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posted on Sep, 16 2004 @ 12:06 AM

Thanks for sharing, shedding light,
, much appreciated.


posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 05:56 AM

Originally posted by koji_K
maybe there could be some way of obtaining a list of parents who send their kids to this school (there might be a law making this mandatory, although i'm not sure if it would apply in jamaica) and making a website or even better, submitting the list to a newspaper to "name and shame". -koji K.

I'm not sure this would work. WWASP has no difficulty finding parents who will shout the program's praises from the rooftops.

BTW, WWASP is the organization that runs Tranquility Bay. It has lots of similar institutions in the US too. They are all run to the same pattern though Tranquility Bay is reputedly the worst of the lot. They have had eight facilities shut down after intervention by the authorities. They just open up new ones. Casa by the Sea in Mexico was shut down for child abuse just a few weeks ago. Tranquility Bay is now their only offshore operation.

Someone has already mentioned ISAC, Check out their Tranquility Bay Report and WWASP Alleged Crimes Report:

Someone also mentioned court cases. This is the testimony from a case where a cousin of one inmate sucessfully managed to get her out.
Full testimony (images - slow download):

Edited highlights (text - fast download):

WWASP has also just lost a libel suit:

One reason the parents and even recent ex-inmates are so enthusiatic about the place is that WWASP is a cult with links to LifeSpring (also a cult). Check out the following:
Breaking the Vow of Secrecy
Can I Trust Them?
White Collar Cults, They Want Your Mind
Pathology As "Personal Growth"
I Lost My Husband To A Cult
Thought Reform Programs And The Production Of Psychiatric Casualties

[edit on 21-10-2004 by cultwarrior]

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 09:21 AM
I believe behavior modification is overrated. I grew up in a mentally abusive household.
I was born shortly after my mother got out of high school. She left my biological father because he was physically and mentally abusive and sold and used drugs when I was two. She maried my step-father when I was three. He was also mentally abusive. To give you an idea of a minor argument with my step dad; he once yell at me for four hours non-stop because I did not close a potatoe chip bag in a way he considered to be right. Once again this was a minor argument. It was not uncommon to have at least one if not more of these arguments, literally, every day. I spent a lot of time in my room so I would not get yelled at as much. This did not stop him. He would always find something to yell at me about. When I turned thirteen I realized that I was stronger, faster, and smarter than him. This led me to say to myself, "Why should he control me with his rules?" In our society, two things hold rules together: fear and respect. At this point I had absolutely no respect for him. In addition to this, I did not fear anything he could do to me. Shortly after first realizing this I was yelled at again. I started toying with his mind. Making a game out of our arguements. I wanted to see just how mad I could make him. If he punished me by grounding me or taking away a privilage I would simply ignore him (I would do whatever he forbid me to do just as I would usually do them). Through all of this my mother knew that what he was doing to me was unfair, yet she did nothing to help me. I was alone.

The point of this is that from an outside perspective when I was young, I could be seen as a classic future drug addict/abusive spouse/suicidal/homicidal/mentally ill child. When I was a teenager, I could have been viewed as depressed, rebellious, and in need of military camp.

What people don't see is that occasionally, the child is in the right. The system does fail for these childeren. It is essentially flawed because it almost always jumps to the conclusion that the parents are right and the child needs discipline. Had I recieved any more discipline in the mannor that my step-dad used it, I would have probably become violent towards him.

Childeren do not need behavior modification in the was society commonly uses it. They need to be understood. If you can then get the child to understand the reason they behave as they do then you truely have a chance at positively changing their behavior or possibly removing the problem behind their behavior.

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