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Help at any cost : how the troubled-teen industry cons parents and hurts kids

Author: Maia Szalavitz
Publisher: New York : Riverhead, 2006.
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An investigative exposé of the brutal conditions in treatment programs designed for troubled teens cites scaremonger tactics used by top programs as well as the survival stories of young people who have been abused by them.
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Szalavitz, Maia.
Help at any cost.
New York : Riverhead, 2006
(OCoLC)607735224
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maia Szalavitz
ISBN: 1594489106 9781594489105
OCLC Number: 61169844
Description: 326 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Getting straight in the 1980s --
2. Richard's reversal --
3. Into the wilderness --
4. "They used tough, not love" --
5. The sting of the WWASP --
6. "Based on the results, you have exactly what you intended" --
7. Tough love on trial --
8. Miller time --
9. The end of tough love? --
Epilogue --
Appendix. For parents and troubled teens.
Responsibility: Maia Szalavitz.
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An investigative exposé of the brutal conditions in treatment programs designed for troubled teens cites scaremonger tactics used by top programs as well as the survival stories of young people who have been abused by them.

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by cbsouthern (WorldCat user published 2006-04-07) Excellent Permalink
This book Help At Any Cost is a real eye opener to the way our youth are treated and mistreated by the juvinile justice system and society. This book is very well written and enlightening to all parents involved in the juvinile court system, to parents considering a program for thier child. I only wish...
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