12 episodes

Join me, Caroline Lorson, a previous student of The Academy at Ivy Ridge, as we dive deep into the troubled teen industry that has routinely displayed institutionalized child abuse as the norm and has exploited children and their families. In this series, we are going to be focusing solely on the development, practices, and abuse that took place within the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs.

Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc

Justice for Survivors of WWASP Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/yx6jyd
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/insidetheprogram/support

Inside The Program Caroline Lorson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Join me, Caroline Lorson, a previous student of The Academy at Ivy Ridge, as we dive deep into the troubled teen industry that has routinely displayed institutionalized child abuse as the norm and has exploited children and their families. In this series, we are going to be focusing solely on the development, practices, and abuse that took place within the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs.

Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc

Justice for Survivors of WWASP Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/yx6jyd
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/insidetheprogram/support

    Ep.12: Emily Graeber - Second Nature & Island View

    Ep.12: Emily Graeber - Second Nature & Island View

    Emily Graeber shares with us her journey of being transported to a wilderness camp in Georgia, to a lockdown facility named Island View. Her story immerses us in the life of a teenager finding her path to the escape from Island View that would land her in San Francisco by herself. Emily’s story is nothing short of courageous and inspiring and once again sheds a light on a decades-old industry that is due for reform.

    Donate to Inside the Program: CashApp @FuckWWASP

    Contact Caroline: Caroline@carolinethedivine.com.

    Other Resources:

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/

    WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/

    Connect with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 8: Kristi - Escaping the Family Foundation School

    Ep. 8: Kristi - Escaping the Family Foundation School

    Kristi, a survivor of RedCliff Ascent and the Family Foundation School, shares with us one of the most incredible stories yet. After enduring abuse in the home, and being made to believe that she was a full blown addict after only experimenting with weed, Kristi was sent to a wilderness program, but the 63 days she spent surviving off the land in Utah would not prepare her for the horrors she would experience at the Family Foundation School. After, successfully escaping the program, Kristi ran for her life and would stay in hiding until after she turned 18. 

    Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc 

    Justice for Survivors of WWASP Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/yx6jyd 

    If you would like to share your story, have additional information, or to just contact the host, Caroline Lorson....please e-mail Caroline@carolinethedivine.com. 

    Other Resources: WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/ 

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/ 

    Connect with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theprogrampodcast_ 

    www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine 




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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 11: Rachel Bernstein LMFT & Cult Recovery Expert

    Ep. 11: Rachel Bernstein LMFT & Cult Recovery Expert

    Rachel Bernstein is a licensed marriage and family therapist who delved into the world of cult recovery after a family member almost succumbed to the seductive and manipulative world of Scientology. She has over 27 years of experience in working with victims of cults and emotional abusers.  In this episode, Rachel shares with us the top characteristics of cults, why they’re so effective, and how they’re incredibly similar to the indoctrination and thought reform, or behavior modification, that took place in the WWASP programs and other facilities that use similar modalities.

    To Donate to Inside the Program you can CashApp --> $FuckWWASP

    IndoctriNATION (Rachel Bernstein's Podcast)

    Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/indoctrinationshow

    iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indoctrination/id1373939526

    Rachel's Website - http://www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/

    Other Resources:

    WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/

    Connect with me on Instagram:

    www.instagram.com/theprogrampodcast_

    www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine

    If you would like to share your story, have additional information, or to just contact the host, Caroline Lorson....please e-mail Caroline@carolinethedivine.com.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 10: Mirina Bourbonnais - Casa by the Sea, High Impact, & Tranquility Bay

    Ep. 10: Mirina Bourbonnais - Casa by the Sea, High Impact, & Tranquility Bay

    Mirina Bourbonnais, a survivor of three WWASP programs shares her perilous fight, literal and figurative, to survive the abuse she experienced before, during, and after the program. Trusting only herself, Mirina learned at a young age that people were dangerous, which would only be reaffirmed after being restrained countless times, shattering her foot, and surviving literal torture during her confinement at Casa by the Sea, High Impact, and Tranquility Bay. Ultimately, her deep desire to find wholeness, healing, and happiness would push her through unimaginable torment and lead her to her greatest peace.

    To Donate to Inside the Program you can CashApp --> $FuckWWASP

    Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc

    Other Resources:

    WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/

    Connect with me on Instagram:

    www.instagram.com/theprogrampodcast_

    www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine

    If you would like to share your story, have additional information, or to just contact the host, Caroline Lorson....please e-mail Caroline@carolinethedivine.com.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 9: Dr. Janet Parker - Investigating the Troubled Teen Industry

    Ep. 9: Dr. Janet Parker - Investigating the Troubled Teen Industry

    Dr. Janet Parker, Director of the Medical Whistleblower’s Advocacy Network, first began investigating the Troubled Teen Industry in the 1980’s after public health officials noticed a dramatic uptick in teen suicides in several counties in Florida. They were able to correlate these deaths to directly to former enrollees of the program Straight, Inc. Dr. Parker is an investigative veteran of the Troubled Teen Industry. DO NOT MISS this episode as she shares her firsthand wisdom of the inner workings of these corrupt institutions.

    To Donate to Inside the Program you can CashApp --> $FuckWWASP

    Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc

    Other Resources:

    WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/

    Connect with me on Instagram:

    www.instagram.com/theprogrampodcast_

    www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine

    If you would like to share your story, have additional information, or to just contact the host, Caroline Lorson....please e-mail Caroline@carolinethedivine.com.


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 7: Valerie Roman - Spring Creek Lodge

    Ep. 7: Valerie Roman - Spring Creek Lodge

    Valerie Roman shares the incredible story of her fight to survive before, during, and after her stay at the WWASP facility, Spring Creek Lodge. Before ever attending the program, Valerie had suffered abuse at home and she gives us an up-close account of the mental anguish that occurred from being subjected to one abusive environment to the next, at Spring Creek Lodge, and how her journey in healing from these catastrophic events has led her to take her power back and break the trauma cycle by parenting her child with mindfulness, compassion, and intention.

    Paris Hilton - Shut down the abusive Provo Canyon School Change Petition - http://chng.it/tCcRWnRBBc

    Justice for Survivors of WWASP Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/yx6jyd

    If you would like to share your story, have additional information, or to just contact the host, Caroline Lorson....please e-mail Caroline@carolinethedivine.com.

    Other Resources:

    WWASP Survivors: http://wwaspsurvivors.com/

    Breaking Code Silence: https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/

    Connect with me on Instagram:

    www.instagram.com/theprogrampodcast_

    www.instagram.com/caroline.the.divine

    My other podcast Divine Reclamation: https://gf.me/u/yx6jyd






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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

StupidLoser17 ,

Brings to light the awful truth of WWASP

I’m 30. I remember being in my teens reading about these schools online. I don’t know how I found out about them to begin with but I was fascinated by them. Thankfully I never went to one. Now I’m finding this podcast and it brings to life all of the articles and websites I used to read. I can’t believe this really happened and not that long ago. How awful that none of the bad people have ever been brought to justice. Ridiculous. Thanks for sharing your stories and may you all continue healing and sharing your journey.

Kicesie ,

Such a well made podcast!

Caroline is naturally inclined to do this work and has the talent for it. I seek out podcasts on cults and such, but ones who don’t sensationalize it. This podcast fits that bill! What’s more is that Caroline does a lot to really honor the lived experiences of the survivors! As fascinating as it is horrifying!

ok2save ,

Straight, INC survives in Utah still

Thank you for sharing your story!!! I was sent away to Utah myself to a Straight, inc/KIDS program surviving under a different name until 2010. Many of us have begun remembering and are speaking to our parents about the truth for the first time ever this year. It is an extremely traumatic experience but we are advocates now and willing to do whatever it takes save our youth. We have spoken to many staff who have admitted they knew better and left the program. Thank you for speaking and keep freaking doing it!

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