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Mitt Romney: A Voice of Freedom and Hope? Not for America’s So-Called “Troubled” Youth

Mitt Romney’s Deep Connections to the Troubled Teen Industry Mitt Romney’s biography describes him as a well-educated businessman, skilled economic adviser, and typical family man.  He is quoted as stating, “I refuse to believe that America is just another place on the map with a flag.  We stand for freedom and opportunity and hope.” [1]  His biography references […]

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I Am A Captive

C.Kapela 2012 – I am a Captive I can still remember the way the humid air felt against my skin as I stared at the white gated facility that would house me for months and haunt me for years.   I can still recall my hand shaking as I frantically inhaled the last few drags of […]

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As Anti-Youth, Anti-Woman Agenda Takes Center Stage, Conservative Party Suffers

Can the GOP survive the loss of the both the Female and Youth Vote? As Republicans mourn the failure of their attempt to overturn President Obama’s newest health care mandate requiring that all insurance policies – even those funded by Religious organizations – cover birth control for women, the GOP’s anti-woman stance appears to be […]

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Behavior Modification and Brainwashing

For-Profit Therapy Damaging America’s Youth If you were to poll the average American about the use of behavior modification and brainwashing in today’s society, they would likely respond by naming cults, POW camps, secret government agencies, and foreign propaganda films. Should you attempt to explain that these tactics are currently being used today in America […]

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Sharing Through Survivor Blogs

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 […]

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STARP, Formerly H.R. 911 – Stop Child Abuse in Residential Centers for Teens Act

Representative Miller is Reintroducing H.R. 911 In 2009, H.R. 911 – The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Center for Teens Act – was introduced.  It passed the House but died in the Senate.  On September 28th, 2011, Representative Miller announced that he would be reintroducing the bill following urging from survivor’s organizations and grassroots efforts. […]

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Memoir Excerpt – Part 5

Memoir Excerpt – C. Kapela © It would take me a full ten days before I became somewhat “adjusted” to the program.  Within my first week, I was sent to study hall two more times, once for accidentally speaking to another Level One when I asked through the bathroom door if there was anyone inside and […]

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Common Questions and Assumptions about the Troubled Teen Industry

Questions & Answers When attempting to explain the “Troubled Teen Industry” and the widespread child abuse that occurs within it, I am often met with several common questions and incorrect assumptions. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview of this industry, how it operates, and what has been researched and proven […]

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Memoir Excerpt – Part Four

C. Kapela © – Memoir Excerpt Study hall was held in a small room towards the back of the complex.  It appeared to have at one time been a small one bedroom suite when the facility was still a hotel.  Now, its linoleum floor was aged and dirty.  Through a crack in the door, I could […]

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Story Submission

The following story was submitted anonymously.  Feel free to submit your own stories for publication by e-mailing wwaspdiaries@gmail.com, or through the submit a story function. On a rainy Saturday in June 2002, I arrived with my father at Carolina Springs Academy in Due West South Carolina.  I had agreed to come voluntarily, though I was […]

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