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Offline breal

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Re: What about
« Reply #330 on: October 23, 2012, 10:55:39 AM »
Another runaway from Carlbrook School in Southern Virginia.

Parents... WAKE UP... please don't send your kids to so-called therapeutic boarding schools!
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Re: What about
« Reply #331 on: November 11, 2012, 10:50:38 AM »
Article 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment defines torture as:

Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.
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Re: What about CBK
« Reply #332 on: February 20, 2015, 01:26:27 PM »
Open letter to Tim from Stan, Tau peer class, December 09.

May of 09
It was Animus
Then Teneo, we’re digging deeper now.
F**k your disclosure circles and your “therapeutic” pressure,
F**k me being forced out from the closet as gay to my parents, like blackmail
   In my first family group
F**k adults telling kids that their suicide attempts “weren’t real”
F**k the culture of discreetly sexualizing people’s children
F**k TB and AC
F**k the pain I see on the faces of people I care about
   In unearthed pictures.

F**k you laying me to rest at my own “funeral”
And having me write my own obituary.
U really think that helps suicidal kids? Eat a d**k.

F**k your standards, I’m setting my own
Don’t tell me to sit still or stop smoking pot
I got diagnosed with PTSD 2 years after I graduated
Due to your school and childhood trauma.
Eat me.

You really dropped the ball with me.
Like Nicky Santoro said in “Casino”
“I think I want my money back.”

F**k your criminal ignorance, literal and metaphorical.
F**k you denying my depression, how serious  :D my teenage life was,
I rolled with a deep crew, you stole that.

And you telling me to “stop isolating”
And “stop being emo.”
I have a good moral compass on my shoulders
And I’m doing just fine without going back to visit,
Thank you very much.

You never had me contained.
I always had my eyes to the outside
Outside of your aquarium, your zoo, your institution.

F**k you
For making all of my romantic pursuits with graduates
Feel like Brokeback Mountain.
We spend a few hours or days herding cattle up on the hill
And then the day ends
And we have to go back to each our own lives after,
Pretending that we’re normal, we’re waterproof,
And that we’re not basket cases
Because your school forbade love and touch.

You forbade youth at your school.
Not cool.

F**k you for treating me like a pervert
A creep, a 5150 (crazy/involuntary hold psych ward)
A Unibomber.

Comparing me to the Columbine kids
In Integritas.

F**k you for alienating me, a human being.

F**k you for not acknowledging my homosexual inclinations kindly,
You didn’t have to call me a f****t
To make me feel like one and crawl in my skin
For your f**king team groups, your selfish examples

F**k you for “tarring and feathering” people
In the metaphorical town square.

Here’s a fun fact:
I’m a gay man.
And I got a ** in the lower commons bathroom
During a last light, sucka. 12/15/09 bitch
Denise’s birthday. How apt.

F**k you for making BT my advisor
In the last 3 months of my stay
He’s a d**k and didn’t want me to graduate on time
What, you thought he’d make me into a Mormon
While I’m counting the days to leave your prison?
Like that’ll work…

I’m too stubborn to let you brainwash me.

F**k you for my PTSD
F**k you for me getting sent away 2x
And always feeling homeless in spirit
Like all my friends are always about to leave tomorrow
For the foreseeable future.

F**k you for the dreams I lost.
F**k you for the nights I cried
F**k you for the days a piece of my soul died.

F**k you for leaving me in this apartment I live in now
With nothing but my guinea pigs
And my stuffed lion, Linus.

Yes, you got me addicted to drugs
To cloud my memory
And help me forget.
Mostly me but all you.

F**k your past failed schools.
You can’t keep them a secret anymore.
We all know, cause we’ve got the internet now.
CEDU anyone?

F**k you always making it “my problem.”
No, it’s ours, b***h
Unless you wanted me to walk on my 18th, sucker.

And f*ck those beads you got “me” from Greece, Tim.
I cut them the other day
They’re creepy and a bad omen
And they got tangled around my necklace,
My lion chain that keeps me strong instead of my graduation ring.

But I’m free now
Free as a bird
The chains have been lifted
No thanks to you s**theads.

I had to learn from the streets
Not from your banned books.
And ironed shirts and asking to spit.

Don’t try to pretend
That Carlbrook is not as convoluted
As Israel, the Vatican, or the CIA.

CBK is the Marines
They break you
And the rebuild u in THEIR image
Which generally conflicts with a student’s conscience
If they don’t decide to sell out completely.

F**k your D-Com.
F**k your board room in the dining hall,
Where all the REAL talk happened.

No disrespect to my real peeps
U know who u are
Family is blood, *nitches get stitches, real talk.

I had to f**k and s**k and shoot and smoke
Just to find what I have now.
Come the f**k at me, it’s group time
I’ve requested you.

Send me another copy of “love is letting go of fear.”
I left that on the Mod 5 Bookshelf for a reason.
So the pre-Integs would know that workshop tool
And have an ace up their sleeve.
I did it on purpose.
Send me to suspension.
Tell me more about “my actions having an effect on people.”

Money is the root of all evil.
Abuse of power is fascism.
The truth shall set you free.

End rant.

edit: vivid language
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Offline Stanley Hammer

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Re: What about CBK
« Reply #333 on: February 20, 2015, 10:08:35 PM »
for those who want the scene I'm referencing (sorry if Utube links aren't allowed)  :'(

Edit: just trying to deal with my PTSD and stay sober, just for today.
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Re: What about \
« Reply #334 on: February 26, 2015, 07:48:55 AM »
You know, you can say "fuck". This website is not a program.
Benchmark Young Adult School - bad place [ link]
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)

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Re: What about \
« Reply #335 on: February 26, 2015, 07:38:07 PM »
I can totally feel your pain, and it will get easier over time. When I think about how strongly the emotions we were made to feel that eventually had us unlearn what would have been the "norm" before the program, and then paint that as us "being saved", it pops my top. I've spent years remembering, reflecting, and writing about CEDU/RMA and its methodology. Your feelings are justified.

 And the spinoff schools, ones that were started and run by CEDU/RMA/REDACTED
Group encounters shame kids if they are not sitting in them by choice. That's part of the method (just to spout a few): long length of the (rituals inside) programs, constant threat of worse places, (this idea of "choice" is very useful strategy in causing chaos inside the individual desiring autonomy) the use of all aspects of human sexuality as weapon of profound psychological impact for that age in social and mental development, punishments for free thought and usually limited speech "rights", and the interpersonal boundaries that defy ordinary therapeutic ones between staff and student, surely still exist. Feel free, anybody to prove me wrong. This "stuff" is necessary for the program staff to create a surrogate parent role, in order for the student to then feel justified in "sharing" the (normal) anger and shames that may be existent. Feelings of failure in scholastic achievement and/or deteriorating parental relationships are common for all (most or many) kids.

Don't forget that because the kid is there, this is "proof" of his need of saving by the institution! He or She may say this for the rest of their lives without ever using critical thinking to explore if this is true, or can be proven as fact.

Hang tough, Hammer, c'rook peeps are just starting to see the tactics and subtleties of social semiotics that shaped their bizarro experience
and profound waste of money.
Life is a very wonderful thing.\' said Dr. Branom... \'The processes of life, the make- up of the human organism, who can fully understand these miracles?... What is happening to you now is what should happen to any normal healthy human organism...You are being made sane, you are being made healthy.
     \'That I will not have, \' I said, \'nor can understand at all. What you\'ve been doing is to make me feel very very ill.\'
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Re: What about
« Reply #336 on: March 01, 2015, 02:38:03 AM »
Crying. Nearly speechless.
I am so terribly sorry for what you have had to endure.

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Carlbrook closes
« Reply #337 on: December 13, 2015, 03:59:49 AM »
Quote from: WSET ABC 13
Carlbrook School Permanently Closes; Gives Students and Staff Short Notice
by Valerie Bragg, WSET ABC 13, december 11 2015

Halifax County, Va. — A boarding school in Halifax County is closing its doors for good. Carlbrook School is sending all of its students and staff packing right before the Christmas holiday, on just a few days' notice.

Right now, administration is refusing to release any information about the closing to the public. When ABC 13 went there Friday, we were told to leave.

Several employees and students of the school took to Facebook to express their frustrations. According to several posts, parents, students and staff were all told Wednesday that the school will close on Sunday.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools told ABC 13 they have been informed the school plans to close, but have received nothing in writing yet. Halifax County Public Schools also confirms it will keep the students' school records until they are able to transfer to another school.

According to Carlbrook's website, it states it's a private, therapeutic boarding school with 80 students and 45 staff members. Multiple employees tell ABC 13 the school had more than 50 employees. Carlbrook reportedly opened in 2002.

Most, if not all, of the students who attended this school are from out of state. Administration will not confirm any information, stating they'll send out a press release this weekend.