Monarch Center for Family Healing
Monarch Center for Family Healing is a behavior modification program using wilderness therapy as therapeutic approach.
The owners used to run a school called Trailhead Wilderness School.
The program was founded in 1996.
The target group is youth between 10 and 18 years. There are both co-ed and single gender groups.
They have an admission office in Georgetown.
They use a base camp model. They hike for two weeks and stay one week in their basecamp near Georgetown.
They use gestalt therapy.
November 2008 an article in Denver Westwood News described how a girl got pregnant during a course, claims of false marketing, old and outdated insurance, accreditations and permits <Ref>Troubled teens were banished to the Monarch Center wilderness program. Then their troubles really started, By Adam Cayton-Holland, Denver Westwood News, Published on November 12, 2008 at 12:00pm</Ref>.
- Survivor group: Group for people, who has been at a wilderness program and have survived to tell their story, Myspace
- Survivor Group: Wilderness Program Graduates, Facebook
- Survivor Group: I Survived Wilderness, Facebook
- Forum: Wilderness family component misunderstood?, a thread on Fornits webforum
- Forum: Single gender or co-ed groups: What are the dangers and are single gender groups better?, a thread on the message board of Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
- Forum: Monarch: Co-ed wilderness program and pregnancy, a thread on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)