The Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal published an article covering wilderness therapy and boarding schools focusing on behavior modification. The article - well documented - pictures the industry as an industry in huge need of both regulation and oversight.
Children die in wilderness programs. Others return home traumatized as result of their forcefully removal from their home. While few return home better suited for the harsh nature of life in general most return home with additional issues to struggle with.
Regulation and oversight has never been more needed. The politicians need to take action and ownership to spare the families and teenagers from further tragedies.
Wilderness Therapy Settings:
An Industry in Need of Legal and Regulatory Oversight (The Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, by Daniel Pollack, Khaya Eisenberg, and Katie M. Shipp)