Thora’s Burwell Program Story

My name is Thora Lodbrok Johnston and I’m a Trouble Teen Industry survivor. I willingly when to this program that was painted to me as a program called Burwell for kids with disabilities and that they were going to get me through high school. The first year was great no problems it was the second [...]

Anonymous’ Story – NYP Westchester, Lake House Academy for Girls, UNI, & Unnamed NATSAP Program in Arizona

Anonymous' Story - NYP Westchester, Lake House Academy for Girls, UNI, & Unnamed NATSAP Program in Arizona I have been a victim of institutional child abuse since age twelve. As a child, I suffered from severe anxiety and depression. I was bullied at school and struggled [...]

August’s Story – Maple Lake Academy

August's Story - Maple Lake Academy I went to Maple Lake Academy when I was 14 in 2009. At this time, I had been diagnosed with NLD and Bipolar disorder. They had me on very high doses of Lithium and Abilify and would routinely cycle me [...]

Solis’ Story – CEDU

Solis' Story - CEDU I was ordered to CEDU at a young 15 years old by a Santa Barbara County family judge. Upon arriving, I was isolated from everyone I knew and loved, including my family. I was kept isolated from all things and people in [...]

Katie’s Story – Casa By The Sea

Katie's Story - Casa By The Sea One night in early 1999, I was feeling like I was having another sinus infection. I had already slept a bit that day and it was early at night for me but I did remember having a headache and [...]

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