Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness exceeds outdoor behavioral healthcare industry standards

CLAYTON, GA, February 28, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is a licensed and accredited outdoor child caring program which provides mental health treatment from licensed therapists and skilled outdoors professionals. Removed from the distractions of daily home life, students (ages 13-18, and 18-29 in the Emerald Arrow young adult program) experience the abundance of the healing wilderness setting of the North Georgia Chattahoochee National Forest, where they live 24/7 in nature with a group of peers and our supportive Field Instructors. Blue Ridge provides clinically-focused assessment and evidence-based therapeutic approaches that teach students communication and relationship skills, healthy emotional and behavioral habits, and other skills needed to be aware of and act on their values.

Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness recently achieved the most rigorous accreditation available by the Association of Experiential Education (AEE). AEE is a voluntary credentialing program for outdoor behavioral healthcare providers which consists of a detailed set of ethical, risk management and treatment standards created by leaders in adventure therapy and wilderness programming. Because of the program’s independent accreditation process, AEE Accreditation provides impartial validation that programs meet or exceed standards that have been developed exclusively for outdoor behavioral healthcare programs.

Accreditation from AEE gives Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness a credential to prove that it adheres to the highest standards and regulations in the outdoor and wilderness therapy industry. The six-year accreditation Blue Ridge obtained is the most stringent accreditation available. This certification is useful for meeting state requirements for educational organizations, permitting, and ensures families and students that Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is committed to the utmost safety and care of each student. This accreditation demonstrates that the program operates above industry standards of ethical care, treatment evaluation, and risk-management practices, and that the program is committed to quality and adherence to professional standards.

To learn more about Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness, visit or speak with an admissions counselor by calling (888) 914-1050.

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