Archive | May 2015

343. Basic Life Principles Training Center

Basic Life Principles Training Center located in Little Rock, Arkansas is now best known for having housed Josh Duggar for a period after he admitted to have molested some girls. It was founded by Bill Gothard in 1961. However the founder had to resign after he was accused of sexual harassment against 30 young teenagers and women.

What Josh Duggar might have received of “treatment” in a place based on such values towards women cannot have improved his behavior and it produce the question whether he still pose a threat against women under certain circumstances.

It couldn’t have been fun to be there as a female teenager.


342. Advent Home Learning Center

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.


341. Achievement Valley Ranch

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)

340. New Hope Carolinas treatment center

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.