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Inside The Program

11 EpisodesProduced by Caroline LorsonWebsite

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Ep. 1: WWASP...a History

January 25th, 2023


Join us in The Program this week to unpack the sordid and child abuse laden history of WWASP, or the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs. WWASP was an umbrella organization that ran a plethora of specialty …

Ep. 2: The Academy at Ivy Ridge

January 25th, 2023


The Academy at Ivy Ridge was a WWASP school located in Ogdenburg, NY. Before being shut down by the state of New York, this school was fraught with …

Ep. 5: Hayley Hedrick - Resistance & Restraint

January 25th, 2023


Special guest and WWASP survivor, Haley Hedrick, gives an incredibly personal perspective on how she resisted the programming at the Academy at Ivy …

Ep. 4: Alex Ramage - Surviving the Academy at Ivy Ridge

January 25th, 2023


Alex Ramage, a survivor of the Academy at Ivy Ridge, shares his experience at the program. From being jumped, to enduring the riot, and his journey in healing his relationship with his mother. This episode is a …

Ep. 6: Anonymous Survivor - Spring Creek Lodge & Liahona Academy

January 25th, 2023


In Episode 6, our anonymous guest recounts his experience of being sent to the WWASP facility Spring Creek Lodge in his early teens. Only 2 months …

Ep. 7: Valerie Roman - Spring Creek Lodge

January 25th, 2023


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 …

Ep. 8: Kristi - Escaping the Family Foundation School

January 25th, 2023


Kristi, a survivor of RedCliff Ascent and the Family Foundation School, shares with us one of the most incredible stories yet. After enduring abuse …

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

January 25th, 2023


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 …

Ep. 11: Rachel Bernstein LMFT & Cult Recovery Expert

January 25th, 2023


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 …

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

January 25th, 2023


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 …

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

October 26th, 2020


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 …

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