Archive | August 2016

478. Logan River Academy

Logan River Academy located in Utah has been criticized for their use of isolation as punishment called DEVOs. While some claim that the facility has tried to address this issue, teenagers are still prevented from communication with peers back home after their so-called enrollment.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


2021 update

An employee was arrested being held on suspicion of forcible sex abuse. The case was later dismissed due to complicated legal technicalities.

477. The Red House

The Danish organization Tvind, which is under investigation by the authorities while their manager is wanted by Interpol, also has a department in United Kingdom called The Red House.

The authrorities in the United Kingdom use is because it is cheaper than a secure unit without doing proper supervision to ensure that the stay benefits the children in the care of The Red House. It is unclear if the involved social workers are fooled or they receive kick-backs.

The children are used as child labor benefitting the for-profit so-called humanitarian unit also run by the Tvind organization.

They are also exposed to damaging group pressure.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


476. Den Internationale Efterskole and Friskolen in Tvind

Both schools are a part of the Tvind imperium where the owner has been wanted by the Danish authorities for several years.

Today the leader of Tvind is hiding in the northern part of Mexico where he owns is own designed city. The Danish author Synnøve Søe was sent there while she was a teenager. She put boiling water on her feet in order to get an injury so she could escape. Even the teachers became a part of socialist confession and were obliged to place part of their salary in a fond controlled by the management. Many never saw any benefit from the paid money. A lot of teenagers suffered accidents as part of the poorly supervised labor they were ordered to do. Others were suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder as result of their stay there.

Most had their stay and tuition paid by the social services even after the authorities started their investigation and the lawsuits. In some cases the social services failed to realize where they sent the children. They were not caring as long the children were not heard from. It is still the case today although the total enrollment has lowered.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


475. Liahona Academy

This facility located near Hurricane in Utah is male-only. Today it is mostly known for a death, which occured around 2010. Several employees used to work for the now-closed controversial Cross Creek facility.

The students seems to have been subjected to forced hair cuts. A former student named Ryan writes:

It’s my moral obligation to inform parents of the abuse. After suffering from clinical depression and being diagnosed as having a true chemical imbalance I can tell you The actions takin at this school only worsened my condition. After attempting suicide while in attendance and being beaten by Parker Haslam (on multiple occasions) I was told by Parker himself that I should kill myself, But I wouldn’t be able to because I was so selfish. Every cry for help was called manipulation by the staff and this facility left me with trauma that still creeps up till this day. I’m a grown man now, I’ve had real phsychological help from a therapist who actually addresses my issues including the trauma I received from the mental/physical abuse at liahona. I’m happy and have found joy in life again thanks to God and the love of my family. I just have to speak my peace about the abuses here and both me and my mother regret ever deciding to attend this program.

A strange essay program combined with schooling which is difficult to get credits for when the teenagers return to their home state makes it safe to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


2019 update

An employee were charged with child abuse.

A staffer at Liahona Academy, a school for troubled boys, charged with child abuse (Salt Lake Tribune)

474. Refugee camp, Thessalonik, Greece

A refugee camp located in a former Softex toilet roll factory near Thessalonik in Greece is known for housing children in risk of abuse. Corruption has undermined the safety so local criminals can target the innocent children placing them in risk of sexual abuse.

This camp was created because the European Union failed as a union. It is every country for itself. Every country has put up fences and border control. The children are stuck in camps with poor supervision and placed in risk of abuse due to lack of control with employees and visitors. The government of Greece are without means to react as the irresponsible population has neglected to pay taxes and work hard for many years leaving the authorities without money to hire proper staff.

It cannot be fun to be there as a child.

‘Sexual assaults on children’ at Greek refugee camps (The Guardian)

473. Cornell Abraxas

Cornell Abraxas is a detention center located in Shelby,Ohio. In the public it is mostly known for the rape case from 2010. But on various message boards the treatment methods used in connection with their rehab program has been questioned.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


472. Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center

This treatment center is located near Murray in Utah. According to sources there are problems with medication, respect of the faith of the residents and diet. They are watched by the HEAL-online organization but still in operation.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


471. Key Point Academy

Around 2005 adverticements began to appear for a facility named Key Point Academy located in a deserted place near Kanab in Utah. Nothing much is known about this remote facility beside that it worked with Liahona Academy and White River Academy in Kansas. Only Liahona Academy is open today (2016) and a death there question what they had going at Key Point Academy. They used a so-called therapeutic model called “The Strong Model”.

It cannot be fun as a teenager to live in the desert without contact to friends back home and extended family.


470. Island View

Island View was a so-called residential treatment center located in Syracuse, Utah.

There was a suicide at the facility back in 2004 where a 16 year old boy hanged himself.

In the media the facility several times were in the focus as a tool used during nasty divorces where one parent used the so-called therapists to pressure a child to like this parent more than the parent who didn’t have the money to buy the so-called treatment.

Former residents speak of a very structured day with various forms of punishment enforced.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


469. Nauru Asylum Detention Camp

The problem is that Australia doesn’t have the resources to house all the immigrants who want to come to Australia. The hard learned history shows how the original population suffered when immigration took place the last 300 years in Australia, so of course they have to do something so the history doesn’t repeat itself.

The government of Australia has created camps outside Australia and in TV commercials which many countries have copied they boast that none of the immigrants will ever have a chance to settle in Australia.

The immigrants are put in camps but then what? What is the life they will have in these camps. A number of articles speak of unbearable situations.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.