Monarch Center for Family Healing

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Monarch Center for Family Healing is a behavior modification program using wilderness therapy as therapeutic approach.

The owners used to run a school called Trailhead Wilderness School.

The program was founded in 1996.

The target group is youth between 10 and 18 years. There are both co-ed and single gender groups.

The average stay is between 30 and 150 days [1].

They have an admission office in Georgetown.

Contents

Program structure

They use a base camp model. They hike for two weeks and stay one week in their basecamp near Georgetown.

They use gestalt therapy.

News

November 2008 an article in Denver Westwood News described how a girl got pregnant during a course, claims of false marketing, old and outdated insurance, accreditations and permits [2].

External links

Info pages

Survivor Groups

Message boards

References

  1. Program Data on NATSAP
  2. Troubled teens were banished to the Monarch Center wilderness program. Then their troubles really started, By Adam Cayton-Holland, Denver Westwood News, Published on November 12, 2008 at 12:00pm
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