Groundbreaking clinical results announced! The Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has published research on Little Warrior’s multimodal adolescent child sexual abuse treatment program.

In the study of 27 adolescent females with a mean age of 14, the findings establish an over 20% reduction in average scores for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, and Anxiety; as well as a roughly 20% improvement in Quality of Life and Self-Esteem after only one round of treatment which is 12 days.

“From the outset of developing our programs, we have partnered with researchers at the University of Alberta for ongoing evaluation and quantitative data analysis,” says Founder and Board Chair, Glori Meldrum. “Leading the way forward with science-backed clinical care ensures child sexual abuse survivors and their families can receive the best treatment available today.”

“The team at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch is thrilled to share the latest published research on the improved mental health outcomes of our multimodal child sexual abuse treatment program for females aged 13-16,” says Dr. Wanda Polzin, the Clinical Director at the Be Brave Ranch. “As the first facility of its kind, the Be Brave Ranch has grown into a world-class organization, forging new standards for child sexual abuse treatment. Girls and boys come from all over Canada to participate in our intensive, trauma-informed therapeutic programs.”

Designed by leading clinical and academic experts, the Be Brave Ranch programs are proven to help kids overcome the devastating effects of child sexual abuse. With their renewed mental health, these children can move on to lead vibrant, accomplished lives.

“To reach such clinically significant findings from a single round of treatment is extremely gratifying and shows the impact of this program. Multiple rounds of treatment ensure that the results are robust and long-lasting,” says Dr. Hannah Pazderka, Senior Research Consultant to Little Warriors and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta.

Read the detailed findings online here.

We hosted a Facebook live with our Clinical Director and 2 members from our Scientific and Clinical Committee. Watch the video here.