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Incident Databases: Improving Safety through Advanced Data Analytics

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This is the PowerPoint from a presentation from the 2016 Wilderness Risk Management Conference.  Incident data tracking is a critical part of any program's risk management plan. To effectively manage risk you need to track incidents in a database and uncover trends by utilizing new advances in Business Intelligence (BI) data analytics. Learn how to structure an incident data collection system and how to implement powerful data analytics right from your desktop. Using the model from the International Incident Database system you'll learn practical approaches to managing your data.

Outdoor Behavioral Health Care: Client and Treatment Characteristics Effects on Young Adult Outcomes

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A lack of clarity exists regarding how different clients respond to outdoor behavioral health care (OBH). In this study, specific client and treatment characteristics were assessed for 186 young adults completing an OBH therapeutic wilderness program. Clinical outcomes were measured with the Outcome Questionnaire–45.2. Hierarchical linear modeling results indicated no differences at intake, in change trajectories while in treatment, or at 6- and 18-months follow-up. Treatment gains and maintenance post-discharge were similar regardless of participant age, length of stay, gender, primary diagnosis, or therapist. Findings serve as additional support for the utility of OBH for a range of clients. Results are detailed and implications, limitations, and future research directions are discussed.

Helping Outdoor Orientation Leaders Understand Group Process

A series of resources for helping outdoor orientation program leaders. Collated by Mark Ceder, University of San Diego.  Using Personal Affirming to Create Healing - by Denise Mitten “10 ways to have a better conversation” – Celeste Headlee | TED Talks  
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