"The institutional maltreatment of children described in this book is condemned by international law, so it's time for Americans to ask: What is our government doing about this? --Howard Davidson, Dir. ABA Center on Children & the Law
An American GULAG - Secret P.O.W. Camps for Teens Learn why the wrong specialty school can destroy your child.
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AN AMERICAN GULAG, by Alexia Parks, PRESS Kit. Recommended as a "Must Read," by Howard Davidson, Director of the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law.
NEW FOCUS ON SUCCESS training programs for schools
Why I was sent to Mtn. Park. Writer alleges indentured servitude (child slavery). (See Dear Alexia letter #3. Received 8/20/02.)
FOX NEWS report on abuse and rape at STRAIGHT drug treatment programs (5/23/02)
Why I liberated my daughter from a behavior-modification boarding school. Patricia Wolff
DEAR ALEXIA -- letters from teen survivors, and families searching for disappeared teens.
Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing: Protect the Rights of Children
UN Convention against Torture - GULAG-schools may violate a U.S. supported International Treaty. TeenLiberty to US Congress: "Join the rest of the world! Sign the UN Convention on Rights of the Child."
The Waterhouse Tribunal - Childcare workers sent to jail. England reviews more than 40,000 documents describing more than 20 years of child abuse and sexual abuse in 40 residential childcare facilities in north Wales. Abuse victims "harrowing" experiences ignored for decades.
Europe Turns Against Spanking, saying "We must not endanger the physical and mental well-being of children." Israel is 10th country to join the no-spank movement. Project No Spank Gains Momentum.
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An American GULAG, Secret P.O.W. Camps for Teens
Newstories about Boot Camps and Behavior Modification "Schools"
What Every Parent Should Know
How to Avoid Abduction
Agencies to Contact
The War Will Be Won
Prof. Jenkins Goes to Washington
Voices from the GulagTM
Declaration of Independence
Training parents As Mentors (10 Golden Rules)
Talking Back to Ritalin
The-REGISTRY and Teen Registry (Discussions)
Resources: Project NoSpank, Teen Advocates, National PTA Child Advocacy, Mountain Park MOCK website, Youth Organization: http://mandatethefuture.org/event.shtml, IntrepidNet. Forum for discussion about the private behavior modification school Discovery Academy of Provo, Utah. http://www.discovery-academy-forum.com; 12/04: Call for submissions for a new reader about abusive institutions for youth entitled Teenage Lobotomy: a Zine about the Institutionalization of Youth.Email: email@example.com
THIS OKLAHOMA BILL COULD SHUT DOWN THE INDUSTRY OF CHILD ABUSE OVERNIGHT
Survivor's Conference Alexia Parks was a keynote speaker, at June 2002 conference in Florida.
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