934. WinGate Wilderness Therapy
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is located in Kanab, Utah. The operate on public land in parts of Utah. The teenagers detained at the wilderness program are sent to the program by their parents. Some reportedly transported by the programs in handcuffs and shackles.
During their detention in the program the teenagers are evaluated and if they fit the need random so-called treatment facilities claim to be able to fix, they are referred to those facilities when their stay at the wilderness program come to an end. Sometime referral fees are exchanged with these facilities as reward for a good profitable diagnosis.
The safety of the teenagers while partipating in the program can be at risk. One student got injuries when he was forced to participate in rock climbing which he had no training in. Over the years teenagers have died partipating in such programs. However, we have not found cases of death among the teenagers who have been detained at Wingate – yet.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Wingate Wilderness Therapy (Anti-Troubled Teen Industry Activism & Survivor Support)
- Wiki entry (Anti-Troubled Teen Industry Activism & Survivor Support)
- Datasheet (HEAL-online)
- A 25-foot fall off rocks is considered medical malpractice (Texas for Lawsuit reform)