Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Carolina Springs Academy - Sue Scheff

Amazing, it is almost 4 years since I defeated WWASPS in a jury trial in August 2004 and I still hear they are telling parents the jury made a mistake or some parents have told me their sales rep told them I lost? Strange - I have 100% legal documents proving my victories as well as winning an unprecedented jury verdict for damages of $11.3M from a defendant that received monies from WWASPS.

Are you considering the following schools or programs? I would never tell a parent what to do -but I do encourage you to do your homework. My story can give you insight to the desperation I felt, the mistakes I made and hopefully you will gain from the bumps I made.

As of May 2006, it is believed that WWASP aka WWASPS or Premier Educational Systems has affiliations with the following:

Academy of Ivy Ridge, NY (Recently withdrew their affiliation with WWASPS)
Canyon View Park, MT
Camas Ranch, MT
Carolina Springs Academy, SC
Cross Creek Programs, UT (Cross Creek Center and Cross Creek Manor
Darrington Academy, GA
Gulf Coast Academy, MS
Help My Teen, UT (Adolescent Services Adolescent Placement) Promotes and markets these programs.
Horizon Academy, NV
Jane Hawley (Lifelines)
Lifelines Family Services, UT (Promotes and markets these programs).
Lisa Irvin (Helpmyteen)
Majestic Ranch, UT
Mark Peterson (Teen Help)
Midwest Academy, IA (Brian Viafanua, formerly the Director of Paradise Cove as shown on Primetime, is the current Director here).
Pillars of Hope, Costa Rica
Pine View Christian Academy (Borders FL, AL, MS)
Reality Trek, UT
Red River Academy, LA (Borders TX)
Royal Gorge Academy, CO
Sky View Academy, NV
Spring Creek Lodge, MT
Tranquility Bay, Jamaica

On June 6, 2006 WWASPS LOST again in the Supreme Court of Appeals - Sue Scheff's victory speaks for so many children and parents that were victims of WWASPS.

My book - Wit’s End! will feature for the first time my daughter’s voice - her story told firsthand. Wit’s End is our journey as well as a valuable resource book to help you not to make the mistakes we did.

By Sue Scheff, Parents Universal Resource Experts

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Carolina Springs Academy - Sue Scheff - A Thorn in WWASPS Side

For those of you that don’t know my story - it all began when I was struggling with my daughter through her teenage years.

After placing her in an abusive environment - in my daughter’s experiences - (Carolina Springs Academy) - thinking I was going to get help - quite the opposite happened.

Litigation followed - I won victoriously, not once but 3 times. I defeated WWASPS aka Carolina Springs Academy in August 2004 in a jury trial in their home state of Utah. I further defeated them in the Supreme Court of Appeals in June 2006. In September 2006 I won an unprecedented jury verdict for damages of $11.3M!

Teen Help Sales Reps, such as Mark Peterson, Lisa Irvin, Jane Hawley and many others (their marketing is second to none in my opinion) continues to attempt to discredit my victories as well as my experiences. I guess you can call this Spin -They certainly are creative in spinning the story to fit their needs. Several months ago - I was actually contacted by a former employee of Carolina Springs Academy - this person told me that many of the staff have no clue I won, and this person told me so much more is still going on. But due to fear, people are silenced.

I wasn’t silenced - my story is here - and a jury heard it and I won.

My book - Wit’s End! - which is being published by the same people that brought you the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, will not only share our experiences at Carolina Springs Academy - it will give you hope and inspiration if you are struggling with your teen today. People will hear my daughter’s voice for the first time since her time in Carolina Springs Academy.

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