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Narvin Lichfield Changes His Program’s Name…Again

September 29, 2017


We recently came to you with the story of one Palmetto Ranch, a program in South Carolina that seemed eerily similar to two other programs that had previously occupied the same location- Carolina Springs Academy and Seneca Ranch. There were also two other names this facility had been advertised under: Magnolia Christian and Second Chance Ranch. […]

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Palmetto Therapeutic Boarding School Now Open at Former Carolina Springs, Seneca Ranch Property

January 13, 2017


  It has recently come to our attention that a school calling itself “Palmetto Therapeutic Boarding School” has recently been opened in a South Carolina property formerly occupied by WWASP program Carolina Springs Academy. It’s natural to wonder if this is a WWASP program. We cannot answer that question, but we can offer some insights. […]

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Midwest Academy Closed by Authorities

February 5, 2016


Midwest Academy has been closed Friday after authorities raided the school in Keokuk, Iowa and a related site in nearby Montrose, while investigating into alleged sexual abuse of children at the school by staff. According to local TV station KHQA, authorities ordered the school closed and began contacting parents to come pick up their children. Parents were reportedly given […]

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Search Warrant Served on Midwest Academy

January 29, 2016


Earlier today, officials from a number of Iowa state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Iowa State Police, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Special Enforcement Operations Bureau, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Iowa DCI Crime Lab Crime Scene Team, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, descended on Midwest Academy in […]

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New Petition to End Teen Escort Services

March 15, 2014


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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WWASP’s Lies to Parents Revealed

January 26, 2014


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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Even Gets It.

January 15, 2014


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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One Survivor Sums Up Paradise Cove in a Few Short Words

January 15, 2014


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Shut Down Logan River Now!

December 24, 2013

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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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Youth Foundation Success Academy CLOSED

October 11, 2013


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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