current homicidal ideation or severe aggressive behaviors toward others, including animals
Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 34
Physical ailments or disabilities limiting person from hiking, camping, backpacking
Positive pregnancy test
Undergoing involuntary transport
Dr. Michael Gass
Phone: (603) 862-2024
Full Study Title: Weaving the Web: Researching OBH and STR Programs for Adolescents
Start Date: April 1st, 2022
Dr. Michael Gass, Principal Investigator
Dr. Anita Tucker, Co-Investigator
Dr. Semra Aytur, Co-Investigator
Dr. Nicolas Mian, Co-Investigator
Dr. Suzanne Graham, Co-Investigator
Dr. Tarkington Newman, Co-Investigator
Kendra Bostick, Co-Investigator
Martin Bernstein, Co-Investigator
College of Health & Human Serivces, New Hampshire Hall Rm 301, Durham, NH 03824
Tags: Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, Short Term Residential Treatment Programs, Adolescents
Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.