The school was founded in 1935. A large number of important people are listed as alumnis.
They were mentioned in a lawsuit where an old man froze to death after he donated his money to the school.
Recently former students have criticized the school for not protecting the younger student from older students who have felt their sexuality violated.
One incident is the described in an article in “The Commons”
APOPULAR SENIOR BOY cornered me alone in the basement of the dining hall, where I had gone to use one of the school’s few payphones. This boy, 18 or 19 years old to my 14, began pressuring me to have sex with him.
I refused, but he persisted, complimenting my looks, professing his desires, and masterfully laying on the charm. Eventually, feeling worn down and not knowing what else to do, I gave up and schlepped with him across campus to his dorm room.
We had sex. I don’t recall hating it, or feeling much of anything—just numbness. In any case, I must have subconsciously reasoned, he was friendly enough, and good-looking, and it was better than being bullied.Alison Dean
On Reddit a former student claim that the school withheld food, possibility to sleep and forced students to work hard outside as punishment and avoided using medical care.
It could not have been fun to be there as a student.
- Son claims his wealthy, reclusive and ill elderly father was pressured into leaving millions to a boarding school prior to freezing to death in his $10M New York City townhouse (The Daily Mail online)
- I Attended Felicity Huffman’s Boarding School And I Learned More Than I Bargained For (The Huffington Post)
- ‘Get over it’ is exactly what readers told me to do (The Commons)
- The Putney School (Reddit Troubled Teen Group)
Wolf Creek Academy or Harbor Oaks Boarding School is located in North Carolina.
In 2010 the facility was involved in a lawsuit. It is not clear where the therapists are trained but to see “demons” following the clients to be treated seem kind of strange. On former detainee at the facility wrote in a comment to a blog:
I was in Harbor Oaks for 8 months
and I can defenitly beleive alot of this stuff
I got better but not from the help of anyone else it was just a choice I made, no counseling session did anything for me, actually one time my counselor said that she could see “demons” following me!!!!!! Everytime a student would tell their parents something bad about the school,l ike how they were touched wrong by the staff, or the expired food, when they would calll the office they would just be lied to then the students would get into trouble. If i had enouph patience to sit here and say everything wrong this school has done to its students i would be here alll dayformer student ()
Another former student wrote:
I went there two years ago and it ruined my life, it got me to start drugs, drinking, cutting, ect. at age 13. I ending up trying to commit sucide a few months later due to the damage it has done to me. I was tramized, i was scared to go to the bathroom and leave my bed. I only got to see my theripist if i asked to. I was put on sucide watch for 2 weeks and they didnt even watch me, let me do the same thing as the other girls. it was complete and utter bullshit. they lied about everything and told my parents we got to use the internet and contact friends, lies, we could talk to parents maybe 15 mins a week on a supervised phone call. The staff could end the phone call or deyn you your phone call if they wanted to, one of the staff while i was there got fired for watching some of the girls in thier underwear. Also the food was digustion. It was always expired, and begin a vegaterian, i was forced to skip meals sometimes because i refused to eat the meat. Id write a hell of a lot more if i had the time though. But parents, please DONT send your child here.Old student from 2 years ago ()
Over all it does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Wolf Creek Academy (HEAL-online information about the facility)
- Bonham et al v. Wolf Creek Academy et al (Justia)
- 78 thoughts on “Breaking Sue Scheff News From ISACcorp.org: Harbor Oaks and Sue Scheff” (Sue Scheff Truth)
Bellevue Baptist Church is a large church in the Memphis area. When so many people attend a church among them young people even children, the church have a special responsibility to monitor their employees and report incidents to the police when needed.
It seems that Bellevue Baptist Church failed this responsibility. An employee were able to engage in sexual relationship with a underaged girl. A now former pastor showed some interesting photos of his wife special situations.
It cannot be fun lot let your children go to a so-called safe place and then find them as potential victims. It cannot be fun for the children either.
- Bellevue Baptist Church responds to lawsuit over staff member’s abuse of teen(Commercial Appeal)
- This story is unbelievable and creepy (Dee Parsons on Twitter)
- Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church’s Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen (Ministry Watch)
Unnamed residential treatment facility in Romania located in the village of Viseu de Sus was raided by the police and several of the adults were detained.
The managers had set up the program in connection with local officials who informed them of inspections in advance so they could drug the teenagers so they were sedated and not able to make any complaints to the inspectors. The teenagers were Germans imprisoned outside their own country with approval from German authorities because such a facility could be run cheaper with low-paid Romanian labor rather than running it in Germany where the salary levels are higher.
It could not be fun to be detained abroad under such conditions.
- Police raid Romanian farm where troubled German teens were treated ‘like slaves’ (South China Morning Post)
- Child protection project in Romania: German arrested for abuse allegations (Reddit Message Board)
The government has intervened against a local religious school located near Regueb, Tunisia.
The owner has been arrested and there are investigations into various forms of child abuse including sexually abuse.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
Tunisia in shock over ‘religious’ school abuses (Gulf News)
Girls continued to run away from this facility. In 2018 3 girls ran way – one had run before.
Vision Quest has been in operation for many years. Over the years several teenagers have died in their custody.
It is clear that the girls felt unsafe and decided to leave. Based on the history of the organisation it seems justified. It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
The Box Hill and Bayswater boys’ homes was run by the Salvation Army. The government which should have secured oversight did not care and as result some of the boys were abused.
Beside the government having having neglected their duty, also the Salvation Army failed as an organization, denying that they had the to look after the volunteers they allowed near the children.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
Gateway to Independence located in Nashville, Tennessee were supposed to be a good place for teenagers who needed extra structure, their families could not provide.
Unfornately that demanded enough employees to provide this structure and they must have been understaffed as the facility is now known for riots, vandalism and violence. A federal judge has put a stop to transferring youth to the facility. Some teenagers have tried to commit suicide in order to leave.
Maybe it has always been so. The facility suffered the same issues when it was run under the name of Woodlands Hills Development Center.
I cannot not be fun to be there as a teenager.
The Open Door Baptist Church is not a good place to be as a minor. Not only there is the risk of sexual abuse as it too sadly is very common in religious communities. At this church abuse was not reported when it was discovered. The police arrested the leader of the church due to his failure to report the abuse.
It could not have been fun to be a child without protection of responsible adults at this church.
- Fundamentalist Baptist pastor arrested on charges he failed to report child abuse (Star Telegram)
- Lead pastor of Open Door Baptist arrested (Mesquite News)