This needs to concern Canadians too because many provinces send children taken by Children Services to Residential Treatment Centers in the US.
Robert Friedman, PhD - (1 of 3) - Abuse of Youth in Residential Treatment ASTART/CAFETY- gives an overview of concerns on the part of mental health professionals with regard to private residential placement.
Description of the Problem from a Personal Standpoint: the Voice of Young Adults and Parents. Dr. Behar introducing Presenters:
Kathryn Whitehead CAFETY Executive Director, Mission Mountain School Survivor;
Christopher Noroski CAFETY Member, Family Foundation School Survivor;
Nick Gaglia Over the GW Director, CAFETY Member, Kid of North Jersey Survivor;
Crystal Manganaro Parent whose son died at Lone Expeditions
Kat Whitehead, CAFETY Executive Director offers a critical look on the issue of inhumane treatement of youth and shares her own experience at Mission Mountain School (formerly in Condon MT).
On Feb. 19th, 2009, filmmaker Nick Gaglia (Over the GW, Aaron Bacon) presents on Capitol Hill how his experience in drug rehab "Kids of North Jersey" was akin to Orwell's 1984.
On March 31st, 2010, Fox News covered the Scottsdale, AZ premiere of the film "Aaron Bacon," written and directed by Nick Gaglia. They called the movie "A Powerful Film!" Includes interviews with Nick Gaglia, and Aaron's mother Sally. "Aaron Bacon" is based on the true story of a 16-year-old kid who dies at the hands of abuse, starvation, and maltreatment in a tough-love, wilderness, drug-treatment facility called North Star.
Cynthia Clark-Harvey - Capitol Hill Briefing
Abuse of Youth in Residential Treatment
Brian Lombrowski, CAFETY President, gives an overview of concerns on the part of former program participant with regard to private residential placement in light of the recent Mount Bachelor Academy investigation (since closure), unethical and inappropriately restrictive use of the residential setting, and the expansion of programs using coercion/abuse and segregation of struggling youth from their community.
Visit http://www.provotruthexposed.com/ for more information. A survivor's statement regarding torture, abuse, and deceptive marketing practices at Provo Canyon School in Provo, Utah.