Other Troubled Teen Industry Resources

U.S. House of Representatives Teen Abuse Hearings - Chairman Miller



U.S. G.A.O. Investigator Testimony - Part 1


U.S. G.A.O. Investigator Testimony - Part 2


U.S. G.A.O. Investigator Testimony - Part 3


U.S. G.A.O. Investigator Testimony - Chairman Miller Q&A


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Parent Cynthia Harvey


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Parent Paul Lewis


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Parent Robert Bacon


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Survivor Kathryn Whitehead


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Survivor Jon Martin-Crawford


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Researcher Allison Pinto


U.S. House of Representatives - Boot Camp Hearing: Medical Director Dr. Christopher Bellonci


Surgeon General's Report Stating Residential Programs to be ineffective:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44295/#A13025

US GAO Report:
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08146t.pdf

US FTC Consumer Information:
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0185-residential-treatment-programs-teens

Kids for Cash Scandal:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_scandal

Vice: "American Teens Are Being Trapped in Abusive 'Drug Rehab Centres'"
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/thousands-of-american-teens-are-trapped-in-abusive-cult-like-treatment-centres

The NY Times: "Students Recall Special Schools Run Like Jails:"
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/us/students-recall-a-school-run-like-a-prison.html?_r=0

The Washington Post: "The Trouble With Tough Love"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/28/AR2006012800062.html

HuffPost Live: "It's Time To End Solitary Confinement For Minors"
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/solitary-confinement-minors/5492ec202b8c2a02f5000042

The Tampa Bay Times: "The Dozier saga"
http://www.tampabay.com/topics/specials/2014/dozier.page

Education Week: "Documentary Shines Harsh Light on a School for Troubled Teens"
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_and_the_media/2014/07/documentary_shines_harsh_light_on_a_school_for_troubled_teens.html

PBS - This Emotional Life: "Abuses in Programs for Struggling Teens: The Legacy of Scandal"
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/blogs/abuses-programs-struggling-teens-legacy-scandal

The Chicago Tribune: "Angry lawmakers vow action on problems with residential care for troubled youths" (Part of a long series)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/rtc/chi-youth-treatment-lawmakers-reaction-20141205-story.html

Cracked.com: "6 Shocking Realities of the Secret 'Troubled Teen Industry'"
http://www.cracked.com/article_20843_6-shocking-realities-secret-troubled-teen-industry.html

Mommyish.com: "Troubled Teen Industry: Where Helping Kids Includes Rape, Abuse & Starvation"
http://www.mommyish.com/2013/02/14/troubled-teens/

The Sun Magazine: "The Myth of Tough Love"
http://thesunmagazine.org/issues/373/the_myth_of_tough_love

Courthouse News Service: "Teens Call 'Academy' a Private Prison"
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/12/08/teens-call-academy-a-private-prison.htm

Medill Watchdog: "Harsh Treatment: Violence, runaways plague Utah facility for troubled youth"
http://medillwatchdog.org/blog/2014/12/02/violence-runaways-plague-utah-facility-for-troubled-youth/

Digits: "Autistic Teen Dies Within Hours of Arriving at Rose Rock Behavioral Treatment Facility"
http://digits.newsvine.com/_news/2013/02/15/16946484-autistic-teen-dies-within-hours-of-arriving-at-rose-rock-behavioral-treatment-facility

"The Night My Parents Had Me Kidnapped" by Kenneth Rosen:
http://narrative.ly/war-of-addiction/the-night-my-parents-had-me-kidnapped/

OpEdNews: "As we talk about regulating the 'troubled-teen' industry…"
http://www.opednews.com/articles/As-we-talk-about-regulatin-by-Marcus-Chatfield-120313-722.html

Not The Singularity: "Exposing the Abuse-Riddled 'Troubled Teen' Industry"
http://notthesingularity.com/1577/exposing-the-abuse-riddled-troubled-teen-industry/

Us Represented: "Therapeutic Child Abuse and Effecting Change"
http://www.usrepresented.com/2014/12/01/therapeutic-child-abuse/

The Examiner: "Operation Liberation"
http://www.examiner.com/article/operation-liberation

Practical Recovery: "Helping Your Troubled Teen Without Making Things Worse"
http://www.practicalrecovery.com/teens/helping-your-troubled-teen-without-making-things-worse/

Religion News Blog: "The Cult That Spawned the Tough-Love Teen Industry"
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19070/synanon

Elan School's Record of Atrocities:
http://www.elanschool.org/

Answers.com: "Boot Camps for Troubled Teens"
http://www.answers.com/guides/boot-camps-for-troubled-teens

Human Stupidity: "Troubled US teens legally abducted for profit, against their will"
http://human-stupidity.com/awareness/troubled-teen-industry

Tango Bango: "The Day In Which I Discover WWASP Schools and the Troubled Teen Industry"
http://tangobango.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/day-in-which-i-discover-wwasp-schools.html

MASSIVE list of 'Troubled Teen' Activist Websites:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yTm-vCTFCys5VqHGa6g42xdcb-3ZXicCne88M45Xst4/

AStart videos page:
http://www.astartforteens.org/videos

Survivors of Institutional Abuse - Movie List:
http://www.sia-now.org/movies/

GovTrack of 2011 H.R. 3126:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3126

GovTrack of 2013 H.R. 1981:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1981

Pasadena Star-News - Boot Camp Write-Up:
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20111026/watch-videos-show-tactics-of-teen-boot-camps-in-pasadena

Pasadena Star-News - Boot Camp Video 1
removed by YT.

Pasadena Star-News - Boot Camp Video 2


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Introduction - Dr. Friedman Part 1


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Introduction - Dr. Friedman Part 2


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Introduction - Dr. Friedman Part 3


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Panel - Dr. Lenore Behar Introduction




ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Journalist Maia Szalavitz


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Parent Advocate Cynthia Clark-Harvey


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Legal Advocate Philip Elberg


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Q & A Part 1


ASTART - Capitol Hill Briefing - Q & A Part 2


Network News 4OYS


ABC Piece


Anderson Cooper 360 on The Judge Rotenberg Center:

Anderson Cooper 360 Blog entry on The Judge Rotenberg Center





































Books:

Tough Love - By Lillian Speerbrecker:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENFKNOQ/

Help at Any Cost - By Maia Szalavitz:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_at_Any_Cost

An American GULAG: Secret P.O.W. Camps for Teens - By Alexia Parks:
http://www.amazon.com/An-American-GULAG-Secret-P-O-W/dp/1930418019

Life Gone Awry: My Story of the Elan School - By Wayne Kernochan:
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Gone-Awry-School-Memoir-ebook/dp/B007055KA8

Straightling - By Cyndy Drew Etler:
http://www.amazon.com/Straightling-Memoir-Cyndy-Drew-Etler/dp/146990280X

Jesus Land - By Julia Scheeres:
http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Land-Memoir-Julia-Scheeres/dp/1619020653

NGO's:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Policy Statement on Solitary Confinement of Juvenile Offenders
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Policy_Statements/2012/Solitary_Confinement_of_Juvenile_Offenders.aspx

Safe Teen Schools
http://www.safeteenschools.org

Cafety
http://www.cafety.org

AStart
http://astartforteens.org

SIA Now
http://sia-now.org/index.php/en/

Failure to Care
http://failuretocare.com

WWASP Survivors
http://wwaspsurvivors.com

Reddit Trouled Teens
http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteens/

Facebook Groups (There are MANY more:)

Troubled Teen Super Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206263089458674/

Safe Teen Schools:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/371185646327665/

Reddit Troubled Teens:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/185627381482928

WWASP Survivors:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwaspsurvivors/

Stop WWASP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopWWASP/

CAFETY:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cafety/

Stand Up Against Institutional Child Abuse:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/405717569456686/

Lifetime's Teen Trouble & Josh Shipp-EXPOSED:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/teentrouble.joshshipp/