Hephzibah House runs a facility which for many years relied on the use of corporal punishment combined with isolation of the teenage girls which were locked in the facility. CNN investigated the program some years ago.
The DeSisto School was a teenage asylum which closed in 2004. The teenagers were subjected to various forms of humiliation and the founder had no real degrees. Most just wasted their time and their parents money. Some returned home with emotional scars.
Hiking in Seattle - Mt. Si: This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer forests, streams, and views over the valley.
Copper Hills Youth Center was in the newspapers due to a riot. Former employees spoke about an understaffed facility with problems with paperwork. A previous name was Rivendell Psychiatric Center. It detained journalist Lyn Duff for period because her mother disagreed on her choice of a partner.