Monarch Center for Family Healing

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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.

The average stay is between 30 and 150 days <Ref>Program Data on NATSAP</Ref>.

They have an admission office in Georgetown.

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They use a base camp model. They hike for two weeks and stay one week in their basecamp near Georgetown.

They use gestalt therapy.

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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article in Denver Westwood News described how a girl got pregnant during a course, claims of false marketing, old and outdated insurance, accreditations and permits 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>.

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