Family Foundation School / Allynwood Academy
CLOSED (August 2014)




Emily Baldwin

Years attended : April 5,2001-April 9, 2003

I spent on and off for the whole time I was in there on work sanctions, in exile, the corner, eating mapo and dry tuna and being called all types of names. Robin and Mike Ducey would let me off shadow one day to just calling me a fuck up, I will never amount to anything, and putting me on work sanction and standing in exile until further notice.

I can honestly say that to this day I don't know what I did half the time to be mentally, emotionally and verbally abused. I myself have never been physically abused but I have seen a boy tackled from family 1 by 5 men about 250lbs each for grabbing food to eat off the table because they were starving him. I was told at lunch on the day I was leaving that I would never be anything but a "junkie and prostitute"(Ed Becker).

I would never send my child to this school. In fact if anyone came to me and said they would put their child in the Family Foundation School, I would laugh and call them a dumbass and tell them they must really hate their child. I had to make up a lot of lies just so all the staff and my parents thought I was "doing better". I was told my parents didn't want anything to do with me and I would be there until I graduated no matter how well I did.

Robin Ducey even told me that they were going to keep me out of school until they "broke me". I have nightmares frequently, have been diagnosed with PTSD, I don't trust anyone anymore including my own family,I watch what I do and say to people very closely. My friendships are nil and the last romantic relationship was physically abusive. If I had been allowed to deal with people than maybe I would know how to deal with people now.