WWASP -- "Teen Help"
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The WWASP group of programs was once formerly affiliated with at least for marketing purpose.  Rumor suggested that there was also indirect common ownership with Robert Litchfield of La Verkin, Utah, rumored to be invested in some or all of these programs.  We can't confirm that he was an owner or part owner. 

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This was roughly the same group once known as the "Teen Help" group, also a group affiliated for at least marketing purposes. (Not that the group we are concerned about is NOT affiliated with any organization we know of currently using the name "Teen Help." 

FamilyLight sm will withholds  support and recommendation for  admission to any facility now or previously connected with Robert or Narvin Litchfield or the former WWASP or Teen Help group of schools and programs, pending return of completed questionnaires to us, and opportunity to investigate allegations in these articles.  Due to past history of lawsuits, FamilyLight sm will also require immunity form liability prior to reviewing these programs for publication.

FamilyLight sm is aware, despite our reservations about these programs, that they have helped many teens.  Please take our disclaimer below very seriously.

While you wait for us to present a more complete review, please look around this website.  Look at our Guidelines -- a fairly comprehensive statement of what we believe quality is all about.  If you come to a search and planning process with limited experience, this is an opportunity for you to find some principles to measure schools and programs against.

Keep coming back to see the updates. Look at "What's New" (Announcements).  In spring of 2009 we expect to have returns from schools, programs, and related organizations published, giving deeper insight into these than has ever been available on the web before. 

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