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Outcomes Part 2: Skill Development

Posted on March 20, 2017

It’s been awhile since our latest blog past, as we’ve been busy building content for our soon-to-launch website.  Stay tuned, as we’re preparing to send out a number of exciting updates in the coming weeks! At BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, we see skill development as an important pathway to nurturing and building resilience for our students. Continue Reading »

Outcomes at BaMidbar: Part 1

Posted on January 25, 2017

In a blog post in early December, I discussed the role outcomes will play in our program development process.  As a mission-driven program, it is essential we have a vision of what change we hope to make in the world, and that we create programming with that end view always in mind.  In the next Continue Reading »

“For if they fall…”

Posted on January 10, 2017

In approaching program development, I knew that many of our tasks would be framed by the “existential questions” we needed to answer. These questions cover a broad swath of territory – from defining our target demographic to the nature of our family program to the integration of Judaism into our model and philosophy. Today, I Continue Reading »

So, what’s this all about?

Posted on December 21, 2016

The most basic (and common) question that I hear is, “What is wilderness therapy?” In a nutshell, Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) programs use wilderness and adventure-based experiences as a vehicle to promote the therapeutic growth of participants, in a process guided and directed by a licensed mental health professional. So, what does this actually look Continue Reading »

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else”

Posted on December 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe three months have already passed since I joined the Ramah in the Rockies team to move BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy from an inception to reality. Over the coming months I’ll be using this blog to dive into particular program development topics in more detail. Today I want to provide a brief overview of where Continue Reading »

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