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The Politics of the Troubled Teen Industry

“Money is the Mother’s Milk of Politics.” – Jesse M. Unruh, 1966 Without massive campaign contributions from major industries and special interest groups, politics as we know it today would be a completely different battlefield.  Today’s politicians are not only expected to produce results for their constituents, but also to protect the interests and financial […]

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STARP, Formerly H.R. 911 – Stop Child Abuse in Residential Centers for Teens Act

Representative Miller is Reintroducing H.R. 911 In 2009, H.R. 911 – The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Center for Teens Act – was introduced.  It passed the House but died in the Senate.  On September 28th, 2011, Representative Miller announced that he would be reintroducing the bill following urging from survivor’s organizations and grassroots efforts. […]

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Common Questions and Assumptions about the Troubled Teen Industry

Questions & Answers When attempting to explain the “Troubled Teen Industry” and the widespread child abuse that occurs within it, I am often met with several common questions and incorrect assumptions. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview of this industry, how it operates, and what has been researched and proven […]

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