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Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« on: November 28, 2008, 06:51:49 AM »
Here is a blank website:

http://www.midwest-academy-exposed.com

It needs content.

What I need the research team to do is to find data on staff, data on the program (origins, practices), testimonials, advertising, leaked documents, etc...  Anything and everything that exposes Midwest Academy to be the abusive fraud of a treatment center it is.  Once this information is gathered, the writing team can start analyzing and using the information to build a website on Midwest.  Finally, either myself or Kevin will come along and polish the website so that it will appear high up in a Google search for Midwest Academy.

This is your opportunity to help keep kids out of program.  I have no doubt you'll do us all proud.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008, 07:10:39 AM »
on a quick search i found that it is 4,500 (close to it) for 1 month.

see http://http://www.troubledteenprograms.org/troubled-teen-programs/treatment-center-utah.html
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 07:14:23 AM »
also at http://http://www.midwestacademy.net

here is the staff bio. there are pics on the web site but i am computer not compatible. so if you want to see them go to the web site.

Mr. James Posz has a Bachelor of Psychology from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri . He holds a current license in Social Work- Independent level from the State of Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners. He has had 34 years of social work experience in the public sector prior to joining the Midwest Academy staff in November of 2006. Mr. Posz offers a group on anger management and is equipped to offer groups in adoption related issues as the need arises. He also provides individual counseling to students as well as assisting with staff assessment of students who are struggling in the program.

Mr. Gary LaChapelle is a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor currently employed by Midwest Academy . He has earned his education through Southeastern Community College , Jacksonville University , and Auburn University . Gary has had 21 years of experience working in the public sector prior to joining the staff at Midwest Academy in June of 2004. Mr. LaChapelle provides individual counseling in addition to hosting chemical dependency groups.

Ms. Julie Dorothy is the newest of our resident counselors at Midwest Academy arriving this year. She has a Bachelors of Social Work from Mount Mercy College and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work from Western Illinois University . Julie holds a Masters level license in Social Work from the State of Iowa board of Social Workers. Julie has 23 years experience working with children ages 8-18 in residential treatment.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 07:22:09 AM »
check your email, firstresponder
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 07:24:46 AM »
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 07:34:24 AM »
also from the towns online newspaper



"Student wrote on Nov 25, 2008 7:06 AM:
" This school is abusive and the actions behind the walls are horrific. I went there a few years back and thank god they are closing (if true). Those poor students. I can only imagine how much worse it has gotten. Evil Evil place. ""


http://http://www.dailygate.com/articles/2008/11/04/news/02.txt
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 08:17:00 AM »
anybody know where I might find a good picture of the school?  Failing that, google maps would do
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2008, 08:52:49 AM »
http://wiki.fornits.com/index.php?title=Midwest_Academy

google map and article link about school not closing^
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008, 08:57:05 AM »
ok i was looking through their pics here http://http://www.mwacademy.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=76

anyone else notice no one is wearing shoes??

must be an upper level privilege.


also go to the midwest web site i posted above and go to their home page they have some good shots on their slide show.
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008, 08:57:35 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maia-szal ... 38435.html

Maia says some stuff. not sure what as her site is blocked in China.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2008, 09:02:46 AM »
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ok i was looking through their pics here http://http://www.mwacademy.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=76

Can you copy all the pictures and email em to me.  I can't access their site.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2008, 09:08:44 AM »
ok i sent an e-mail lets see if i have learned anything from kev on how to do this.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2008, 09:11:15 AM »
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3 Full time staff members at Midwest Academy including Howard V. were placed on the State of Iowa Child Abuse Registry in February 2006 as a result of an Iowa Department of Human Services Investigation of their actions towards at least one student who is my son. I believe this facual circumstance could be representative of the short comings of the entire organization. Make your own judgements. Interesting that Midwest Academy is not a licensed or registered school in Iowa. It exists based upon the homestudy program of the local Keokuk High School. You have to wonder what the connection between the local High School and Midwest Academy actually is.... And why. Midwest Academy exists because it is an unregulated facility in Iowa with no external supervision or licensing. Just ask for proof and you will find out just as I did. Don't take their word for it.
Just ask who the credentialed teachers and administrators are, how many credentialed or simply college degree carrying teacher assistants there are for the total number of students and you will learn pretty fast for yourself what this place is... "a warehouse for kids" owned by an organization that markets to desperate parents" is my opinion.

This quote bears further investigation^


It came off this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=11024&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=Midwest+Academy&start=30

Not quite sure how to proceed on this one.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2008, 09:13:23 AM »
Get ahold of Buzzkill and see if she knows anything. Can't imagine she doesn't know anything.
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Re: Project 2: Midwest Academy Exposed.com [research phase]
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2008, 09:16:49 AM »
is there an external link to this like a news article?


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3 Full time staff members at Midwest Academy including Howard V. were placed on the State of Iowa Child Abuse Registry in February 2006 as a result of an Iowa Department of Human Services Investigation of their actions towards at least one student who is my son. I believe this facual circumstance could be representative of the short comings of the entire organization. Make your own judgements. Interesting that Midwest Academy is not a licensed or registered school in Iowa. It exists based upon the homestudy program of the local Keokuk High School. You have to wonder what the connection between the local High School and Midwest Academy actually is.... And why. Midwest Academy exists because it is an unregulated facility in Iowa with no external supervision or licensing. Just ask for proof and you will find out just as I did. Don't take their word for it.
Just ask who the credentialed teachers and administrators are, how many credentialed or simply college degree carrying teacher assistants there are for the total number of students and you will learn pretty fast for yourself what this place is... "a warehouse for kids" owned by an organization that markets to desperate parents" is my opinion.

This quote bears further investigation^


It came off this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=11024&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=Midwest+Academy&start=30

Not quite sure how to proceed on this one.
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