For people who went here between 1960-2000 this is not true but for people after that I feel sorry for. I went there for two years and will never forget the stench. There was mold on my hardwood bed from recent bed wetters and I was sent to the white room (a seclusion room about 7 feet tall 3 feet wide panted all white and you were stripped with cameras watching you) for a half an hour. You were only permitted 15 clothing items in your room and that was it, no pictures of family, stuffed animals, no books and no personal blankets. The food was disgusting let alone very small portions. There was horrible staff that just was waiting to so called ""hold"" you. When kids go here there parents sign a warren saying that if there child is hurt during this ""hold"" it is not there fault so they get away when they slam your child into the wall while twisting there arms and legs tell they relax. Kids often were sent to the hospital because of this, but, staff could press charges on you for a scratch on the nose. It says its a non profit but my mom was forced to pay 20grand by DHS (department of human services) if she wanted to see me again. I missed two years of school and failed classes because of all the missed time. You never went on trips and never earned money. I was beat up by huge people but no staff came to the rescue because they were to afraid to get hurt. Thanks to them I now have a crooked nose. They also say they keep families together but I wonder why I'm now in a foster home for no reason at all. They strip you when coming inside after a outside break and that was tottaly invasive since they spread your buttocks and lift your genitles. I Probably sound like a person who just has problems and wants to blame something for it but I'm now restarting a business I had before this dreadful place came upon me and having great success with my life but I got very lucky to fight through and never give up. I never even had to many problems in the first place I give no credit to Christie School to my successful life what so ever. If your thinking of sending your child here please don't. I wish I never went there and I wish the same for your child.