What is a Boot Camp for Troubled Teens?

 

The teenage boot camp was originally founded as an alternative to juvenile detention for underage offenders. At teenage boot camps, instructors, who look and dress like authentic army drill sergeants, employ conventional military tactics to break the will of a defiant teenager and coerce him or her into following the rules. Teens are subjected to constant yelling and humiliation, grueling physical training, and severe discipline in the hopes of getting them to obey authority and improve their behavior both at home and school. No form of therapy or positive psychological intervention is provided to confront deep-seated emotional and behavioral issues that have been building up for years. For more information about a better alternative click here.