SAFETY

PQ Safety Record

Founded in 2004 as an alternative to the traditional nomadic wilderness experience, safety is at the core of our approach. Experienced, vetted, and well-trained staff provides 24/7 supervision in a purpose-built campus with access to resources.

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Full-Time, Awake Night Staff

PQ is the only outdoor therapy program with full-time, awake night staff, 365 days per year. In addition, PQ is the only outdoor therapy program with an on-site Medical Director, multiple Naturopathic Doctors (ND), nurses on-site seven days a week, and on-staff Psychiatrist who see adolescents and young adults. On-site registered nurses augment this team.

Learning by Doing

One way our staff gains insights into the student experience is by living it. Our company-wide training allows the whole team to connect while learning new skills and strategies to work with our students.

Experienced, Compassionate Staff

Pacific Quest has an impeccable safety record and only employs the highest quality staff. Our staff have multiple years of experience and/or applicable college degrees. All of PQ’s behavioral health workers, from logistical support staff to doctors and psychologists, prioritize the best possible care for each and every student. Steps we take to ensure participant safety include:

* Required and ongoing training in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques  for all staff members

• Rigorous 3rd party background checks and random drug screening for all staff

• Daily 3:1 student to staff ratio (not including medical and clinical staff)

• 24/7 staffing, including awake night staff

• Regular on-site inspections from the Department of Health

We take these extra measures to ensure students receive the alert and professional support they may need at any hour of the day.

The transformation our son experienced at Pacific Quest was profound and lasting. Their unique integration of Horticulture therapy into a comprehensive therapeutic program focusing on reflection, personal responsibility, and family dynamics, combined with the unwavering support of compassionate professionals makes Pacific Quest exceptional among wilderness therapy programs for challenged adolescents. Because of Pacific Quest, our son will have a chance for the healthy, meaningful life he deserves.

-Carolyn H