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.

 

timeandabsolution:

Hey, I created http://aspenstories.tumblr.com about a half hour ago and I would appreciate it if you would signal boost this for people who have survived it or want to support taking Aspen Education Group and WWASPS down. Thank you.

Sandy's Superfluous Speculations & Summaries: “Controversial” Facebook status of the day: If you’re going to...

supersandys-space:

“Controversial” Facebook status of the day:

If you’re going to “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” you are supporting the abduction, brainwashing, and abuse of LGBTQ* youth all over this country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ccKTEWlxc

Here’s the written account for those who can’t…

WWASP Diaries

wwaspdiares:

Informative survivor blog including journal entries, detailed information about WWASP and other specialty programs for troubled teens, and documents of abuse and neglect.  Great resource to share stories and get involved!

Radio show about the ‘troubled teen’ industry tonight (3/10)! Featuring a discussion on Dr. Drew & his referrals to Diamond Ranch Academy, Cash for Kids, plus a strong activist you gotta hear!

Ricky Linder hosts another strong show on the troubled teen industry. He will discuss Diamond Ranch Academy, Dr. Drew, Cash for Kids, and an amazing advocate, Angelique Rochelle, will come on to discuss how to move forward.


Sat, Mar 10th at 10pm ET, 7pm PT

Listen & chat here: http://humanbeingbroadcasting.net/Opliberation.htm

Or listen on your smartphone: http://s5.voscast.com:7746

Don’t miss this powerful show, and if you do, the mp3 will be circulating ASAP!


Thank you to humanbeingbroadcasting.net and Kevin Allan for their ongoing donation of weekly airtime to OpLiberation & providing mp3’s of shows.

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.

More on reddit…

#OpLiberation TONIGHT! An in-depth look at the major players in the teen modification (torture) industry

Host Ricky Linder takes an in depth look at the major players in the teen modification (torture) industry: who funds it, where they are and who are they effecting. Ricky is extremely knowledgeable about the troubled teen industry, he is a strong voice and extremely well-spoken.


Sat, Feb 25th at 10pm Eastern Time

Listen & chat here: http://humanbeingbroadcasting.net/Opliberation.htm – join us for chat! There are awesome people and great conversation, I’ve found a lot of useful info from hanging there! You can register, make a temporary name, or stay anonymous.

Or listen on your smartphone: http://s5.voscast.com:7746

Don’t miss this powerful show, and if you do, the mp3 will be circulating ASAP!


Thank you to humanbeingbroadcasting.net and Kevin Allan for their ongoing donation of weekly airtime to OpLiberation & providing mp3’s of shows.

Maia Szalavitz, leading expert on the troubled teen industry, is doing a Q&A

Maia Szalavitz, leading expert and author on the ‘troubled teen’ industry, is doing reddit’s version of a Q&A (IAMA) RIGHT NOW. It’s sure to be fascinating, this is your chance to ask her anything you want! Please make an account on reddit and upvote it using the arrows next to her headline. Spread the word!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/p87l6/iam_maia_szalavitz_author_of_the_first_book_to/