First let me
express my deepest sympathy for what you and your family has been
through. I am a 3rd-party outsider to all of this. I have no
attachment to anyone who has been in the program; I'm just a
researcher who has discovered the horrors of these behavior
modification schools for myself.
The Mind Control
If as a parent, you
attended TASKS seminars run by WWASP, I fear that you have been used
and a form of "mind control" has been applied to you in order to a)
keep your children in the program, b) make you continue to spend
money on other things in addition to tuition, and c) recruit other
parents & their children into the fray.
Take a moment to
read some of these articles & reports to familiarize yourself with
what TASKS is REALLY based on.
WWASP uses this
form of “mind control” to take control of parents whose children
they’ve managed to manipulate into being placed at their schools.
Most parents don’t realize it until after they’ve gotten their
children out of the program – usually early.
Since a lot of this
may still be fresh in your mind, there's a few things you may want
to do NOW to prepare for any future legal action, or just a
massive brain dump so you can remember everything and even that will
come in handy later. You don't HAVE to do them, but this is what's
been helpful for other parents in the past.
Consider this a
Write an account of your
TASKS experiences. What were you told? What emotions did you feel?
What was going on
around you? Did anything both you or seem odd? Use Karen
Lile's experience as a basis.
Talk with your child. What
they have gone through was either very traumatic, or they went along
with the program and
refuse to say anything negative (possibly from an irrational
fear of retribution or being sent back....or they still under
the form of "mind control" TASKS involves)
If they don’t want
to talk about it, that's fine...but these are questions you want to
ask if they do.
- Ask them about
the staff. Do they remember any names? Do they remember any
particular actions of an individual staff member?
- Ask them about
their fellow “students”. Do they remember any particular one?
Did any of them have problems, fears etc while in the program
that might be detrimental to them?
Consider taking your child
to a doctor and having them examined. Many children who came from
other programs like
Samoa or Jamaica came back with scabies, skin rashes, crabs,
fleas, sores, and even scars. Best to have your child
get a full checkup and potentially having the doctor write up
an affidavit if anything seems out of the ordinary.
If you believe your child
was emotionally damaged by the TASKS form of "mind control" consider
taking them to a
psychologist. Make sure you let the psychologist know all you
can about the TASKS seminars before and after the
visit. Have them fill out an affidavit if necessary.
At any time did they lead
you to believe that the treatment your child would receive at their
school was therapeutic or
gave an indication that licensed medical or psychological
professionals would be administering the program? What
about licensed or accredited educational faculty?
Did you have to take any
drastic measures in order to pay for your child's stay? Were you
encouraged to recruit any
parents? Did you recruit any parents? Is there still a cost
structure in place for consequences?
Were you encouraged to
apply for your medical insurance to cover your child’s stay? What
about school loans?
How did you get your child
to Dundee? Did you use an escort service or take them there
Do you remember the names
of any parents and children in your support group or staff from your
TASKS seminars or
people who you dealt with in finding out about their school
and getting them there?
Do you have copies
of your cancelled checks you sent to WWASP or your school ? Make
sure you get these from the
bank as sometimes they have stamps of the various banks they
Do you remember dealing
with any other companies besides WWASP, R&B Billing and Resource
agencies? Escort companies?