459. Eagle Ranch Academy
The facility was founded in 2005. 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.
- Eagle Ranch Academy – reviews (Merchantcircle)
- My younger brother’s best friend just got “transported” to Eagle Academy Ranch in Utah. Is anybody familiar with this place? (Reddit Troubled Teen message board)
- Eagle Ranch Academy (2005-present) St. George, UT (Anti-Troubled Teen Industry Activism & Survivor Support)
- Staff list for Eagle Ranch Academy in St. George, UT (HEAL-online)