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Staff at Boulder Creek Academy are role models for the children and lead by example????

This is spam and it would be a terrible shame IF it were true. See viewforum.php?f=62 Read carefully. Adam McLain former unlicensed head clinician at Peninsula Village  is CEO of Boulder Creek Academy AND Northwest Academy. Both are now owned by UHS. These facilities have a new name, but a rich history.
They are located in the area of the Ruby Ridge shootout
A while back I read an article that described "feeling the energy" of the Ruby Ridge confrontation as one walked around the grounds of the facility for troubled teens located there. I would prefer not to feel that energy, thank you.
I am sure Adam is much more comfortable at this location than he was in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
What is this??? ... -our-team/

Peninsula Village / Acadia Healthcare Fat Cat Joey Jacobs
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:17:59 PM »
The Nashville Post keeps a good chronology of Joey Joe Joe Jacobs accomplishments. Perhaps Acadia Healthcare needs a thread of it's own?

Peninsula Village / More Bad News for Joey Jacobs and Acadia Healthcare
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:50:29 PM »
Acadia Healthcare purchased Peninsula Village from Covenant Health in November of 2009. According to reports, Joey Jacobs, CEO projected several billions of dollars of profits to shareholders by 2014. Acadia Village has already had it's share of trouble and when Peninsula Village was sold in 2009, it was known as "the most abusive program on American Soil".

Arizona CPS pulls kids from Parc Place
By Craig Harris and Rob O’Dell The Republic | Tue Nov 6, 2012 10:04 PM

Arizona Child Protective Services has removed an undisclosed number of youths from Parc Place, a Chandler-based residential treatment center with a history of allegations of sexual and physical misconduct involving troubled young people who live there.

Acadia Healthcare, Parc Place’s parent company in Franklin, Tenn., confirmed Tuesday to The Arizona Republic that CPS had removed some children from its supervision. The company declined to provide additional details and would not say how many kids were removed. However, state officials indicated late Tuesday that the children would soon be returned.

Calls to Parc Place Chief Executive David Polunas were not returned. He did, however, report to the Arizona Department of Health Services, which licenses the facility, that children were removed Friday because of a court order. No other details were provided to the ADHS.

It is unclear what prompted CPS, which is part of the state Department of Economic Security, to remove the youths. Eleanor Andersen, DES spokeswoman, declined to answer questions about the reason for the removals or how many kids were taken.

However, in a written statement late Tuesday, Andersen said, “Over the weekend, the Department of Economic Security responded to safety concerns raised by the court regarding children at Parc Place. The department took necessary precautions to address the court’s concerns, including the removal of children. After (a) closed proceeding this afternoon, the (Juvenile) Court ordered the return or retention of children at Parc Place. The department will comply with the court’s orders.”

Earlier in the day, Andersen said that the DES contracts with Parc Place to provide services to foster children who require residential treatment and that they had been removed “out of an abundance of caution and in light of recent allegations.”

Andersen did not elaborate on the nature of recent allegations. However, 12 News, a media partner of The Republic, aired an investigative series late last month in which three Parc Place employees were alleged to have been involved in sexual misconduct with patients. The company denied wrongdoing and said it reported the incidents to appropriate state authorities.

Parc Place houses up to 87 children in Chandler. Along with a 32-bed Acadia-owned juvenile residential treatment center in Casa Grande also called Parc Place, the company received at least $2.8million in state funds to treat troubled children in fiscal 2012, state records show.

It was unknown if any children were removed from Parc Place in Casa Grande.

Children may be brought to Parc Place in Chandler by their parents or be ordered by the courts to live there for therapy. Typically, those residents are ages 11 to 17 and have serious problems, including substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or mood disorders, according to former staff members. The facility also treats sex offenders in a segregated unit.

Parc Place in Chandler has a history of reports to various authorities alleging that youths have been involved in sexual and physical misconduct, records obtained by The Republic show.

Parc Place, as part of its licensing agreement with the state health department, must report all allegations of physical and sexual misconduct. In addition, it must report suicide attempts, runaways and other serious safety issues.

The Republic found that Parc Place during the past three years has reported at least nine instances in which staff members were alleged to have been involved in sexual misconduct with patients.

The reports do not indicate whether the allegations were substantiated.

But in at least three instances, Parc Place fired the employees alleged to have been involved.

The Republic also found that Parc Place during the past three years has reported about 100 allegations of violence among patients.

One of those cases was an April 26 riot involving at least 10 girls who were fighting with staff and each other, according to a Chandler police report.

Three teenage girls were charged with rioting, a felony, while one of the girls also was charged with two counts of assault, a misdemeanor, for punching one staff member in the face and biting the finger of another staffer.

During the riot, one of the girls began kicking a television and VCR, and one of the girls told police she “just wanted to act crazy” and “no one has control over her.”

The Chandler Police Department, records show, has responded to at least 210 calls for service at the facility during the past three years. The department about a decade ago was critical of Parc Place for a lack of control over activities there.

However, Chandler Detective Seth Tyler said the Police Department “does not suffer any strain from the volume of calls for service at Parc Place.” Tyler said Parc Place, 2190 N. Grace Blvd., is in a small police-beat area where calls can be handled by officers patrolling that beat and by officers in neighboring beats.

Reach the reporters at [email protected] or [email protected]

Watch the 3 part investigation here:

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Peninsula Village / Acadia Village Reviews
« on: June 21, 2012, 04:14:08 AM »
Looks like the "EXPERT" isn't answering any questions of taking interest in comments...A simple query to the proper authorities indicated that the child was actually hospitalized for several days with broken bones. Judge Denton of Blount County who ordered the child to Acadia Village was "very disturbed" by the incident.
Support from management is almost non existent, always short staffed, staff are in potentially dangerous situations with little help and at times single staffed when they shouldn’t be.
Judge Denton can be seen here ... wamp/5338/ with former embarrassment to the people of TN Zach Wamp. I would never shake hands with Zach Wamp, but if I had to, or did by accident I would be looking for the nearest HAZMAT Decon Shower.

ask-the-expert ... comment-79

ConcernedCitizen   June 12, 2012

I understand a youngster who was court ordered to the Village was severely beaten by another patient a few weeks ago. Apparently this happened while staff was “not aware”
How is this youngster doing?

ConcernedCitizen   June 21, 2012 ... 443650.htm
Acadia Healthcare Program Counselor in Louisville, TN:
(Past Employee – 2009)

“No management support, no morale among staff.”


If you enjoy working with troubled kids, then there are a lot of opportunities for you to counsel them.


Support from management is almost non existent, always short staffed, staff are in potentially dangerous situations with little help and at times single staffed when they shouldn’t be.

Advice to Senior Management

The kids are the ones who are suffering. It isn’t all about the money. That isn’t why the Village was founded and it is on a downward spiral.
Helpful Review?
Yes | No

Peninsula Village / Tony Spezia TIGHT with the former PV
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:25:23 PM »
Never knew until I read this recent article that Tony "the boss" Spezia was with Peninsula. A few years ago he claimed ignorance of what went on at the village. ... uccess-in/

Eventually, Spezia was lured to Knoxville by banker Roger Osborne with the prospect of helping a well-established, local family, which was struggling with a lot of different business interests, one of which was Peninsula Hospital.
"I knew Tony would be a great fit," said Osborne, SunTrust Bank's Knoxville president who has known Spezia for more than 30 years.
Asked at the time by Peninsula's accounting firm, Pershing and Yoakley, if Spezia had a background in healthcare, Osborne replied, "No, but it doesn't matter. In six months, he'll know everything about healthcare."
"Tony could manage any company, any size, in any industry," Osborne said.
Spezia helped get the Greer family's businesses straightened out and began turning Peninsula's fortunes around by getting more patients, taking good care of them and getting them stabilized to outpatient care.
"We're still doing Peninsula. We've lost $20 million there over the last five years, providing those services. That's part of what we give back to the community. And we've got to run all of our businesses really well to be able to do that."

He knew what was going on at at PV the whole time...HE KNEW.

Peninsula Village / Former PV Toadie Adam McClain...
« on: October 23, 2011, 06:40:07 PM »

Peninsula Village / Update on The Village
« on: July 27, 2010, 09:40:18 AM »
Interesting story ... with new statistics.

Looks like the Village is back to their old tricks since they are no longer an embarrassment to locally owned Covenant Health. WATE still seems more than willing to help spin PR for the Village staff.

Peninsula Village / PV Rogues Gallery
« on: October 14, 2009, 11:02:47 PM »
This is rich...
Former PV "therapists" Jibby Redfield and Ashley Lohr offering  Virtual Solutions for Real World Problems[/color] at Cyber-Therapeutics.

Peninsula Village / Peninsula Village SOLD
« on: August 02, 2009, 01:47:48 PM »

« on: June 09, 2009, 01:43:22 PM »
I have heard there is a person standing outside of a CH concern today with a large sign that says SHAME ON COVENANT HEALTH[/size]

I am not sure if this has anything to do with PV, but if it does I will try to post more info.

Peninsula Village / From Facility Q and A thread.
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:28:34 PM »
There is an interesting post on the Facility Q and A thread- Parents think before sending a child to Peninsula Village.

From: [email protected]

Comment: There is a parent who wants to enroll her son in a placement/wilderness school. She has instilled her trust in me to find the best placement for her son. Her son has self esteem issues, problems respecting teachers and smokes marijuana. She is a single parent whereas she is not equipped to deal with the problems. If you could answer the following questions via. e-mail, that would be helpful. How many times per month do students call their parents? How often do students visit their parents at home? Are students allowed to call the state abuse hotline if they witness physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sleep deprivation or food/water deprivation?


Bob Peterson
BA Criminal Justice
University of Oklahoma 2002

RE: Peninsula Village Email Comment v2.0
Monday, April 27, 2009 6:31 PM
From: "Roberts, Kelly" <[email protected]>
Add sender to Contacts
To: [email protected]

"Mending young lives and restoring families since 1986."

Peninsula Village / Misinformed Response!
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:59:21 PM »
I hope some PV people in the know will respond here... ... d=18&gl=us

Open Free for All / Excuse Me
« on: March 04, 2008, 10:58:25 AM »

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