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Raising public awareness


"Raising public awareness about the methods of coercion is one of the most powerful methods of preventing abuse. In addition to relying on the power of the government, we need to empower the general public and the professional community with knowledge of cultic dynamics and the principles of thought-reform. Light is the best disinfectant and awareness is the best innoculant. Rather than spending millions of dollars trying to tame a monstrous industry, perhaps we could spend millions of dollars raising awareness and developing safe and effective ways to meet the needs of our teenagers rather than merely changing them."

*Marcus Chatfield, a survivor of Straight Inc, which was a privately operated franchise of federally-developed behavior modification facilities which were endorsed by the White House for two decades.  Full article: ... 3-722.html

Change needs to happen for these kids.  We all need to be squeaky wheels.


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