I am brand new to this site but have a 15 year history of parenting a difficult child. Without going into our long, trying history, we are at a point where out-of-home placement is imminent and urgently necessary. After discussions with several TBS and educational consultants, wilderness therapy is almost universally suggested as a first step. I have read many stories of abuses and deaths of students in the past, but it seems the industry has been making strides to increase safety, they have been tracking outcomes, and many have clinical staff with impressive CVs. With the help of an educational consultant we have narrowed it down to two wilderness programs that seem to have good track records and which have a specific therapist experienced with her primary diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I would like to get input from anyone who has had experience with these specific programs; "ABC" and "XYZ". If it is not appropriate to discuss this topic in an open forum, please pm me.