Tag Archive | death

907. Morris Small Family Home

The authorities – Riverside County District Attorney’s Office -filed a number of charges against the couple who ran the Morris Small Family Home. Among those charges were 14-count involving neglect result in the death of 17-year-old Diane Ramirez as well as very indecent behavior against some of the children.

Also relatives to the children placed in the home claim that the children when they reached adulthood was tricked into legally binding relationships. The worst part of this story is that parts of the social services seem to have been tipped off before the tragic death but did not react in time.

If the accusations are true it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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896. Trails Carolina

Trials Carolina opened in 2008. In 2014 a 17 year old boy died while on the run from the program. He broke a limb and froze to death. A article from WBTV speak about an abusive environment where people had to wear clothes they have stools in for days due to lack of proper toilet access, the employees only are given the minimum level of training and the issues the teenagers are sent to the program to be cured off, the employees are not equipped to handle.

In 2017 a 17-year-old survived running away from the wilderness program.

While this setup is the normal for most wilderness programs in operation, it still only result in the families losing money without getting the help they hire the wilderness program to cure.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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884. Elmcrest Hospital

Opened in 1942 Elmcrest Hospital was a former hospital in Portland, Connecticut. Also going under names like St. Francis Care Behavioral Health it closed its door in 2006 after a period of 3 years where the inpatient services had been discontinued. The area is now waiting for to be used for other purposes.

Some former patients who were minor wrote:

I spent time there when i was 13. After being sexually assualted by another patient and telling, they punished me too nu restaining me in a body bag then locked in a padded room for hours. I couldnt breathe, no one could hear me crying and no dr ever came in. Im lucky they didnt kill me. I have flashbacks 30 yrs later. Place was as close to hell you can get

KJ

I was there twice in 1987 and 1988 as a teen. EVERYONE was put on psych meds which enabled insurance payment due to being labeled. The environment made us crazier than we started. Spooky place.

Anonymous

Abuse by the staff probably been going on at that place since the 1940’s when it opened. I was there around 1983 and every other day something was always going on, being staff related or other. I saw this kid get his arm pulled out of the socket by the staff’s infamous arm behind the back restraint. Not to mention the body bags. For those of you who don’t what a body bag is, it’s a rectangle shape (the length of a human body) canvas and board “straight jacket” that the staff would put people in and have them lay in that thing on their back on the floor until the staff felt like letting the person out. It had boards inside along the sides where the person’s arms were and straps outside so the staff could tighten as tight as they wanted to. They didn’t use straight jackets like in movies and !*it like that. Now, there was some good staff members but a lot of them were bad. So, this is all I have to say about the bad staff, ya’ll can eat a !*ck and die.

RIP Andrew McClain

They should of closed that place years before the staff killed you.

Anonymous

Also newspapers report of a death which occured in 1998. The poor 11 year old boy is on the victim list you can find on this website and also has a memorial page on “Today-a-child-died”

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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874. Xyolhemeylh aka Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society

Xyolhemeylh aka Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society was only provide a mother her sons clothes and few personal properties when she came to the group home where he was placed. The reason for that was that her son had died. The authorities were quick to have him cremated so an autopsy was not possible.

Later journalists after som investigation were able to connect other deaths with this firm who cashes in from the tax-payers money.

However, all the money and research did not help 17-year-old Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais. He remains dead and his relatives must live with the grief for the rest of their lives.

When nothing seems to be investigated properly when a child dies, it is safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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873. Carlton Palms Educational Center

In 2020 an article tells a story about the death of a resident. Further research revealed that it was the same company who ran the group home where 14-year-old Paige Elizabeth Lunsford died in 2013.

As it was not enough, the article also mentions a rape conducted by a resident who should have been under close observation. The owner  Attain Inc., also known as Crystal Lakes ran several group homes and they were mentioned to have several concerning reports made about them.

It seem that these places should use a lot more supervision from the state.

Right now it is safe to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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863. Youth at Tennyson Center for Children

The Youth at Tennyson Center for Children are set to close. A child ran away and an investigation showed problems with the level of care the children were receiving. On Indeed many employees complained about lack of communication with the management and a high turn-over of employees.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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820. Camp E-Kel-Etu

Camp E-Kel-Etu was a wilderness program operating under the ownership of Eckerd Youth Alternatives. The company was founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd.
In year 2000 a 12 year old boy died crushed to death by a 270 pound so-called counselor trying to restrain the boy. Legal loop holes cleared the employee of possible charges.
Years later not able to live on with the death of her son, the mother died.
In 2011 the camp closed.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

791. Lakeside Academy

Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan is presently being investigated after employees tried to restrain a boy who died as result of this process. In general there are focus on how to restrain persons after some police officers killed a possible criminal while it was recorded and later shown on Youtube.

So now there is a general demand for changes in the police force. But what about children in residential care? Many children have died and very little attention has been used on changing the methods or making rules about when possible restraints should be used.

At Lakeside Academy they could use some outside supervision into their treatment approach. A parent writes in a google review:

FIRST My son went over 3 months without his psychiatric medications due to their negligence. I called continuously trying to find out why when he was transferred there his meds were abruptly discontinued and requesting he see the psychiatrist asap. It was a month before I found out he wasn’t getting them (found out from my son) and then another 2 and 1/2 months before they finally had him see the psychiatrist and started him on 2 of the 3 meds yet never requested his psychiatric records to know what his diagnosis and med history was. His behavior went from good to horrible and he took a huge decline with not having the meds that help stabilize his chemical imbalances.

SECOND My son injured his ankle and it took them FIVE days to have it seen and x-rayed even though he was in a lot of pain. He ended up with 3 fractures and required surgery and screws in his ankle.

There are a few nice staff but if you have kids with medical needs be prepared for medical neglect.

It has been reported that the authorities ordered the removal of students to leave room for a proper investigation. It has also been revealed that some students ran off into the neighborhood.

Supervision of this facility is very needed and until that happens it is safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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770. Reflections Academy Inc.

An article in newspaper tells the story about two persons who have been working in the private teenage detention business where the facilities are called treatment centers, who became involved in lawsuits and criminal investigation. While the police stopped the investigation due to the age of the victims, the incident shows a need for better supervision of private detention facilities. Chaffin Pullan and Michele “Mickey” Manning have been working in many programs. Some of them belonging to the infamous WWASP organization and in one case at a facility where a girl died as result of suicide.

Now they started Reflections Academy Inc. and it is at this facility the police investigated claims of sexual abuse and grooming.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager and age out so you become a legal target for grooming and abuse.

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2021 update

A student are alleged to have committed suicide. The tragic incident is still under investigation

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2022 update:

An article states that the program shut down sometime around October 2021

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769. Tutoring School by Pee Nat

The school named Tutoring School by Pee Nat is mentioned in the news due to having its owner, the owners wife and the owners mother-in-law arrested on charges of conspiring to assault a schoolboy who later died.

It cannot be fun to be there as a student

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