Unregulated Private Residential Treatment Facilities – Growing concerns about unlicensed and unregulated residential programs are shared by mental health professionals, program staff, parents, youth and advocates. These concerns are described in the following statements, which are provided by a panel of individuals representing a range of perspectives. Further details of counter-therapeutic treatment, restricted family rights, substandard education, poor quality medical care, parental distress and negative after-effects are provided by youth and families who have expressed their willingness to share further information about their first-hand experiences. This information is provided to increase awareness regarding this alarming phenomenon and to substantiate the call for increased protections to safeguard youth and families served by unregulated residential treatment facilities.