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The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: Reform schools are winning in state courts
« Last post by Oscar on February 21, 2018, 02:13:27 PM »
Here is a new article about Heartland Christian Academy:

Heartland, Missouri - A half hour special report
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Psych Hospitals / Re: Timberlawn Hellhole for Adolescents
« Last post by Oscar on February 21, 2018, 02:05:14 PM »
A certain Jordan Root who has confessed to bizarre behavior towards children worked at Timberlawn.

From Part 1-Jordan Root Is a Confessed Internet Child Sex Abuser: Should The Village Church Trust Him?:

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Now, take a look his activities involving children during this period of time.
  • Summer Camp at First Baptist Dallas, Dallas, TX (May-August 2008)
  • Dolfin Swim School, Dallas, TX (September 2008-July 2010)
  • In Class Learning Differences Aid, Dallas, TX (September-December 2010)
  • Practicum Counselor at Dallas Life, Dallas, TX (worked with families and children; January-August 2011)
  • Private Children's Swim Instructor, Dallas, TX (June-September 2011)
  • Mental Health Technician at Timberlawn Mental Health Services, Dallas, TX (November 2011-March 2012)
  • Therapist on the Child and Adolescent Unit at Timberlawn Mental Health Services, Dallas, TX (March 2012-May 2014)
  • A substantial amount of paid babysitting over these years in Albany, NY, Cedarville, OH, and Dallas, TX
Unpaid:
  • Informal Children's Ministry to Refugee Children in Vickery Meadows, Dallas, TX (2008-2011)
  • Lived in Santa Fe Trails Apartment Complex, Dallas, TX; spent a lot of time alone with children (2008-2012)
  • Volunteered in children’s and youth ministries at various churches in Dallas, TX
  • A substantial amount of unpaid babysitting over these years in  Dallas, TX
  • He enrolls in DTS with the intent to get a counseling degree with a specialty in children.
Manipulation of thought observed in hindsight
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The Troubled Teen Industry / What is wild about this book-
« Last post by Matt C. Hoffman on February 18, 2018, 06:29:21 PM »
Felice - is that it includes Circle S Ranch - along with Elan and the mother of them all coming in at number one was Synanon.

I read this thing , I need to go back and give it another once over -  if memory serves - didn't Elan  and some of its henchmen have a 15 y.o. boy beaten in its infamous  "Ring" - the ring  had already been documented in the NBC reports by Carl Roberts in 1979 as the ring according to Joe Ricci didn't exist and then he  proceeded to tell Carl you see in this corner you have the house champion and in this corner you have the house bully - lol

It was so funny to see old Joe Ricci  contradict himself almost in the same breath concerning the ring and those harsh words "corporal  punishment" - lol - Elan went beyond corporal  punishment- into becoming a serial  violent brutal sadistic child abusing criminal enterprise that made its money getting children to do the dirty work

They- the adult  directors/ Employees  directed this horror show of a hell hole -by having us  the residents to abuse the living daylights out of each other on a daily basis -   

So if memory serves Elan as joe said put the  house bully - in this case it was  Phil Williams  in the ring -his crime complaining of head aches - meant that he was malingering - and this was a serious crime in Elan and in the wisdom of Jeffery Gottlieb , Jim Rubino and Jon Ricci - a relative of joes -  all felt that the punishment for Phil merited to be put into  the ring for this terrible crime -

My point is that the ring was used at a directors whim- Phil was no more a bully than what Elan was already trying to make him out to be just by being in the Elan program itself. It was a  eat or be eaten atmosphere.

The fact is that Phil Williams- a ward of the state of Maine was put into the ring at elan and forced to fight  for the crime of malingering- by complaining of headaches  - as a result of this forced fighting incident Phil Williams subsequently died on December 27, 1982.

What is insane is that this book , a judicial study of places listed in your original post  that have been  suggested for judges and social workers to place juvenile delinquent types - came out in 1982-  That is the  same year that Elan as some one else so eloquently put it recently- "Elan employees get away with the killing of  Phil Williams."

Funny no investigation was started into this young boys death until 34 years after his death- March 13 ,2016 - I wonder if this book emboldened Joe Ricci as he was stroked to believe that he really could get away with the killing of a Maine State ward, apparently the protection Joe Ricci and his employees and Elan received from Maine -corrupt as it was, allowed them  to do just that. 

Who in the hell did this study on Elan? what information did they use? - where are the interviews ?  those are the questions I would want answered - Good find Felice - hell of a sick book - still I am going to have to give it another purview- as sick and twisted as it seems to be-  The Kids that no one wants-  ya put them in the meat grinders - Jesus this study is whacked and it became a book to advise Judges?

The bigger question who pushed for this study or lobbied using the info found in this study of the most abusive  programs of them all- as a placement for children -that no one wants - very chilling book.

Yikes

Matt 

   

       
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lol - sorry your comment made me laugh. I was in Elan - anger issues - lol - triggering knee jerk reactions - quitting jobs - yeah when I was younger -Then again having a partner  for 25 years and children has helped - focusing  on learning an instrument for the past 34 years certainly helped me cope with it- especially  in the early years after exposure to Elan's sadistic , brutal ,violent indoctrination and the insane tools used to make the Elan resident  individual fit the "program's" one size fits all model. 

I think part is that the "program" especially ours - just so darn violent- taught or ingrained us to being  angry...... thinking albeit incorrectly -that an outwardly angry person wasn't  a suicidal person. The adult untrained  Elan employees  didn't understand that there were reasons why children had rage and not anger issues - as they soon discovered as they pushed abused children to be angry.

 -  So coupled with the "program " and in our cases  the insane mentality  of the misguided staff - they didn't teach us constructive ways to deal with our anger - as for the rage that they encountered - they just beat us down until they felt we could control it  -  and  I am sure many have  used those skillz   from the "program" itself, that were   learned/taught or beaten into our sub consciousness's , seriously faulty anger   coping skills every time since - and for some of  us there is a triggering element or component .

 - and then whoa

- yeah it is hard or it can be sometimes - maybe age has something to do with it  - or simply having had to deal with issues like this (since friends told me in my early 20's that if I didn't chill I would be dead from a  heart attack before I was 40 - that milestone passed almost 20 years ago -  being aware something wasn't righ tand trying to self fix it  with what ever tools one had  )

It has not been easy though hindsight is truly 20 -20 and time helps us mellow a bit I believe   - plus therapy- good competent therapy because most if not all have PTSD for just having been in one of these violent " program " rtc. Sadly I ran in to that rather late in life also curtsey of Elan -they also convinced us that Elan was it.There was no other form of therapy for us - no pills- no nothing - they were in fact "  the last stop."

And that wasn't true at all about Elan- it certainly wasn't the last stop though it was very capable in it's ability in  brainwashing us into believing that it fraudulently was  -     

And if we didn't make it after Elan -  Elan had a really sick off hand way  of promoting that there was always the option of suicide - . Anger issues - yeah sorry it kinda made me laugh .

Honestly I wish I hadn't believed Elan was the most fucked up- last stop on the planet- and had found competent mental assistance when I was much younger - maybe the guitar  was my therapy - at least it helped with the depression -the acute post Elan depression - who knows.   

peace

Matt 
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I am just curious if anyone else struggles with anger issues. Being triggered to the point you lose your shit.
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The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: The Kids Nobody Wants
« Last post by damanamanit on January 29, 2018, 02:33:08 PM »
Where are the rest of the programs listed that we're active during that time?
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News Items / Lawsuit against Red Rock Canyon School
« Last post by Oscar on January 26, 2018, 03:54:30 PM »
Quote from: Salt Lake Tribune
Sex abuse victim sues Red Rock Canyon School for allegedly failing to protect students from sexual predator
By Aubrey Wieber, January 23 -2018


A victim of sexual assault at the hands of a staffer at a St. George school for troubled youth has sued the school in civil court, alleging it failed to protect him from the abuse.

The lawsuit was filed against Red Rock Canyon School — a psychiatric residential treatment center for adolescents — and its subsidiaries Thursday. It seeks damages to be determined at trial.

The lawsuit alleges an employee at the school, Diarra Fields, was 27 years old in the summer of 2012 when he engaged in sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy on school property multiple times. The lawsuit alleges Fields also molested two other students at the school.

Fields, now 33, was charged criminally for the sexual abuse in 2012 and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse in 2014, shortly before he was set to go to trial.

He was sentenced to 210 days in jail with credit for time served and placed on probation. His probation ended March 28, according to court documents.

The civil suit is the second such lawsuit filed by the victim against Fields and Red Rock. A similar lawsuit was filed in 2015, but in December 2016, Red Rock filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming the plaintiff had not complied with prelitigation procedures outlined in the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act.

About two weeks later, both parties stipulated to a dismissal without prejudice, which was approved.

Matthew Feller, the plaintiff’s attorney in the most recent litigation, said there has not yet been any discussion with the school regarding settlement. Red Rock Canyon officials did not return a request for comment.

The lawsuit filed Thursday claims school policy dictated that staff could not be alone with students; however, employees were aware that Fields was spending time alone with students, including the plaintiff.

Feller said while the individual acts of Fields and others like him are unspeakable, he finds it is more appropriate to go after the institution in situations like this.

“Our target in all of these cases is why did it happen,” Feller said. “We see that if a school gives an individual the time, space and opportunity to do these things, it’s going to happen.”

Feller said when a school employee molests a student, the school either failed to enforce policies put in place or failed to institute the proper policies. Either way, the situations are avoidable with proper supervision, he said.

“When that happens, it just becomes a breeding ground for these kinds of events,” he said.
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Psych Hospitals / Timberlawn is shutting down
« Last post by Oscar on January 23, 2018, 01:59:50 AM »
Quote from: CBS 7
Dallas mental hospital to close before state shuts it down
January 20, 2018, CBS 7 (AP)

DALLAS (AP) -- A psychiatric hospital in Dallas says it is voluntarily closing its doors just after state officials threatened to shut down the aging treatment center because it was too dangerous for patients.

The CEO of Timberlawn Behavioral Health System, James Miller, wrote Thursday to staff saying the intention to close the facility comes after "completing a comprehensive, careful review." He told federal health officials the hospital is expected to close in February, the Dallas Morning News reported .

Miller said the hospital made the decision to close back in December, before the state threatened to confiscate its license and fine it $600,000. The hospital is appealing the sanctions.

He cited a decreased patient population and the cost to refurbish aging buildings on the campus as reasons for the closure. He also said management thinks Timberlawn has fixed its safety problems and now complies with federal regulations, though the results of a Jan. 10 government inspection aren't yet available.

Investigators found that in recent years the hospital has faced a series of safety issues. In 2014, a suicidal patient was left alone and killed herself. In 2015, a female patient reported she was raped by another patient. Last year, a teenager who was a victim of past sexual abuse reported another teen patient entered her hospital room and raped her.

The owner of Timberlawn, Universal Health Services Inc., operates a number of mental health facilities in the country and faces many government investigations. The company since 2012 has closed two residential treatment centers for adolescents that faced regulatory sanctions in Virginia and in Illinois.

A 2016 data analysis by the Dallas News found that more than a quarter of over 150 Universal Health hospitals were facing serious safety problems. A spokeswoman for the company did not respond to multiple requests for comment by the newspaper Thursday.

Colette Riel, the sister of the Timberlawn patient who died by suicide, said the hospital's closure means no one else will get hurt at the facility.

But the closure is just "a drop in the bucket," Riel said. "What about the parent company that owns all of these hospitals nationwide and their record and recklessness?"

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Psych Hospitals / Timberlawn is shutting down
« Last post by Oscar on January 23, 2018, 01:59:15 AM »
Quote from: CBS 7
Dallas mental hospital to close before state shuts it down
January 20, 2018, CBS 7 (AP)

DALLAS (AP) -- A psychiatric hospital in Dallas says it is voluntarily closing its doors just after state officials threatened to shut down the aging treatment center because it was too dangerous for patients.

The CEO of Timberlawn Behavioral Health System, James Miller, wrote Thursday to staff saying the intention to close the facility comes after "completing a comprehensive, careful review." He told federal health officials the hospital is expected to close in February, the Dallas Morning News reported .

Miller said the hospital made the decision to close back in December, before the state threatened to confiscate its license and fine it $600,000. The hospital is appealing the sanctions.

He cited a decreased patient population and the cost to refurbish aging buildings on the campus as reasons for the closure. He also said management thinks Timberlawn has fixed its safety problems and now complies with federal regulations, though the results of a Jan. 10 government inspection aren't yet available.

Investigators found that in recent years the hospital has faced a series of safety issues. In 2014, a suicidal patient was left alone and killed herself. In 2015, a female patient reported she was raped by another patient. Last year, a teenager who was a victim of past sexual abuse reported another teen patient entered her hospital room and raped her.

The owner of Timberlawn, Universal Health Services Inc., operates a number of mental health facilities in the country and faces many government investigations. The company since 2012 has closed two residential treatment centers for adolescents that faced regulatory sanctions in Virginia and in Illinois.

A 2016 data analysis by the Dallas News found that more than a quarter of over 150 Universal Health hospitals were facing serious safety problems. A spokeswoman for the company did not respond to multiple requests for comment by the newspaper Thursday.

Colette Riel, the sister of the Timberlawn patient who died by suicide, said the hospital's closure means no one else will get hurt at the facility.

But the closure is just "a drop in the bucket," Riel said. "What about the parent company that owns all of these hospitals nationwide and their record and recklessness?"

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