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New Petition to End Teen Escort Services

March 15, 2014

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Yours truly has started a new petition on Change.org to end the practice of using teen escorts (aka legal kidnapping) to get kids to residential treatment centers. This practice is widely considered one of the most traumatic, harmful, and damaging in the industry and stopping is not only good for children, it also stands a good […]

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HR 1981: The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013

September 10, 2013

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The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 Tens of thousands of U.S. teenagers attend private and public residential programs – including therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness camps, boot camps, and behavior modification facilities – that are intended to help them with behavioral, emotional, mental health, or substance abuse problems. Depending on […]

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The I That is We: A Self Determination of Peoples

November 13, 2012

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Roch Longueépée THE I THAT IS WE: a self determination of peoples – Address to the AGM for the Coalition for Persons with Disabilities. Delivered October, 24, 2012, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada I want to express my deep gratitude for the privilege of addressing this group today. I come today to share my hope for all […]

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Mitt Romney’s Special Interest

November 3, 2012

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What do Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and the notorious Troubled Teen Industry have in common?… Sadly, quite a lot. I wouldn’t consider myself a “Troubled Teen”… but as a kid diagnosed with ADD, I was struggling in school and my Mom was concerned for the future of my education. She decided to look for professional help and […]

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Investigation Reveals Culture of Systemic Abuse and Neglect at Bain Capital Owned Treatment Centers

July 19, 2012

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New details emerge on several wrongful deaths since the Bain takeover in 2006 Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney in 1984, prides itself on turning around failing businesses. But lawsuits and critics allege that controversial profit-maximizing methods and the residential treatment industry don’t mix. In 2006, Bain took over the CRC […]

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Romney, Torture, and Teens

July 12, 2012

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Romney, Torture, and Teens The former governor’s connections to abusive “tough love” camps By Maia Szalavitz | June 27, 2007 Article quoted from Reason.com When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he’d support doubling the size of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, he was trying to show voters that he’d be tough on terror. Two […]

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The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act 2011

March 16, 2012

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The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act 2011 Introduced (Oct 6, 2011) This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 6, 2011. Most bills and resolutions are assigned to committees which consider them before they move to the House or Senate as […]

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