Help save the children from abusive homes and schooling, bring the people who control this before the courts to face the punishment they so much deserve.

 

gather ye rosebuds while ye may: pleeease repost this if you can. signal boost, anything. this isn't just my story, it's important.

grintoforever:

Tonight I watched a documentary that made me realize I have spent far too long being far too quiet about something very serious. Something I could be speaking out about and helping other people who are going through it right now. For too long I have been ashamed to admit that when I was 13 years…

Wow, just wow...

In September 2009, after admitting to my parents that I was atheist, I was abruptly woken in the middle of the night by two strange men who subsequently threw me in a van and drove me 200 mi. to a facility that I would later find out serves the sole purpose of eliminating free thinking adolescents.

These places exist IN AMERICA, they’re completely legal, and they’re only growing. It’s the new solution for parents who have kids that don’t conform blindly to their religious and political views, let me explain: After the initial shock of what I thought was a kidnapping, it was explained to me that my parents had arranged for me to attend Horizon Academy (http://www.horizonacademy.us/) because I admitted to them that I was atheist and didn’t agree with a lot of their hateful views. Let me give you a detailed run-down of my experience here: To start off it’s a boarding school where there is literally no communication with the outside world, the people who work here can do anything they want, and the students can do absolutely nothing about it. The basic idea is that you’re not allowed to leave until you believably adopt their viewpoints and push them off on others. The minimum stay at these places is a year, an ENTIRE YEAR, that means no birthday, no christmas, no thanksgiving etc.; my stay lasted 2 years. The day to day functioning of this facility is based on a very strict set of rules and regulations: you eat what they give you, do what they tell you (often just pointless things just to brand mindless submission in your brain), and believe what they tell you to believe. Consequences for not adhering to these regulations include not eating for that day, being locked in small rooms for extended periods of time and the long term consequence of an extended stay. There’s a lot more detail and intricacies I could get into, but my main purpose was to spread awareness to the only group of people I feel like could do something about this. Feel free to ask me anything about my stay, I could go on for days about some of the ridiculous things I went through.

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Nationwide radio show exposing the troubled teen industry TONIGHT!

Mark Levine is hosting another radio show dedicated to survivors of institutional abuse tonight, 7-10pm ET (6-9 pm CT, 5-8 pm MT, 4-7 pm PT).

Listen live on http://MarkLevineTalk.com; if you have trouble there, try http://www.lesliemarshallshow.com/stream-live/

The show will be permanently housed here: http://marklevine.tv/torture-in-america-kids-abused-in-treatment-centers-speak-out

NUMBERS TO CALL:

888-488-MARK or

888-6LESLIE

Please spread the word!

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Tips from Mark Levine:

Survivors of CURRENTLY EXISTING programs will be given preference when calling in.

The trick to getting on the air is to call in early in the show and to be willing to be on hold for a long time until I finally get to you. (You hear the show in the telephone while you’re on hold.)

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Mark is a fantastic host, he has been incredibly kind and supportive. If you missed his past shows on this subject, here they are:

What’s Worse than Teen-Age Drug Abuse? Drug Programs Abusing Teenagers
September 15, 2011 (Part One)
http://marklevinetv.com/?p=9046

Abuse of Teenagers in Drug Programs
September 16, 2011 (Part Two)
http://marklevine.tv/tba-i-host-leslie-marshall-show

This Bush Crony Has Blood on His Hands!
November 10, 2005 (Part One)
http://radioinsidescoop.com/?p=481

The Bush Crony Who Tortured American Teens
November 13, 2005 (Part Two)
http://radioinsidescoop.com/?p=482

Kids abused in treatment centers speak out on nationwide radio show, Thurs, Jan 19, 7-10pm ET

From Mark Levine on facebook:

OK, it’s set. My next show on survivors of institutional abuse will be Thursday, January 19th from 7-10 pm ET (6-9 pm CT, 5-8 pm MT, 4-7 pm PT). All are welcome to call in, but survivors of CURRENTLY EXISTING programs will be given preference. That is not to diminish the suffering of those under programs that have been shut down, but I feel like we should, in a fire, focus on the immediacy of victims who are burning before addressing the real and important needs of those who have been burnt but who aren’t in immediate danger. Please spread the word.


You can listen live on MarkLevineTalk.com, and it will be permanently housed here: http://marklevine.tv/torture-in-america-kids-abused-in-treatment-centers-speak-out. If you have troubled listening on Mark’s site, try http://www.lesliemarshallshow.com/stream-live/.

Call in #’s:

888-488-MARK (6275)

or

888-6LESLIE (653-7543)

They will also be posted on his website at the time of the show.

Please spread the word.


Mark is a fantastic host, he has been incredibly kind and supportive. If you missed his past shows, here they are:

What’s Worse than Teen-Age Drug Abuse? Drug Programs Abusing Teenagers

September 15, 2011 (Part One)

http://marklevinetv.com/?p=9046

Abuse of Teenagers in Drug Programs

September 16, 2011 (Part Two)

http://marklevine.tv/tba-i-host-leslie-marshall-show

This Bush Crony Has Blood on His Hands!

November 10, 2005 (Part One)

http://radioinsidescoop.com/?p=481

The Bush Crony Who Tortured American Teens

November 13, 2005 (Part Two)

http://radioinsidescoop.com/?p=482

Tonight’s coast-to-coast radio show about the ‘troubled teen’ industry has been rescheduled to Jan 13

From Mark Levine (the original post with info on how to listen online is here: http://opliberation.tumblr.com/post/14477763353/radio-show-exposing-the-horrors-of-the-troubled-teen):

To the entire “survivor of abuse at teen-residential-centers” community:

I have decided to postpone my show, originally scheduled for December 29, two more weeks to Friday January 13, 2012, 7-10 pm ET.

I apologize for any inconvenience caused and I realize folks will have to send corrections to their lists. The reason is simple: the week between Xmas and New Year’s is a bad time to try to get guests to speak on air (particularly those I want to get — current teens who are in, or just out of, these programs). I think I will get a better cross-section of participants and listeners if I put off the show for two months. I will do it then. Thank you everyone for understanding.

For those that are superstitious, Friday the 13th will be a day to remember all the lives that have been forever marred (or even lost!) by these abusive centers. For those that believe that good fortune can stem from adversity, Friday the 13th will be an easy day to remember and pass on the word so that we have a big audience for the show.

Radio show exposing the horrors of the ‘troubled teen’ industry, Thurs 12/29, 7 -10pm ET

Mark Levine of Inside Scoop is hosting another coast-to-coast radio show to give survivors of abusive teen residential facilities the opportunity to speak out! You can listen live on www.MarkLevineTalk.com, and it will be permanently housed here: http://marklevine.tv/torture-in-america-kids-abused-in-treatment-centers-speak-out.www.MarkLevineTalk.com, and it will be permanently housed here: http://marklevine.tv/torture-in-america-kids-abused-in-treatment-centers-speak-out.

Call in #’s:
888-488-MARK (6275)
or
888-6LESLIE (653-7543)
They will also be posted on his website at the time of the show.

Please spread the word!

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The world of Joachim Knudtson: Just the latest case of abuse

joachimkrudtson:

A staff member at the former residential treatment center known as Gøge-reden (Cuckoo’s Nest) forced a 15 year old girl to engage in some kind of sexual act.

For this crime he received 60 days in prison! 60 days.

Of course he also can no longer work as caretaker for minors and he got a fine of…