463. Australian Navy Cadets

A ritual mentioned as a rite of passage has brought the Australian Navy Cadets in the focus of the media. Several cadets mentions being forced to engage in sexual acts with older cadets as a “rite of passage”.

It seems that it was an old traditions which have continued until present day. Still active cadets were pressured not to speak about the rituals or risk being thrown out of the organization. One cadet took her own life after being victim of this pressure.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


462. Nexus Glen Lake

This residential treatment facility ran into some problems in 2016. An investigation into a rape case resulted in discovery of missing background checks of employees hired. The facility which houses girls in need of help are a heaven for criminals with awful motives. The management did very little to protect the girls. At least a check into who they let guide the girls could mean a lot.

The state doesn’t seem to take this area seriously. The organization Nexus was only fined 400 dollars for not doing the background checks good enough.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


461. The Ozark Center

The Ozark Center in Joplin, Missouri has been in the media at least two times about concerning incidents.

The authorities were not notified in time about an alleged rape of a boy. An empployee was reported to the authorities by envious girls who didn’t get anything from the employee unlike one of the girls in the program rather than the management.

Lack of supervision seems to be the standard inside this facility and that makes it safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


460. The Grove

This now-closed residential treatment facility has recently been in the media due to a alleged rape-case. While the prosecution didn’t prove their case, the question arise whether the facility had guidelines which ensured the moral safety of both employees and the youth forced to live there.

The question not asked in the court was why the management didn’t ensure that an employee never should be alone with a vulnerable youth. It is clear that these lack of guidelines and rules placed both the youth and the employee in a situation where one of them would be hurt in the end.

It could not have been fun to stay at this facility.


459. Eagle Ranch Academy

A number of students have given feedback related to this place which seems to be located on the campus of the closed Brightway Adolescent Hospital.

One of the negative testimonies states:

This place works by breaking your child down until he/she literally believes they are NOTHING. once they are so traumatized and stripped of any feelings of self worth, ERA build them back up again and molds them however they want to. For some.. the outcome is probably better than the alternative but the tactics and way in which they do it is WRONG. there are better option and safer ways. NO child should be denied phonically to their parents. Jails don’t even do that! no child should be forced to carry around backpacks full of sand for weeks at a time. NO child should be denied the right to use the bathroom. This place is a mess and the techniques they use are dangerous. I’m happy it worked for some but parents PLEASE seek alternative options before sending your kids here. PLEASE.. IT was the worst thing that has ever happened to me and I’ve had major set backs because of it. They accept everyone so if your kid is just smoking pot or getting in trouble at school he could be bunking up with a gang member or meth addict. Its all about the money with these people. IF you have it, they’ll take it and make sure you keep your kid there to get “help”.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


458. Eagle Quest wilderness program

According to research done by posters on the message board Fornits, this program was started by people who were connected to the infamous Skyline Journey wilderness program where a boy died.

It means that it seems to be a risky business to send a child to this program.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


457. Mesabi Academy

Mesabi Academy in Minnesota operates like a private detention facility. They were in the media for not reporting possible abuse to the authorities. Instead they were aiming at legal action against the county in order to keep their business.

Private detention facilities are supposed to be punishment. However this kind of abuse was not written down by the judges who sent the juveniles to the facility. What the tax-payers get for their money is teenagers tormented by these possible acts of abuse which easy can lead them further into a line of crimes once they are released. Hunger Strikes among the teenagers are also seen.

It is cannot be fun to be there as a teenager (it shoudn’t but this is extreme.)


456. Daarur Rasul Islamic boarding school

Christian Parents living at West Papua are living every day fearing that their children will be taken to boarding schools to become heathens.

If the children don’t break, they disappear and will most properly die at an unknown location so their parent cannot even visit their graves.

This is the same Indonesia who try to bring tourists into their country. Maybe that is the spot where they need to be hurt not visiting them before the central government stop this abuse.

It is safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


455. Christian and Missionary Alliance’s Mamou Academy

The Christian and Missionary Alliance’s Mamou Academy located in Guinea operated until 1971. After the school was closed and the children became adults they started to speak out against the abuse they experienced at the school. It was documented in various newspapers. A documentary was also made.

It is safe to state that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.


454. Tekakwitha Orphanage

The Tekakwitha Orphanage in Sisseton, South Dakota housed a number of children some decades ago. Among the employees were a pastor who according several of the children who were forced to live at the Orphanage raped the children. He was never convicted. That is why we don’t mention his name in this blog. However you can find his sorry name in the sources to this article.

It is safe to conclude that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.



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