RAVEN ROCK RANCH
- Children & Youth
Location20503 ne 122nd stRedmond, WA 98053 United States
To intercept & break the cycles of teen suicide, human trafficking, and domestic violence by pairing at-risk youth with rescued horses.
Our organization was founded in 2011 and provides mental health support for children and teens aged 7-18 who have experienced severe emotional, physical, or verbal trauma and/or abuse. 85% of our clients are adopted or are in foster care. Many have ongoing issues with violent behavior at school or in the home, with alcohol and drug addiction, and with abuse or neglect. In many cases these youth have contemplated and planned suicide. The majority of the children supported by RRR have also been diagnosed with debilitating mental issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit disorder and all forms of attachment disorders.
To support these exceptionally high-risk youth, RRR uses scientifically proven mental health therapies that are very individualized - one youth, one horse, and one therapist work together to develop skills such as cooperation, trust, building healthy boundaries, and responsibility. All of our professional therapists and facilitators are trained and certified in HEAL (Human Equine Alliances for Learning - www.humanequinealliance.com), which is internationally recognized as a premier model of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning.