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Facility Question and Answers / Re: Grove School Madison, CT
« on: April 13, 2011, 11:36:46 PM »
I suggest that you run like hell.  Have you been court ordered to an RTC?

Have your mother try some type of in home services with you before she sends you away.  Are you involved in the court system?  Why does she want to send you away?

Feed Your Head / Re: Movie "Over the GW"
« on: February 21, 2011, 10:07:56 PM »
Ive read it was based on KIDS of Bergen County.

Hyde Schools / Re: PLEASE HELP!!! Should I send my son to Hyde???
« on: February 21, 2011, 10:06:15 PM »
I can almost guarantee your sons therapist is being paid by Hyde schools.  Molly, I work in child welfare, and I have seen the damage that residential treatment and boarding schools have done.  Experts in the child welfare system say that no child should be removed from the home unless its absolutely necessary.  Try In home services first before you make any decisions. Also, find another therapist, because this one sounds very unethical.

Feed Your Head / Aaron Bacon story
« on: February 04, 2011, 09:44:49 PM »
I finally saw it.  Its good, I just wish it would have been longer.

Vision Quest / Re: Vision Quest is a Sad Place
« on: February 03, 2011, 05:09:59 PM »
Leave visionquest as soon as possible.  I worked for Abraxas for three weeks and quit because of the staff abuse.  Dont risk your career, leave before you are blamed.

New Info / Re: Any RTC programs near Pittsburgh?
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:00:24 PM »
Yes I am familiar with all of these, I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with them.  Id like to hear individual stories, because I am in the process of writing a book. Thanks for the help!

The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: St.Judes Treatment Center
« on: January 29, 2011, 10:49:34 PM »

This is one for children.  I hope that helps!

New Info / Any RTC programs near Pittsburgh?
« on: January 29, 2011, 10:39:59 PM »
Hi everyone, my name is Maria and I work in child welfare in the city of pittsburgh.  I am going to be pursuing my masters in social work soon, and I am very interested in the negative effects of Residential treatment.  I work in a non traditional form of Social Work, and personally completely against placement out of the home of any kind.  I would like to know if anyone has been affected negatively by any placements near the Pittsburgh area.  Anyone?

I give you a massive amount of respect for telling your story.  I work for an agency contracted with Allegheny county Children youth and families in Pittsburgh, Pa and I have heard nothing but horror stories about Bellefaire.

Facility Question and Answers / Re: anybody ever hear of Abraxas?
« on: November 13, 2010, 01:23:30 AM »
Education has been an integral part of the philosophy of treatment since Abraxas's inception. The Abraxas School, a private high school on the Abraxas I treatment campus, offers a full curriculum of courses and special educational services for the resident population. Alternative schools have been developed in Erie and Pittsburgh in recognition of the tremendous difficulty troubled adolescents have returning to public high schools. Abraxas has also extended its programming to include families of origin: The Abraxas Family Association meets in chapters throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia to offer education, group counseling, intervention, and referral work to the families of clients.

BULLSHIT!  The school is a joke.  They made us sit outside of the classrooms just in case the girls got out of hand. the Alternative school was shut down in Pittsburgh because it was horrible.  Cornell also just got bought by the GEO group, which is second largest for profit prison system.  Listen, ACAF in Pittsburgh isnt even working on a full liscense. They are supposed to be able to house 90 girls.  They are only allowed 45 now.  I will help create a fornits page.  Let me know what I can do!!!!!!!!

Facility Question and Answers / Re: anybody ever hear of Abraxas?
« on: November 11, 2010, 02:44:40 AM »
I worked at Abraxas for approximately three weeks, and what I saw was horrible.
The one I was at was the one in Pittsburgh.  Its for Adolescent females. Most of the girls are from Philly.  Alot of stuff going on with them.  Anyways, the girls had to ask for everything.  We couldnt talk to them unless they put a piece of paper outside the door.  Therapy was a joke.  No one got one on one time with counselors.  It was just horrible.   I saw at least 3 restraints being done every day.  Some girl broke her leg.  I actually got in trouble for NOT RESTRAINING a girl.  I would just talk and bullshit with them and they would listen.    Most of my girls were so damaged already that they were just crazy.  Abraxas messes them up even more.  It was so bad I would cry everyday before work.  I finally quit.  I wanted to help those girls but it was impossible to do in that hellhole.

I saw the one the BBC made.  Im trying to see the french documentary

Thank you!  Im trying each link but Im still having trouble with it.  I feel like they dont want anyone to see this!

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