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'''Escuela Caribe''' is a behavior modification facility located in the Dominican Republic.
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'''Escuela Caribe''' is a behavior modification facility located in the Dominican Republic <Ref>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=escuela+caribe,+Dominican+Republic&sll=19.107744,-70.644107&sspn=0.019505,0.026565&ie=UTF8&ll=19.091361,-70.656928&spn=0.004633,0.006641&t=h&z=17&lci=lmc:panoramio,lmc:youtube,lmc:wikipedia_en The location on Google maps].</Ref>
  
 
It is a part of [[New Horizon Youth Ministeries]] in Marion, Indiana.
 
It is a part of [[New Horizon Youth Ministeries]] in Marion, Indiana.
  
It was founded in 1971.
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It was founded in 1972. The agegroup is youth aged between 14 and 17
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In 2012 the ministry was bought by [[Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc]]. The webpage of the facility was taken down and until further notice this program is considered closed.  
  
 
== Program structure ==
 
== Program structure ==
 
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The program has six levels. (0-5) The first two are called orientation.
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The program use a level system. They are named<ref>[http://nhym.org/programs/escuela-caribe/program-dynamics/level-system Level System], homepage of the program {{CheckedDate}}</ref>
 
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!style="background:#efefef;"|Level!!style="background:#efefef;"|Name!!style="background:#efefef;"|Description
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|Zero||Rowspan=2|Orientation Phase||Rowspan=2|Rules and procedures/learning to take direction.
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|-
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|First
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|-
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|Second||Disillusionment Phase||Beginning to become disillusioned with past and beginning to make positive choices.
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|Third||Internalization Phase||Program values and standards becoming student's values and standards.
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|-
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|Forth||align="center" colspan=2|Internalization and Stabilization phase overlaps in this level
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|Fifth||Stabilization Phase||Taking leadership, giving back to others, and investing in the program.
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|}
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===Education===
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They use a curriculum from  Michigan Virtual Schools (MVS)<ref>[http://www.mivhs.org/Default.aspx?tabid=246 About us], Michigan Virtual University</ref>. It is claimed to be acredited by both NCA and CITA. If the teenagers have graduated high school, they can online study for college or risk forced labor.
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====Forced labor====
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The students can apply for a low paid job at a local elementary school. They have to attend a job interview and they can risk that they are forced to work for free if they don't pass it <ref>[http://nhym.org/programs/escuela-caribe/program-dynamics/education/work-force Work Force], homepage of the program {{CheckedDate}}</ref>
  
 
=== Consequences ===
 
=== Consequences ===
[[Image:Paddlecard_small.jpg|frame|right||55px|This facility use corporal punishment]]
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The staff can use whether a "unit" or "UC"'s (12 units is given for running away) will result in corporal punishment with a belt or chores. Hair cuts done by the staff is also used as punishment <Ref>[http://www.nhym-alumni.org/documents/rulebook_1999_02.pdf Rulebook from 1999], see chapter ''STUDENT DISCIPLINE'', units of concern.</Ref>
The staff can use whether a "unit" (12 units is given for running away) will result in corporal punishment with a belt or chores. Hair cuts done by the staff is also used as punishment [4].
 
  
 
Bad health ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diarrhoea Diarrhoea]) will have the consequence that the detainee has to use a bucket when it is needed and carry it around with him or her, so the staff can be shown the contents.
 
Bad health ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diarrhoea Diarrhoea]) will have the consequence that the detainee has to use a bucket when it is needed and carry it around with him or her, so the staff can be shown the contents.
  
== In the news ==
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The homepage of the program also state consequenses like doing exercises writing papers, physical work hours, or loss of levels <ref>[http://nhym.org/programs/escuela-caribe/program-dynamics/love-and-discipline Love and Discipline], homepage of the program {{CheckedDate}}</ref>
  
The author Julia Scheeres have written a book about her and her brothers stay at the facility. The book is called ''Jesus Land'' [3].
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==Mountain View Academy==
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A 10-week summer program is also offered at the campus. It is called Mountain View Academy. The focus of the program is work projects, cultural education, and team-building experiences <ref>[http://nhym.org/programs/mva/mva-mission Mission], homepage of the program {{CheckedDate}}</ref>
  
== References ==
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== In the news ==
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The author Julia Scheeres have written a book about her and her brothers stay at the facility. The book is called ''Jesus Land'' (ISBN-10: 1582433380) <Ref>[http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/12/09/092908.php Book review of "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres]</Ref><ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Land-Memoir-Alex-Awards/dp/1582433380 Jesus Land: A Memoir], Amazon bookstore</ref>
  
*1) [http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=19.114479&lon=-70.639818&z=12.5&r=0&src=msl The location on Flash Earth]. The facility is located south of the town of Jarabacoa in a area called Pinar Quemado. It has not been possible to obtain better images yet.
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In 2011 a campaign to finance the documentary "Kidnapped for Christ" was launced featuring the boarding school as background for a teenage boys exile due to his choice of partners <ref>[http://www.kidnappedforchrist.com/ Kidnapped for Christ webpage], homepage of the documentary project</ref>
*2) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouMFWzgusno Video about the facility]
 
*3) [http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/12/09/092908.php Book review of "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres]
 
*4) [http://www.nhym-alumni.org/documents/rulebook_1999_02.pdf Rulebook from 1999], see chapter ''STUDENT DISCIPLINE'', units of concern.
 
*5) [http://www.nospank.net/n-q36r.htm Youth facility in Marion under fire for its tactics], by Teresa Auch, ''The Chronicle-Tribune'', October 22 - 2006, reprint from Project Nospank
 
*6) [http://www.ecfa.org/Files/00000761.pdf Report about the financial status of the company]
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
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===Info pages===
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<small>
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{|
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*Info: [http://nhym.org/index.shtml Program homepage]
 
*Info: [http://nhym.org/index.shtml Program homepage]
 
*Info: [http://www.juliascheeres.com/ Homepage of Julia Scheeres Author of ''Jesus Land'']
 
*Info: [http://www.juliascheeres.com/ Homepage of Julia Scheeres Author of ''Jesus Land'']
*Info: http://www.isaccorp.org/documentsam.asp#escuela International Survivors Committee on Escuela Caribe
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*Info: [http://www.isaccorp.org/documentsam.asp#escuela International Survivors Committee on Escuela Caribe]
 
*Info: [http://www.nospank.net/n-q36r.htm Youth facility in Marion under fire for its tactics], New Horizons official says problems of the past are being solved, By Teresa Auch, ''The Chronicle-Tribune'', October 22, 2006 - reprint on project Nospank.
 
*Info: [http://www.nospank.net/n-q36r.htm Youth facility in Marion under fire for its tactics], New Horizons official says problems of the past are being solved, By Teresa Auch, ''The Chronicle-Tribune'', October 22, 2006 - reprint on project Nospank.
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*Info: [http://www.nospank.net/n-q36r.htm Youth facility in Marion under fire for its tactics], by Teresa Auch, ''The Chronicle-Tribune'', October 22 - 2006, reprint from Project Nospank
 
*Info: [http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/pol/423936110.html Testimonials from teenagers formerly detained at the facility]
 
*Info: [http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/pol/423936110.html Testimonials from teenagers formerly detained at the facility]
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*Info: [http://www.teenadvocatesusa.homestead.com/NewHorizons.html Teen Advocate on the facility.]
 
*Info: [http://www.teenadvocatesusa.homestead.com/NewHorizons.html Teen Advocate on the facility.]
 
*Info: [http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org/HellCampsForJesus.html Hell Camp for Jesus] - More info from Teen Advocate
 
*Info: [http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org/HellCampsForJesus.html Hell Camp for Jesus] - More info from Teen Advocate
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*Info: [http://reformschoolgirl.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html Reform School Girl], a blog mentioning the facility
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*Info: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouMFWzgusno Video about the facility]
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*Info: [http://www.ecfa.org/Files/00000761.pdf Report about the financial status of the company]
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*Info: [http://tales-from-the-black-school.blogspot.com/2012/01/maxine-cronin-at-escuela-caribe.html Maxine Cronin at Escuela Caribe (from:Youthrights.org)], Tales from the Black school blog
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===Survivor groups===
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{|
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*Survivor Group: [http://www.nhym-alumni.org Survivors of the program]
 
*Survivor Group: [http://www.nhym-alumni.org Survivors of the program]
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*Survivor Group: [http://groups.myspace.com/escuelacaribealumni Escuela Caribe], Myspace
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*Survivor Group: [http://groups.myspace.com/jarabacoa Friends of Jarabacoa], Myspace group for satisfied survivors<br>who believe that corporal punishment had saved their lives.
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*Survivor Group: [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Escuela_Caribe/ Yahoo Group of survivors]
 
*Survivor Group: [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Escuela_Caribe/ Yahoo Group of survivors]
*Survivor Group: [http://groups.myspace.com/escuelacaribealumni Escuela Caribe], Myspace
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*Survivor Group: [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?sid=c238ffb812cea5e99d10bb5f850b57c4&gid=22976670537 Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)], facebook
*Survivor Group: [http://groups.myspace.com/jarabacoa Friends of Jarabacoa], Myspace group for satisfied survivors who believe that corporal punishment had saved their lives.
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*Survivor Group: [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2209189613 NHYM Alumni], facebook
*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=23285 Tread about Escuela Caribe on Fornits]
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*Survivor Group: [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258484445 Escuela Carbie Alumni - DR stories!], facebook
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?topic=5305 Another tread about Escuela Caribe on Fornits]
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*Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-12599.html Tread about Escuela Caribe on Youthrights]  
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===Message boards===
*Forum: [http://forums.youthrights.org/showthread.php?t=5813 Another tread on Youthsright about the facility]
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*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=23285 New Horizons Youth Ministries], a thread about Escuela Caribe on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
== Watch organization status ==
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?topic=5305 Escuela Caribe ~ New Horizons], a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
 
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*Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-12599.html Thread about Escuela Caribe on Youthrights]  
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*Forum: [http://forums.youthrights.org/showthread.php?t=5813 Another thread on the Youthright message board about the facility]
Image:isac.gif|This facility is on the watchlist of [http://www.isaccorp.org/watchlist.asp ''International Survivor Action Committee'']
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*Forum: [http://www.fornits.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6659 Escuela Caribe], a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
Image:spft.gif|This facility is on the watchlist of [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US_Main.htm ''Secret Prisons for Teens'']
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*Forum: [http://www.fornits.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=26289 Essay Contest: What is Tough Love and Where did it come from], a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
</gallery>
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*Forum: [http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39152 New Horizon Youth Ministeries collapse - any info?], a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
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[[Category:Dominican_Republic]]
 
[[Category:Dominican_Republic]]
 
[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
 
[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
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[[Category: NHYM]]
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[[Category: Closed programs]]

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Information
Current status closed
Detainees.gif Capacity ?
Checked October 18, 2010
Open.gif Opened 1972 [1]
Close.gif Closed 2012 [2]

Escuela Caribe is a behavior modification facility located in the Dominican Republic [3]

It is a part of New Horizon Youth Ministeries in Marion, Indiana.

It was founded in 1972. The agegroup is youth aged between 14 and 17

In 2012 the ministry was bought by Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc. The webpage of the facility was taken down and until further notice this program is considered closed.

Program structure

U.S. Department of State - warning against such facilities abroad

The program use a level system. They are named[4]

Level Name Description
Zero Orientation Phase Rules and procedures/learning to take direction.
First
Second Disillusionment Phase Beginning to become disillusioned with past and beginning to make positive choices.
Third Internalization Phase Program values and standards becoming student's values and standards.
Forth Internalization and Stabilization phase overlaps in this level
Fifth Stabilization Phase Taking leadership, giving back to others, and investing in the program.

Education

They use a curriculum from Michigan Virtual Schools (MVS)[5]. It is claimed to be acredited by both NCA and CITA. If the teenagers have graduated high school, they can online study for college or risk forced labor.

Forced labor

The students can apply for a low paid job at a local elementary school. They have to attend a job interview and they can risk that they are forced to work for free if they don't pass it [6]

Consequences

Paddlecard_small.jpg
This facility used
corporal punishment

The staff can use whether a "unit" or "UC"'s (12 units is given for running away) will result in corporal punishment with a belt or chores. Hair cuts done by the staff is also used as punishment [7]

Bad health (Diarrhoea) will have the consequence that the detainee has to use a bucket when it is needed and carry it around with him or her, so the staff can be shown the contents.

The homepage of the program also state consequenses like doing exercises writing papers, physical work hours, or loss of levels [8]

Mountain View Academy

A 10-week summer program is also offered at the campus. It is called Mountain View Academy. The focus of the program is work projects, cultural education, and team-building experiences [9]

In the news

The author Julia Scheeres have written a book about her and her brothers stay at the facility. The book is called Jesus Land (ISBN-10: 1582433380) [10][11]

In 2011 a campaign to finance the documentary "Kidnapped for Christ" was launced featuring the boarding school as background for a teenage boys exile due to his choice of partners [12]

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

References

  1. History - Christian Schools for Troubled Teens, homepage of the program Checked: October 2010
  2. Staff list for New Horizons Youth Ministries in Marion, IN
  3. The location on Google maps.
  4. Level System, homepage of the program Checked: October 2010
  5. About us, Michigan Virtual University
  6. Work Force, homepage of the program Checked: October 2010
  7. Rulebook from 1999, see chapter STUDENT DISCIPLINE, units of concern.
  8. Love and Discipline, homepage of the program Checked: October 2010
  9. Mission, homepage of the program Checked: October 2010
  10. Book review of "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres
  11. Jesus Land: A Memoir, Amazon bookstore
  12. Kidnapped for Christ webpage, homepage of the documentary project