Advent Home Learning Center located near Calhoun in Tennessee claims that they can treat severe medical illnesses like ADHD with prayers.
This is dangerous. Real illnesses demand real doctors and real medicine.
A parent wrote:
The man who runs this placed convinced me that my son needed to be here; that what I was doing as a parent wasn’t enough and that this was the only answer. I listened, but over the following months my son became increasing hateful towards myself, God, and himself. He was an atheist to begin with, but this was the most emotionally violent I have ever seen him. His grades did not improve (and actually, he didn’t receive credit for the courses he took here), and he became steadily more unstable. I agreed to take him out, after his father and I talked about it; it just wasn’t helping. He attempted suicide, and we removed him a few months later. Our relationship is not the same. Be wary of the claims made. This program has the potential to help SOME children, but it does not and cannot address disorders such as clinical depression and a.d.h.d.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
Achievement Valley Ranch in Westmoreland, Tennessee existed for 6 years before it closed. No reason were given for its closure. It was founded by a mother who had abandoned her own kid to another place.
It is listed on HEAL-onlines list of closed programs.
To be shipped away by your own family like damaged goods is always traumatic and it makes it hard to believe that staying at the ranch could be fun for the teenagers.
Rest in pieces (HEAL-online)
New Hope Carolinas treatment center is a treatment center in South Carolina. In 2010 a boy died at the facility shortly after being enrolled there.
Difficult issues demands both professional treatment but also treatment in respect for the patient and it seems that the treatment lack that element.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Teenager found dead at Rock Hill psychiatric center (Viva Lanka)
- Levi Snyder – 2010 (Today a child died)
- More info about New Hope Carolinas treatment center (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora)
Himmelbjerggården is a facility located near Ry in Denmark. It houses children and teenagers which need treatment for various issues. Around 2014 they accepted a 15 year old boy despite not being able to handle the teenager. As result of this decision an employee was raped. Before this tragedy the facility had been ordered to upgrade their security but at the night of the rape the phones were not working and due to the remote location no cell phones will work in the area.
The boy was sentenced to two years and 6 months in prison. In an earlier trial he was sentenced for an assault on another resident at the facility.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager if the security is not in order and the employees are not trained to handle the issues the teenagers are sent there to be treated for.
- 15-årig voldtog nattevagt på døgninstitution: Ingen hjælp – telefonerne virkede ikke (Lokalavisen)
- Dreng dømmes for voldtægt af nattevagt på institution (Ekstra Bladet)
- Voldtægt af nattevagt trods påbud om mere sikkerhed (Danmarks Radio)
What would be the typical outcome being placed at a facility like John de la Howe School in South Carolina? An article published about one of the former students – Robert Lamb – high school sports star, college and professional football player shows a life marred by addiction. It was a life where things had to be made up to explain the placement at the school. A life based on a lie.
Recent articles also tells something about the things the students were exposed to. A former employee had an improper relationship with a student. Another employee showed pornographic material to the students according to an article in the local media.
- Questions survive even after Lamb dies (The State)
- Former school counselor accused of lewd act on student (WRDW news)
Carolina Springs Academy was one of the largest facilities in the WWASP chain. It was founded in 1998. It destroyed the lives of many teenagers before it closed in 2009.
The owner has some kind of protect agreement which for many years allowed them to operate without interfearence.
After the closure the owner has tried to reopen the facility under different names using parts of his family to pose as students.
It didn’t sound like it was a fun place to be as a teenager.
- (Grandparents testimony about their experience with this boarding school)
- A stay at Carolina Springs Academy (From: CAICA)
- Greg at Carolina Springs Academy (From:antiwwasp.us)
The facility Kidspeace located Pennsylvania is known for a death and low number of employees which allows the teenagers and young adults to get violent.
Such an environment can not benefit anyone and it makes it safe to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Girl who OD’d at KidsPeace dies (The Morning Call)
- Woman allegedly choked another at KidsPeace in North Whitehall Township (Lehigh Valley Live)
- North Whitehall: Assault reported at Kids Peace (The Morning Call)
It is difficult to tell how it is to be locked inside PA Child Care, which is a juvenile detention center in Pennsylvania, but a number of teenagers didn’t deserve to be there. They only ended up at the facility because the owners paid judges to get more inmates.
It makes it safe to state that it is not fun to be locked up at a juvenile detention center like PA Child Care if you did not do anything wrong.
- PA Child Care (Wikipedia)
Summit Quest Academy closed in 2009. Today it is best remembered for being the facility where James White died in 2005 and Giovanni Joey Aletriz died in 2006.
Later there was a case where an employee had an improper relationship with one of the teenagers.
It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
A mother was denied justice after her son died. The employees failed to secure that the boy could swin before he was harassed to jump into a lake.
It was properly the social background of both mother and child which contributed to the loss of the trial.
It is safe to state that it could not be a fun place to be as a teenager if you are poor.