I need to tell the story of Challenger. It’s beyond upsetting to know that the world knows this is happening yet nobody seems to care enough to do anything about it. We focus on the human right violations on children in other countries while ignoring it at home. Isn’t that always the case? It’s easier to see what someone else is doing wrong. There are a few articles out there but you have to dig.
It blows my mind to think in the year 2014 – with the internet – that parents could easily find out that many of these places are dangerous and really just out to profit from their fear. How can parents be so stupid? Oh, wait, most of these articles don’t come up if you Google “troubled teen” you may have come across Dr. Phil endorsing these programs….up until recently he most likely made a tidy sum of money doing so….
Excerpt from article written January 30, 2014
Parents Say Dr. Phil Exploited Troubled Teen, by Jonny Bonner from the Courthousenews.com:
SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – Parents claim “showman” Dr. Phil paid to have their teenage daughter locked up at a “private prison” where her arm was mangled in a melee with a math teacher, after the girl saw a lover killed as they had sex and then was caught seeking sex online.
Terri and David Myers sued the Dr. Phil Organization, Bain Capital, CRC Health Group, Aspen Education Group, Island View Academy and math teacher Ryan Mortensen, in Federal Court.
Full Version of Article about Dr. Phil here