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Focal Point Academy is a behavior modification facility located on 560 West Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite, Nevada  89027.
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Focal Point Academy is a behavior modification facility located on 560 West Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite, Nevada  89027 <Ref>[http://maps.google.dk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=da&geocode=&sll=55.869147,11.228027&sspn=6.822384,19.775391&ie=UTF8&ll=36.803611,-114.082235&spn=0.001188,0.002414&t=h&z=19 The facility on Google maps]</ref>
  
 
The facility is for boys between 13 and 17. They can detain 15 boys.
 
The facility is for boys between 13 and 17. They can detain 15 boys.
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According to the facility the average stay is 9 months.
 
According to the facility the average stay is 9 months.
  
There exist a licensing issue and according to a tread on Fornits the treatment stated on the homepage of the facility does not exist.
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There exist a licensing issue and according to a thread on Fornits the treatment stated on the homepage of the facility does not exist <Ref>[http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=16940 Focal Point Academy Mesquite Nevada], thread on Fornits webforum about the facility, licensing and treatment</Ref>
  
 
== Program structure ==
 
== Program structure ==
 
 
They use a kind of level system in the program. Their webside speaks of 4 levels when it comes to behavior and 8 levels in relationship with therapy.
 
They use a kind of level system in the program. Their webside speaks of 4 levels when it comes to behavior and 8 levels in relationship with therapy.
  
 
=== Living Conditions ===
 
=== Living Conditions ===
 
 
The detained boys live in a room, which they are sharing with 2 or 3 other boys.
 
The detained boys live in a room, which they are sharing with 2 or 3 other boys.
  
 
=== Communication ===
 
=== Communication ===
 
 
When the first week is passed the detained boy get access to phone his parents only one time per week. Before leaving the program the parents has to visit the facility once and participate in onsite family therapy once.
 
When the first week is passed the detained boy get access to phone his parents only one time per week. Before leaving the program the parents has to visit the facility once and participate in onsite family therapy once.
  
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===Misc.===
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A lawsuit is mentioned in relationship with the facility <Ref>[http://teenadvocatesusa.homestead.com/SUE_SCHEFF_LAWSUIT.html Sue Scheff and PURE Accused of Fraud: Horrific Acts of Child Abuse Alleged at Academy], Teen advocate USA</Ref>.
  
== References ==
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March 2009 the program homepage was down. News on continued existence has not been found.
 
 
*1) [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=16940 Focal Point Academy Mesquite Nevada], tread on Fornits webforum about the facility, licensing and treatment
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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===Info pages===
 
*Info: [http://www.focalpointacademy.com Program Homepage]
 
*Info: [http://www.focalpointacademy.com Program Homepage]
 
*Info: [http://sueschefftruth.com/files/greencomplaint.doc Transcript from a court case]
 
*Info: [http://sueschefftruth.com/files/greencomplaint.doc Transcript from a court case]
 
*Info: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&id=2191&catid=13&func=sb_pdf Sue Sheff: Pure: Accused of Fraud]
 
*Info: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&id=2191&catid=13&func=sb_pdf Sue Sheff: Pure: Accused of Fraud]
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22505 Lawuit Filed Against Sue Scheff /PURE - FOCAL POINT ACADEMY], tread on Fornits webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=20145 Focal Point Academy], tread on Fornits webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22896 Any Focal Poiint Academy Families Izzy's Coaching Clients?], tread on Fornits webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22507 Will Focal Point Be on CAICA's Watchlist ?- Lawsuit: Scheff], tread on Fornits webforum
 
  
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===Survivor groups===
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/focalpointacademy Focal Point Academy], ''Myspace''
  
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===Message boards===
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22505 Lawuit Filed Against Sue Scheff /PURE - FOCAL POINT ACADEMY], thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=20145 Focal Point Academy], thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22896 Any Focal Poiint Academy Families Izzy's Coaching Clients?], thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=22507 Will Focal Point Be on CAICA's Watchlist ?- Lawsuit: Scheff], thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://www.fornits.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=26806 Does Sue Scheff Blog on Focial Point Academy Law Suit], a thread on Fornits webforum
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== References ==
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[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
 
[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
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[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School in Nevada]]
 
[[Category:Nevada]]
 
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[[Category:Closed programs]]

Versionen fra 7. mar 2009, 15:56

Focal Point Academy is a behavior modification facility located on 560 West Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite, Nevada 89027 [1]

The facility is for boys between 13 and 17. They can detain 15 boys.

According to the facility the average stay is 9 months.

There exist a licensing issue and according to a thread on Fornits the treatment stated on the homepage of the facility does not exist [2]

Program structure

They use a kind of level system in the program. Their webside speaks of 4 levels when it comes to behavior and 8 levels in relationship with therapy.

Living Conditions

The detained boys live in a room, which they are sharing with 2 or 3 other boys.

Communication

When the first week is passed the detained boy get access to phone his parents only one time per week. Before leaving the program the parents has to visit the facility once and participate in onsite family therapy once.

Misc.

A lawsuit is mentioned in relationship with the facility [3].

March 2009 the program homepage was down. News on continued existence has not been found.

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

References