Boulder Creek Academy

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Boulder Creek Academy is a behavior modification facility located near Bonners Ferry. The official address is Route 1, Box 3400 Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805 [1]

According by NATSAP the program was founded in 1993 [2]

The program targets older teenagers aged 14 to 18. They can detain 75 teenagers in a program that last 18 - 24 months.

It was established as a part of the CEDU school system. It is presently owned by Universal Health Services, Inc.

Program structure

The program is quiet similar with the program used in the most recent CEDU period, but some of the activities have been renamed properly to put some distance to the ultra religious heritage from Synanon.

Group therapy are no longer called "Rap".

The LGAT seminars used are no longer called Propheets but Workshops. However the names are still the same.

Example of a daily schedule

  • 06:30 Wake, dressing and shower
  • 07:00 Breakfast at the East Campus in the dining hall (NWA).
  • (time) Receiving medication at the main house (Quixote Lodge) followed by group therapy.
  • (time) Classes
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • (time) Classes
  • (time) PE
  • (time) Returning to dorms, quiet time
  • 17:00 Dinner (by some claimed to be sub-substandard)
  • (time) Cleaning Quixote Lodge
  • (time) homework or ordered activity
  • 21:15 Bed, light out

At some weekends the detained teenagers are allowed to watch movies.

References

External Links

Info pages

  • Info: Program homepage
  • Info: Troubled children, a troubling industry, Little is known about largely unregulated therapeutic programs or the perils they pose, By Jonathan Osborne and Mike Ward, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF, July 13 2003 (Reprint from Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth).

Survivor groups

Message boards

Specific threads

General subforums

  • Forum: CEDU forum on Fornits
  • Forum: Brown & CEDU Schools, a subforum on the message board of Fight Institutional Child Abuse network (FICAN)
  • Forum: CEDU, a subforum on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)