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Benchmark Young Adult School > Parents think twice
« on: April 26, 2009, 11:13:56 PM »
Benchmark Young Adult School runs a workshop called the "Friendship Workshop."  The workshop starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends between 9:00 a.m. - noon the next day.  Staff allow students one nap (very little sleep) during workshop hours.  This doesn't create an optimal learning environment for students.
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Re: Benchmark Young Adult School > Parents think twice
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 01:13:32 AM »
Quote from: "bobpeterson1973"
Benchmark Young Adult School runs a workshop called the "Friendship Workshop."  The workshop starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends between 9:00 a.m. - noon the next day.  Staff allow students one nap (very little sleep) during workshop hours.  This doesn't create an optimal learning environment for students.
Students are also forbidden to talk about the details of the workshop outside (this includes taking to parents)...   though I believe the restriction is lifted with parents after they go through their parent seminar.

The problem here is a lack of informed consent.  Kids going into friendship workshop have no idea what will be going on and thus cannot consent to what goes on, including ritual humiliation similar of the sort recently discussed in the time magazine article on Mount Bachelors Academy.
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Re: Benchmark Young Adult School > Parents think twice
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 06:33:29 PM »
i never did that
what did go on in that mess of a "workshop"?
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Re: Benchmark Young Adult School > Parents think twice
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 11:49:53 PM »
Benchmark's trademarked version of "break 'em down, re-build 'em up?"
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Re: Benchmark Young Adult School > Parents think twice
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 12:06:07 AM »
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i never did that
what did go on in that mess of a "workshop"?
http://www.time.com/time/health/article ... 82,00.html
 
"One 18-year-old former student and victim of rape wept while recounting what happened to her during a Lifesteps seminar. Jane, who asked not to be identified by her real name, left the school in March. "They had me dress up as a French maid," she said, describing an outfit that included fishnet stockings and a short skirt. "I had to sit on guys' laps and give them lap dances," while sexually suggestive songs, like "Milkshake" by Kelis, played at high volume.
 
Lifesteeps seminar = Friensship workshop
 
http://homepage.mac.com/psyborgue/abuse.html scroll down to friendship workshop
 
Friendship WS is based on Est and Lifespring.
 
cults
 
point is it creates very effective results very quickly ...  with very little regard for any sorts of ethics
 
at CEDU it was called "propheets".  Search on this site for Propheets and you'll find quite a bit.
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Sue Scheff Truth - Blog on Sue Scheff
"Our services are free; we do not make a profit. Parents of troubled teens ourselves, PURE strives to create a safe haven of truth and reality." - Sue Scheff - August 13th, 2007 (fukkin surreal)