Impartial please. Like Utah has a monopoly on bad treatment
centers. I have lived in several states (including Utah) and have been a foster
parent for many troubled kids for 30+ years. For every bad apple there are
probably 10 good ones. I have seen these centers do good things for troubled
kids and to be fair I have seen them do harm. Those that do harm we exit very
fast. So what needs to happen is to have 2 people in a session not
just one on one. Screening needs to be better and we need a way to judge their
effectiveness. Just like every profession there seems to be a many
good mixed with a few bad.
That's the problem with many of Utah's "youth treatment
centers". They are not legal in most States because they recognize that many
youth's are harmed further by being abused by unqualified supervisors. Time
to abolish Utah's detention farms.