Anasazi Foundation Featured In Award-Winning UK Television Series | Quynn Taylor, Parent Relations | Mike Merchant, President | Sean Rourke, Vice President | Mesa, AZ

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Arizona-based outdoor behavioral healthcare provider hosts mothers and daughters participating in Family Camp program.

Contact: Sean Rourke ANASAZI Foundation 480.892.7403 sean@anasazi.org

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Mothers and daughters in the Family Camp program will participate in a three-week wilderness experience based on ANASAZI’s existing 42-day treatment programs.

ANASAZI Foundation, a nonprofit outdoor behavioral healthcare provider focused on strengthening parent-child relationships, will serve as the backdrop for the fifth installment of Twenty Twenty Television’s Brat Camp series. Tentatively titled “Family Camp,” the UK production will follow four sets of British mothers and daughters who have agreed to be filmed as they participate in ANASAZI’s nurturing wilderness-therapy program.

“All of us at ANASAZI are grateful for the opportunity to help these four families and work with Twenty Twenty’s staff as they produce a television program we hope will help thousands more,” said ANASAZI Foundation president Mike Merchant. “We have resisted such productions in the past, but we believe the new format, combined with Twenty Twenty’s commitment to the families’ best interests, has the potential to produce meaningful results. We’re also hopeful that the ANASAZI Way philosophy will resonate, offering parents and children everywhere some new ideas to help things go right at home.”

Mothers and daughters in the Family Camp program will participate in a three-week wilderness experience based on ANASAZI’s existing 42-day treatment programs. If at the completion of filming additional treatment is deemed necessary by parents and ANASAZI’s clinical staff, Twenty Twenty will fund treatment for the daughters in ANASAZI’s existing adolescent program.

The UK version of Brat Camp, which is produced independently of the U.S. series by the same name, has received numerous awards, including an International Emmy in 2004.

Filming for season five will occur throughout December in an area separate from ANASAZI’s ongoing programs for teens and young adults. Family Camp is scheduled to air on the UK’s Channel Four network in early 2007.

ABOUT ANASAZI FOUNDATION
ANASAZI Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3), nationally recognized, licensed, and JCAHO-accredited behavioral healthcare provider. ANASAZI's menu of services includes a 42-day wilderness-based treatment program for youths ages 12-17 (including those often labeled as “troubled teens”) and young adults ages 18-25, as well as parenting workshops, leadership and marriage courses, outpatient counseling, and community drug awareness and education forums. Visit http://www.anasazi.org for more information.

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