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More of our Research from the Be Brave Ranch was recently published!

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When we began this journey of creating the program for the Be Brave Ranch treatment program; we partnered with researchers at the University of Alberta. The team has been hard at work gathering clinical data from the children in the program. We are excited to report that more of our research has been published! Publishing research informs clinicians through sharing best and leading practices for children, youth, and families who have experienced child sexual abuse trauma.

Click here to read all about it: Cognitive Improvements in Child Sexual Abuse Victims Occur Following Multimodal Treatment Program: As Measured by MyCognition Quotient

Matthew Reeson(*1), Andrew J Greenshaw(*1), Vincent Agyapong(*1), Gary Hnatko(*2), Hannah Pazderka(*1), Wanda Polzin(*3) and Peter H Silverstone(*1)
*1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
* 2 CASA Child Treatment facility, Edmonton, Canada
* 3 Be Brave Ranch, Edmonton, Canada

The results show that cognitive abilities improve significantly with treatment. In general, these improvements mirror the degree of overall clinical improvement. This research adds to the evidence demonstrating that cognitive changes occur following child sexual abuse, and is among the first to demonstrate possible reversion of such changes in child sexual abuse victims following treatment. It also demonstrates that MyCQ is potentially a useful tool to track such changes.

Our Clinical Director Dr. Wanda Polzin was on Global Edmonton talking about the results. Watch the segment here. 

Here are the other articles that have been published:

Design of a Comprehensive One-Year Program at the Be Brave Ranch to help Children who have been Victims of Sexual Abuse.

A Complex Multimodal 4-Week Residential Treatment Program Significantly Reduces PTSD Symptoms in Child Sexual Abuse Victims: The Be Brave Ranch


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