Troubled Teen Industry

The “Troubled Teen Industry” is an industry made up of facilities designed to reform young people’s behavior into something more desirable. They include behavior modification facilities, wilderness therapy, boot camps, “tough-love” facilities, and more. Offending behavior could be disobeying their parents, drug use, or playing too many video games. Parents who feel as though they…

Sexual Abuse and the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been teaching wilderness survival and leadership skills to young men and women since 1910. However, the organization is now facing bankruptcy after recent changes to statute-of-limitations laws allowed many sexual assault victims to come forward and make a claim. Who is Eligible to Make a Claim? The Boy…

Abuse within the Troubled Teen Industry

The Circle of Hope Girls Ranch in Cedar County, Missouri states their goal is to, “help young ladies who were destroying their lives through poor choices and behaviors, change their future”. Unfortunately, they are not living up to this promise. The reality is that these women leave with more life-long problems than they come in…

Civil Lawsuits for Sexual Abuse

Statistics from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics show that more than 3 million Americans over the age of 12 are subjected to sexual assault and abuse each year. Sexual abuse is a term that covers a variety of misconducts that are based on the gender or sexual characteristics of a victim. Many victims resort…

Recognizing Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Since 2000, more than 16,000 complaints regarding sexual abuse in nursing homes and long-care facilities have been filed in the United States. Although we like to think sick and elderly patients are provided nothing but the utmost care and respect in these facilities, we continue to see many victimized by staff and guests at an…