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Boy Raised as Dog Doesn't Bark
« on: March 06, 2024, 12:31:34 AM »
I watched "The Program: Cons, Cults and Kidnapping" on Netflix this evening, and lo and behold if none other than the inestimable Maia Szalavitz materialized onscreen, offering her expertise on the TTI as it pertained to the atrocities committed at the WWASP thought reform program, Ivy Ridge Academy.  Phil Elberg also made an appearance in the documentary. 
When I first began efforts to bring about an investigation into the renamed Kids program, the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, M. Szalavitz and co-author Bruce D. Perry's first work had just been released.  According to Dr. Perry's bio, "From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Perry served as the Medical Director for Provincial Programs in Children's Mental Health for the Alberta Mental Health Board. He continues to consult with the government of Alberta on children?s issues and serves as a founding member of the Premier?s Council of Alberta?s Promise."

M. Szalavitz and Dr. Perry released a second book in 2011, two years or so after the airing of the CBC expos? of All About Receiving Cash, "Powerless", in which Phil Elberg also appeared.  Szalavitz had referred to AARC in 2007 in a discussion of teen torture, so she was clearly aware of the sect.  Is it possible that Dr. Perry was unaware of the sect during his time working with the Province, a period in which significant sums of money were flowing to the sect from the Province?
"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

MR. NELSON: Mr. Speaker, AADAC has been involved with
assistance in developing the program of the Alberta Adolescent
Recovery Centre since its inception originally as Kids of the
Canadian West."
Alberta Hansard, March 24, 1992