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« on: March 06, 2006, 01:25:00 PM »
BE AT:
 
NOON Friday March 31 McKinley Memorial, Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus OH
 
FOR:
 
Peaceful Demonstration to end the abuses being perpetrated by Kids Helping Kids and to urge the Ohio government agencies to do their jobs and stop ignoring the abuse. There will be TV coverage.
 
Contact: [email protected]
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 12:20:00 AM »
:exclaim: Awesome!  :tup:
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 10:49:00 PM »
Cool!!!   :nworthy:
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 11:51:00 AM »
Is anyone planning on going to Columbus?
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 06:42:00 PM »
Ill be there to spit on your ugly face..
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 01:44:00 AM »
:lol: cool sounds like fun  :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006, 08:54:00 AM »
:cool:
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2006, 12:39:00 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2006, 07:28:00 PM »
Here's the transcript of the KHK protest tv coverage.

http://www.10tv.com/?story=10tv/content ... 38002.html

 Rehab Camp Draws Protest
Mar 31 2006 11:01PM

Reported by Eve Mueller

Some say a drug treatment program called Kids Helping Kids has helped 1,300 families in Ohio. But others claim it has hurt countless kids.

Either way, a debate about the system is coming to the capitol city.

Kids Helping Kids is a long-term drug treatment program for kids ages 13 to 21.  It has strict rules for children who misbehave, and it brags of an 81 percent graduate sobriety rate.

But some call the program an abuse camp.

"We're trying to be the voice of the kids who would otherwise have no voice," said one protestor at the Ohio Statehouse.

Todd, Christine, and William say Kids Helping Kids is not what it sounds like.

"It's kids hurting kids, is what it really is."

Those who are protesting want others to take notice.

"Theres no access to a phone, no radio. You're monitored 24/7. You can't use the bathroom by yourself, another former camp resident complained.

The program in Milford, Ohio markets itself as a tough love type system to help young addicts kick drugs and alcohol.

Newcomers as their called are in group therapy 10.5 hours per day. And clients stay, on average, for about a year.

The trio leading Fridays protest described the KHK program as similar to the so-called "STRAIGHT" program they went through as kids.

Christine Flannery, who went to Kids Helping Kids at age 16, says she is still struggling from aftereffects at 37.

"I was just diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, Flannery said."

"At least 50 times, I was restrained by five guys, thrown on floor for just wanting to leave to use the bathroom," she says.

William is now president of this survivor group critical of the KHK way.

It's definitely a cult, was his characterization.

One recent KHK client says he dealt with the pain by cutting himself. His parents say they were never informed of him intentionally injuring himself.

Barbara Towner, a spokesperson for the program, said Kids Helping Kids has served ore than 1,300 families over 25 years. She described it as a highly structured program where kids are treated very well while experiencing a high rate of success.

The group denies violating any human rights. But the push for a state investigation continues.

The state, which licenses Kids Helping Kids, has investigated complaints against the program. But last summer, the state ruled allegations of abuse were unfounded.
 
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is investigating whether "host" homes -- where the KHK kids sleep at night -- should be licensed as foster homes.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2006, 08:52:00 PM »
http://www.cincinnatibeacon.com/index.p ... _columbus/    
 
KHK Protestors Face The Elements in Columbus
Sunday, April 02, 2006

Posted by Media Release

"On Friday March 31, 2006, protesters from Ohio and other states gathered in Columbus, Ohio to express their opposition to Kids Helping Kids (KHK), a drug treatment program located in Milford Ohio. The purpose of this event was to inform the public and Ohio government officials that ODADAS routinely fails to adequately investigate KHK client complaints, to persuade Ohio officials to aggressively investigate KHK, to educate the public about KHK?s systematic use of unethical, questionable, abusive, and harmful drug treatment methods, and to demand that KHK be held accountable for such intolerable so-called treatment methods.

Before the noon protest started, WBNS-Channel 10 reporter Eve Mueller interviewed the three Straight Survivors at the station. All three protesters explained to Ms. Mueller how the Straight, Inc. treatment model, currently used by KHK, could emotionally, physically, and psychologically injure children. Afterward, the protesters headed downtown to the State House grounds where they assembled at the McKinley Memorial in Capitol Square. Despite rainy conditions and continuous 35 mph wind gusts, determined protesters continued with the event.

WBNS-Channel 10 and WCMH-Channel 4 news crews both arrived around 12:15 or so and started filming the protest activities and conducting additional on-location interviews. Channel 10 reporter Eve Mueller and a cameraman also accompanied one protester to the Office of the First Lady Hope Taft, to film that protester as he personally hand delivered a letter which outlined how the treatment used by KHK abuses kids and to call for an end to the abuse.

As all the protesters held signs such as ?KHK Scares Kids Silent? and ?ODADAS Ignores Abuse,? passers-by frequently stopped to ask questions. One protester used a bullhorn to repeat the sign?s messages. The same energetic protestor with the bullhorn also generated a great deal of interest by expressing other uncompromising messages such as ?Defend your children, investigate Kids Helping Kids? and ?Kids Helping Kids uses coercive thought-reform techniques to brainwash the youth.? Citizens who showed interest in the protester?s messages often shared similar stories and experiences. Others, who had never even heard about KHK, either expressed concern or outrage toward KHK practices or encouraged the group to continue their efforts. At one point, an Ohio state trooper stopped by to confirm that the group had indeed obtained a permit and to let the protesters know that he thought they were promoting a ?good cause.? He wished them luck then left. Another interested citizen even volunteered to hold a sign for about a half hour. Only 1 pedestrian (wearing a pro-Bush shirt) thought that ?maybe they need that (KHK tactics) to get in line.? The KHK supporter left agreeing to disagree but remained friendly in spite of his opposition to our message.

By the end of the day, the group had distributed an entire box of literature. So, after 5 hours of braving the rain and unrelenting tropical storm force winds, the protesters packed up and headed off to eat and watch the 6 o?clock news featuring their story. The protest was a resounding success."
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