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== Program ==
 
== Program ==
 
 
=== Intake: Pollywogs ===
 
=== Intake: Pollywogs ===
 
 
When they detainees have been processed they are taken to an area where they join a group called Pollywogs. While they are a part of this group, they have to learn 14 safety rules so good that they can recite them verbatim. They are out in the wilderness but not allowed to hike. The main tool is isolation and the urge in among to detainees to move forward in the program, so they can be released.
 
When they detainees have been processed they are taken to an area where they join a group called Pollywogs. While they are a part of this group, they have to learn 14 safety rules so good that they can recite them verbatim. They are out in the wilderness but not allowed to hike. The main tool is isolation and the urge in among to detainees to move forward in the program, so they can be released.
  
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=== Punishment ===
 
=== Punishment ===
 
 
When a child is not willing to hike, they use pressure points at the last resort. It is called Positive Control System. See video <Ref>[http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=102&amp;Itemid=2 Videos from Community Alliance for the Fair and Ethical Treatment of Youth]</Ref>
 
When a child is not willing to hike, they use pressure points at the last resort. It is called Positive Control System. See video <Ref>[http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=102&amp;Itemid=2 Videos from Community Alliance for the Fair and Ethical Treatment of Youth]</Ref>
  
 
== Criticism ==
 
== Criticism ==
 
 
In the rare cases where the program has been evaluated when the parents have tried to get the authorities to pay for their off-spring's stay at RCA, it have not been possible to prove that the program have worked <Ref>[http://www.sro.nysed.gov/2003/03-043.htm Court analyses and decision], The State Education Department, State Review Officer</Ref>
 
In the rare cases where the program has been evaluated when the parents have tried to get the authorities to pay for their off-spring's stay at RCA, it have not been possible to prove that the program have worked <Ref>[http://www.sro.nysed.gov/2003/03-043.htm Court analyses and decision], The State Education Department, State Review Officer</Ref>
  
 
== In the News ==
 
== In the News ==
 
 
The first season of Brat Camp was filmed at Redcliff Ascent <Ref>[http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/B/brat_camp_archive/index.html Brat Camp homepage on Channel 4]</Ref>. The program was heavily modified to accommodate the viewer. Redcliff declined to take part in the next seasons, because they could not be as tough as they needed. From the article in Guardian: "The teenagers have the appearance of grizzled explorers: all have severely chapped lips, their faces are sunburned to the point of rawness, layers of skin flaking and peeling away. Their camp-issue clothes are dirty and ripped. And there is the fetid smell of unwashed humanity." <Ref>[http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;Itemid=2&amp;id=69 Where the wild things are - (Utah, Redcliff Ascent)], from the Guardian, March 2004</Ref>
 
The first season of Brat Camp was filmed at Redcliff Ascent <Ref>[http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/B/brat_camp_archive/index.html Brat Camp homepage on Channel 4]</Ref>. The program was heavily modified to accommodate the viewer. Redcliff declined to take part in the next seasons, because they could not be as tough as they needed. From the article in Guardian: "The teenagers have the appearance of grizzled explorers: all have severely chapped lips, their faces are sunburned to the point of rawness, layers of skin flaking and peeling away. Their camp-issue clothes are dirty and ripped. And there is the fetid smell of unwashed humanity." <Ref>[http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;Itemid=2&amp;id=69 Where the wild things are - (Utah, Redcliff Ascent)], from the Guardian, March 2004</Ref>
  
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
 
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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===Info pages===
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*Info: [http://www.redcliffascent.com Homepage of the program] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Info: [http://www.wildernesswork.com/ WildernessWork: Rekruting site for Redcliff Ascent][[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Info: [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US/RedcliffAscent.htm About the program on secret prisons for teens] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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===Survivor groups===
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/RCABABY RCA! Red Cliff Ascent students!], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/redcliffascentprogram Redcliff Ascent], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/WildernessSurvivors Survivor - Wilderness Edition], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
  
*'''Info pages'''
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===Message boards===
**Info: [http://www.redcliffascent.com Homepage of the program] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Forum: [http://redcliff-forum.com/ Redcliff ascent forum] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
**Info: [http://www.wildernesswork.com/ WildernessWork: Rekruting site for Redcliff Ascent][[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?p=111550 Fornits thread on Redcliff Ascent] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
**Info: [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US/RedcliffAscent.htm About the program on secret prisons for teens] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Forum: [http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=162603557&f=2480046541 Brat Camp forum on Channel 4 - UK] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
*'''Survivor groups:'''
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*Forum: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=68&func=showcat&catid=13  The Teen Help Industry] a subforum on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/RCABABY RCA! Red Cliff Ascent students!], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
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*Forum: [http://fican.freeforums.org/the-troubled-teen-industry-f4.html The Troubled Teen Industry] a subforum on the message board of  Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/redcliffascentprogram Redcliff Ascent], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
 
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/WildernessSurvivors Survivor - Wilderness Edition], Myspace [[Image:us9.GIF]]
 
*'''Message boards'''
 
**Forum: [http://redcliff-forum.com/ Redcliff ascent forum] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
 
**Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?p=111550 Fornits thread on Redcliff Ascent] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
 
**Forum: [http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=162603557&f=2480046541 Brat Camp forum on Channel 4 - UK] [[Image:us9.GIF]]
 
  
 
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Redcliff Ascent (RCA) is a wilderness program, which offers behavior modification. They are based in Utah.

Some of the detainees are court-ordered into the program, but most are placed there because they would not follow house rules like cleaning dishes, wearing helmet when using a bicycle or just general disagreements with a step parent. (Parents do often use the children as tools against a new partner. RCA is then used as a defense tool from the parent with custody to turn them over to their side.)

The program has a stay between 30 to 60 days. 45 to 60 is the norm, but on the internet stays over 100 days is also to be found.

They are a member by The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA)

Program

Intake: Pollywogs

When they detainees have been processed they are taken to an area where they join a group called Pollywogs. While they are a part of this group, they have to learn 14 safety rules so good that they can recite them verbatim. They are out in the wilderness but not allowed to hike. The main tool is isolation and the urge in among to detainees to move forward in the program, so they can be released.

The program consist of 8 phases the detainees has to complete before being able to see their family again. During the entire stay the only means of communication is by letter.

Some of the phases are called: Coyote, Buffalo and Eagle

Punishment

When a child is not willing to hike, they use pressure points at the last resort. It is called Positive Control System. See video [1]

Criticism

In the rare cases where the program has been evaluated when the parents have tried to get the authorities to pay for their off-spring's stay at RCA, it have not been possible to prove that the program have worked [2]

In the News

The first season of Brat Camp was filmed at Redcliff Ascent [3]. The program was heavily modified to accommodate the viewer. Redcliff declined to take part in the next seasons, because they could not be as tough as they needed. From the article in Guardian: "The teenagers have the appearance of grizzled explorers: all have severely chapped lips, their faces are sunburned to the point of rawness, layers of skin flaking and peeling away. Their camp-issue clothes are dirty and ripped. And there is the fetid smell of unwashed humanity." [4]

In 1999 a group of boys assaulted the staff members. All eight was later caught. Some ended up in juvenile jail, which were a improvement of their situation [5] [6]

The program is also used to put the teenagers through such a hard torment, that even being rape can seen being bearable compare to the program [7]

References

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards