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HEAL is an egalitarian network of activists self-empowered to plan events, create change, and make the world a better place for all life.  Our goals include the liberation of humans, nonhuman animals, and the earth!  We work in cooperation with like-minded organizations that put compassion in action!

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HEAL is a network of advocates, including parents who've been defrauded by the Teen Behavior Modification Industry (i.e. Wilderness Programs, Wilderness Camps, Residential Treatment Centers, Therapeutic/Emotional Growth Boarding Schools, Boot Camps, etc.).  We are families and professionals (including medical and mental health professionals, educators, lawyers, and civil servants).  We are here to help.


The teen years have always been a struggle for both young adults and parents alike.  Teens have always taken action to establish autonomy and independence and parents have always had difficulty balancing discipline, responsibility, and respect.  HEAL offers a parenting guide to aid you in making healthy choices for you and your family.  You can view this guide by clicking here.


We have many parent volunteers that can help you figure out how to rescue your child if your child has been placed in a behavior modification program.  Whether you currently have legal custody or not, we may be able to help you.  Our parent volunteers are:


Catherine Smith Parent of a Provo Canyon School survivor. (877)845-3232 xt. 802
Helen Taylor * Parent of a Provo Canyon School survivor. (877)845-3232 xt. 810
Mike and Carla Plotycia Parents of a Cross Creek/WWASPS survivor. (877)845-3232 xt. 809
Lisa Haas Parent of a Cross Creek/WWASPS survivor (877)845-3232 xt. 808
Debra Licolli Parent of a Life-line, Inc. survivor. (877)845-3232 xt. 807
Susan Smith Parent of Circle of Hope/IFB survivor (877)845-3232 xt. 816
Sarah Picciolo Sibling of Spring Creek Lodge (WWASPS) Survivor/Victim (877)845-3232 xt. 806

* Helen Taylor is on hiatus, please contact another parent support volunteer for assistance.


Most, if not all, behavior modification programs use similar deceptive marketing techniques and abusive and secretive/cult-like practices.  While our volunteers may not have experience with the particular program you are investigating and/or from which you wish to rescue your child, we can give you firsthand information on how rescues were achieved from other programs and advise you on why or how the program your child is in is like those with whom we have firsthand experiences. 


We also have a legal help page at  If you need legal help in rescuing your child, please review the resources available at this site.


We have also created an online message board specifically for parents and our parent support volunteers.  Please use this message forum to discuss any difficulties you are having and how we can be of help.  Please note that offensive or inappropriate messages will be deleted.  This forum is meant for parents and parent support volunteers only.  If you are a survivor or victim of a behavior modification program, please visit our Survivor Forum at  If you are looking to comment on something unrelated to parenting or fraudulent and abusive programs, please visit here.


We ask that you respect that our organization does not and will not condone, recommend, or refer to residential programs or services.  We are here to help you make the smart choice and keep your child at home and/or in your local community.  We will not debate this issue.  We have overwhelming evidence that this industry is fraudulent, abusive, torturous, corrupt, and often deadly.  We will not condone or recommend risking any child or young adult's well-being by placing them in a private, unregulated prison under the complete control of strangers.  It is traumatic and psychologically harmful.  If you want our help, please contact us. 














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