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Report: #734585

Complaint Review: Red Rock Canyon School - Utah California

  • Submitted: Sun, May 29, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, June 17, 2011
  • Reported By: Angelica — Hollywood California United States of America
  • Red Rock Canyon School
    747 East Saint George Boulevard
    Utah, California
    United States of America

Red Rock Canyon School Sherman, Frank, Sean Habibian Traumatizing, brainwashing "treatment" school for teens Utah, California

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This "treatment" school is a torture, traumatizing, brainwashing facility for teens that only causes extreme detriment to their well being in every possible way, (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, metaphysical) via abusive staff members and students. It is COMPLETE and UTTER Fraud. It's a scam, and most kids that get out of that school end up 2094823094821039840239840398402398402398X WORSE.

For example, I was doing extremely well, living in a great house, had amazing friends, working with one of the biggest producers in the world, basically just succeeding and exceeding in life until I was sent to this disgusting program by my schitzophrenic/bipolar/psychotic/mentally ill mother, where I was killed from the inside out, just to sum it all up. When I got out I was homeless for three months, I stopped doing music because I was so traumatized in that horrible place, and I couldn't even any way because I was homeless and stressed what I was going to do, I ended up hanging out with other homeless people where I did drugs (which I NEVER did before) and incredibly angry and disgusted inside that hasn't gone away yet. [continued below]....
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These people are out to get you, and if you fall in their trap, guaranteed you will NOT be happy about the waste of money, and the result of your child.

Here's some info that could be of use:

A Laymans Guide to Brainwashing and Mind Control at Behavior Modification Programs for Teens

From 1951 to 1972 the C.I.A. conducted a variety of mind control experiments on their own agents, military personnel, psychiatric patients, prisoners, and the general public. These experimental projects were entitled Bluebird, Artichoke, MKULTRA, and MKSEARCH. The C.I.A. uses the term behavior modification interchangeably with mind control and brainwashing.
In the 1970s, following the Senate Hearings condemning these experiments, behavior modification programs for troubled teens began propping up around the country. Programs such as Provo Canyon School in Provo, UT began torturing and brainwashing children in 1974, but, it filed for its license and zoning shortly after MKSEARCH was supposedly discontinued.
Based on information gathered by HEAL5, behavior modification programs are sharing their data with the N.S.A., C.I.A., Foreign and Domestic Military Personnel, and other government and scientific research operations. This suggests that the brainwashing experiments continue in the form of teen help. We invite you to compare the brainwashing methods described by Dr. William Sargant in his research into the techniques of brainwashing used in Communist China and Stalinist Russia to the phase/level system(s) used at programs such as Provo Canyon School and Kids Helping Kids/Pathway Family Centers.
According to Dr. William Sargants2 research into brainwashing, there are four primary phases:
The first phase...is called the phase of physical control and lasts about two months. Novices are allotted all sorts of...physical tasks, often of a demeaning nature...During this period of physical exhaustion...themes are designed to instill a maximum of disillusionment in the mind...After two months of physical control a second phase of more intense indoctrination begins. Physical work is now reduced, and the number of small and large group meetings greatly increased. Care is taken that for six and sometimes seven nights a week the trainee shall go to bed mentally and physically completely exhausted...Finally, the remainder reach a third stage [phase] of crisis and breakdown. This occurs after about six months training [brainwashing]...With this [third phase] total disruption of old behavior patterns, the new ones [fourth phase] become much more firmly implanted...In place of his [the trainee or brainwashed person] feeling of guilt he is now fired with the conviction that he must publicize his newly found security and help others find peace of mind through service to the Organization [Cult]. It takes at least another four months of intense work to consolidate the hold on the now willing mind. Some rewards are given for enthusiasm and in appreciation of the conversion of the trainee.
The residential treatment/boot camp/wilderness therapy/behavior modification program industry uses a similar level/phase system in their
conversion of normal kids to Stepford children. Heres an example of the phases in a modern day behavior modification program:
Phase 1. Deny all contact with outside world. Deny interaction between students. Deny basic needs as punishment (food, sleep, clothing, heat, water, etc.). Create confusion and use physical and mental exhaustion as a tool to breakdown old behaviors. This causes a complete mental breakdown in the child. (Forced betrayal of ones self.)
Phase 2. Once a child becomes agreeable to submission, small rewards are given for obedience and the risk of being returned to the earlier phase is held out as the worst punishment one can receive. Children are persuaded to make up stories (false confessions) about themselves and others in the program in order to get rewarded for their honesty. (Forced betrayal of ones peers.)
Phase 3. The child has no more opinion of him/herself based on own self- image or the reflection of his/her peers. The child completely loses and disassociates between old life/old behavior and new life/new behavior. (Complete mental/emotional breakdown and intentional creation of disassociative disorder.)
Phase 4. The child is completely submissive and brainwashed. The child hates everything they once were or knew. The child only feels safe in the program and only credits the program with his/her success. Child is given responsibility to lead other children. (Child is now brainwashed and actively aiding his captors in brainwashing others.)
These methods are destructive and violate every sacred human right. And, according to world-renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin3, To [sic] force thousands and even millions of teenagers into...treatment against their will would not only be unethical, wrong-headed, and useless, it would further humiliate and alienate them. Our children deserve better.


1    http://www.rossinst.com/blue.htm, & http://www.wanttoknow.info/bluebird10pg 2    Sargant, Dr. William. Battle for the Mind. Malor Books. Cambridge, MA. 1997 (pp. 181-184) 3 Breggin, Dr. Peter R., Reclaiming Our Children. Perseus Publishing, New York,NY. 2000.    (p. 26) 4    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_Helping_Kids#Length_of_stay_.2F_Level_system 5. http://www.heal-online.org/teen.htm
HEAL 126 SW 148th St. Ste, C100-422 Seattle, WA 98166-1984 (877)845-3232 e-mail: info@heal-online.org web: www.heal-online.org

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AUTHOR: wy8earp1969 - (United States of America)

Red Rock Canyon School is a non-profit residential treatment facility serving boys and girls ages 12 18 located in St. George, UT.  We are licensed in good standing through the Utah Department of Human Services, have full JCAHO accreditation, and are a certified non-public school.  We have comfortable living units and a beautiful campus.  Our students are involved with a variety of activities including sports, enrichment classes in dance, music, and art, and community service projects.



Red Rock Canyon School believes that each youth is a resource and nurtures positive growth in a caring, family-oriented environment.  The safety, security, and well-being of our students is and has always been our number one priority.  We work hard to teach each youth in our care to assume responsibility for helping not only themselves, but others in their group.
 As each youth gives of themselves, their own feelings of self-worth and positive self-esteem are increased.  



Red Rock Canyon Schools professional staff provides strong clinical and therapeutic support for a wide variety of psychological issues, as well as drug and alcohol treatment.  Students are supervised 24-hours a day by highly qualified caring staff.  We also work very hard at family reunification, emphasizing parental support and family therapy while in treatment. 

 

Red Rock Canyon School is also highly regarding in the Southern Utah for the humanitarian efforts that we provide to the local community.  Our youth are provided opportunities to help the sick and needy in our area along with efforts to send large masses of clothing and need items to areas that have been devastated by disasters such as the Samoan Tsunami victims.  Red Rock Canyon School students are able to leave our facility with a true understanding that when can show true care and
concern for another individual you can truly show care for themselves. 

 

Red Rock Canyon School welcomes questions and concerns about the treatment approach.  We can be reached at 800-635-4441.  Our website is www.redrockcanyonschool.com.  In closing, Red Rock Canyon School alumni have provided some kind words of what our program has provided these youth.

 

Red Rock was hands down the best thing that has happened to me in my life to date. I was on a very self destructive path, and only God knows where my life would have gone had i not gotten the well needed help and advice i received at Red Rock. I made amazing life long friends and learned an entirely new view on life.

 

Since leaving I got a college degree in business management, built the strongest relationship with my family that I've always wanted, and got an amazing job working at a fortune 500 company. I worked for Sprint for about 5 years moving my way up the corporate ladder as the best salesman in the state and recognized as one of the top in the nation. I have been living a very fulfilling and exciting life thus far and continue to look forward to where the next step will take me. Im hoping to get my masters in Psychology and even make a trip back down to St. George to see if I can help out some teens that are in the same position that I was at their age.

 

I love everyone at Red Rock and everyone that has helped me throughout my life to make me the man that I am today and only want to help others in the same way!

 

Ben T. Red Rock Alum

 

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