Janice's journey →
This E-book is not published in the full length in English yet, but I have read the Danish version and I find it very interesting. Here is what the co-author states: This biography is made based on the diary of a young woman who lived in many years in Denmark before she went on a holiday at her birthmother’s county. Her values and morale is based on her upbringing in Denmark which some might...
Do not send Danish Exchange Students to Wisconsin
I just got the shocking news that a young Danish woman had her stay in Wisconsin terminated because she had sex with a boy of her age. She was 17 at the time. The agencies who had arranged her stay there should not have allowed people with an age below the legal age where sex is allowed to travel there because it is an integrated part of our culture to socialize close once they are about 17 years...
Lunatic boxes are still a part of the daily...
I just saw an article about a place where the social services used to put people until the newspapers began to write about them. Some of the clients slept in Lunatic boxes on the floor at night. Not even a prison cell is that small For more information - unfortunately only in Danish you can read the article in this link: Her blev handicappede låst inde i små sove celler i årevis A drawing of...
South African rehab - torture?
I didn’t believe what I read when I followed a link in a mail from a friend. It is about a rehab facility in South Africa where the clients are chained by the neck so they don’t run. I simply could’t read what I saw. Shut Noupoort - grieving dad (News 24) The place is still open. The government tried to shut them, but they won in court. I cannot believe it
I saw this blog
I searched a little about “Efterskole” because I have a cousin who don’t know whether he would take the 10th grade locally or at a boarding school. I mailed him the url and he thanked me afterwards to have made his decision easier. He will remain at home. Anyway here is a link to the blog: Jack’s blog in English
you do it to yourself: Let's discuss this place I... →
disappear—completely: It has since been shut down, for, apparently, crimes such as abusing human rights, fraud, and whatnot (I’m going to mention now how there was mould in the bathrooms). It was a place for “girls with emotional diffuculties”. BULL. SHIT. 1) They charged my parents $42,000 for shit I never received. Sounds like a place in Canada I have read about: ...
They cashed in but they killed the art →
I have been reading about Earl Sweatshirt and his story about a year in a wilderness program (You know those over in the States where teenagers are killed almost every year) and at a boot camp in Samoa. It is also a terrible place no teenagers should be forced to stay at. Here was a kid who had made a name for himself. He had made a career for himself instead of living on welfare. But that was...
le foan rose: ashley pate you are a diamond. →
lefoanrose: I don’t think it’s sunk in completely that you’re gone. I come home and it’s quiet. There’s not 20 teenagers running through the house eating all of our food. You’re not blaring loud punk rock from your room. There’s no screaming and yelling… there’s no noise. As I sit here in your empty room and… I agree. She is going to hate you. Today most people know how it is to be at...
catlover4lyfe asked: hello. This might be a little late, but I read your post about dr. phil going too far. You mentioned how CCA resembled a juvy. Well, I went to CCA and it most certainly does not. Its actually really nice. You are free to walk around anywhere you want, even outside and there are no gates or anything. They have horses there that you can ride. The dorms are all really nice and clean. If you...
gather ye rosebuds while ye may: pleeease repost... →
grintoforever: Tonight I watched a documentary that made me realize I have spent far too long being far too quiet about something very serious. Something I could be speaking out about and helping other people who are going through it right now. For too long I have been ashamed to admit that when I was 13 years… The story made me sad. There shouldn’t be places like that out there.
Anonymous asked: Regarding your Catherine Freer post, you only read about the 3 kids who died, not the thousands they saved. Like my daughter. She would have been dead without their help. Today she has a life free of drugs, anger, violence, and despair. She's at peace and is focused on her future. What's more shocking is that only 10% of teens who need treatment ever get it. Not to belittle the deaths of...
Green card for Denmark equals unemployment and low... →
I didn’t know that there was so much difference between the education standard in Denmark and abroad. I was thinking of studying a half year in the United Kingdom but now I have canceled that idea.
After 3 deaths a wilderness program closed
In 2002 Erica Harvey died there In 2003 Corey Baines died there The same year a 15 year old girl died there We are talking about the Catherine Freer Wilderness program located somewhere in Oregon. Oregon is a state where the climate can be extreme. Sagewalk known from a TV-show called “Brat Camp” closed in 2009 after a boy died during a hike. I saw a Facebook group seeking justice...
Divorce is also awful. The children pay the price
When mom and dad disagree on schooling they sometime choose boarding school so they can get their children on their side in nasty divorces. Here is such a case. The daughter want to be with her mother. The father wants her to go to a boarding school where he can get professional help convincing the daughter to love him most. The boarding school had a boy dying there in 2009 so this place is no...
I support the Danish Freedom Act of 2012
I got this email. A webpage known as Det Sorte Register in Demark has been forced to relocated to Germany. Here is a link to the present webpage: Det sorte Register It is a serious attack on our freedom of speech. The webpage handles cases where ordinary citizens are in the process of being taken down by the system. So now a chain of mails are sent to ordinary citizens like me urging us to...
Sick system: Jailing the victim
I saw this story about a 17 year old girl who had to endure to live at a foster family which here in Denmark too often is equal to being beaten up or being forced to have sex with other foster siblings. The 17 year old girl living in Sacramento California has been locked up in jail because they want her to testify against a man who raped and sexually assaulted her on three different occasions. ...
le foan rose: ashley pate you are a diamond. →
lefoanrose: I don’t think it’s sunk in completely that you’re gone. I come home and it’s quiet. There’s not 20 teenagers running through the house eating all of our food. You’re not blaring loud punk rock from your room. There’s no screaming and yelling… there’s no noise. As I sit here in your empty room and… I only find myself praying a few times but this text was just too sad. We have...
The Birds are Spies: In September 2009, after... →
I am shocked that people cannot have their religious way in private without interference when we live in 2012. caper-cranes: In September 2009, after admitting to my parents that I was atheist, I was abruptly woken in the middle of the night by two strange men who subsequently threw me in a van and drove me 200 mi. to a facility that I would later find out serves the sole purpose of eliminating...
Anbragte børns vel: Men Schuberts Minde er jo ikke... →
anbragtebornsvel: En række psykologer kritiserer kraftigt de metoder der anvendes på Schuberts Minde. I optakten til udsendelsen siges der også at stedet på mange måder er kontroversiel med hensyn til sine behandlingsmetoder. Men hvis stedet er så specielt hvorfor berettes der så om anvendelse af lignende systemer…
Earl Sweatshirt er vendt tilbage - Soundvenue ·... →
I hope that the evil monsters over at Samoa didn’t break his spirit so he can continue to create the wonderful lyrics he is known for.
It is joke ? →
The politicians and the media are wondering why there is a lack of specialized foster families. They fail to realize that they can only hire the same people they have gotten fired from various group homes when they pulled the children home and closed many group homes only for the children on end up living on the streets in dysfuctional families. Of course the former workers in group homes...
catlover4lyfe asked: I read your post about Copper Canyon Academy on the doctor phil show. I was sent to CCA when I was fourteen. And, In fact, It does not look like a prison or a lock down. There arent even fences. And, as far as your claim of "normal teenage behaviors" thats not entirely true. Not liking your parents and not communicating with them is normal but using drugs, alcohol, having eating...
Testimonies from young Danes in the system →
Young Danes provide their testimonies about their experiences in the Danish foster care system. It is only in Danish but one thing is very clear: If you as parent experience problems in your life, do not involve the social services. They are their own employers working to find problems which are invented in the process. Before you know it you are being thrown around and your kids are living...
Happy new year
2011 wasn’t that bad, but it was a hard year where the money were few. I hope 2012 will improve the conditions not only for me, but for you also. Happy new year!!
I wish you a happy holiday. Here in Denmark we are going to eat a steak made of pork and a duck also. Then we going to have a competition where we eat cocked rice trying to win. Then it is time to open gifts. See you all back at work.
Freedom of speech - not in Denmark →
A worker protested monitoring of people who have been fined for speeding. As result of his public appearance he was fired from the firm he had been working for in decades. Freedom of speech and democracy is no longer a thing in Denmark. Try to look at various Arabic countries. They know how to fight for it. I find it distasteful that the firm Per Aarsleff fired this man who had been loyal for...
Parents - where are you? →
I cannot understand why people bring children into this world only to throw the towel in once they meet trouble. Parents - Please parent your children instead of some abusive self-announced drill sergent.
I saw this story about the Kids-for-Cash scandal. I could almost not finish it.
Awful boarding school. →
We are living in year 2011. Not year 1011 or 1511. Removing children from the society and locking them away and keep them under pressure until they surrender to God should not be something we should see in our time. But they exist. I cannot understand why. Can you?
Super initiativ. Vi er flere som er blevet trådt... →
Italy must make hard choices →
This is really sick
robynkov: http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteens/comments/hk0xy/a_gay_teen_describes_her_experience_at_a_utah/ S’been bouncing around my Facebook feed all day, and I thought, hey. Tumblr. I have a pal who had to attend one of these wilderness programs, not too sure on the specifics, but this is some bulllllllllshit. I cannot find the words for it. Such cruelty.
Just the latest case of abuse
A staff member at the former residential treatment center known as Gøge-reden (Cuckoo’s Nest) forced a 15 year old girl to engage in some kind of sexual act. For this crime he received 60 days in prison! 60 days. Of course he also can no longer work as caretaker for minors and he got a fine of 15,000 DKK which is some thousand US dollars. This is how little value the so-called troubled...
The foster system in Denmark is broken
Greedy foster parents want to fight cuts in their salery. The rest of us citizens in Denmark are suffering due to the status of the econmy. It has not been that bad for decades. I only hope that the authorities manage to cut the saleries. It is obvious that it was not about the children but only about the money.
Parking firms →
Earlier I published a piece about how the government in Denmark used hired guns in the form of private parking firms to haunt peaceful protesters. Today a newspaper broadcasted an article about a violent assault on an ordinary citizen who just wanted to document an illegal warning. He was punched in the face. Despite the documentation the police did not arrest the attacker and removed him from...
Dr. Phil show - just too far →
I was somewhat surprised that Dr. Phil didn’t put Jessica from the “Mommy Confession” show in inpatient treatment at once. I have watched some of his shows. Teenagers have ended up in wilderness therapy and we know that kids die out there in numbers where you might be guessing that addiction might be less dangerous. Teenagers have ended up at Turn-about Ranch or Copper Canyon...
London riots - hire the youth and stop the riots
We used to have the same kind of problems in the suburbs of Copenhagen - in smaller scales, but still it was kind of both scary and annoying to be woken by firefighters because some had set fire to a trash can down at the door. It did happen several times last year in my neighborhood. But not this year. Last year the firefighters spoke with the social services and the police. They took contact...
Watch out for train controllers in Denmark →
I heard this over at my school. After having protested a kind of insult from a foreign tourists one of the girls from my school was approached by a train controller where he allegely would “forget” her “actions” in exchange for some personal contact. When she refused his offer he attacked her and she was charged with assault. She was basically framed. Please be very...
Held for distaste of his art →
Earl Sweatshirt who makes wonderful music is held againt his will on a remote island in the Pacific. Just because family member disapprove of his work, his art, he is not free. We live in 2011. Artists shouldn’t be locked up just because his work is disapproved by older generations. It is an awful case.
Scouting on a rather extreme level →
It not only sounds awful, it is awful.
Politics is a 3 minutes message
I am somewhat tired of politicians. It is impossible to speak of heavy issues like health, justice, security, education unless they are able to go on Television and state something as they were advertising a product. Where are the meetings between ordinary citizens and the politicians? Where are the real issues discussed and not sold? I believe that not every issue can be cut down to 3 minutes...
Survives cancer and are punished by the social... →
I just saw this awful story about a 16 year old girl who had to deal with cancer in her blood. She survived it only to be put into foster care because her parents supported her during her ordeal. The socialworkers stated that they should be the one supporting the girl. Too much parental love would according the system destroy a child and prevent it from being an adult who work without caring from...
Elan - a school which got a murder confession
Many years ago a boy was put in a boxing ring. Opponant after opponant entered the ring a beat him up. Why? Because it was therapy for his own good. As many teenagers before him he was subjected to Elan School most finest therapeutic tool - the boxing ring. They got something from him. A murder confession! His name is Michael Shakel. He is serving 20 years because opponant number 20 or 25 beat...
Parking firms - preventing protests against the... →
It is evil to cash in parking fines when it is the police who sent the tractors to the private area where the fines were given. It is not what a democracy should be about and it just show what kind of low morale parking firms are operating under.