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The Seed Discussion Forum / Re: Operation Reentry
« on: July 15, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »
Quote from: "??????????"
I'm getting censored.  Psy is deleting my posts without explanation.

The gatekeeper is probably deleting your posts.  He is a former staffer who believes in censorship.

The Melting Pot / I smuggled ten children!
« on: July 15, 2011, 02:10:28 PM »
Quote from: "none-ya"
How many do you have?

I smuggled ten children into the United States and sold them to programs.  The programs bought each child for $1000!

The Melting Pot / buy a child in Mexico!
« on: July 14, 2011, 11:37:25 PM »
You  can buy a child in Mexico for  $500 and smuggle "it" into the United States.

Facility Question and Answers / Turn-About Ranch Success Stories
« on: July 03, 2011, 01:10:46 AM »
Success Stories

"You've no doubt heard all this before, but probably never tire of hearing it again: Turn-About Ranch gave me my child back. His goal each day is not remotely related to marijuana or other drugs and alcohol. Where he admittedly planned each day around how he was going to get high, he now leaves for work at seven in the morning and spends the day helping build houses for our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He is working all day with adult men who are committed Christians and fabulous role models. Before Turn-About he wouldn't have volunteered one day to help build a house for some family he didn't know. He wouldn't have even gone with me to deliver lunches to the building site! Now he has his own leather carpenter's belt with his own hammer and measuring tape!

"He misses Black Jack(his horse at Turn-About Ranch)....and I know he misses the staff because he has actually written about six letters in the past three weeks. Until Turn-About he hadn't written six letters voluntarily in his entire life."

"You are saving lives....not just lives of the children, but the lives of their moms and dads and brothers and sisters. Our son is blessed to have had the wisdom, counsel, guidance, and friendship of the staff at Turn-About.

S FG - Pikeville, Kentucky

"Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of our son's graduation from Turn-About Ranch. There have been many success stories and failures during this period. But we think that he is still using information and tools that he was given at Turn-About Ranch to wrestle with this experience we call Life! He is a terrific person and his experience at Turn-About Ranch allowed him to see that person more clearly.

"Some of us may see Turn-About Ranch as the solution to the problems that have brought us to seek guidance here. Now seven years later, it's obvious that Turn-About Ranch is only the beginning. Your staff loves and teaches each one of these precious people while they are with you and then sends them out into the cruel world again. We all hold our breath while we wait to see if the tools you've given them were enough to get them through the rough spots. In the end, as parents, we have to let go of them and wish them well, always being supportive with love and understanding. The reward is a call, telling about a success, or a smile when there's happiness inside.

"Turn-About Ranch has touched our family with love and compassion. We think of you often and thank you for giving our son back to us. We will always support him in his life journey."

JC & KC, Olympia, Washington

"I remember how I thought I was never coming home, but I did. It reminds me that you only see what you've done when you're done, not while you're in the middle. I learned so much at Turn-About. I grew mentally, physically, and emotionally while I was there. I found myself. I found love, hope and a new beginning to life. There are times when I wish I could have stayed there. You've shown me a new road to follow. I can never thank you wonderful people at Turn-About for saving my life. I thank my parents for loving me enough to reach out and send me, you guys for showing me life and change, and myself for moving forward and putting my past behind me. It took much effort to be where I am now. I am so proud of myself. You guys will always be in my heart and soul. To think that I was just another dying teenager that you, my parents, and God brought back to life, makes tears stream down my face. Joyful tears, because you took the time to focus on me and help me become who I am today. An honest, respectable, loving, kind, smart, efficient young woman. I'm crying right now out of happiness and love to all of you at Turn-About Ranch. I miss and love you guys so much. Keep doing what you do kids."

KB - Carmichael, California

"Two and a half years ago we were so afraid for our daughter until we found Turn-About Ranch. We sent her there with the hopes of getting our daughter back. We got more than we bargained for! She is doing wonderful. She goes to school in the morning and works in the afternoon. Ed and I don't have a curfew for her...she doesn't need one. She is the most responsible, fun-loving, caring individual you could ever want to know. She plans to go to college in the fall and she is on the Honor Roll at school. She is self-assured and knows who she is and what she wants. Her faith is important to her and the only thing that seems to matter is her family.

"She has good friends who are honest and caring. They care about Courtney and she cares about them. I remember the first year back at school when she came back from the Ranch was the hardest. Many times I would hold her at night while she cried and told me how lonely she was. She had no friends. I assured her she had me and she would find good friends...she did! Most of her friends are out of high school. She grew up quick, but has made some very good choices. She will forever remember Turn-About and the people who came to have such an impact in her life; and we will always remember and be grateful. I look at Courtney now and can hardly believe she was ever the person she was when we sent her to the Ranch. I'll find some pictures and send them.

"I just wanted to tell you how well she is doing. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts."

ES&SS - North Pole, Arkansas

Featured on Dr. Phil: Troubled Teens, An Intervention

They smoke, drink, speed, pop pills, disappear all night and disrespect their parents all day -- They are teens gone wild, and Dr. Phil has a huge wake-up call for them and their parents! Parents, if you're in a power struggle with your teen, don't miss this show!

If your teen is rebellious, self-centered, and hostile toward authority – or refuses to follow the rules, work hard, and achieve in school – Turn-About Ranch can provide a powerful and highly effective adolescent residential treatment program that will turn your child’s life around.

Through consistent correction of negative behaviors and encouragement of positive behaviors in this down to earth ranch environment, the seedling of a new, "turned about" life emerges.

Turn-About Ranch - Residential Treatment for Teens on a Working Ranch
Real Ranch. Real Values. Real Change.

Few images capture the imagination more strongly than that of the American Cowboy - this powerful icon of the American West captivates and inspires teens who have become jaded and hostile toward authority. The Ranch setting takes defiant teens out of their comfort zone and reminds them that success is achieved through teamwork and cooperation, not through entitlement and manipulation. They learn that while they might feel entitled to get what they want, when they want it, in the real world rewards come through dedication and hard work.

Turn-About Ranch differs from typical residential treatment centers for troubled teens because it values action – not just talk
. During their time at the Ranch, students don’t only go to school and participate in therapy; they also take an active role in the daily running of a working ranch. They feed the chickens at dawn and bring in the cows before dusk – real-life experiences that enhance the therapeutic process by putting behavioral changes in action, which is much more effective than just talking about doing things differently.

At Turn-About Ranch, once-troubled teens discover the great rewards of working within a family, developing trust toward one another, and earning respect. Real change happens on this historic horse and cow ranch as young people learn the value of a day’s work, experience the power of working in cooperation with others, and develop stronger senses of accountability, respect, and compassion.

We talk a lot about values at Turn-About Ranch. Real values are something teens often forget or ignore as they get caught up in popularity contests, the desire to get the latest gadgets, and the hunger to appear "cool” in the eyes of their peers.

We are a Christian-based residential treatment program. We teach traditional ethics and morals and remind troubled teens how important the values of honesty, respect, teamwork, and accountability are to their success.

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ISOBUTYL NITRITE helps children with ADD so they are not sent to an emotional growth boarding school.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Turning it around
« on: July 02, 2011, 10:19:15 PM »
Quote from: "none-ya"
Way to go!

none-ya your response was off topic.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / you can find shit
« on: July 02, 2011, 10:17:35 PM »

Another point of agreement is the importance of aftercare, the period after boot camp when the graduate is reintroduced to his community. Numerous studies illuminate aftercare as a weak point in many boot camp programs. Susan Colling says the now-closed Colorado boot camp had a pretty good success rate, but that gains disappeared when participants entered the aftercare phase.

Children are assigned an aftercare worker when they leave a boot camp.  The aftercare worker works closely with the child's court ordered psychologist.  They focus on the child's  treatment plan and the family is involved.

Quote from: "none-ya"
Quote from: "Fred Thompson"
So please explain to the viewing audience does this mean that these bootcamps are exonerated for any and all misappropriate conduct such as physical violence, severe verbal humiliation, food withheld, force marches in extreme heat and or cold ect.......Just because they said they are not responsible for the "CHILDRENS" emotional and mental well being. They are a military preparation school.

I don't know where you are getting those ideas from Danny.  Children in this country should be required to attend military schools.  They will learn about discipline and become role models in their communities.

And while there are there,they will learn to kill for god and flag.(bonus!)

Vietnam is over and it isn't necessary to teach children how to kill.

Let It Bleed / Re: You're Gonna Miss Me
« on: July 02, 2011, 01:57:13 AM »
Quote from: "Froderik"
Not exactly new, but what the hell!! A great documentary about a phenomenal talent:

The documentary was great!

From the handbook Guest3 posted:

Addiction Services

Ridge Creek School addresses issues concerning substance use by providing education, treatment, and prevention techniques. The Addiction counselors address the use of alcohol and drugs of abuse, including nicotine. Soon after enrollment at RCS, all students are evaluated for addiction issues using the reported history of the student’s behavior, and through standardized testing with the SASSI –A2 (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-Adolescent 2nd Edition) and EDI-3 (Eating Disorder Inventory 3rd Edition).

ATOD (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs) Psycho-educational classes concerning the risks of drug use, basic information about addiction and recovery, and the effect of addictions on families. All students participate in this program.

EASA (Encounters with Addiction and Substance Abuse) weekly sessions are designed to prepare students with substance use problems for the recovery programs. Students with substance dependence issues continue in EASA until they are prepared to began work on their recovery.

Addiction Realizations — Periodic group sessions to help students with distorted thinking and emotional blocks to recovery from substance dependency, disordered eating and self injury.

Solutions Group —Students attend AA and NA meetings both on and off campus which include guest speakers. The Solutions Group is for students who have graduated EASA and are actively pursuing a recovery program.

SIG (Self-Injury Group) is a weekly counselor led group designed to help students with this issue.

Random and routine drug testing

EDG (Eating Disorder Group) is a staff led group designed to help students with this issue.

Conjoint Group is a support group for students with atypical addictions such as computer addictions, pornography addictions, compulsive lying, and other issues that are not covered through the above-listed groups. These students gain an understanding of how the underlying cause of their addiction is similar even though the behaviors are not.

Let It Bleed / Re: The Lyrics thread
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:10:33 PM »
Those were awesome lyrics none-ya.  Thanks for posting them!

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