Teen Challenge Kansas City Girls Academy

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Teen Challenge Kansas City Girls Academy is marketed as a Christian boarding school, but is suspected of being a behavior modification program located on 5506 Cambridge Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri<Ref>The facility on Google maps</Ref>

They run a faith based behavior modification program lasting 15 months <Ref name="teen1">Program describtion, program homepage</ref>.

The target group is female teenagers aged between 12 and 17.

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The facility use the "Switched-On Schoolhouse curriculum". Parents should check if the daughters can get their accredited in their home school district <Ref name=teen1/>.

Controversy[redigér]

The Daily Kos published a 9-part series ocumenting systematic religious abuse at Teen Challenge<Ref>Teen Challenge: The Assemblies' own "kiddie gulag", The Daily Kos, April 26, 2008
Teen Challenge: Coercive groups disguised as rehab, The Daily Kos, April 27, 2008
Teen Challenge: A typical week in the "Jesus Gulag", The Daily Kos, April 28, 2008
Teen Challenge: Life within the "Jesus Gulag", The Daily Kos, April 29, 2008
Teen Challenge: Possible missionary mill?, The Daily Kos, April 30, 2008
Teen Challenge: The depths of coercion at a "God Warrior" training camp, The Daily Kos, May 1, 2008
Teen Challenge: Sex abuse and sexual predators, The Daily Kos, May 2, 2008
Teen Challenge: Court-ordered coercion and CYA indemnity contracts, The Daily Kos, May 3, 2008
Teen Challenge: Your tax dollars, paying for institutionalised abuse, The Daily Kos, May 4, 2008</Ref>

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According to an article in Austin Chronicle the outcome of such programs is disputed <Ref>Faith-Based Homes on Trial, by Emily Pule, Austin Chronicle, december 15, 2000</ref>.

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