The Troubled Teen Industry and Its Effects: An Oral History – The troubled teen industry (TTI) is a term used to describe a system of underregulated residential youth treatment facilities that operate primarily in the United States. My research, which was funded by a 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, focused on gaining firsthand insight into the effects of one such treatment facility. These facilities, also referred to as treatment programs and treatment centers, constitute a multibillion-dollar industry and are infamous for numerous abuse charges (Stull, 2021). Adolescents are sent to these facilities for a myriad of reasons, ranging from severe mental health symptoms to more mundane forms of misbehavior (e.g., truancy). Parents are often manipulated through fear tactics into believing their children desperately need this type of facility, and are then manipulated to not believe their children if they say anything bad about the facility (Behar et al., 2007). Introduction to such facilities often includes involuntary youth transport, which consists of being woken up in the middle of the night by strangers; physical force is used if the adolescent does not comply (Stull, 2021).