July 18, 2015


A Bill to Finally End the Abuse of Teens at Residential Treatment Programs and “Boot Camps”

By Rep. Adam Schiff Congressmen from California Read full article here: Op Ed – Stop Child Abuse in Residential Treatment Programs for Teens Act 2015 This piece was co-authored by Jodi Hobbs, the founder and President of the Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA) organization, which provides healing services to a national network of survivors At one […]

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August 19, 2014


#BreakingCodeSilence – The Challenge

WWASPSurvivors, SafeTeenSchools, the SIA Organization (Survivors of Institutional Abuse) and Shut Down Logan River have just launched the #BreakingCodeSilence Challenge, a challenge designed to bring awareness to the issues of institutional child abuse in residential treatment centers and teen behavior modification programs. As we speak, as we live and breathe and enjoy our everyday freedoms, there are thousands […]

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April 5, 2014


Robert Lichfield Is Lying

Robert Lichfield is the founder and owner of WWASP. As such, Lichfield built and then oversaw a large network  of abusive programs that literally spanned the entire world as well as  shady marketing department designed to drive fear deep into the hearts of naive and loving parents in order to bilk them out of every […]

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March 15, 2014


New Petition to End Teen Escort Services

Yours truly has started a new petition on to end the practice of using teen escorts (aka legal kidnapping) to get kids to residential treatment centers. This practice is widely considered one of the most traumatic, harmful, and damaging in the industry and stopping is not only good for children, it also stands a good […]

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January 26, 2014


WWASP’s Lies to Parents Revealed

Thanks to a friend of the page Mike Sanford, who is a Paradise Cove survivor, we here at WWASP Survivors have obtained a copy of the WWASP Paradise Cove Parent Manual from the mid-90s. This manual is basically spin made by WWASP to parents to head off the inevitable complaints of abuse and mistreatment that […]

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January 15, 2014


Even Gets It.

When runs a story on the troubled teen industry, you know the industry is a total joke. The story, unfortunately, isn’t. Neither is the harrowing tale of abuse related by the author of the story, nor are the thousands of other stories out there of teens being abused, tortured, and even killed. The story […]

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December 24, 2013

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Shut Down Logan River Now!

Logan River Academy is an abusive program in the style of WWASP located in Utah. Abuse, neglect, forced medication, and even deaths have occurred and continue to occur. LRA is a member of NATSAP, a non-accrediting membership body that does not enforce any ethical nor professional standards on its members. Though Logan River Academy’s academic program […]

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October 11, 2013


Youth Foundation Success Academy CLOSED

October 10th, 2013 According to recent reports, as of October 13th 2013, Youth Foundation Success Academy (YFSA) will be ceasing operations. WWASP Survivors has obtained an email sent to all parents by Youth Foundation Inc’s Board of Directors. This letter announces that the program is permanently closing down due to a financial crisis caused by on-going […]

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September 10, 2013


HR 1981: The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013

The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 Tens of thousands of U.S. teenagers attend private and public residential programs – including therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness camps, boot camps, and behavior modification facilities – that are intended to help them with behavioral, emotional, mental health, or substance abuse problems. Depending on […]

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