on Accreditation of
Fee-based accreditation service that "accredited"
Kids Helping Kids,
a confirmedly abusive program owned by
Pathway Family Centers and associated with notoriously
abusive (closed due to abuse)
CARF also accredits
Group (notoriously abusive and sometimes deadly)
Incompetent, maybe? Corrupt, maybe?
Fee-based accreditation service that currently "accredits"
Redcliff Ascent in Utah, a program HEAL has determined to be
confirmedly abusive based on A & E's Investigative Report as
well as survivor/family reports on that program. They also
accredit Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Montana.
Yellowstone is also
Enough for HEAL to say not a trustworthy accreditation agency.
Provo Canyon School.
Provo Canyon School is confirmedly abusive and has lost multiple
lawsuits for cruel and inhumane treatment of the children in
Joint Commission is in trouble with Congress for not
insuring patient safety at facilities/programs they accredit.
Reports claims that Provo Canyon School is "excellence in
School is confirmedly abusive.
Larry Stednitz is one of the "educational
consultants working with the Woodbury Reports (verified May
10th, 2010 through cached website known as
Click here for a full report on
National Association of
of Accredited Schools
Unable to locate in US.
with any information on this agency.
Provo Canyon School and
Education Group programs, both of which are confirmedly
abusive. NATSAP is a collective of behavior modification
program owners and is really a self-promoting agent for the
corrupt teen "help" industry. It is in no way a valid
accreditation nor oversight organization.
NATSAP stated in a 2009
e-mail to HEAL, "NATSAP does not
have the authority to impose sanctions on a facility nor do we
have the expertise and resources to conduct appropriate and
thorough investigations into complaints against our members. "
accredits Ascent in Idaho, confirmedly abusive. Since they
accredit a confirmedly abusive program, that's enough for us to
say that they are not legitimate.
accreditation for notoriously abusive programs such as
School. Since their standards are so low, they are not
a legitimate accreditation agency.
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Independent Private School Association (NIPSA)
accredited the Mission Mountain School which is/was (reportedly
confirmedly abusive. Any accreditation agency that
accredits a confirmedly abusive program is, in our opinion, not
legitimate and untrustworthy.
SACS accredits 3DLearn,
the "educational" services provided by
Eagle Ranch Academy.
Eagle Ranch Academy is confirmedly abusive.
In addition, SACS is not a regulatory agency
and allows for members (those they "accredit") to self-evaluate
and self-regulate regarding practices. Self-regulation is
not a sound basis for accreditation.
NIPSA claims to
accredit programs and some confirmedly abusive programs (i.e.
Turning Winds in MT) are
"accredited" by NIPSA. In our research, we have found
NIPSA to be a paid membership organization for programs/private
schools by programs/private schools.
And, we have found that
NIPSA relies on self-reporting and/or the accreditation/approval
by other so-called accreditation agencies. These are not
appropriate oversight procedures.