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10 Harsh Realities Shared by For-Profit Owners of the Troubled Teen Industry

Open Letter from the perspective of current “Troubled Teen” owners and operators.   To Whom It May Concern,  The past few years have been tumultuous. More than ever, people – especially Gen Z– are skeptical of churches, schools, teachers, businesses, government officers, and police. The traditional helpers of society are being scrutinized more than ever, […]

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AMATS, An Organization for Change: When Transportation Without Consent is Necessary

The Association of Mediation and Transport Services (AMATS) serves as an umbrella organization that brings together industry leaders committed to maintaining high standards in teen transport services. Founded with a mission to ensure ethical practices, safety, and effectiveness, AMATS fosters collaboration among its members to continuously improve and innovate the field.  The reason this group […]

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Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

When I was in graduate school, the first thing I learned about Autism was, once you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with Autism. Fast forward to 2013, when the DSM-5 was published, how a child, adolescent, or adult with autism was diagnosed changed overnight. Previously,… […]

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Transporting A ‘Troubled Teen’ To Utah – Not Without a License!

updated November 2023 Good news out of the state of Utah. Utah has a new code requiring Youth Transporation Companies (“Teen Transport,” “Involuntary Youth Transport,” “Being Gooned”) to register with the Office of Licensing and submit to criminal background screenings for all transporters. Office of Licensing Rule R501-1-26(7) to register with the Office of Licensing […]

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Opinion: Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment & Transition Industry

Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment and Transition Industry

I started All Kinds of Therapy (AKoT) because I believe in the transformative experience of high-quality behavioral healthcare to save and change lives. I also believe in transparency and education, continuous improvement, and that well-informed decisions lead to better outcomes for everyone involved. I wanted the facts about treatment programs to be available to families, […]

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Reflections: What Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Was Like For Me

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A year ago I was living at home taking online classes, at home, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic… but lost the motivation to finish classes I had started on campus. The largest change in my life has been the amount of confidence I have gained through this treatment program. […]

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Oregon State Bill 749: How and Why to Register

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A new law in Oregon (SB 749) requires Independent Education Consultants (Therapeutic Consultants) to register with the State of Oregon as a ‘Registered Referral Source.’ This law is only tied to adolescent treatment programs in OR. […]

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COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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Before Hiring a Teen Transport, Read This

“Involuntary Enrollment” aka “Teen Transport” aka “Being Gooned” This blog post is designed to address, in a non-judgemental and fact-based manner, the subject of non-consensual enrollments in behavioral healthcare settings for underage minors and the escorted transports which are often utilized to facilitate those enrollments. This is a controversial topic, and for many, an extremely […]

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What is an Educational Consultant or Therapeutic Consultant?

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The term “Educational Consultant” harkens back to the early days of placements in traditional prep schools and elite colleges. The vocation now includes Therapeutic Consultants, Behavioral Health Consultants, Interventionists or simply Referring Professionals. […]

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