Author Topic: Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent  (Read 7128 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Deborah

  • Posts: 5383
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« on: August 18, 2005, 01:23:00 PM »
Maia Szalavitz is the author of the forthcoming Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids, Riverhead, Feb 06

Her latest response to a NYT article on the business side of the industry.
http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?to ... m=9#124139

[ This Message was edited by: Eudora on 2006-02-25 09:57 ][ This Message was edited by: Eudora on 2006-02-25 09:58 ]
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
gt;>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Hidden Lake Academy, after operating 12 years unlicensed will now be monitored by the state. Access information on the Federal Class Action lawsuit against HLA here: http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=17700

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 05:51:00 PM »
Thank you, Maia Szalavitz, for watching the industry and setting the record straight when the NYT either just wants to tuck its tail or doesn't care about children enough to actually research the story.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Antigen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12992
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
    • http://wwf.Fornits.com/
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 05:40:00 PM »
Deb, did you get an advanced copy? If so, WAAAAH!!  :cry2: Where's mine? What, Maia likes you better than me, or something?

You know, if Mama Cass Elliot would have shared that damn sandwich
with Karen Carpenter, they would both still be alive today!!!!!!!

--chongo

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don\'t let the past remind us of what we are not now."
~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005, 01:52:00 PM »
Here's some info on the book and a link if you want to pre-order it.  

http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005, 01:44:00 PM »
Nope Ginger. I didn't get a copy either. Guess we'll both have to purchase one or request it at the library.
D
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Antigen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12992
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
    • http://wwf.Fornits.com/
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 07:30:00 PM »
No, I heard it's not bound yet. Only ppl who have read it have read proofs. I guess we don't rate that hi! LOL I'll be patient.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don\'t let the past remind us of what we are not now."
~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005, 02:42:00 PM »
Quote
On 2005-08-18 10:23:00, Deborah wrote:

"Maia Szalavitz is the author of the forthcoming Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids, Riverhead, Feb 06



Her latest response to a NYT article on the business side of the industry.

http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?to ... m=9#124139



"


Quote
On 2005-12-15 10:52:00, Anonymous wrote:

"Here's some info on the book and a link if you want to pre-order it.  



http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org



"
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 02:44:00 PM »
Quote

On 2005-08-18 10:23:00, Deborah wrote:


"Maia Szalavitz is the author of the forthcoming Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids, Riverhead, Feb 06

Her latest response to a NYT article on the business side of the industry.


  http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?to ... m=9#124139




Quote

On 2005-12-15 10:52:00, Anonymous wrote:


"Here's some info on the book and a link if you want to pre-order it.  

  http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org





Sorry, preview is my friend.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2006, 07:10:00 AM »
Here's the blurb:

In this riveting and deeply troubling book, Maia Szalavitz shows that we don't have to go to Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo to find examples of harsh violations of human rights: frighteningly similar abuses are inflicted on American teenagers today, in programs ostensibly established to help them. Help At Any Cost vividly illuminates the human costs of these "treatment" programs, and the urgency of challenging their misleading claims before more of our children are irreparably harmed?Elliott Currie, Ph.D., Professor
Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine.

 A piercing, incisive look at an out of control industry that puts profits ahead of children and wreaks havoc on families. The violence of the Tough Love credo that has dominated youth rehabilitation for decades will shock you to rage and tears. A must read for anyone concerned with the welfare of our children today. - Stephen Elliott, former ward of the state and author of Happy Baby and A Life Without Consequences.

 How much of the industry that provides residential drug treatment for teenagers consists of institutionalized child abuse?  I don't know, but Maia Szalavitz makes a strong case that the answer is "too much of it," and that no system is now in place to detect and remedy those abuses?Mark Kleiman, Director, Drug Policy Analysis Program, University of California-Los Angeles

In this long awaited study of the booming "teen help" industry, Szalavitz bravely takes on an important issue impacting teens more today than ever before. In this thorough and riveting example, she calls for parents, educators and mentors of teens to take a closer look at the "help" their teens are receiving. In fact, the lives of many teens depend on it!-- Lynn Ponton, MD, author of The Romance of Risk: Why Teens do the Things They Do, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

 "Help at Any Cost is the fascinating, disturbing story of an American Abu Ghraib that preys on troubled teens and their unwitting parents. Maia Szalavitz's meticulously researched account lays bare one of the most under-reported injustices occurring in America today. It is a chilling portrait of the dehumanizing effects of the war on drugs and of lives wasted by a teen help industry run amuck."?Evan Wright, best-selling author of Generation Kill and PEN award recipient.

 Maia Szalavitz has written a brave and independent book.  In an era when we believe children are regularly dying due to drugs, sex, suicide, and crime, parents are ready to try any solution to "save" their children.  Szalavitz has discovered that the tough-love programs many parents resort to do more harm than good, and she writes with facility about research while presenting on-the- ground reportage that puts flesh on the often-horrifying stories of children caught in the maws of tough love therapy. Finally, she presents parents with tools with which to evaluate these programs and to otherwise make sound decisions to help their troubled children.?Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., author of 7 Tools to Beat Addiction.

This powerful book describes with sensitivity and clarity how fear, ignorance, greed and inhumanity converge to create a "therapy" industry that humiliates, degrades, deprives and tortures our own children? sometimes to death. This amazing, sad, hopeful book is a clarion call to all who value children: every parent and every professional working with adolescents should read this book.  And then give it to any policy maker, legislator, clinician, educator or caregiver you know?Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Fellow, The ChildTrauma Academy, former chief of psychiatry, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine.

 As a survivor of a teen boot camp, I was stunned by Szalavitz's brilliant expose of the "teen help" industry. A book-length investigation into the dark side of this booming business was long overdue, and Szalavitz nailed it on the head. It's a landmark study of a business that frequently hurts -- and sometimes kills --teenagers. This book deserves a wide audience? Julia Scheeres, author, Jesusland and survivor of Escuela Caribe, located in the Dominican Republic.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline EricasMom

  • Posts: 27
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006, 10:59:00 AM »
Order the book--order several copies if you can afford it.  Sales $$ is how public interest is measured and how Maia will get on the shows and in the news so that people start hearing the message.

Maia has put her heart, soul and years of hard work into this book.

A Grateful Mom
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Antigen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12992
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
    • http://wwf.Fornits.com/
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006, 11:48:00 AM »
If you are interested, place pre-orders with Amazon or Barnes and Noble to help the book get off to the bets possible start.

Help At Any Cost

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
--John Adams, U.S. President

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don\'t let the past remind us of what we are not now."
~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

Offline linchpin

  • Posts: 688
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2006, 12:03:00 AM »
Quote
On 2005-08-20 14:40:00, Eudora (fka ~ Antigen) wrote:

"Deb, did you get an advanced copy? If so, WAAAAH!!  :cry2: Where's mine? What, Maia likes you better than me, or something?

You know, if Mama Cass Elliot would have shared that damn sandwich
with Karen Carpenter, they would both still be alive today!!!!!!!

--chongo


"


I was interviewed by Maia, very nice lady..and knowledgeable about methadone as well..
 Asked her to send me a copy of the book when its out. But this was ..a year and a half ago ish...
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Toothfairy_TP/u100.gif[/img]

Offline Deborah

  • Posts: 5383
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2006, 03:38:00 PM »
Gross!!
Just ordered mine and B&N said it's not due out until March.  :???:
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
gt;>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Hidden Lake Academy, after operating 12 years unlicensed will now be monitored by the state. Access information on the Federal Class Action lawsuit against HLA here: http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=17700

Offline Antigen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12992
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
    • http://wwf.Fornits.com/
Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parent
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2006, 08:50:00 PM »
Well, Amazon's shipping on the 16th. Use the link above and the Fornits get milk money.

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
--Unknown

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don\'t let the past remind us of what we are not now."
~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 164661
  • Karma: +3/-3
    • View Profile
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »