Elk Mountain Academy
Elk Mountain Academy is a behavior modification facility located near Clark Fork, Idaho <ref>The facility on Google maps</ref>.
The founder of the program is a former addict <ref>Carls book - from the homepage of the program</ref>.
They use a level system and also make use of the critizised 12-step system.
The their book they state the conditions for release are:
When the teenager about to be released, he has to sign a home contract which outlines the conditions he is going to live by in order to be allowed into his own childhome.
Lately Mike Linderman - for employee of Spring Creek Lodge and one of the persons behind the Whispering Pines Academy project - does also work for them <ref>Is it just adolescent angst, or something more?, by Sharon Jayson, USA Today October 1, 2007</ref>
In the news[redigér]
In 2007 Ladenburger - former priest - were arrest on a charge of molestation of two boys at the facility <ref>Therapist charged in sexual abuse case, 70-year-old accused of molesting 2 students, By Taryn Brodwater, Spokeman Review, June 1, 2007</ref><ref>Therapist faced scrutiny as priest, Jailed counselor left Franciscans, By Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman Review, June 5, 2007</ref>
March 2008 he was given an up to five years prison sentence <ref>Counselor Sentenced for Sexual Misconduct, KXLY, March 25, 2008 (Re-print from Bishop-Accountability)</ref>
- Info: Program homepage
- Info: Review of the program by a referral company (FamilyLight)
- Info: A number of articles about the industry around Sandpoint, one of them "TROUBLED HOMES ACADEMIES FOR WAYWARD YOUTHS HAVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS WITH RULES" mentions the facility.
- Info: Elk Mountain Academy on Facebook
- Forum: Elk Mountain Academy, a thread on Fornits Webforum