Sharing Stories through Blogs, Forums & Pages Helps Bring Awareness!
I have been receiving a lot of great feedback on my blog and I wanted to share some other great survivor pages with all of you as well. The more people who share their experiences, the more exposure we will receive. Further, it provides a way for recent program attendees to reach out and feel less disconnected from the rest of the world. The loneliness we experienced when first returning home is fairly universal. Helping to show kids that what was done to them is abusive and that they are not alone is such an important part of the healing process.
If you haven’t already, please visit the following blogs:
Phase 6 offers a voice for anyone from any program who has survived through the troubled teen industry. It is a great place to share and find a sense of community, as well as to locate great resources for networking, education, and advocacy.
Multi-program blog featuring stories specific to folks who have attended a residential treatment facility, as well as great informational articles.
Stories from therapeutic wilderness programs.
Stories primarily focused around kids who were taken to facilities through hired “escort” services.
Blog specific to survivors of New Bethany School.
Great site not only covering teen abuse, but abuse in psychiatric centers as a whole.
Excellent resource not only for survivors of the infamous “Straight” program, but also other programs as well.
Heart-wrenching story and lots of resources from the sibling of a Straight survivor.
A blog dedicating to exposing those who are capitalizing off of institutional child abuse, as well as a look into teen’s experiences in these programs.
Heart wrenching story of one girl’s experiences in Casa By the Sea
Excellent site with great resources for Straight survivors as well as articles/news relating to the troubled teen industry as a whole.
Comprehensive site covering news and information relating to the troubled teen industry.
Great organization that not only focuses on the troubled teen industry (definitely visit the forums!) but also youth rights as a whole.
Site focusing on survivors of WWASP’s Paradise Cove facility.
Comprehensive site covering all teens/youth who have been impacted by residential treatment facilities.