Tag Archive | florida

897. Admiral Farragut Academy

Established in 1933 the school is located in St. Petersborg in Florida offering both boarding and day school.

Searching for information about the school articles about sexual abuse and racism seem to set the agenda.

At these years we should be past the times where color matter. A School administration should be able to see if an employee oversteps his boundaries.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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873. Carlton Palms Educational Center

In 2020 an article tells a story about the death of a resident. Further research revealed that it was the same company who ran the group home where 14-year-old Paige Elizabeth Lunsford died in 2013.

As it was not enough, the article also mentions a rape conducted by a resident who should have been under close observation. The owner  Attain Inc., also known as Crystal Lakes ran several group homes and they were mentioned to have several concerning reports made about them.

It seem that these places should use a lot more supervision from the state.

Right now it is safe to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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820. Camp E-Kel-Etu

Camp E-Kel-Etu was a wilderness program operating under the ownership of Eckerd Youth Alternatives. The company was founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd.
In year 2000 a 12 year old boy died crushed to death by a 270 pound so-called counselor trying to restrain the boy. Legal loop holes cleared the employee of possible charges.
Years later not able to live on with the death of her son, the mother died.
In 2011 the camp closed.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

800. Silver Sands School

The Silver Sands School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida used a rather cruel approach dealing with autistic students. The children were locked into a dark room where the teachers then tormented them with use of loud whistling.

It has been impossible to find this bizarre treatment approach described in any medical paper. It must have been for entertainment of the employees only. Hopefully an police investigation into the treatment approach can be conducted.

It cannot not have been fun to be there as a child.

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792. House of Prayer for All People

The House of Prayer for All People was a kind of church labeled a cult located in Gainesville, Florida has been mentioned in relationship with a number of missing children cases. The cult where the belief was based on the Old Testament. The women had to wear special clothing like full-length robes with head coverings. They also ate a special diet.

At least two children vanished never to be seen. Some of the children are named: Marcos Antonio Cruz was 2 years old at the time of his disappearance. Catherine Barbara Davidson was 6 years old when she vanished. Anna Elizabeth Young has been charged in relationship with the mysterious circumstances at the facility. Finally she is being investigated for the missing 2 year old Emon David Harper.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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785. Union Juvenile Residential Facility

Union Juvenile Residential Facility located in Raiford, Florida was notified by the state that the children in their care would be removed after a battery case.

The facility is owned by Sequel TSI who had similar issues with their facilities in Utah.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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695. Guardian Placement Services

Guardian Placement Services was a so-called youth transport firm. It is a company, parents can hire to transport their children to a residential programs if they do not want to burden themselves with the emotional stress of breaking the news to their children that they will rather spend time on themselves rather than doing the hard work of parenting.

The process often starts with employees entering the room of the teenager in the middle of the night together with one of the parents telling the teenager that the teenager has to go with the employee who the teenager never have met before. Then the parent leave the house, so the employees are cleared of facing potential vitnesses who could testify against them if case of possible violence or other forms of molestation.

The companies operating within this industry has in the past been known to use various forms of mechanical restraints. The website of this firm does not state which forms of restraints or use of force the employees are allowed to use.

It must be very clear that the entire process of such a transport must be very traumatic or in clear violation of one of the first rules, parents learn their children: Never go with a stranger!

It is very clear that it could have not be fun to a teenager transported by a company like Guardian Placement Services.

The website is gone so it seems that the world is now free from having this firm operating.

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683. Poplar Springs Hospital

The Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, Florida has been seen a number of cases where teenagers have run away. Also the reviews of former patients seem not to be that positive.

Here are some of the testimonies:

Had a horrible experience here, upon my arrival people were on me like leeches, multiple females wanted to fight me. I got into two fights, staff did nothing. A female bit me in front of staff and all they said was “Did she break skin” “looks fine to me”. The staff was nonchalant about everything. My family bought me my necessities and the staff claimed they “couldn’t find” my belongings. Poor experience, don’t do drugs.

I was here in 2015 for 7 days, I think. I was under a TDO and I got there really early in the morning and they took hours to finally get me onto the adolescent unit. I saw a lot of fights. I think I counted 11 fights in the 7 days I was there. I also noticed that they sent almost every single patient to the residential unit. I had to beg them to not send me to the residential unit. The staff was honestly a joke, minus like 2 people. I don’t even remember going to groups or my court hearing. Literally, the only good thing that came out of it was they gave me nicotine patches with my moms permission.

Running as hospital for minors require supervision. It seems that the hospital does care more about profit than the safety of the patients. It cannot be fun being a teenage patient in this hospital.

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678. Vanguard school

The Vanguard School is located near Lake Wales in Florida.

The staff seems to conduct little oversight over the facility which has resulted in abuse among the students.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

636. House of Prayer for All People

The House of Prayer for All People existed from 1985 to 1995. It was a cult-like group home. The police have charged the Anna Elizabeth Young, who was in charge og the group home for murder.

A boy died. The investigations show that food was withheld leading to the death of Emon Harper, who was around 2 or 3 years old at the time.

Other vitnesses have told about children being bathed in chemicals.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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