This is a  staff list for Eagle Ranch Academy in St. George, UT

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Eagle Ranch Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Eagle Ranch Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Eagle Ranch Academy, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

Please don’t place your loved one in Eagle Ranch Academy and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Paul George Arslanian Executive Director/Co-Founder Formerly Assistant Director of Youth Corp Camp.  Arslanian is also reported to own: Handifone (dba/Doing Business As--Paul Arslanian--at 1902 E. 5775 S., Ogden, UT), PADD Incorporated (1902 E 5775 S, Ogden), Coaches Properties LLC (875 Rio Virgin Drive, #120, St. George, UT).  Arslanian is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Dave/David Arslanian Admissions/Co-Founder David Arslanian is also reported to own: Eagle Quest, LLC (4063 Ross Drive, Ogden, UT), DJP Corporate Services St. George (192 E. 200 N., Third Floor, St. George, UT),   Big Blue Football Camp, Inc. (4063 Ross Drive, Ogden, UT--notice this is the same address for Eagle Quest above), Academic Resources (dba/ doing business as--under David Arslanian--same address on Ross Drive), Eagle Ranch Associates, LLC (4063 Ross Drive, Ogden), Answers for Parents (located at 4063 Ross Drive in Ogden), Eagle Ranch Academy (two address for this listed--one is the 4063 Ross Drive address, the other is 115 W 1470 S, St. George, UT), The Coaches Team (4063...same as above), The Coaches Team Foundation (4063...same...), ARS Properties (4063...same...), Coaches Properties, LLC (4063...same...), and Coaches Team NS, LLC (4063...same...).

Dave Arslanian was fired from Utah State University for hiring his brother Paul against the wishes of the President of the university in 1999.

So, Dave Arslanian tried to "re-brand" with ERA.  The above hyperlink will guide you to the article from which the following quote is derived: "Arslanian, who coached at Weber State for nine years, has not found another job, the lawsuit says, because of damage to his reputation."

 

Within 2 years of Starting Our Business Using The BMI-FOP Worksheet, We Were Able to Successfully Launch a Company That Now Has an Independent Appraised Value of More Than 3 Million Dollars!

Using the Business Management Institute's Financial Operating Planworksheet and procedure, our company was able to maximize theFlex Budget portion to accurately project our financial picture for the coming year and provide a cash flow model that allowed us to plan for needed cash and credit in advance.

This worksheet also gave us the variables in the case that we only did 80% of what we planned or in the case we did 120% of our projections. It allowed us the chance to see what impact our actual results were against what we planned them to be both in terms of percentages anddollars.

Within 2 years of Starting Our Business 
Using The FOP Worksheet, We Were Able to Successfully Launch a Company That Now Has an Independent Appraised Value of More Than 3 Million Dollars!

David Arslanian CEO, Eagle Ranch Academy - St. George Utah

Taken from:  http://www.businessmanagementreviews.com/  (Greed)  Arslanian is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Kelly Jo Miller Program Director Formerly Director of Case Management at Spring Mountain Treatment Center, Clinical/Program Director/Case Manager/Residential Counselor at SunHawk Academy, and Vice President/Owner of Journeys Adolescent Services.  Miller also has a daughter (Cierra/Sierra) that works as staff at Eagle Ranch and the daughter has reportedly been physically abusive with children in the program.

Journeys Adolescent Services is a transport/kidnap-for-hire company that "spirits" children away from their home, families, support, and communities to private wilderness or rural compounds for experimentation by the rural elite.  One of there "kidnappers" is Brett Merle who is "trained in Positive Control Systems".  Positive Control Systems is used by many fraudulent and abusive programs.  See www.heal-online.org/utah.htm

Kelly's husband "Hoss"/Horace, Darrell Benson (ERA Staff too), Katherine Benson (ERA Staff--see below) all work for Kelly as kidnappers-for-hire as well as their positions at ERA. 

Miller is only licensed as an associate professional counselor and has only been licensed since March, 2011 in Utah.  Miller has a transferred license as a substance abuse counselor in Nevada and has been licensed since August, 2003.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Katherine Benson Asst. Program Dir. Formerly with Millcreek Youth Center (Psychologist Assistant) and Sun Hawk Academy (Assistant Program Director.  Married to Darrell Benson listed below.  Benson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Phil Clark Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy (St. George, Utah) , Program Supervisor - New Directions (St. George, Utah), Owner/Program Manager - Cinnamon Hills Youth Center (Confirmedly Abusive), Assistant Youth Manager - Heritage Youth Treatment Center (Confirmedly Abusive), Crisis Team Leader - Farmington Bay (Farmington, Utah), and Youth Counselor - Red Rock Academy (Hurricane, Utah), Resident Manager.  Clark also worked for the State of Utah Correctional Facility.  Clark is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Dan Slaugh Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy (Professional Staff/Teacher) and Rain Dancer Youth Program (Professional Staff/Teacher)..  Dan Slaugh also reportedly owns Resort Retailers, Inc. (a.k.a. 7-Eleven in multiple Utah locations).  Slaugh is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lori Brandt Staff Formerly with RedCliff and SunHawk Academy.  Brandt is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chris Arslanian Parent Specialist Arslanian is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Eric Pomeroy Staff Pomeroy is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Petina Dutro Staff Dutro is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Heather Fay Staff Married to Alan or Allen Fay.  (Spelling is different on different pages of the Eagle Ranch Academy official website).  Fay is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tyrone Hardward Staff Hardward is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Adam James Lister/Ligster Staff Formerly worked for State of Utah Juvenile Justice System.  Lister/Ligster is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Seattle Umi Staff Umi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Krystlelie Jones Staff Jones is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sierra Bawden Staff Bawden is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tracy Wardrop Staff Wardrop is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Braxtin Ellet Staff Ellet is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Bob Chaviar Case Manager Formerly with SunHawk Academy and Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center.  Chaviar also worked at State of Utah Correctional Facility as a Youth Supervisor.  Chaviar is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lauren Hill Staff Hill is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Shannon Wellhoff Staff Wellhoff is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Hollie Belair Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy.  Belair is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chris Cortez Staff Cortez is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Asiah Liuleraega Staff Liuleraega is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Levi Manatai Staff Manatai is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
David Woodbury Staff HEAL requires David Woodbury's middle name or middle initial in order to check whether or not he has any professional licenses in Utah.  There are multiple David Woodbury's licensed in multiple professions including as electricians and engineer/land surveyors. 
Kelvin Johnson Staff Johnson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ben Haycock Staff Haycock is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Deborah Berg Staff Deborah Bell Berg (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse in Utah and has been since 1989.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Collete Tannehil Staff Tannehil is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Spencer Munoz Staff Munoz is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
V. Gerry Thamert Clinical Director Formerly the Clinical Director for SunHawk Academy in St. George, UT.  Another conflict of interest arising in Utah is that Washington County has appointed Gerry Thamert as the Mental Health Representative for the County's Children's Justice Center.  This is a blatant conflict of interest as Thamert and ERA are in a position to receive financial benefits from referrals and placements through the center.  This is a serious concern.  Thamert was appointed to this position late 2004/early 2005 according to the 2004 Annual Report for the Children's Justice Center presented on March 15th, 2005.  Thamert is reportedly no longer working for the Children's Justice Center.

Thamert also is a member of St. George Counseling Center LLC and Red Rock Properties, LLC.   The registered agent for Red Rock Properties is Penelope S. Eicher.  Eicher is also a marriage counselor in St. George, Utah.   Penelope S. Eicher is married to Timothy Eicher.  Timothy Eicher was a professor for Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.  J. Ralph Atkin (co-founder/co-owner of Teen Help/WWASP) is on the National Advisory Counsel for Dixie State College.  Thamert is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Dan Huntsman Therapist Dan Jay Huntsman (may be a different person) is a licensed associated professional counselor and has only been since 2009 in Utah.  He "earned" his degree at the University of Phoenix.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 

"The Justice Department announced today that the University of Phoenix has agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million to resolve allegations that its student recruitment policies violated the False Claims Act.  This case began as a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of California under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits for fraud on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Whistleblowers Mary Hendow and Julie Behn, two former University of Phoenix employees, alleged that the university accepted federal student financial aid while in violation of statutory and regulatory provisions prohibiting post-secondary schools from paying admissions counselors certain forms of incentive-based compensation tied to the number of students recruited. Though the United States did not intervene in this action, the Government provided support and assistance to the whistleblowers at many stages of the case, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs when the case was on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The two whistleblowers will receive $19 million from the settlement."

The University of Phoenix does not have the specialized accreditation necessary for degrees in psychology.  (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)   It is accredited for teaching and nursing degrees.

Joy Ann "Annie" Weippert Therapist Formerly with SunHawk Academy.  Weippert is a licensed clinical social worker and has been only since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Daniel Afualo Therapist Formerly with Second Nature Wilderness Program--Entrada, SunHawk Academy, and Utah State Department of Corrections.  Daniel Pouli Afualo (may be a different person) is a licensed clincial social worker and has been since 1999.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
(Dr.) Cantril Nielsen Psychiatrist Dr. Nielsen is also employed by Sunrise Residential Treatment Center (and Boarding School) in Hurricane, UT.  Nielsen has reportedly moved to Idaho and may no longer be working for this program.

"In the 1980s, LDS Psychiatrist Cantril Nielsen found himself caught between his conflicting religious and professional oaths.  Nielsen paid a sizable wrongful death malpractice settlement in the masturbation-shame suicide of 16-year-old Kip Eliason. The lawsuit alleged that Nielsen violated professional standards of psychiatric care by prescribing that his patient should follow his Mormon bishop’s advice to abstain from masturbation in order to be “worthy,” rather than basing treatment on empirical medical evidence required by medical ethics."

Source: http://www.mormonstudies.net/pdf/mormon_masturbation.pdf  

Case Citation: Eliason v. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, et al., No. 80195, D.C. (Ada County 1983).

 Nielsen is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1972.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Dennis Mitchell Medical Asst. Reportedly only works at the program on Thursdays.  Dennis Houston Mitchell (may be a different person) is a licensed physician's assistant in Utah and has been since 1998.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Roxann Faux Nurse Judy Roxann Faux (may be a different person) is a licensed practical nurse in Utah and has been since 1988.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Julie Arslanian Admin. Director Arslanian is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Angie Aday Office Asst. HEAL did not perform a license verification on Aday since it is unexpected that a clerical worker would hold any professional licenses.
Bonnie Johnson Insurance Specialist Reportedly married to Ted (a.k.a. Mike) Johnson who works in the kitchen at Eagle Ranch Academy.  HEAL requires the middle name of Bonnie Johnson to verify whether or not she holds any professional licenses in Utah.
Bill Brieg Cook Brieg is not a licensed dietitian in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ted Johnson Kitchen Asst. & Head of Security Reportedly also known as "Mike" and married to Bonnie Johnson in accounting/insurance at Eagle Ranch Academy.  Ted Johnson is reportedly working on a book about his experiences working at multiple facilities in the behavior modification industry.  Ted Johnson was Vice President of Red Rock Consulting, Inc. and the registered agent (front man) for the organization was J. Ralph Atkin, founder of WWASPS.  See below for more information.  Johnson is not a licensed dietitian nor security guard/professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kathy Young Seminar Director Young is not a licensed mental health professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  (There are multiple Kathryn and Kathleen Young's holding professional cosmetology, nursing, and dental hygienist licenses in Utah.  HEAL would require Kathy Young's full name and/or middle name to verify whether she is licensed in any field.)
Darrell Benson Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy.  Married to Katherine Benson listed above.  Reportedly enjoys restraining children and will do so even when not warranted.  Benson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
(Dr.) Myrle (Lee) Dalton-McIntosh Educational Con-Artist (or is it consultant?) Graduate of Brigham Young University.  Dalton-McIntosh is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
(Dr.) Kenneth L. Hennefer Staff Training/Behavioral Kenneth L. Hennefer is reported to also own: Kenneth L. Hennefer & Associates, LLC (7321 State St., Ste A-B, Midvale, UT).  Kenneth L. Hennefer & Associates is also known as Counseling and Education Association.  It has one employee/member according to online sources and annual earnings of $45,000.  It appears to be a referral service for the industry.  This is a blatant conflict of interest.  Kenneth Lake Hennefer (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since January, 1910.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mark Brady Admissions Brady formerly worked at notoriously and confirmedly abusive Provo Canyon School.  Brady is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Robyn Woods Admissions Wife of Gene Woods.  Woods is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Anaseini "Pou" Wright Staff Formerly with Red Rock Canyon SchoolWright no longer appears to work for this program.  Wright is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Allen Fay Staff Fay no longer appears to work for this program.  Fay is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Siasosi Umi Staff Umi no longer appears to work for this program.  Umi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
James Evertson Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy.  Evertson no longer appears to work for this program.  Evertson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Gene Fakatoumafi Staff Formerly with Red Rock Canyon School.  Fakatoumafi no longer appears to work for this program.  Fakatoumafi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
David Graham Staff Formerly a hired kidnapper (transporter/"escort") for the industry under US Transport Services.  Also formerly worked at Red Rock Canyon School.   Graham no longer appears to work for this program.  Graham is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mark Holliday Staff Formerly worked at confirmedly abusive Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center (owned by Jack L. Williams--co-founder of notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School.)  Holliday no longer appears to work for this program. Holliday is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html 
Heidi Lindsley Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy  Lindsley no longer appears to work for this program.  Lindsley is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jason Lindsley Staff Formerly with SunHawk Academy  Lindsley no longer appears to work for this program.  Lindsley is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Natasha Fakatoumafi Staff Fakatoumafi no longer appears to work for this program.  Fakatoumafi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Penny Frank Therapist Formerly with Turning Leaf Wellness Center and SunHawk Academy.  Frank no longer appears to work for this program.  Frank is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Pam Tulley Nurse Pam Tulley is also reported to own: Pre-Natal Treasures (1416 Kanab Circle, St. George, UT) and Ultimate Freedom, LLC (375 W 600 N, St. George, UT).  Tulley no longer appears to work for this program.  Tulley is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
(Dr.) Richard Y. Moody Clinical Consultant

Reportedly left Eagle Ranch Academy in April, 2007

Related Experience - After working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 7 ½ years, Dr. Moody started a private practice in Youth Development Programs. He has worked as Millard County Team Leader for Central Utah Mental Health, Clinical Director for SunHawk Academy, Clinical Psychologist for the Department of Corrections (special note, the former head (Lane McCotter) of the Utah Dep't of Corrections was behind the Abu Ghraib torture), and is Co-founder of the TurningLeaf Wellness Center of St. George, Utah.  Moody has been removed from the Eagle Ranch Academy website, but, we have confirmation as of December 28th, 2009 that he is still working at the facility.

Richard Y. Moody is also reported to own or work for: Play Today, Inc. (166 N 300 W, Ste 4, St. George, UT) and Professional Counseling Associates (160 N 300 W, Ste 4, St. George, UT).  The address for Professional Counseling Associates may have changed to 40 N 300 E, St. George, UT.  

"Richard Moody...accepted a job with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he evaluated potential agents and did profiling on Soviets and others of interest to the CIA...He has aided in the development of four intensive emotional growth seminars, numerous workshops, and has been instrumental in development of three residential treatment programs.  He works as the Clinical Director for TuringLeaf Wellness Center in St. George, UT." (taken from: http:// tlseminars.webs.com/ourteam.htm on February 14th, 2010.

TurningLeaf Inc. is owned by Dean N. Nixon.  TurningLeaf Inc. owns TurningLeaf Wellness Center and TurningLeaf Seminars for which Moody provides his "expertise".  Moody no longer works for this program.  Moody is a licensed psychologist in Utah and has been since 1983.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Jennifer Francesca Hinton Intake Therapist Hinton no longer appears to work for this program.  Hinton is a licensed social service worker and has been since 2000.  She earned her degree at the University of Phoenix.  Hinton is also a licensed professional counselor and has been only since January, 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

"The Justice Department announced today that the University of Phoenix has agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million to resolve allegations that its student recruitment policies violated the False Claims Act.  This case began as a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of California under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits for fraud on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Whistleblowers Mary Hendow and Julie Behn, two former University of Phoenix employees, alleged that the university accepted federal student financial aid while in violation of statutory and regulatory provisions prohibiting post-secondary schools from paying admissions counselors certain forms of incentive-based compensation tied to the number of students recruited. Though the United States did not intervene in this action, the Government provided support and assistance to the whistleblowers at many stages of the case, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs when the case was on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The two whistleblowers will receive $19 million from the settlement."

The University of Phoenix does not have the specialized accreditation necessary for degrees in psychology.  (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)   It is accredited for teaching and nursing degrees.

Kathy McKean Nurse McKean no longer appears to work for this program.  McKean is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lesley Shaw Academic Coordinator Leslie Shaw (may be a different person) is no longer a licensed educator in Utah.  And, Lesley Shaw is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
William "Troy" Young Staff & Kathy Young's Son Young no longer appears to be working for this program.  Young is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ray Hosner Registered Agent HEAL does not do professional licensure checks on office, maintenance, nor food service workers unless they are reported to have direct contact with the children.
Beverly Hall Account Coordinator HEAL does not do professional licensure checks on office, maintenance, nor food service workers unless they are reported to have direct contact with the children.
James Arslanian Attorney/Admissions Director Arslanian is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sherry Christensen Admissions Counselor Christensen is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and has been since 2010.  Christensen "earned" her degree at the University of Phoenix.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  

"The Justice Department announced today that the University of Phoenix has agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million to resolve allegations that its student recruitment policies violated the False Claims Act.  This case began as a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of California under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits for fraud on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Whistleblowers Mary Hendow and Julie Behn, two former University of Phoenix employees, alleged that the university accepted federal student financial aid while in violation of statutory and regulatory provisions prohibiting post-secondary schools from paying admissions counselors certain forms of incentive-based compensation tied to the number of students recruited. Though the United States did not intervene in this action, the Government provided support and assistance to the whistleblowers at many stages of the case, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs when the case was on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The two whistleblowers will receive $19 million from the settlement."

The University of Phoenix does not have the specialized accreditation necessary for degrees in psychology.  (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)   It is accredited for teaching and nursing degrees.

Jake Reddick Psychiatric Nurse Reddick is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor nursing professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Erika Swensen-Field Nurse Erika Loree Field (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse in Utah and has been since 2002.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Megan Fischer Academic Coordinator  
*(Eagle Ranch Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
HEAL Report: Eagle Ranch Academy (includes Contract Review)
Complaints to police from 2006 to 2013 include reports of sexual offenses, child abuse, and children found unconscious.

 

Additional Background Information Below:
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
June 7, 2005
 
The Regular Meeting of the Board of the Washington County Commission was called to order by
Commission Chairman James J. Eardley at 4:00 p.m. on June 7, 2005, in the Commission Chambers,
Washington County Administration Building, St. George, Utah. Those in attendance were Chairman
James J. Eardley, Commissioner Alan D. Gardner, Commissioner Jay Ence, Administrator to the
Commission John Willie, Deputy County Attorney David Patterson, and Deputy County Clerk Kaye
Reese.
 
Also present was reporter Brian Passey from The Spectrum.
Commissioner Jay Ence led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
AGENDA
CONSENT AGENDA:
The Consent Agenda is a means of expediting routine matters which come before the Commission
for approval. The Consent Portion of the agenda is approved by one (1) non debatable motion. If
any Commissioner wishes to remove an item from the Consent Portion of the agenda, that item
becomes the first order of business on the regular agenda.
• Consideration of List of Auditor Approved Claims for Payment for May 18, 2005, through
June 7, 2005
• Consideration of Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes of May 3, 2005, and
May 17, 2005
• Consideration of Administrative Adjustments: Real Property
Date Owner Acct. # Serial # Tax
Year
Taxes
Due
Adjustment
Bal.
Due
Comments
6/7/05 St. George City 0388812 SG-6-3-1-
2414
2002 784.82 (784.82) 0.00 Should have
been exempt
in 2002
6/7/05 1812 West
Sunset, L.C.
0623689 SG-6-2-23-
44041
2004 1556.87 (1534.44) 22.43 Incorrectly
assessed
TOTALS 2341.69 -2319.26 22.43
• Consideration of Application(s) for Property Tax Abatement (2)
Commissioner Gardner
 
 
 
 
 
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. Request permission to operate a residential treatment
facility for youth within the OST-20 zone at the DI Ranch. Terry Martin,
applicant/Lance Anderson & Dave Arslanian, agents. Planning Commission voted 5 to
0.
The applicant would like to operate a residential treatment facility and school for twenty (20) youths
at the Eagle Ranch Academy, Inc. (a/k/a DI Ranch).* There will be two (2) supervisors for every four
(4) youth and they will be under 24 hour supervision. One-half of their time will be dedicated to
education and the other half will be dedicated to chores—living a structured lifestyle. Each youth
will be in the program from six (6) to ten (10) months and there will be no adjudicated youth. The
applicant has addressed the issues of health and safety, communications, evacuation and fire
protection at the ranch. The applicant has submitted a letter from the Southwest Utah Public Health
Department stating that the existing system is adequate for the Ranch’s needs, and the culinary water
has been tested extensively by Chemtech-Ford Laboratory.
Sheriff Kirk Smith has spoken with Pete Kuhlmann, the new Fire Chief in Ivins, and Mr. Kuhlmann
has agreed to work with the applicants. Employees at Eagle Ranch Academy will be EMT certified
as first responders, as well as Wildland Fire Fighter certified to be able to handle fires either at the
location or around the area.
Commission Minutes
June 7, 2005
Page 5
Sheriff Smith said it has become policy to call the SWAT team in the case of a runaway instead of
Search and Rescue so that the safety of civilian volunteers is not jeopardized. The applicant has
indicated that the Ranch will form its own Immediate Response Team with Mr. Kuhlmann as the
head, and with other certified people such as man-trackers who will be contracted employees. This
will eliminate any involvement with Washington County. Mercy Air Ambulance, Las Vegas, has
agreed to respond in case of any serious injury.
The youth will also be required to remove their shoes upon entering a building. The shoes will be
locked up, which should discourage anyone from leaving. Sheriff Smith said he is very comfortable
with the applicant’s preparation and feels there will be little or no impact to the community. He feels
the location is a good one. Mr. Arslanian explained that there will be wireless internet with phones,
as well as satellite phones for emergencies. There will also be walkie-talkie radios for
communication around the ranch and into St. George. The Planning Commission unanimously
recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit for twenty (20) youth or less, with information
that was submitted by applicant to remain with Staff for a period of one (1) year.
MOTION: Motion by Commissioner Gardner to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Motion seconded by Commissioner Ence and carried by unanimous vote, with
Commissioners Eardley, Gardner, and Ence voting aye. 

For original link, visit http://www.washco.utah.gov/files/minutes/comm_06-07-05.pdf or click here.

Sheriff Smith has refused to investigate or prosecute polygamists charged with raping children.  See article below:
UTAH SHERIFF WON’T INVESTIGATE CALL FOR HELP FROM UNDERAGE BRIDE OF POLYGAMIST LEADER WARREN JEFFS
 
 
Warren Jeffs, who continues to marry young girls with impunity, seems to be the beneficiary of a lack of awareness on the part of both the public and local law enforcement officers. Perhaps there would be a greater outcry over the tremendous harm Jeffs has done if instead of being characterized as a "mere" polygamist, he were more correctly described as the head of a vast criminal organization that has long engaged in widespread sexual slavery and financial fraud, and advocates hatred for non-white races.
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2004

Sheriff Kirk Smith of Washington County (Utah) called a halt on Friday to his department’s investigation of 17-year-old Janetta Jessop, reported missing by her sister, Suzanne Jessop Johnson. A week earlier Janetta had phoned Suzanne and begged for help from an undisclosed location in Hildale-Colorado City—the secretive polygamist stronghold, straddling the Utah-Arizona border, which is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS). The FLDS Church is led by self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs, who is married to some 70 women and girls, and demands absolute, unquestioning obedience from his estimated 10,000 followers.

Janetta abruptly vanished from her family home in Colorado City in August 2003, immediately after her 16th birthday. At that time, Suzanne believes, her sister was "taken as a plural wife" by Warren Jeffs, who was 47 at the time. At least two (and possibly three) of Janetta’s older sisters had already been taken as wives by Jeffs.

The parents of Janetta and Suzanne are fervent members of the FLDS Church. Two years ago Suzanne, 26, and her husband were "cut off" from the church, after which Jeffs forbid her family from having further contact with her.

After hearing nothing from her sister for 15 months, Suzanne received a phone call "out of the blue" from Janetta on the evening of November 5, 2004. "I could tell right away something was wrong." Suzanne explains. "Her voice was trembling. She was talking really quiet. I asked her right off the bat if she was in trouble and needed help…. She started telling me, ‘I don’t want to be here right now. I don’t want to be here right now…’ She kept repeating it over and over."

During the two-to-three-minute conversation, Janetta revealed that she was somewhere in Hildale-Colorado City and made it clear that she wanted Suzanne to rescue her. According to Suzanne, "Janetta told me, ‘I don’t want Father and Mother to know about this, but I’ll call you right back with a place to meet me.’"

But that was the last Suzanne heard from her little sister. Janetta never called back. Instead, their mother drove over to Suzanne’s house in Hildale to say that Janetta had asked her, the mother, to deliver a message to Suzanne. "I don’t know what’s going on or what," the mother declared curtly, "but Janetta told me to tell you, ‘Never mind.’"

According to Suzanne, "The first thing that crossed my mind when Janetta called me asking for help was that Warren or somebody was doing something really bad to her, or making her do things that she didn’t want to do, and it was scaring her. It scared her enough that she was willing to risk calling me after all that time and ask me to help her get out of her situation."

If Suzanne is correct in speculating that Jeffs has taken Janetta into his marital bed (and considerable evidence appears to confirm that Janetta became one of Jeffs’ "spiritual wives" directly after her 16th birthday), the fundamentalist prophet has committed a criminal act. According to Utah law, when sexual contact occurs between an adult and a 16- or 17-year-old, if the adult is ten or more years older than the minor, a felony has been committed unless the couples are legally married—and in Utah it happens to be illegal to be married to more than one spouse.

On November 11 of this year Suzanne went to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with her husband and private investigator Sam Brower to file a missing-person report on Janetta. The deputy who took the report indicated it would be thoroughly investigated. A day later, however, Sheriff Kirk Smith halted further action on the case. When this reporter contacted the sheriff’s office to ask why, Sheriff Smith was unavailable. Sergeant Reg Browne explained on his behalf that a deputy had "called the parents and they told him they know where Janetta is. Therefore Janetta isn’t missing, so there are no grounds to submit the report."

Suzanne Jessop Johnson is troubled by this decision, and frightened.

Sheriff Smith’s refusal to take further action is astonishing when one considers that the individuals who vouched for Janetta’s well-being —her parents— are fanatical followers of Warren Jeffs. These are the very people who allegedly gave their 16-year-old daughter to the prophet as a sexual concubine, knowingly and enthusiastically, thus aiding and abetting in the commission of one or more felonies. Despite the fact that Janetta made an impassioned, unambiguous plea for help, nobody from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office made any attempt to interview the girl face to face, away from her family and other members of the FLDS Church. Indeed, nobody even bothered to talk to Janetta on the phone. In the sheriff’s opinion, her parents’ perfunctory reassurances were sufficient.

"I don’t want to make my parents look like bad guys," says Suzanne. "My parents are good people, but they’re as deep into this religion as you could get. They believe all that stuff Warren preaches. I mean, my father believes in Warren so much that, well, he’d do anything Warren asked. Anything! And that really scares me! It scares me that one man could have so much control over so many people. There are young men in this religion who would kill for Warren. Back when I used to attend the meetings, before I was cut off, I remember hearing Warren preach the doctrine of Blood Atonement. He even wrote a book that has six pages just about blood atonement itself. He said that for some people, the only way they could obtain forgiveness was to cry to their brothers to take their lives."

[The book referred to above is titled "Purity in the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage," published in 1997 and disseminated to every FLDS household. In the passage Suzanne alluded to, Jeffs is quoting the words of the second LDS prophet, Brigham Young, who in 1856 declared, "I do know that there are sins committed... And furthermore, I know that there are transgressors who, if they knew themselves, and the only condition upon which they can obtain forgiveness, would beg their brethren to shed their blood, that the smoke thereof might ascend to God as an offering to appease the wrath that is kindled against them... there are sins that the blood of a lamb, of a calf, or of turtle doves, cannot remit, but they must be atoned for by the blood of man."]

Sheriff Smith’s refusal to conduct more than a token investigation of Janetta Jessop’s call for help is part of a troubling pattern in Washington County. There is the case of Caroline Cooke, for example. In April 2001, when she was 15, Caroline ran away from her polygamous family in Colorado City because her parents intended to force her to marry Warren Jeffs. Initially she received refuge from anti-polygamy activists, but word of this was leaked to Caroline’s father, who in turn notified Sheriff Kirk Smith. Sheriff Smith summoned the activists to his office, at which time he granted custody of Caroline to her father and ordered that the girl be returned to Colorado City—despite that fact that the father is a practicing polygamist with three wives (one of whom was his own stepdaughter). Thanks to determined efforts by the activists, eventually the Sheriff was overruled and a deal was struck allowing Caroline to live with an uncle in southwestern Colorado instead of being sent home. Although her story had a happy ending, according to activist Jay Beswick, "If it had been left up to Sheriff Smith, Caroline would have gone back to Colorado City and been married to Warren. I have very little trust in Smith or his administration."

The case of Ruby Jessop (a distant cousin to Janetta), alas, did not end as happily as Caroline Cooke’s. When Ruby was 14 she was observed innocently kissing a boy she fancied in Colorado City. For this transgression she was forced to marry an older member of her extended family, whom she despised, in a fundamentalist ceremony presided over by Warren Jeffs. Ruby was raped immediately after the wedding ceremony—so brutally that she spent her "wedding night" hemorrhaging copious amounts of blood. Ruby attempted to flee the coerced marriage but was caught and imprisoned in the home of her stepfather. Ruby’s sister Flora Jessop—who had fled Colorado City on the day Ruby was born in 1986—called the Washington County Sheriff to report that her sister had been kidnapped. When a sheriff’s deputy went to Colorado City to look into the alleged crime, he was told by leaders of the church that the girl was "on vacation;" the deputy accepted this unskeptically and departed. Flora, furious at this apparent dereliction of duty, redoubled her efforts to persuade someone in a position of state authority to take action on behalf of her little sister. A month later, thanks to Flora’s agitation, FLDS members were compelled by the Utah Department of Child and Family Services to bring Ruby to nearby St. George and meet with a social worker. Interviewed in the intimidating presence of one of her alleged captors, Ruby told the social worker that "everything was fine," and was promptly returned to members of the faith. Two years after that, as a sixteen-year-old, she gave birth to a child. Despite Flora’s ongoing efforts to rescue her, Ruby has effectively vanished into the folds of the Fundamentalist church.

 


In 2002, when the notorious Utah polygamist Tom Green was found guilty of first-degree felony child rape for marrying and impregnating a 13-year-old girl, the judge gave him the minimum possible sentence of five years, to be served concurrently with a five-year sentence he was already serving for bigamy. David O. Leavitt, the Juab County prosecutor who won the conviction, was dismayed by the light sentence. "People in the state of Utah," he lamented, "simply do not understand, and have not understood for fifty years, the devastating effect that the practice of polygamy has on young girls in our society."

Warren Jeffs, who continues to marry young girls with impunity, seems to be the beneficiary of this lack of public awareness. Perhaps there would be a greater outcry over the tremendous harm Jeffs has done if instead of being characterized as a "mere" polygamist, he were more correctly described as the head of a vast criminal organization that has long engaged in widespread sexual slavery and financial fraud, and advocates hatred for non-white races.

Last July a nephew of Warren Jeffs filed a civil claim against the FLDS prophet alleging that Jeffs "repeatedly sodomized and otherwise sexually abused" him when the nephew was a five-year-old student at the Alta Academy—a private FLDS school in Sandy Utah that is no longer in existence. Jeffs was the principal of the school at the time. The abuse was said to have occurred in a basement lavatory during Sunday church services. The nephew was told that the abuse was "God’s work," and that if he ever mentioned the abuse to anyone he would be damned by God for eternity. Warren Jeffs has been in hiding ever since this lawsuit was filed.

In August 2003, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff declared, "I don’t mind telling Warren Jeffs that I’m coming after him…. We have seen compelling evidence that crimes are being committed, children are being hurt, and taxpayers are footing the bill." Although Shurtleff’s office continues to investigate Jeffs very actively, thus far no criminal charges have been filed against him in Utah. Nor have criminal charges been filed against Jeffs in Arizona, Texas, British Columbia, or anywhere else where the FLDS prophet has allegedly committed felonies.

One of the major challenges faced by those who are trying to bring Warren Jeffs to justice is that a pervasive, Mafia-like code of silence has been instilled in his followers. Thus far, thanks to the FLDS omerta, it has proved nearly impossible to persuade Jeffs’ victims to testify against him in court.

On Saturday, when he learned that Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith had refused to investigate the plight of Janetta Jessop, private investigator Sam Brower (who has been investigating Jeffs on behalf of the aforementioned nephew and other plaintiffs in civil actions against the FLDS prophet) was angry. "Time and time again," Brower fumed, "when Warren’s victims have had the courage to break away and ask for protection, the government authorities who are supposed to protect them send them right back to their families—which is just like sending them back to Warren. Is it really any wonder people from this religion are afraid to come forward and testify?"

This press release was written by Jon Krakauer. It is based in part on interviews with Suzanne Jessop Johnson on November 11 and 13; on multiple interviews with private investigator Sam Brower on November 11 and 13; on an interview with Washington County Sheriff’s Sergeant Reg Browne on November 13; on email correspondence with Jay Beswick; and on extensive research conducted for the book, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

SAM BROWER, PHONE (435) 701-1501
 
Jon Krakauer
Press Release November 14, 2004
 

 

 

* Emphasis Added above AND What is DI Ranch (a/k/a Eagle Ranch Academy)?  See this article:
Utah's Rancho Bizarro
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 5, 1998
ST. GEORGE — A mountain ranch once controlled by the Las Vegas mafia is regarded as a holy place by some Utah polygamists, who believe the place is one of the ancient sites mentioned in The Book of Mormon.

 

The D.I. Ranch now has become one of the key elements in a lawsuit from an ex-movie actress who claims she was suckered out of $1 million in a preacher's ill-fated scheme to buy the ranch and turn it into a refuge for the coming apocalypse.

 

Hyrum Smith, millionaire founder of the Franklin Quest company, now owns the ranch and is planning to sell it to investors who want to turn it into a wilderness retreat for troubled youths.

 

The sacred and the profane seem to come together at this unassuming 831-acre cattle ranch, located in a remote valley of cheatgrass and cactus 25 miles west of St. George.

For complete story, click here.

Dave Arslanian (co-owner of Eagle Ranch Academy) purchased the DI Ranch property from Hyrum Smith.  This suggests that Arslanian was involved in the group known at the time as "The Joshua Experience" that Smith was planning on selling the property to in the above article.  In any event, the history and current situation of this property is much darker.  It involves polygamy cults in Utah.  See below: (For additional evidence, click here.)

Corporation of the Presiding Elder of Apostolic United Brethren (AUB)

Utah Department of Commerce Transcript #149512, organized 3-14-75

Registered Agent: Owen A. Allred

 

AUB is the second largest polygamist cult in Utah with approximately 5000-7000 members in 1975.  Virginia Hill sued the AUB cult in 1997 for fraudulently conning $1.54 million in cash from her.  The AUB territories extend as far as Pinesdale, Montana and include(d) the Granite Ranch and a plan to secretly obtain title to DI Ranch (a/k/a Eagle Ranch Academy today) for their cult.  In 1989, AUB decided against purchasing the DI Ranch property. (For more information on Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) cults, click here.)  

 

Mark Shurtleff is the son of Lawrence "Lee" Shurtleff as well as the Attorney General of Utah.  Larry Shurtleff was employed by Hyrum Smith to oversee the DI Ranch while under Smith's ownership.  The DI Ranch is now owned by DI Ranch LLC and is used by Eagle Ranch Academy.  See: "The current owners (DI Ranch LLC) bought the property from Hyrum Smith (owner/founder of Franklin Planners), who built a beautiful 4000 Sq. Ft. Lodge that will house Eagle Ranch Academy Students when they are on the Ranch for work projects..."  Taken from the http:// www. eagleranchacademy.com/location.html.

 

Hyrum W. Smith is more than the founder of Franklin Planners.  He is also on the board of SkyWest Airlines which is owned by J. Ralph Atkin (the founder of WWASPS).  And, he is the founder of Golden Eagle Motivation.  The current owner of DI Ranch LLC (a/k/a Kayenta Homes & Properties) is Doug Caputo.  As seen above, Eagle Ranch Academy agrees that the current owner(s) of DI Ranch LLC (Doug Caputo) allow Eagle Ranch Academy use of the property and are using the children farmed in as slave labor for building (most likely, anyway).  The renewal of the grazing permit was transferred in 2003 from Hyrum W. Smith to DI Ranch LLC:

 

"GRAZING PERMIT NO. 22906 (ASSIGNMENT)...Hyrum W. Smith and A. Gail Smith, P.O. Box 40, Gunlock, UT 84733, have requested permission to assign

100% interest  in the above referenced grazing permit to D.I. Ranch L.L.C., 800 Kayenta Parkway, Ivins, UT 84738  D.I. Ranch L.L.C., 800 Kayenta Parkway, Ivins,

UT 84738, has requested permission to collaterally assign 100% interest in the above referenced grazing permit to Zions First National Bank, 2460 South 3270 West,

West Valley City, UT 84119. 

 

Now, the St. George Chamber of Commerce lists Doug Caputo as the "contact" for DI Ranch LLC/Kayenta Homes here: http://www.stgeorgechamber.com/cw_1214.htm.  So we know that DI Ranch LLC is the SAME as Kayenta Homes & Properties.  The ownership information for Ivins, Utah properties is not available through the state of Utah land use search.  However, we do know that Doug Caputo is the contact and Dave Arslanian is a "registered agent" of the DI Ranch property in Utah.  A registered agent in Utah is:

 

Most states require a corporation or LLC to have a registered agent. Registered agents are typically required to be available during certain business hours to receive any legal or governmental correspondence and then forward the information appropriately. Basically, a registered agent does not do much but in the event that they are needed to accept "service of process" then they need to fulfill their responsibilities in a timely manner or the consequences could be severe. This is one of the main reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional registered agent.  (http://www.registered-agent-listings.com/what-registered-agent.shtml)

 

So, in the least, Dave Arslanian acts as a go-between for the "mysterious owner" and any outside business or government communications.  On the paperwork for another transaction involving Douglas Caputo, the Notary for the transaction is Healther Allred (of Owen Allred's family--see AUB polygamist cult information above). 

 

Additional information suggests that Terry Martin is at least a co-owner of the DI Ranch property and that Dave Arslanian and Lance Anderson are agents of that property. 


 

 

 

 

However, the information above states that the rights were "assigned", this suggests that Hyrum W. Smith still owns DI Ranch, LLC, at least as recently as 2003.

 

GRAZING PERMIT NO. 22906-08 (APPROVAL)

DI Ranch

800 Kayenta Parkway

Ivins, UT 84738

2,285.88 Acres 95 AUMs School Fund Washington County

First Year's rental: $361.00

Application fee: $50.00

Township 39 South, Range 19 West

Sec. 16: S½SW¼ 80.00 Acres

Sec. 36: S½SE¼, SW¼ 240.00 Acres

Township 40 South, Range 18 West

Sec. 16: All 640.00 Acres

Township 40 South, Range 19 West

Sec. 2: All 685.88 Acres

Sec. 16: All 640.00 Acres

The term of this permit begins July 1, 2008, and expires June 30, 2023. The season of use is November 1 through June 1

for cattle. Desert Inn Allotment.

Upon recommendation of Mr. Ron Torgerson, the Director approved Grazing Permit No. 22906-08.  (It's the same permit number as that assigned by Hyrum Smith to DI Ranch LLC/Kayenta Homes & Properties (Doug Caputo).  Information found here: http://trustlands.utah.gov/docs/7-18-08-FINAL.pdf

We suspect that whomever is in charge of DI Ranch likely understands it's importance to the polygamous cults of Utah.  In fact, Haroutioun Arslanian belongs to the Orson Pratt (Orson Pratt Brown) polygamy sect in Utah.  His wife, Suzanne Brown, part of the Romney family (Mitt Romney--related to polygamous cult and had Mel Sembler (Straight, Inc.) and Robert Lichfield (WWASPS Co-Owner/Co-Founder) as high ranking campaign managers for his 2008 presidential bid).  So, it is highly likely that the DI Ranch is still being cultivated for some strange purposes.  As stated above, Hyrum Smith is very involved with the owners of WWASPS and we have revealed many connections between Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS. 

Hyrum Smith's company evolved from Franklin Institute to FranklinCovey. 

Breck England, product architect and consultant for FranklinCovey Company, earned a bachelor's degree in Medieval History and master's and PhD in English and literary criticism from the University of Utah. He was director of consulting for Shipley Associates, an international business consulting firm, until 2000 when he joined FranklinCovey.
 
An appointment in his college years as an assistant researcher to the Church historian led to the publication of numerous articles. The Life and Thought of Orson Pratt, a biography of the early LDS apostle, won the Best First Book award of the Mormon History Association in 1986.
 
 
So, now we have the connection from Hyrum W. Smith to Franklin Covey and Franklin Covey to Breck England and Breck England to Orson Pratt.  See this for more on Hyrum W. Smith: http://www.hyrumwsmith.com/page/page/6708704.htm
Hyrum Smith graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971. Ten years later, he created his own seminar company, Golden Eagle Motivation, and taught sales management. In 1982, Hyrum Smith worked as a consultant for a time management company until he formed H.W. Smith and Associates. In early 1984 The Franklin Institute was created which, now as FranklinCovey, trains more than 40,000 people each month.

from: http://www.bigspeak.com/hyrum-smith.html

Hyrum Smith serves on the board of directors and councils of SkyWest Airlines; the University of Utah National Advisory Council; the Dixie College National Advisory council; and the Children's Miracle Network.  Gerry Thamert (Eagle Ranch Academy executive) also is a member of St. George Counseling Center LLC and Red Rock Properties, LLC.   The registered agent for Red Rock Properties is Penelope S. Eicher.  Eicher is also a marriage counselor in St. George, Utah.   Penelope S. Eicher is married to Timothy Eicher.  Timothy Eicher was a professor for Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.  J. Ralph Atkin (co-founder/co-owner of Teen Help/WWASP) is on the National Advisory Counsel for Dixie State College. 

Hyrum Smith also serves on the board of Smith Henderson & Associates (a/k/a Soltis Advisors/Soltis Investment Advisors).  Soltis Advisors is the contact name for a "charity" called Virgin River/Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc.  Smith has assigned his rights to DI Ranch LLC which assigned its rights to Zions Bank.  Zions Bank makes very large donations to the Virgin River/Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc.  This appears to be a very convoluted money-laundering scheme in violation of federal RICO laws.

Address correspondence to:
Virgin River/Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc
SunFirst Bank

120 E St. George Blvd, 3rd Floor
St. George, UT 84770

Donations may be sent to:
Virgin River/Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc
c/o Soltis Advisors
192 E 200 North, Suite 100
St. George, UT 84770

From: utahfloodrelief.com/contact.htm (January 3rd, 2010)

Hyrum Smith assigned his rights to DI Ranch LLC.  Zions First National Bank was assigned the rights to DI Ranch from DI Ranch LLC (see above grazing permit information).  Soltis Advisors (Hyrum Smith & associates listed below) receives donations as Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc. from Zions Bank.  This seems to be a money-laundering operation.  We recommend the FBI investigate immediately.

 

Who's Who at Santa Clara Flood Relief Who's Who at Soltis Advisors a/k/a Smith, Henderson and Associates
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Lon Henderson - Chair
Lyman Hafen - Project Director
Larry Gardner - Municipal Representative
Kelli Holmstead - Executive Secretary

PROJECT COORDINATORS:
Alan Griffin
Brent Low
Brian Tenney
Bryce Hunt
Carol Sapp
Doug Alder
Gail Bunker
Hal Anderson
Hal Hilburn
Kelli Holmstead
Kelly Nyberg
Kim Hafen
Larry Gardner
Lon Henderson
Lorri K. Puchlik
Lyman Hafen
Marc Mortensen
Mary Jo Hafen
Nick Adams

CONTENT COMMITTEE:
Lyman Hafen - Chairperson
Doug Alder
Gail Bunker
Kelly Nyberg
Kim Hafen
Larry Gardner
Marc Mortensen
Mary Jo (Tode) Hafen

MARKETING DISTRIBUTION:
Mary Jo Hafen - Chairperson
Carol Sapp
Dave Hawk
Dave Terry
Jill Ence
Ken Hinton
Lorri K- Puchlik
Russ Clove
Terry Rosenberg
Vardell Curtis

FINANCE:
Hal Anderson - Chairperson
Larry Gardner
Lon Henderson
Kenneth Hinton
Kelly Nyberg

BOOK PRODUCTION:
Alan Griffin - TenneyClemons Advertising
Brent Low - The Spectrum
Brian Tenney - TenneyClemons Advertising
George Clark - Steamroller Copies
Helen Carabeo - Transwestern Publishing
Keith Lee - LearnKey Inc.
Marc Griffin - TenneyClemons Advertising
Steve Manwaring - Blvd. Home Furnishings

DVD PRODUCTION:
Bryce Hunt - Bryce Hunt Photography
Eric Young - KCSG
Hal Hilburn - Photo Air Productions
Kelly Nyberg - InfoWest
Karl-Erik Bennion - InfoWest (Cover Design)
Marc Mortensen - City of St. George
Tamara Lee - KCSG

WEBSITE TEAM:
Karl-Erik Bennion
Randy Cosby
Lucas Marshall

BUSINESSES:
Boulevard Home Furnishings
City of St. George
Dixie State College
Far West Bank
InfoWest
KCSG
LearnKey Inc.
Paragon Press
Soltis Investment Advisors
Southern Utah Home Builders Association
St. George Chamber of Commerce
State Bank of Southern Utah
Steamroller Copies
SunFirst Bank
TenneyClemons Advertising
The Spectrum
Transwestern Publishing
Village Bank

PHOTO/VIDEO CONTRIBUTORS:
A & D Obersteller
Aaron Gifford
Adam Milne
Allene England
Annette Murri
Annette Taylor
Betty Blank
Bill Yensen
Bobbi Butka
Bret Berger
Brian Lawson
Bruce Baer
Bryce Hunt
Carol Sapp
Carrie Henderson
Cassidy B. Larson
Chris Oravec
Craig Harding
Dale Evans
Dan Sadler
Darlene Wintch
Dave Black
David Estrovitz
David Leavitt
Dawn Ann Mitchell
Dean Miller
Denise Olson
Diane Crockett
Dick Stone
Don Hughes
Dusty Thompson
Elwood Graff
Eric & Mary Walton
Gail Smith (Hyrum's wife?)
Gary Shaw
Gary Zabriskie
Gregory Landheim
Hal Eward
Hal Hilburn
Helen Wilson
Jan Astle
Jane Scott
Janna Fillmore
Jean Garrett
Jenni Heiner
Jerry Brock
Jerry Kain
Jim Harlan
Jim Kemple
Joe Brame
Joyce Walker
Justin Seegmiller
Kaaryn Roberts
Kathy Pierce
Ken Hinton
Kimball Forbes
L’Deane Trueblood
Linda Williams
Marc Mortensen
Mark Folkerson
Marni Pahl
Marty Smith
Mary Ann Atkin (Atkin--WWASPS)
Michelle Merrill
Mike Haynes
Mike Smith
Mitch Cole
Molly Bowers
Nick Hafen
Norm Summerill
Norma Irons
Olympus Aerial
Orwin & Velda Gubler
Pat Morris
Patricia Pectol
Patrick Cox
Paul Furr
Paul Wadley
Pete Grimm
Pete Nelson
Ray Snyder
Rebecca White
Ridge Bemis
Rodney Green
Ron Snow
Ron Winterton
Ryan Anderson
Sharon Williams
Spencer Haynes
Steve Christensen
Steven Cowley
Steven Gull
Todd Jacobsen
Travis Lofthouse
Tyler Nelson
V.J. Prince
Val Rosquist
Vaughn Duffin
Wally Brazzeal
Wes Craig

INTERVIEWERS:
Annette Taylor
Carolyn McDonald
Doug Alder
Gail Bunker
Gail Smith
Heber Jones
Jan Astle
Jennifer King
Kelton Hafen
Marge Gillespie
Mike Empey
Pam Graf
Suzanne Allen
Tammy Hokanson

STORY CONTRIBUTORS:
Alan Gardner
Alice Allred (AUB-Polygamist cult family--Owen Allred--Patriarch)
Arlo Hafen
Barry Barnum
Bart Smith
Beverly Palmer
Bob and Tammy Cope
Bruce Jacobsen
Carrie Henderson
Charlotte Pace
Chuck & Susie Andrus
Courtney and Lisa Shaw
Craig Harding
D&M Construction
Dave Frei
Dean Cox
Debbie Bracken
Debbie Pinkston
Dennis Drake
Dr. Craig and Jan Astle
Duane & Bonnie Ence (Ence family on board that approved Eagle Ranch Academy's land use for DI Ranch above)
Ed Bowler
Elvid and Marlene Williams
Eric & Teresa Allsop
Ernie and Mary Webb
Evan and Rhea Racker
Fenton and Clara Moss
Fenton Bowler
Franklin and Kathy Richards
Gail Maxwell
Gail Smith
Gary Esplin
Glen Rogers
Glenna Sanderson
Grag Newby
Grant Carter
Hans & Marg Hafen
Helen Gardner
Jack Taylor
James Langston
Jamie Bauman
Jason Rogers
Jay Leavitt
Jay Sandberg
Jeff Chatwin
Jeremy Johnson
Jerome Jones
Jim and Debbie Ence  (See Duane Ence above)
Jim and Mary Andrus
Jim Crisp
Jim Eardley (Eardley's also on Washington County Council approving Eagle Ranch Academy)
JoAnn Balen
Joe Langston
Jon and Kristy Pike
Judy and Dennis Graves
Judy Leavitt
Julie and Kyle Pasley
Karen and Daryl Cashin
Kayson Traveller
Kent Perkins
Larry and Rosemary Goble
Larry Bulloch
Larry Gardner
Lee and Susanna Jones
Les & Annete Taylor
Les Bundy
Liisa Frei
Lynne Godfrey
Mark Fonger
Marlon Stratton
Marsha and Darrel Anderson
Marshall Topham
Mary Cook
Mary Shoryer
MaryAnn and Jim Rosenbruch
Matt Brower
Max Rose
Mayor Daniel D McArthur.
Merv Bennion
Nicole Tanasz
Pastor Luther Anderson
Paul Graff
Peck Leavitt
Quality Excavation
Reed McArthur
Richard and Barbara Steele
Robert and Sue Winston
Robert Duffin
Robert Stoker
Robert Whatcott
Rod and LaRee Leavitt
Rod Orton
Ron and Brooke Denos
Russell Peck
Russell Thorpe
Sandra Lenois
Shan Gubler
Shawn Guzman
Sheriff Kirk Smith (Smith--see below refused to help the FBI in apprehending polygamist and child rapist Warren Jeffs)
Sherrie and Gary Gray
Steve Bringhurst
Suzanne Allen
Tammy Summers
Terry Wade
Todd Kitchen
Tom and Allison McArthur
Tony Cronk
Wm. Jack and Lois Worellton

TRANSCRIBERS:
Carolyn McDonald
Devanie Adams
Jackie Freeman
Jan Astle
Jaylyn Wells
Joan Smith
Kate Jensen
Kathleen Bruhn
Kathy Groom
Kathy Svedin
Kelli Holmstead
Leila Horne
Loni Ballard
Melissa Barney
Randalin Hilton
Sandi Imlay
Sharon Rawlings
Shelley Olsen
Sheron Hafen
Susan Mower
Valerie Johnson
Vicki Wardrop
Virginia Solomon

PROOFREADERS:
Carol Vincent
Dan Watson (Barbara Watson a/k/a Barbara Wilson married Paul and Dave Arslanian's father Sarkis in 2003.  Marriage license/application:
200300032469)
Doug Alder
Ed Cooley
Elaine Alder
 
 

Business Contact and Profile for Soltis Investment Advisors Inc

Name: Soltis Investment Advisors Inc
Phone: (435) 674-1600
Fax: (435) 674-1616
Address: 20 North Main St Ste # 400
 
  St George, UT 84770
  Google Map
Original Business Start Date: April 1993
Principal: Mr. Lon Henderson, President
Customer Contact: Mr. Hal Anderson, Vice President - (435) 674-1600
Type of Business: Financial Advisors
BBB Accreditation: Soltis Investment Advisors Inc is a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names: Smith Henderson And Associates
 
Business Management
Additional company management personnel include:
Mr. Hyrum Smith - Chairman of the Board
 
Hal Anderson and Lon Henderson are also officers in Stone Cliff LC.

This information was taken from: http://www.bbb.org/utah/business-reviews/financial-advisors/soltis-investment-advisors-in-st-george-ut-2000922#top

Additional Corporate Donors for the Santa Clara River Flood Relief, Inc tax-shelter and alleged money-laundering front:

Mack & Sons Jewelers, $1,000
LDS Foundation - $101,000                                     
Intermountain Healthcare -$25,000
Envirocare   $25,000
Southern Utah Home Builders Association  - $36,000
1-800Contacts  -  $5,000
Sun River Development - $3,500
Sun Hill Homes  - $2,000
Dixie Regional Medical Center - $7,000
Corvette Club of Utah -  $1,000
Southern Utah Federal Credit Union  - $10,000
Huntsman Corp/John Huntsman  -  $200,000 (Utah Governor?)
American Insurance and Investment Corp - $1,500
Soltis Investments  - $10,000
Far West Bank  - $10,000
State Bank of Southern Utah  -  $10,000
Village Bank  -  $10,000
Sun First Bank  - $10,000
Zions Bank  -  $50,000
Southern Utah Title Company -  $2,390
Workers Compensation Fund of Utah -  $10,000
Deseret Power Electric Cooperative - $5,000
Utah Automobile Dealers Association  - $5,000
Blue Bunny - $2,500
Molina Healthcare - $1,500
Utah Valley Home Builders Association - $1,000
International Uranium Corporation  - $2,500
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund  - $1,000
Fidelity Investments  - $2,000
Zion Canyon Lions Club  - $500
E&F Investments - $800
Craig Peterson construction - $500
Exoro Group - $500
ERA Corporate St. George - $2,750
Richfield Lions Club - $1,000
LR Pope Engineering  - $5,000
Jensen & Sons Construction - $2,000
Washington County Board of Realtors - $5,250
Cache Rich Association of Realtors - $2,095

Other Corporate Donations - $70,716

Subtotal to date: (5.18.05)  $641,001

Taken from: utahfloodrelief.com (January 3rd, 2010)

 

DI Ranch LLC is not a licensed business in Utah according to Washington County records.  DI Ranch LLC is likely a dba (doing-business-as) name for Kayenta Homes & Properties.  See above.

 Contact us to report corrections or provide additional information.

If you ever wondered why explaining exactly who these people are and what exactly they are involved in is difficult and scattered, now you know.
Additional information about Eagle Ranch Academy, the Arslanians were originally denied permission by Beaver County to open the program.  The reasons for the denial are below:

At 10:45 a.m. Dave Arslanian and Richard Brauer addressed the County Commission at a de novo hearing appealing the Planning & Zoning Commission’s decision to deny the recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit Application for the operation of Eagle Ranch Academy in the “grove” area of Beaver County. Also present for the discussion were Craig Davis, Tarina Leavitt, Sark Arslanian, Ted Johnson, Colton Brauer, Bryan Williams, Holly Brauer, Matt Moody and Paul Arslanian. The affected district is presently zoned RE-1. Mr. Arslanian discussed the purpose of the proposed Eagle Ranch Academy. He characterized the academy as both a school and a residential facility for boys who are “gifted,” but who need help getting their lives “back on track.”  He represented that although the facility would be accredited as a school, it would also be classified as a youth residential facility and be subject to regulation and oversight by the Utah State Department of Health. Mr. Arslanian went on to address safety measures and precautions which he intended to put in place to ensure the safety of local citizens, including: twenty-four hour supervision by adult staff members at a 1 to 4 adult/juvenile ratio; screening practices routing out boys with a juvenile court record; and physical safety precautions such as fences and locks. Mr. Arslanian also assured the County Commission that he would lower the maximum number of youth residents to just 24, but keep open the option to increase the number of students to 40 at some later, undetermined time. He also addressed issues of roads, traffic, water, fire safety, bridge safety. He then presented a letter showing his efforts in coordinating with the health department, along with other materials. After Mr. Arslanian concluded his remarks, Richard Brauer spoke to the County Commission, relaying his desire to be allowed to sell his property to someone who could make “good use” of it, such as Mr. Arslanian. The hearing concluded at approximately 12:00 noon, with the commission tabling the matter for further discussion that afternoon.  When the afternoon agenda and discussion items had been concluded, the Application was revisited by the County Commission. At the close of an involved discussion by the commissioners, after reviewing the materials presented by Mr. Arslanian, and after discussing the requirements for issuance of conditional use permits outlined in Beaver County Zoning Ordinance § 10.08.080(1), the motion was made by Commissioner Johnson and seconded by Commissioner Dalton, to affirm the decision of the Planning Commission and deny the Application for Conditional Use Permit. The motion unanimously passed. To comply with the requirements of Beaver County Zoning Ordinance  § 10.08.080(3), the Commission directed that the decision be reduced to writing so that the reasons for the denial could be specifically set forth, and that Mr. Arslanian be provided with a copy of the written decision.  (additional information unavailable at this time.)  Source: http://www.beaver.state.ut.us/PDF%20documents/Comm0505.pdf Re: Beaver County Commission meeting May 2nd, 2005 at 10:00am.

Item #5. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. Request permission to operate a residential treatment facility for youth within the OST-20 zone at the DI Ranch. Terry Martin, applicant/Lance Anderson & Dave Arslanian, agents.  The planner explained that the applicant would like to operate a residential treatment facility and school for 20 youth at the Eagle Ranch Academy, Inc. (a.k.a. DI Ranch). There will be two (2) supervisors for every four (4) youth under 24 hour supervision. One-half of their time will be dedicated to education and the other half will be dedicated to chores, living a structured lifestyle.  Each youth will be in the program from 6 (six) to 10 (ten) months and there will be no adjudicated youth. There will be a certified EMT on the premises at all times, satellite communications, and there is an existing on site airport for emergencies. Ambulance service will come from Ivins and the nearest fire service district is in Gunlock. The applicant has submitted a letter from the Southwest Utah Public Health stating that the existing system is adequate for their needs and the culinary water has been tested, having extensive testing done by Chemtech-Ford Laboratory. The planner stated that just prior to the meeting, the applicant indicated the water sample had been returned, once again, with an unsatisfactory bacteria count, so the applicant has suggested that they have water delivered. As per County Ordinance, the hauling of water is not permitted.

Dave Arslanian, agent, stated that he had incorrectly told Staff that an EMT would be on the premises at all times. The program director will have first aid training. Mr. Arslanian estimated that emergency response time would be less than forty-five (45) minutes.

Mr. Arslanian commented that the maximum number of students would be twenty (20), and the goal is to get them back with their family, after the six to nine-month program is completed.  There was a discussion regarding communication. Mr. Arslanian, and Lance Anderson, agent, said that there will be wireless internet with telephone service, and one (1) satellite phone. It is approximately 1/8 mile to available cellular service. Chairman Stucki asked what the upload would be, since the satellite and wireless services are downloading only, but Mr. Arslanian did not know.

The applicants stated that the conditional use permit must be approved before they can receive State Licensing.  After asking several questions, Chairman Stucki stated that the applicants were not prepared and needed to provide much more information. This includes, but in not limited to:

communication

health, safety, and emergency access

fire protection

accreditation

access to supplies

satellite phone information

improvements (provide photos)

access to water

possibility of need for Search & Rescue

food preparation & facilities

It was determined that the applicants should provide all necessary information in advance of the meeting, to give the Commissioners adequate time to review. A suggestion was made for the applicants to provide a copy of the State application, along with this information.  Motion was made by Commissioner Hepworth to table the Conditional Use Permit.

Source: Washington County Planning Commission Meeting, April 26th, 2005  (http://www.washco.utah.gov/files/planning/pdf/84/minutes.pdf 01/04/10)

The below information was originally posted elsewhere on our site in 2009.  We edited the original post in 2013.  We believe the information to still be valid.

eagle ranch academy

LOCATION: st. george, UTAH

This program is confirmedly abusive.  Complaints to police from 2006 to 2013 include reports of sexual offenses, child abuse, and children found unconscious.  Please do not send your child to this program.  If your child is currently enrolled at Eagle Ranch Academy, rescue them immediately. 

The background sound for this page was an audio recording (a conversation between parents and child at Eagle Ranch Academy in St. George, Utah in December of 2009).   This conversation exposes cult-like seminars (reportedly identical to the experience reported here), beatings, drugging children with undisclosed psychotropic drugs, humiliating punishments that include spitting on children, and more.  Please do not subject your child to Eagle Ranch Academy and rescue them if they are there now!

QUICK Q & A FOR PARENTS CONSIDERING EAGLE RANCH ACADEMY:

If you answer "no" to any of the following questions, do not enroll your child in Eagle Ranch Academy and rescue them if they are there now!

  1. Do you believe that a "therapeutic" program should have NO licensed psychologists nor licensed therapists on staff?

  2. Do you believe that an "academy" should NOT be accredited by the State Office of Education?

  3. Do you believe a residential treatment center/school should be founded and run by two brothers that are NOT mental health professionals and have NO credentials in the field of mental health?

  4. Do you believe it is acceptable for a residential treatment program to waive all liability and responsibility for the welfare of children with whom it has been entrusted?

  5. Do you believe it is acceptable for a program, that has been exposed as fraudulent and abusive, to avoid personal responsibility, and, instead, posts false and defamatory information about the families and critics who have exposed the fraud and abuse?

Eagle Ranch Academy has no licensed psychologists nor licensed marriage and family therapists on staff.  See the staff list at www.heal-online.org/erastaff.htm for more information.

Eagle Ranch Academy is not accredited by the State Office of Education (see below.)

Paul and David Arslanian are not licensed medical nor mental health professionals.  However, they founded and run Eagle Ranch Academy and claim it is a "therapeutic boarding school".

On pages 8 and 10 of Eagle Ranch Academy's enrollment agreement (discussed below), they deny any liability for any harm, including death, a child may suffer in their program and demand parents waive their rights and indemnify the program against any legitimate causes of action that may result from a child's enrollment in their program.

David Arslanian and Eagle Ranch Academy has created a false and defamatory campaign against HEAL claiming HEAL (and Eagle Ranch Academy's own victims (families and individuals who have reported fraud and abuse to HEAL after having contracted with or been enrolled in its program)) is being sued in a Class Action Lawsuit by families who failed to enroll their children at Eagle Ranch Academy due to our warnings.  This statement is absolutely false and there is no such lawsuit.  In addition, Eagle Ranch Academy and David Arslanian specifically claim that by sharing the truth on our (HEAL's) websites, we have indirectly caused the following: child abuse, spousal abuse, bankruptcy, kidnapping, suicide, and a variety of other ridiculous and outlandish claims.  HEAL opposes child abuse and domestic violence and many HEAL volunteers are victims of both child abuse and domestic violence.  Any program that blames HEAL for going bankrupt is failing to take personal and professional responsibility for their own failures and fraudulent activities resulting in the decrease in interest in their bogus services.  HEAL opposes kidnapping and works to prevent children from being kidnapped and spirited away to fraudulent and abusive programs like Eagle Ranch Academy.  And, HEAL has never caused, directly nor indirectly, the suicide or any other death of any individual.  All such statements by David Arslanian, Eagle Ranch Academy, and/or any of their industry associates and partners is 100% false and goes to show simply that Eagle Ranch Academy is deceptive and uses unethical business practices.

[Please continue reading the information below.  Listen to the background recording that was made within Eagle Ranch Academy's own walls by family members distressed by the circumstances of dealing in any way with Eagle Ranch Academy.  And, make the right choice, don't enroll your child or bring them home now!]

Eagle Ranch Academy repeatedly states it is not a medical facility.  However it advertises itself as such online.  This is additional evidence of deceptive marketing practices.

Eagle Ranch Academy is NOT ACCREDITED by the state of Utah, the City of St. George's Chamber of Commerce, NATSAP. nor the Joint Commission

Eagle Ranch Academy uses Wilostar3D "virtual homeschooling" as their "education provider".  However, Janet Baxter Hale, the president of Wilostar3D Academy resides in and works from Pennsylvania.  This is the owner of the "service".  And, the service is operated and "accredited" by SACS CASI for operating in Florida.  How does someone operate a school in Florida from Pennsylvania with accreditation from those who cannot accredit schools in Pennsylvania?  This seems fishy to us at HEAL.

Eagle Ranch Academy is registered with the United States Government Census as a "daycare provider" under code 624110.  They SHOULD BE under title 623229   = A residential mental health & substance abuse facility.  The census code information was provided by Manta.  According to the government definition of 624110, that code applies only to non-residential services.  Eagle Ranch Academy is presumably filing false information with the Census Bureau.  This is further evidence of fraud and false advertising.

Check out the staff and background information for Eagle Ranch Academy, click here.

Eagle Ranch Academy claims they do not take adjudicated youth or youth in foster care ( WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES June 7, 2005--Scroll down on linked page for title).  This is a lie.  According to an article on alternatives for adjudicated youth written in October of 2008, Eagle Ranch Academy does take adjudicated youth.  Please see our page at www.heal-online.org/utah.htm for the "conflict of interest" that arises when the State Corrections or Welfare Agencies contract with programs like Eagle Ranch Academy.  In such an event, Child Protective Services cannot investigate abuse allegations in the state of Utah. 

Below, we have posted excerpts from the Admissions Packet given to parents upon their child being accepted for enrollment at Eagle Ranch Academy (ERA).  Like other contracts, this one has many illegal and/or unconscionable terms.  We will point these out as they come up in the paperwork:

EAGLE RANCH ACADEMY, INC.

Admissions / Enrollment Information

2009

 

(Title/Cover Information for Enrollment Packet Sent to Parents)

"We need your help to maximize the effects of our Staff. As we make our assessment of your Child during our Admissions/Intake Process, we will provide you with some very specific steps for you to take to help your Child progress in our Program." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 2)

This is the first hint in the paperwork that the ERA requires complete and blind support of their process and methods from parents.  It requires that control be given completely to ERA over family relationships.  This is unhealthy and does not promote family unity.

"Our Program is unique among Youth Development Centers as your Child will be monitored and supervised by qualified therapists and professionals on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 2)

This statement is misleading.  A Child will be monitored by "qualified therapists" and/or "professionals" (defined as someone paid for their work).  They state on page 11 under enumerated line 27, "staffing", that "Sponsor [parent/guardian] understands that ERA's staff are hired not necessarily on the basis of their credentials but to provide supervision and carry out the structured environment [cult practices/brainwashing] designed to benefit students at ERA.  Under heading 25 of the same page, "Disclaimer of Warranties", ERA states "that ERA makes no warranties, express or implied, that its services will ultimately benefit the student or sponsor.  They contradict their assurance of qualified staff in describing or disclaiming the statement later in the text of the contract.  This makes the statement in the letter an illusory promise and suggests deceptive marketing practices.
"Eagle Ranch Academy is not a medical facility..."  -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 2)
This statement is accurate in the sense that ERA is not licensed as a medical facility and is not subject to the regulation and oversight of a medical facility.  However, this is a devised omission to admit or file for actual licensing for the type of services they actually provide and therefore is suggestive of fraud and deceptive marketing.  ERA claims to have a physician and psychiatrists on staff on page 4 of the packet.  And, they require permission to prescribe and administer psychoactive drugs (page 20).  But, because they claim to regulators that it is not primarily a medical facility, it is not subject to regulation.  And, since they are also not primarily a school, they do not receive oversight from the Department of Education.  ERA is a behavior modification facility.  It is simple language manipulation to confuse authorities and parents alike and as both "medical and/or educational" facilities, it ought to be regulated as such and a little language manipulation should be examined, not allowed to befuddle courts, regulators, and legislators.

"Additionally, it is understood if the applicant/resident is recalcitrant, refusing treatment, and unwilling to participate in the Program at anytime during residency, Eagle Ranch Academy reserves the right to immediately discharge, and although ERA will assist you with the following, it cannot assume responsibility for transportation, monitoring, or making arrangements for transfer to another facility. Eagle Ranch Academy is a voluntary program that challenges young adults to participate in the recovery process."  -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 2)

This statement is also misleading and suggestive of deceptive marketing.  They state that ERA is a "voluntary program".  Voluntary means to participate on the basis of one's own will and consent.  The first "phase" of programs like ERA is to "break the will" of the child.  So, to advance in this program, a child would end up being there arguably "voluntarily", but, this is a perversion of the meaning of voluntary.  The contract also states, "Sponsor covenants and agrees to cause Student to conform to all obligations on the part of the Student as contained in the Agreement..." (page 7)  The parental authority is transferred from the parent to the program through the power of attorney (which may be illegal in itself, we will review later) "agreement" in which the parent is to sign over the power of attorney rights for their child to the program.  However, parents do not have the legal authority to sign away a child's right to representation. (Scott v. Pacific West Mountain Resort)  So, the contract may put the contracting parties (both program and parents) in a bind if they are charged with conspiracy.  Conspiracy is when two or more people agree to commit an illegal act or to reach a legal end by illegal means.  Since it is illegal to sign away the rights of a child, even if you are the parent, this suggests that parents may be prosecuted for conspiracy.

"...It is important to sign the Release of Protected Health Information form (HIPAA) so we can discuss your Child's case with your Child's Clinician.  2. Provide ERA with copies of all Mental & Emotional Treatment Records including – Discharge Summaries, Treatment Termination Summaries, Results of Psychological & Psychiatric Testing, Hospital Discharge Summaries, and Educational Testing Summaries." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 3)

Since ERA is not a medical facility and not licensed as such, why do they require such extensive medical and mental health records?  They do not abide by HIPAA, yet, they require information that is protected under privacy laws.  Utah has no Patient's Rights laws and no Utah physician is required to comply with HIPAA requests.  It is strange that a non-medical facility requires such extensive information and suggests that it is only a "non-medical" facility when it comes to regulation.
"ERA provides assistance in billing your Insurance Company." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 3)
ERA accepts health insurance for payment.  However, it is a wonder if the health insurance companies that cover ERA understand that it is not a medical facility and not regulated as such.  It is highly recommended by HEAL that all health insurance providers remove any unregulated facilities from those they cover.

"ERA is not a medical facility, but if we can provide the appropriate level of care that your Child needs, we will do so at a much more cost efficient level than a medical facility is able to do."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 4)

So, they provide medical care to save money and avoid being reported by outside care providers on charges of suspected child abuse.  But, this, according to them, does not make ERA a medical facility.  Since they are not regulated and are a "limited liability company", they think they can avoid regulation and responsibility.  Are these the people you want in charge of your child?  They are very good at manipulation and deception.  These are not responsible or ethical skills or practices.
They also use Solutions Financial as a resource for financing the program for parents.  Solutions Financial is an off-shore "brokerage firm" in New Zealand.  It is all very suspect and suggests illegal and unethical business dealings. 
"ERA is licensed by the Utah State Department of Human Services to operate and does operate a facility in St. George, Utah for the purpose of providing rehabilitation and educational services for students with special needs."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 6)
The Utah State Department of Human Services allows programs like ERA to be self-regulated.  There is a blatant conflict of interest in allowing, for instance, Jeff Smith, (co-owner of Logan River Academy in Utah) to sit on the licensing board to determine the fate of programs, like his own.  It is not a banner of legitimacy to be licensed in the state of Utah.  Logan River Academy was co-founded by Robert Crist (founder of notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School).  And, many former staff from Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center (owner--Jack L. Williams, co-founder of Provo Canyon School) and Provo Canyon School itself are currently employed at Eagle Ranch Academy.  Other high-ranking officers of ERA formerly worked for Aspen Education Group.  Aspen Education Group recently had two programs closed in Oregon due to wrongful death and abuse (including forcing teen girls to give lap dances as therapy at Mount Bachelor Academy).  And, being licensed in Utah or associated with these other nefarious programs is certainly not suggestive of anything except corruption.
"Contract Period.  This Agreement is for a minimum of 6 months.  The pre-assessment provided by ERA will indicate an expected program length, with a minimum of 6 months.  Early termination by Sponsor shall be in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.  Notwithstanding the minimum contract period, ERA has the right to dismiss the Student at any time, as set forth in this Agreement."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 7)
This is an unconscionable clause.  The Sponsor [Parent/Guardian] is given horribly unequal rights in regards to terminating the arrangement.  The parent must agree to six months and the program can terminate the contract at any time.  This is a prime example of an unconscionable term.  Many courts find that when one party to a contract is bound to a set term and the other can cancel anytime, that the contract is void. 
"The Sponsor [Parent/Guardian] understands these risks and agrees to hold harmless and release ERA and its staff from all liability associated with medical care." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 8)
Since ERA claims that they often provide in-house medical care when possible, excusing them from liability for their own "miscalculations", negligence, and/or willfully wrongful conduct in regards to providing appropriate medical care when needed is an unconscionable term. 
"Sponsor hereby gives consent and authorization to ERA staff to physically intervene, control, and detain the Student for and including, but not limited to, the following purposes: To prevent the Student from jeopardizing the safety of self or others, to prevent the flight of the Student into a dangerous or unsupervised situation, to prevent the destruction of property.  The Sponsor authorizes ERA to use Positive Control Systems intervention techniques."  -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 8)
The problem with the first part is that the use of physical force and restraint are not limited to the prevention of harm to self or others.  That is the legally allowed reason, and only reason, anyone should ever be manhandled.  This is likely an unconscionable or illegal term.  The second issue is in regards to Positive Control Systems intervention techniques.  What is this?  Description below:

Well, we don't really find a description online of what a Positive Control System is...  But, we did find a number of programs that claim to use this system.  Many of these programs are confirmedly abusive (some hyperlinked for examples and convenience):

Basic PCS Program

Our Programs

The Basic PCS Program and Basic PCS Instructor programs of Positive Control Systems® have served as the Crisis Intervention program of choice to our clients for the past 15 years.

We are now adding an Advanced PCS Programs that will act as continuing education for our Veteran Basic Positive Control Systems® Instructors.

This is a partial list of the agencies working with juveniles who are currently using Positive Control Systems® Crisis Intervention programs:

Alaska
Alaska Crossings, Wrangell, Alaska

Arizona
Anasazi Foundation, Mesa, Arizona

Colorado
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Durango, Colorado
Royal Gorge Academy, Canon, Colorado

Georgia
Second Nature Blue Ridge, Clayton, Georgia

Idaho
Hope House, Marsing, Idaho
Project PATCH, Garden Valley, Idaho

Missouri
Change Academy at the Lake ofthe Ozarks, Linn Creek, Missouri

Montana
Hope Ranch, Whitefish, Montana

New York
Adirondack Leadership Expeditions and Wilderness Program, Saranac, New York

Oregon
Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, Oregon
Second Nature Cascades, Bend, Oregon

Utah
Adolescent Escort Services, Washington, Utah
Ascent, Inc., Springville, Utah
Aspen Achievement Academy, Loa, Utah (Aspen Education Group)
Aspen Ranch School, Loa Utah
Aspiro, Inc., Salt Lake City & Hanna, Utah
Avalon Hills, Petersboro, Utah
Catalyst Therapy RTC, LaSal, Utah
Cayenne Recovery Ranch, S.L.C., Utah
Cedar Breaks Academy, Parowan, Utah
Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment Center, Roosevelt, Utah
Choice Supported Employment, North Ogden, Utah
Cross Creek Programs, LaVerkin, Utah (WWASPS)
Crossroads Academy, Ogden, Utah
Diamond Ranch Academy, Hurricane, Utah
Discovery Ranch, Mapleton, Utah
Eagle Ranch Academy, St. George, Utah
Elements Wilderness Therapy, S.L.C., Utah
Extended Family, Spanish Fork, Utah
Farmington Bay Youth Center, Farmington, Utah
Gateway Academy, S.L.C., Utah
Heritage Youth Services, Spanish Fork, Utah
High Top Ranch, Koosharem, Utah
Integrity House, Cedar City, Utah
Kolob Canyon RTC, New Harmony, Utah
La Europa Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lost and Found Youth Academy, St. George, Utah
Lumana'i, RTC, Springville, Utah
Moon Ridge Academy, Cedar City, Utah
Mountain Home Youth Ranch, Vernal, Utah
Mountain Valley Youth Services, Manti, Utah
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, Lehi, Utah
Passages to Recovery (Adult Programs), Loa, Utah
Palmetto Transports, Washington, Utah
Piute Youth Lodge, Koosharem, Utah
Progressive Youth, Ogden, Utah
Redcliff Ascent, Enterprise, Utah
Richfield Residential Hall, Richfield, Utah
Salt Lake Valley Detention Center, S.L.C., Utah
Second Nature, Duchesne, Utah
Second Nature Entrada, Santa Clara, Utah
Sorenson's Ranch School, Koosharem, Utah
Storm Ridge Ranch, Monroe, Utah
Sundance Canyon Academy, Harriman, Utah
Sunhawk Academy, St. George, Utah
The Journey: Blazing New Trails, Provo, Utah
Top Flight Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Utah
Triumph Youth Services, LaVerkin, Utah
Turnabout Ranch, Escalante, Utah
Turning Point Family Care, Cedar City, Utah
USA Guides, St. George, Utah
Utah Preparatory Academy, Manti, Utah
Utah Youth Village, S.L.C., Utah
West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, Utah
Wilderness Quest, Monticello, Utah
Wingate Therapy, Kanab, Utah
Young Women's Empowerment Center, Ephraim, Utah

(Source: http://75.169.137.172/basic_pcs_program.html )

Click Here to Search HEAL for Information on the Programs Listed in the Left Column

Many of the programs listed to the left are confirmedly abusive.  Two Aspen Education Group programs were recently closed in Oregon due to wrongful death and abuse.  At Mount Bachelor Academy, an Aspen program, girls were forced to give lap dances as "therapy".  Cross Creek Programs are part of the WWASPS system and notoriously abusive.  Please understand that PCS claims this is a partial list of programs in that system and it is our belief that most, if not all, behavior modification programs in the United States are using similar methods to defraud families and abuse children.  In December, 2009 a "nurse" at Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment Center was arrested and is being charged with raping children at the facility.  Cedar Ridge did not take disciplinary action until charges had actually been filed.  The word of the victims and evidence of abuse was not enough for that facility, it wouldn't remove a reported threat to children without criminal charges having been filed.  This is a very abuse-friendly standard. 

For information on the types of fraud, abuse, criminal and civil wrongs committed by programs, visit www.heal-online.org/ebook.pdf.

Based on the given information and the fact that HEAL is currently working to help rescue a child from this facility, we believe that Eagle Ranch Academy is abusive and that it and the other facilities listed to the left should be avoided by families who wish to put an end to a crisis, not exacerbate their family's problems.

"12. Authorization of Search and Seizure.  Sponsor [Parent/Guardian] hereby authorizes ERA personnel to search the person and personal effects of Student at any time.  ERA is further authorized to confiscate any and all items deemed by ERA to be contraband or counterproductive to the Student's successful completion of the Program.  The disposition of all items confiscated by ERA shall be left to the sole discretion of ERA.  Sponsor understands and agrees that ERA expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for the care or return of confiscated items." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 9)
Again, parents cannot sign away the legal/constitutional rights of their minor children.  This is an illegal clause.  Also, it is highly unethical to refuse responsibility for any items confiscated that are the property of the minor or his/her family.  Even prisons do an inventory checklist of what a prisoner enters the prison with and must return those items upon release of the prisoner.  The standards of private prisons like Eagle Ranch Academy should live up to the standards of prisons if they are going to operate as lockdown facilities with complete control of their inmates and their property.
"14. Visitation.  Upon completion of the admission/intake assessment process, ERA will establish a visitation schedule for the Sponsor and possibly the family to visit Student on campus and/or in the surrounding area.  Near the end of the program, ERA suggests a home visit for no longer than seven days.  Student must be on appropriate level for all visits, as determined by ERA.  Visits may be canceled at any time by ERA, with or without notice, when Student's level drops or loses privileges from not working appropriately on behavioral, therapeutic, or educational goals."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 9)
It is not appropriate for a program to deny parents access to their children at any point during the child's enrollment.  This is a sign of an abusive program.  For more warning signs and questions to ask, visit www.heal-online.org/warn.htm
"17. Runaway Expenses... In the event of any complaint, demands, claims, or legal actions alleging injury, death, or any other type of damage as a result of the runaway of a Student, Sponsor shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ERA and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all damages, loss, or expense, including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 10)
It is unreasonable for someone acting in the "parent's position" per the power of attorney agreement  mentioned below to require indemnity for their own wrongful acts.  This is an unconscionable term.  To require a family to defend a program that may have directly caused the injury or death of a child is unconscionable.
"21. Release; Discharge; Indemnification.  Sponsor [Parent/Guardian] agrees to indemnify and otherwise does forever release, discharge, and hold harmless ERA and each of its present and former officers, directors, partners, shareholders, agents, independent contractors, employees, predecessors, successors, assigns, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, insurers, and attorneys, and the agents and employees of any of them, from and against any all actions, causes of action, obligations, costs, fees, sanctions, damages, losses, claims, liabilities, and demands (hereafter collectively referred to as "Claims") in any way based upon or arising from or related to (a) any damages to person or property, including bodily injury or death, caused by the Sponsor's Student if he/she runs away from ERA's facilities or premises, and (c) any willful or negligent act committed by Student while enrolled at ERA.  This release, discharge, and indemnification shall survive the termination of the Agreement.  If either party receives notice of a pending or threatened claim arising from or related to this Agreement, the party shall promptly give written notice thereof to the other party." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 10)
So, basically what we have here is a requirement that parents/guardians force and guarantee their child's cooperation in the program.  And, as stated above, the parent is to be held liable for the child's success or failure in the program.  ERA gives no guarantee or warranty that the program gives any benefit to the child.  And, in the event of injury or death (which will be arguably attributed to any child that is not cooperating with staff or "working the program") the parents will not hold ERA responsible for its own negligence or willful wrong-doing if the Student was in any way arguably "at fault" for the situation resulting in injury or death.  This is unconscionable. (see: -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 11)
"25. Disclaimer of Warranties.  Sponsor hereby acknowledges that ERA makes no representation, covenant, promise, or commitment to Sponsor or to Student that the educational and rehabilitation service to be furnished by ERA to Sponsor will cause Student to progress, develop, improve, or otherwise advance in terms of social, ethical, moral, or educational respect.  Sponsor further acknowledges that each student is different and his/her Student may not respond to the services that will be provided by ERA as set forth herein.  Sponsor further acknowledges that ERA makes no warranties, express or implied, that its services will ultimately benefit the Student or Sponsor." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 11)
Eagle Ranch Academy disclaims that their program works, will work for your child, or that you or your child will see any benefit at all from having been subjected to ERA's fraud and abuse (a.k.a. behavior modification program).
"24. Mail and Phone Calls.  Sponsor hereby acknowledges that because of the risk of potentially negative influences from outside on the Student's development and progress, including the potential for the mailing of drugs or other substances to students enrolled at ERA, ERA reserves the right to open and screen all of Student's incoming mail and to monitor all of Student's outgoing phone calls." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 11)
It was decided in the case of Milonas v. Provo Canyon School that it is illegal to monitor, open, censor, the mail of children placed in behavior modification facilities.  This is an illegal clause.
"26.  Unauthorized Actions of Employees.  The Sponsor understands and agrees that ERA can only be responsible and/or liable for their employees to the degree that the employees operate within the scope of their employment and outlined job responsibilities.  This does not relinquish the staff member from their individual liability for damages and/or prosecution for their actions outside of their constituted job duties or realm of employment.  The Sponsor therefore agrees to hold harmless and release ERA from all liability or damages for any actions of ERA staff that act outside the training they have received or the scope of their constituted responsibilities or realm of their employment...

27.  Staffing.  Sponsor understands that ERA's staff are hired not necessarily on the basis of their credentials, but to provide supervision and carry out the structured environment designed to benefit students at ERA." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 11)

There are a couple of problems here.  ERA admittedly does not make hiring quality and professional training a requirement to supervise children in its program.  And, since ERA is not making quality staff a priority and states that they provide listed duties and very limited training to staff, it leaves a likelihood for "human and judgment error" that can result in serious injury, abuse (including rape and sodomy), and death.  Yes, the staff can and should be held individually responsible for the harms they cause.  However, under the legal doctrine of Respondeat Superior, ERA is responsible for the actions of its employees and the requirement for something being within the "scope of employment" has included what an employee does on site while on a scheduled break even if it is against the stated policies of the employer if the court finds that the act of the employee was not so far outside the scope of employment (i.e. lunch break, away from office, not work-related) that it would be ridiculous to hold the employer liable.  But, in the case of a human error by staff during a "routine" physical intervention that results in severe injury or death, ERA would and should be liable for the acts of its employees.  This is why #26 is unconscionable.
"30.  Protection of Community Image.  The Sponsor understands that upon leaving ERA, their child will not go to school or live within 100 miles of ERA, unless (1) permission is given in writing by ERA, (2) their child is 18 years of age, or (3) the Student is living with the parents.  Sponsor agrees that failure to comply with this provision would result in the Sponsor being responsible for paying ERA the normal monthly fee for the period of time involved." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 12)
This is just a weird provision.  Why would it hurt ERA's image if a graduate decided to live near the facility after graduating?  If it is a wonderful place and community and a child is healed from whatever issues they came with, wouldn't they be an asset to the community?  Wouldn't it benefit ERA to have successful graduates live in the neighboring areas and let people know what a "great program" it is?  Why the secrecy?  What is the purpose of this provision?
"31. Conflict of Interest.  The Sponsor [Parent/Guardian] understands and agrees under strict penalties of damages that they will not contract with any ERA employees or former employees for any related or even non-related services while the Student is enrolled in ERA or upon discharge or for a period of one year after the Student is discharged from ERA, without specific and written permission from the Director.  The Sponsor also agrees under the same penalties that they will not allow their child to live with or reside in the home of an employee or former employee, upon discharge, or for a period of one year after the Student is discharged from ERA, without specific and written permission from the Director." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 12)
What is the purpose of this requirement?  Many contracts requiring non-competition agreements are dismissed are voided because it is an unfair restraint on trade and commerce.  The fact that the agreement includes "non-related services" would likely be construed as an unfair restraint on trade by a court of law.
"32. Sponsor Cooperation.  Sponsor agrees to give ERA and ERA personnel full cooperation throughout the program in order to maximize the benefits of the program for the Student and Sponsor." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 12)
This passage is a concern because it requires parents to blindly adhere to ERA policies, procedures, and recommendations.  Any treatment plan that does not leave room for questioning it, is cult-like and ought to be avoided.
"Without limiting or qualifying the general Power of Attorney granted and delegated by Sponsor to ERA, Sponsor specifically grants to ERA the following powers:
  1. To provide or obtain all medical records, dental, psychiatric treatment, and hospital care, and to authorize a physician to perform any and all procedures that may appear to be medically necessary for the well being of the Student.
  2. To guide and discipline the Student as deemed necessary and reasonable by ERA (but not physical punishment)
  3. To physically restrain the Student as deemed necessary should he/she become a danger to him/herself or to anyone else, as deemed necessary by ERA.
  4. To allow the Student to participate in all activities.
  5. To search the person and personal effects of the Student at any time, including, but, not limited to, all mail sent to or by Student, and seize and confiscates any items deemed by ERA to be contraband or counterproductive to the Student's successful completion of the ERA Program.  The search of the Student's person ay require Student to remove all of his or her clothing and may include a strip search of all or any portions of Student's body, including cavities in which contraband could be hidden.
  6. To restrict the Student's access to telephone calls, and visitors, and to otherwise monitor the Student's participation in telephone calls and visits when the same are allowed." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 15)
The power of attorney form required by ERA is likely illegal.  From what we can gather, a power of attorney to transfer parental authority for care purposes is limited to six months.  After six months, the power of attorney is expired (according to sources we've reviewed).  As mentioned above, a parent cannot sign away the rights of a minor child.  A parent can only sign away his/her own rights.  As stated before, the monitoring and censoring of incoming and outgoing mail is illegal.  And, this agreement appears to be void or voidable for illegality and/or unconscionability.  A parent cannot agree to allow a child to be abused.
On page 18 of the Admissions Packet is the HIPAA release form so ERA can gather all the medical records on your child.  Since ERA is not a medical facility, there need for that information is highly questionable.

"I understand that authorizing the disclosure of my Protected Health Insurance is voluntary and that I need not sign this authorization in order to receive services." -Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 19)

Why is Eagle Ranch Academy being paid by Health Insurance when it is not a recognized medical facility?  What insurance carriers are being scammed here?  On the same page, ERA refers to the Student's discharge.  The use of the word "discharge" as opposed to "graduation" or "dismissal", suggests that it is a medical facility.  However, they clearly state throughout the contract that they are not a medical facility.  Since they are not a medical facility, they are not subject to the same rules and regulations as other facilities.  This is a concern.
"PERMISSION FOR PROGRAM ITEMS...My student has permission to attend any church of his/her choice...Eagle Ranch Academy has my permission to use name, photos, and audio-recordings of my Student in brochures or publicity...Eagle Ranch Academy has my permission to use my name for referrals to prospective Parents...I agree that my Student may be tested at any time that drugs or alcohol are suspected...I grant permission to staff at Eagle Ranch Academy to transport my Student to and from activities...I grant permission for a staff to dispense medications to my Student as prescribed by a Physician..."-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 20)
There are so many problems and conflicts of interest with the above permission statements.  It is highly inappropriate to pressure distressed families into allowing confidential information about treatment for their children to be used for publicity and advertising of the program.  It is also disturbing that ERA has an "in-house" physician and psychiatrist that can and do prescribe psychoactive drugs and that by permitting the dispensing of prescribed medications after granting parental authority through the power of attorney is a very dangerous combination.  Parents should require that all medications be approved by them before being administered.  Most programs do not allow for a pre-notification of administering dangerous psychiatric drugs including nerve-damaging anti-psychotics.  This is a serious problem.  The agreement or permission to violate the privacy rights of a minor child while in a compromised position is exploitative and likely unconscionable and/or illegal.
"CONSENT TO RECEIVE PSYCHOACTIVE MEDICATIONS"-Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 21)
This is a requirement of the state of Utah.  However, the permission granted is for unspecified dosages or medications.  This is a serious concern.  Another concern is that coupled with the permission requested above, this leaves a lot up to ERA.  And, it is HEAL's experience that programs abuse the use of drugs as punishment of the children in their care.  Since it is not regulated as a medical facility, reviewing the drugging and care of children at this facility is not happening.  This is a serious concern, especially since Utah allows patient/student records to be held by the program and do not have any laws requiring that medical records in Utah be shared with any other physician or caregiver.  This is a serious concern.  

Also, when gaining the "consent" of the minor child for the medication, is coercion used?  ERA is a coercive behavior modification program.  And, gaining consent by abusing a fiduciary responsibility or through deliberate coercive tactics/techniques is unconscionable and would be arguably ineffective in a court of law.

ERA uses Omnicare as an emergency medical care provider. (Eagle Ranch Academy Admissions/Enrollment Information (page 27))  Omnicare lost a lawsuit filed by the United States of America for fraud and violating the false claims act.  Omnicare also received illegal kickbacks.  (see: US District Court, District of Massachusetts, Civil Action # 06-10149-RGS, United States of America v. Omnicare, Inc. http://www.phillipsandcohen.com/CM/NewsSettlements/United%20States%20v%20%20Omnicare%20Mariner%20et%20al%20%20complaint.pdf)  Omnicare is in trouble again (January 15th, 2010) for accepting kickbacks for experimenting on troubled teens.
The contract is filled with arguably illegal and unconscionable terms.  In fact, some of the agreements are prima facie illegal and unconscionable.  The above is the opinion of a student of the law.  Please consult an attorney.
Confrontational approaches to therapy have been repeatedly denounced as ineffective and harmful.  See www.heal-online.org/ebook.pdf.  Another concern is that in the letter below, ERA allows for "input" from parents and prior physicians, but, does not state that such input will include final decision authority regarding the medicating of a youth in the program.  With the above contract provisions allowing the child to be given any prescribed medications and the letter below changing the physician from the child's family doctor to on-site psychiatrist at ERA is a concern.  Here is that letter:
Below is a series of quotes from a "Q & A" with the Executive Director of Eagle Ranch Academy.  To see the entire Q & A packet, click here.

"Q. What happened the first few hours after my child arrived at Eagle Ranch Academy?

A. Upon arrival, your child was immediately transferred from their escort to the Program or Assistant Program Director who took your child to our family room and spent a few minutes talking to them. Two staff members escorted your child to a private room and spent time getting to know your child and outlined our program. During this process the two staff members that were with your child were of the same gender as your child. All personal clothing, etc., are stored and given to you during your first campus visit. Your child was then issued formal Eagle Ranch Academy uniforms and all other personal items needed during their stay at ERA. A current student was then assigned as a mentor or “buddy” that will be with your child for the next few days." (Page 1)

First, if this is a "voluntary only" program, why do children need to be transported by "escorts" (paid kidnappers who arrive in the middle of the night/very early morning to shock, restrain, and spirit away a child to an arguably illegal lockdown facility)?  In the introduction letter of the enrollment packet above, ERA states it is a voluntary program and that children in the program must be there voluntarily.  This is obviously a deceptive statement as coercion is used to get the child to "volunteer" to remain in the program.  If you deprive a person of any hope of going home and promise nothing but torture and pain for non-compliance, you can probably get them to "volunteer" for anything.  This is not the true volunteerism that comes from the will or desire of the individual volunteering, but, coerced conformity.  The manipulation of language in this sense is dubious and suggests that ERA is an abusive program.

It is very nice to say that the two staff "spent time getting to know your child", but, the reality is they performed a strip search including possibly restraining your child to the ground, ripping off their clothes, and having untrained and unqualified staff perform a full body cavity search on your child.  If your child has any history of being physically or sexually abused, this will re-traumatize them and no extra care will be used to safeguard a sexual assault victim from a violent takedown and strip search if the staff "deem it necessary" (and they will/do).  The fact that it was a strip search is reinforced by the fact that the director finds it necessary to state that the two staff members are the same gender as the child being searched.  The Q & A claims that all personal items will be returned, but, the contract above states that ERA keeps no inventory and accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items.  So, their promotional materials (i.e. Q & A form) contradict the contract and point to deceptive marketing practices.

The assignment of a "buddy" is typically the assignment of an "upper level" student who will be given control over your child and will use manipulation, lies, abuse, and sabotage to "help" your child be broken so he/she too can become a slave to the program and begin the process of "earning" the right to be treated like a human being.  The fact that the "buddy" is assigned for a few days is also misleading.  The "buddy" will remain until your child shows signs of submitting to the program.

"Q. What are the living conditions like?

A. Your child was assigned to a family unit. This family consists of 12-16 students. Each family has at least three staff members with them at all times. They were assigned to a cottage in which they live. Each cottage has its own living room, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Your child has two other roommates."  (Page 1)

If the "family unit" and/or cottage consists of 12-16 students and their are only two bedrooms per cottage, how is it possible for only three children to share one room.  Either the rooms are packed with additional children or the housing conditions are being described in a dishonest or misleading way by ERA.

"Q. What correspondence can I have with my child?

A. Parents are allowed to send postcards immediately. Postcards from your child to you will be allowed as soon as your child completes the Self Discovery packet, this usually takes 3-5 weeks. For monitoring purposes, please do not send letters in sealed envelopes. Once your child earns the privilege, weekly social phone calls will be scheduled. You can expect to receive the first phone call from your child once they have competed their Self Discovery packet. This is usually within 4-6 weeks of their enrollment at ERA. After that, you will have a weekly scheduled phone call. This call is monitored by our therapist or by a staff member and will be up to 10 minutes in length.

Our mailing address:

Your Child’s Name

c/o Eagle Ranch Academy

115 West 1470 South

St. George, UT 84770"  (Page 1)

Here we see the way ERA tries to circumvent your child's privacy rights by requiring all mail be in the form of a postcard.  This allows for no private communication between parent and child and allows for ERA to monitor all communications.  This is a sign of an abusive facility.  For more warning signs, visit www.heal-online.org/warn.htm.  The fact that it will be likely months before your child "earns the privilege" of speaking with you by phone is another huge red flag and points to an abusive behavior modification program.  Behaviorists have advised behavior modification professionals to describe their practices in terms of "education and development", but, the truth is, they are using coercive and psychologically damaging torturous practices to change your child's personality and behavior. 

"Q. What sort of assignments are they required to complete their first few weeks?

A. The first assignment we had your child do is to complete the Self Discovery packet, which includes writing an “Amnesty” paper. This is the first thing they are required to do. It is a “coming clean” paper. They explain to themselves everything they have done up to this point in their life to get them to where they are now. Once the amnesty paper is completed, it is a starting over point for your child. Our staff is very specific and particular with this paper and it usually takes several drafts to get it to the point where it can be signed off by every staff member. This paper will be read during the first face-to-face visit you have with your child. This is a very emotional time for both you and your child. A staff member will be with you and your child throughout your first campus visit.  They also are required to write several essays, Who Am I, which looks at how they define themselves; Why Am I Here, their feelings on why they ended up at Eagle Ranch Academy; and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,” in which they have several worksheets to complete on each habit. We will begin working on their class schedule as soon as we get all the necessary paperwork and have it evaluated." (Page 2)

The "Amnesty Paper" is also known in the industry as a "moral inventory" letter and often a child is forced to exaggerate and/or manufacture wrong-doing and bad behaviors in order to reinforce your position in thinking you made a good decision (you didn't, if your child is at ERA).  It is not a "coming clean" paper at all.  It is a way to break a child by making him/her his/her own worst enemy.  It is the first step in creating a dissociative disorder in your child.  And, it is used to humiliate, extort, and abuse your child.  For more information on these types of letters, please see the Turning Winds journals at www.heal-online.org/turnwinds.htm.  Since the staff members are poorly qualified as insinuated by the contract for ERA, it is difficult to understand why they are given authority to determine the validity of a child's efforts.  How is progress evaluated?  Who does the evaluating?  And, what purpose does it serve to force a child to spend over a month detailing "real" and imagined wrongs they've committed.  And, if your child is a victim of abuse, do you understand the damage that blaming themselves for that abuse can do to them psychologically?  It can create a life-long acceptance of being treated as sub-human.  This is not therapeutic and ERA is just another scam, in our opinion.

"Q. What is the program my child is expected to complete?

A. Our program is a Value Based Program. This program consists of eight values, Accountability, Honesty, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Integrity, Respect, Trust, and Service.  Your child is given a packet on each value and is expected to do a series of worksheets, assignments, book reports (both oral and written), and service projects for each value. Each staff must read, evaluate, and sign off before your child can graduate from that core value.  To prevent one staff member from“holding out” and not sign the value sheet, all members of our Treatment Team, (Program and Assistant Program Directors, Clinical Director, Educational Coordinator, After Care Specialist, and all Therapists), will review and make a joint decision if the student is ready to move on to the next value. We also offer our Emotional Growth Seminars, Level One, Level Two, and Level Three Teen Seminars. This is an intense three day seminar each student will be required to participate in. These are the same seminars we encourage you to attend." (Page 2)

Doesn't that sound nice?  It is a "Value Based Program".  Basically, it is an 8 level behavior modification program.  It is very important to ask what ERA means by Accountability, Honesty, and the other levels/values.  It is quite common that words we understand and use on the outside or re-defined and misused within the program.  Asking what is meant by each Value and what is expected would be a good start.  But, HEAL would recommend just saying "no" to ERA.  Also, like WWASPS (reminder, it uses the same "Positive Control Systems" model as WWASPS programs) it requires intensive brainwashing seminars as part of its system.  This is a big red flag for an abusive and fraudulent program.  We reiterate our suggestion that no child be placed in ERA or any similar program.

"Q. As a Parent what is my involvement?

A. You are encouraged to be actively involved throughout the entire process while your child is away from you. You have an individualized Parent Page where you can see pictures of your child and read weekly progress reports. The password and user name will be sent to you the first weekend your child is here.  We offer adult seminars at least every other month and encourage you to take advantage of these life altering experiences. Your child will also go through these seminars as part of their process while they are here. The seminars are free to two family members, usually parents and/or guardians. There is a small fee of $50.00 per person if you have additional family members that would like to attend. We encourage you to have as many family members as possible to attend these seminars." (Page 3)

It is not encouraging if you are not allowed contact with your child for weeks and/or months and only supervised contact for even longer.  This cult wants as many members of your family as you can get to buy into it so it can keep raking in the money.  Don't buy it.

"What academic programs will my child be involved in while at Eagle Ranch Academy?

A. We offer an interactive internet based academic program through 3DLearn, which is a fully accredited program. Depending on the level, your child will earn 4-6 credits per semester with each semester lasting about 4 months. It is a self-paced program and they can accelerate at their own speed." (Page 3)

3DLearn is a "service" of WiloStar3D.  The distance learning program is headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida.  It is "accredited" by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  It is only accredits educational programs in eleven states, Utah is not one of them.  This educational program is not accredited by any other recognized accreditation agency.  According to SACS, "Self-regulation through accreditation embodies a traditional U.S. philosophy that a free people can and ought to govern themselves through a representative, flexible, and responsive system. Accordingly, accreditation is best accomplished through a voluntary association of educational institutions...The product of accreditation is a public statement of an institution’s continuing capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed upon requirements. The statement of an institution’s accreditation status with the Commission on Colleges is also an affirmation of an institution’s continuing commitment to the Commission’s principles and philosophy of accreditation...The Commission on Colleges expects institutions to dedicate themselves to enhancing the quality of their programs and services within the context of their resources and capacities and to create an environment in which teaching, public service, research, and learning occur, as appropriate to the mission...At the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation, the concept of quality enhancement presumes each member institution to be engaged in an ongoing program of improvement.."

This is not appropriate accreditation.  There is no safeguard or assurance that the educational services provided will result in a valid diploma or degree.  And, self-regulation is often, if not always, a recipe for fraud, abuse, corruption, and disaster.  SACS is therefore not a "legitimate" accrediting agency in our opinion and therefore, 3DLearn is very questionable.  This is a correspondence course run out of Florida.  It is not a school in Utah.  So, what' is ERA?  Not a school and not a hospital or medical facility.  Based on their methods, we would suggest it is a cult and advise you not fall victim to their money-making scheme. How do you get accredited by SACS?

"The process for initial and continued accreditation involves a collective analysis and judgment by the institution’s internal constituencies, an informed review by peers external to the institution, and a reasoned decision by the elected members of the Commission on Colleges. Accredited institutions periodically conduct internal reviews involving their administrative officers, staffs, faculties, students, trustees, and others appropriate to the process."

Again, self-regulation and review is not oversight or enforcement of consumer protection laws.  It is a trade association similar to NATSAP.  See www.heal-online.org/accreditation.htm for additional information and problems with "accrediting" agencies for this industry.

"Q. How do you handle my child if they refuse to comply with the program?

A. We believe in using natural and logical consequences. We do not believe in time out rooms or isolation rooms. We believe in isolating your child within a group, meaning they may be allowed to attend an activity but will not participate." (Page 3)

Well, it doesn't really matter what ERA claims to "believe", it matters what they actually do.  Does ERA ever use isolation or timeout rooms or observation rooms?  Yes, in fact in the contract (page 8, section 11, "Discipline of Student")  ERA admits to using isolation and claims that the "multipurpose room" is used for these purposes.  Naming a room "multi-purpose" instead of "observation", "time out", or "isolation" when it is used for isolation is deceptive.  In addition, ERA states they believe in active shunning of a child who isn't complying.  Again, if it is a "voluntary only" program, why is a child punished if they don't comply?  This is a coercive tactic and not in line with previously stated positions of ERA.  These contradictions further support the concern that ERA uses deceptive marketing and language manipulation to confuse families and hide their actual activities.
Below, we will be reviewing the "Program Summary" provided to parents by Eagle Ranch Academy.  We will be quoting excerpts and providing an analysis for those excerpts as we have above.  For the complete text of the Summary, click here.
"The program is made up of several areas of growth. There is group living, school, individual therapy, group therapy, and learning to be part of a community.  These areas of growth are held together through our value system. We incorporate 8 core values.  The students will gain an understanding about how these values relate to themselves as individuals.  They learn these values through packet work, group processing, and living the values here at ERA.  There growth is determined by their willingness to engage in this process.  Certain privileges are connected to completing and living the value they are working on. The process to complete a packet is finishing the work in the packet and presenting it to their family pod. They will need to have their peers and family staff sign off on their packet saying they are striving to live this value. Once their staff and peers have signed the packet they will receive their next packet." (Page 1)
This should be read as to highlight the 8 level system that they claim are values.  It is important that the child's "willingness to engage in this process" (submit to brainwashing and character destruction) be understood to insinuate that privileges, including speaking with parents, will be delayed as long as the child resists the behavior modification/coercive thought reform.  Also, having so many people (including peers) be in charge of when a child "progresses" is not in line with a professional or therapeutic atmosphere that respects the integrity of the individual. 

Self Discovery

• Amnesty Paper

• Who Am I

• 7 Habits Worksheets

• Collage

[no privileges] (Page 2)

During the first 5 weeks (or so) your child will have no privileges.  Self-Discovery is "phase one", but, only part of phase one.  It is important to look at the privileges they later earn and for everyone to understand that some of these are basic needs and that denial of these is done for the purpose of humiliation, isolation, and control.  For further humiliation, the child is forced to write a long letter and is encouraged to manufacture wrong-doing to make the letter as shocking as possible to reinforce a parent's bad decision in choosing ERA. 

Accountability

• Accountability paper

• Book Report “The Giving Tree”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* Shoes

*Social Calls

*Level 1 Seminar (Page 2)

"Accountability" is a continuation of phase one (or the forced betrayal of self phase).  One problem with these lists is they don't specify what each item is or what is required for each assignment.  In addition, the first brainwashing seminar is required at the end of this level and is considered a "earned privilege".  This privilege is coupled with the right to wear shoes and to have a very brief and moderated/monitored call with parents.  These are not privileges and generally would motivate no person free from oppression and coercion to adhere to the program.

Honesty

• Honesty Paper

• Book Report “The 12th Angel”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* Off-Campus Activities

* Off-Campus Visit with Parents 4-6 Hrs

* Staff Level 1 Seminar  (Page 2)

Again, what are these assignments and what is the environment in which they must be completed?  Also, what off-campus activities?  Some programs farm children out to work at local farms or hotels.  What are these activities?  What proof is there that your child is participating in the off-campus activity suggested to you by the program?  Also, being farmed out as free/slave labor; having a supervised/moderated visit with parents; and attending a "staff training" seminar for the move from Level 1/Phase 1 to Level 2/Phase 2 (the betrayal of peers phase) in which children are put in charge of other children in the program as lower level "staff".  This is indicative of an abusive and cult-like program.  Again, these are not privileges that would motivate a normal/healthy individual as they serve the program more than the individual.

Forgiveness

• Forgiveness Paper

• Book Report “Tuesday’s with Morrie”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Timeline

• Step 1

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* Hotel Visit

* Level 2 Seminar (Page 2)

What is the hotel visit?  Is it similar to the strange travels of program directors/staff with children to local hotels for overnights outside the program?  And, what happens at this hotel?  Some programs in Utah have reportedly participated in sex-trafficking of minors under their control at hotels they also own in Utah.  Without additional information, we do not know that this would be considered a "privilege" to a healthy individual or someone on the road to health.  A seminar is also not a privilege to anyone that is outside of the cult network that is WWASPS/Aspen Education Group/ERA/etc...  If anything, it is a painful assignment that will likely result in permanent psychological harm.  This is no privilege.

Acceptance

• Acceptance Paper

• Book Report “Who Moved My Cheese”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Collage

• Step 2

• Step 3

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* 1 Home Visit

* Staff Level 2 Seminar (Page 2)

A home visit is a "privilege", but, also very painful and frightening for children who've been tortured for months and are afraid of doing anything that might extend their stay at ERA or knock them down to a lower level with more abuse and no contact with the outside world.  This is a mixed blessing at best.  And, again, a seminar is not a privilege by reasonable standards.  Acceptance is the result of Phase 2 and is likely the beginning of the shift to Phase 3 (the child is experiencing a complete mental breakdown and dissociative disorder is created by trauma/shock "therapy").  The child is likely moved up from being a "buddy" staff to being a "leader" or "junior staff" over more children.  This is inappropriate and lends itself to abuse.

Integrity

• Integrity Paper

• Book Report “The 4 Agreements”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project ERA Amnesty

• Step 4

• Step 5

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* Start Working with After Care

* On Committee (Page 2)

Integrity is the beginning of Phase 4 (child is now adherent and salesperson for the program/cult and aids in the control and abuse of others) and is being prepared for release or short-term employment selling the program without compensation.  Preparing to go home for good is an "earned privilege" and what exactly is "on committee"?  Neither sound like the type of reward children or young adults should be conditioned to accept for hard work and progress.  This is a disturbing practice. 

Respect/Trust

• Respect Paper

• Trust Paper

• Book Report “Into the Wild”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Step 6

• Step 7

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* 2nd Home Visit (Page 2)

The 2nd Home Visit is often used by programs to bait parents into sending a sibling or someone else to the program or prepare to do so upon the upcoming "graduation" of the currently enrolled child.  By this time, the enrolled child should have already begun naming names and exposing siblings to institutionalization as part of their new "faith" in the program alone for their achievements and success.  This is psychologically harmful and does not help a child's self-respect or self-esteem.

Service

• Service Paper

• Book Report “5 People You Meet in Heaven” or “Man’s Search for Meaning”

• Creative Statement

• Personal Project

• Step 8

• Consistency with Growth Sheets

• Feedback Sheets

• Self-Government Sheets

• Goal Sheets

* GRADUATION from ERA * (Page 3)

As you can see above, there is mention of "Step 8".  This is because the values are actually euphemisms for the different phases/levels within the ERA program.  Graduation of any educational program should be an honor, not a privilege. A privilege is granted by authority, not earned through hard work.  The use of the term "privilege" to describe something a child has earned through hard work is insulting to the individual and continues to reinforce the program's "success" over the child's "progress".  This shows the sociopathic and narcissistic nature of those within the program industry that always give themselves complete credit and zero liability.  This is an unreasonable and unconscionable position for both individuals and programs.
HEAL encourages Paul Arslanian and Eagle Ranch Academy to immediately discharge all children in the facility and refund all monies due to insurance companies and families likely defrauded by ERA, including the child referenced in these recent communications.

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 Last Updated: September 26th, 2018

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