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Facts About PV, Started By DieYuppieSkum
« on: January 29, 2008, 10:59:03 AM »
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Here are some questions that some parents may have before sending their kid off to PV... for anyone else it's a detailed explanation of how certain things are done in PV

Enjoy


1) What was the food like?

The food varied, some days it was good depending if it was breakfast lunch and dinner others bad... but then again when you are hungry after a hard days work anything in your stomach is better then nothing. I only became ill after eating the food a few times but it was not due to the foods content but more the taste, those foods included Kielbasa, Brussel sprouts, Honey buns, beef stroginof (which we called beef stroke me off).

2) Where was it served?

We usually ate in a huge building located on the main campus called the "Y.C." or Youth Center.. this was also where parent events were held and the staff room was in the loft of said building while Boys STU is literally in the basement below. Sometimes we had to eat at the cabin depending on the circumstances. When we were on quarantine due to an illness that was floating about we ate at the cabin and had our food brought to us.. it was kind of nice not to have to walk a mile to eat seeing how the boys campus was on the other side. But the strike rule also comes in to play, the strike rule is basically each month we get three strikes, If any of the males get caught sneaking a peek at the girls... that was a strike for the whole clan, if your clan obtained 3 strikes the clan would have to each day for a week consume every meal on the boys side. That means we had to go to the YC, take the food back to the boys side, eat, and then bring it back to the YC and then go BACK again to the boys side... making us take 4 trips as opposed to the normal 2.

3) Was food ever denied? 
Kind of, they really manipulated this one... Based on what ever it was you did, would make you wait to eat until 15 minutes before said meal was over... that means you have to eat ALL your food and not throw up. Problem was what ever was on the menu you had to get one portion of each type even if you hated it. Also you had to FINISH everything on your plate or you would get DL (Desert limitation) They always made sure you ate... but they made it hard to enjoy whatever it was you were eating

4) What was the school part of the program like?

We only had school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I believe the girls had it on alternate days which makes me wonder if they only received 2 days of school as opposed to 3. The reason we only had three days of school was so on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we could do vocational work... which was the village's cheap ass way of not having to hire anyone to repair anything as they tried to pass it off as a learning skill. We pretty much fixed everything that became broken unless it truly needed to be professionally done. When the cabins needed work, we fixed them, when concrete needed to be laid, we did that, spreading gravel, re shingling the roofs, weeding the front of the admissions office... that was us. This supposedly counted as gym and shop credits but I never saw any of those grades come to fruition when I finally got back to normal public school... thanks to PV I was put in 11th grade when I should have been in my senior year on the sole reason I did not have enough credits.

5) Where were classes conducted, and what was the classroom support like? IE. Teachers, computers, books etc..

The classrooms was a class cabin... thats right just like Tom Sawyer. Each clan had a section of the cabin that was "homeroom" with a specific teacher as the clans "homeroom teacher" The teachers were varied.... although there were only four they each had a unique personality and taught specific subjects... one taught Math, calculus and of the like, Another taught strictly English and literature, another taught Biology and various sciences, and the last taught History, Geography, economics, etc. The books were new and plentiful but they never let you read what you wanted. I remember The English teacher told me to pick out a book as an assignment.. I picked a book called "A confederacy of Dunces" Which I had read before and enjoyed... He said he would not allow me to read it because I was not worthy of such majestic story telling. I agree it was an awesome story, majestic even.. But I am not worthy to read a fucking book? Instead he made me read this piece of shit horribly written 120 page book titled "A light in the forest" Which is just a shitty rip off of the book "The education of little tree"

Just for the record... you could not read anything other then AA/NA material outside of school unless you were a high level and even then the book had to be evaluated and approved by your treatment team.

6) Under what circumstances could school be denied?

If you were sick, or in the burrito (straitjacket) or the time out room.

7) What were the accommodations like for the students not in STU?

We lived in cabins in the middle of the peninsula that had been infested with pine beetles so the trees were constantly falling down due to wind factors and even the trees own decay mixed with the weight of the trees. We had some very close calls of trees hitting or cabin and it's a miracle none of us was ever hit by a falling tree. We also had to clear these trees and chop them in to pieces, this task was perfect in the eyes of the program because the forest was constantly falling apart and so it virtually never ends. Chances are to this day kids at PV are still continuing what we did  years ago. The Cabins had no electricity and no plumbing but we did have something called the tubes which was a latrine of sorts that was open and had three giant PVC pipes stuck in to the ground at a slanted angle. This was used to piss in and during the summer it reeked.

 What sort of clothing did the captives wear, and where did it come from?

We were to wear white T shirts, working jeans, shirts tucked in with belt, normal tennis shoes for school days and steel toed boots for work days. Every 2 months or so we would have something called inventory day where we would clean the cabin from top to bottom and go over a list of clothes we needed... There was actually a list with the items required and the amount we should have that we had to have a staff verify and sign. Kids usually received the clothes from their parents... but the kids whose parents could not afford it or simply refused to send them things had to go find the items from what is known as "The eagles Nest" Basically The eagles nest was a storage space for all the clothes that was ever left by a former patient... over 17 years of rehab patients clothes reside in that nest... and woe to the poor sap who had to get his clothes from that place...

9) If you needed a basic necessity where did it come from? Such as tooth paste and things of that nature...

The village provided that but only the cheap knock off brands, also your parents could send you hygienic things if need be but they had to be approved.

10) Was there a stage/level system at PV? 

Yes, both in STU and in the Cabin program but they differ greatly. IN STU you have Levels 1,2, and 3. You come in as an "outcast" and have to earn your way in to the group by writing a 10 page journey paper about why you were sent to PV... once you complete it you are in the group. Depending on a kids writing level this project could take a few hours or for others 2 months. When you are in the group you are a level one. You have to kiss ass and ragg on your fellow captives to show your are able to be a level 2 or they wold just decide that you needed to be a level 2... you then have to send in a request and staff will review it. Level threes have the most privileges and I found out that all you have to do to get level 3 is ask... but most don't because when anyone talked about thinking about going for a level 3 they were manipulated in to not even bothering because they would be rejected and it would be a waste of time.

The cabin system was different and very intricate.... the levels were based off the Native American medicine wheel. The levels were Pre-mouse, Mouse, Senior mouse (this level has been abolished) Bear, Bear Adoha, Eagle, and Buffalo. Each level meant something and it would take waaay to long to explain each meaning and how to obtain each level because each way is different based on what Clan you are put in to. Also when you receive a level there is a ceremony among your Clan members that takes place by a fire in an almost cult like ritual that is supposed to be "mystical" but once again each ceremony was different depending on what clan you were in
 
Basic employee qualifications for entry level staff?

We were never informed of their qualifications and even if we asked wouldn't tell us
Many claimed to be off duty marines... but when 9/11 happened I always noticed how it was strange how they were not asked to ship out. I know one of my staff members was trained to be a geologist but stuck to PV instead.

What sort of training did PV give them?

On the field training... get some stupid intern and place him with a clan.
Thats how morons like Jibby stuck around.

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