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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 01/2007

Ban Aversive "Therapies" for Kids Now

| Posted 01.07.2007 | Politics
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New York State is trying to regulate the use of tactics like electric shock, food deprivation, sleep deprivation and other punishments in schools to which it sends emotionally and learning disabled children.

Abuse History No Bar to For-Profit Teen Biz: Arrest Probably Won't End It, Either

| Posted 01.11.2007 | Politics
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Admitting to pepper-spraying a teenager "more than two times a day" as a means of discipline might be seen by some as a bar to opening and operating a school for troubled children.

Missing Empathy

| Posted 01.16.2007 | Politics
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Empathy-- like other brain-mediated abilities-- is something that must be nurtured and practiced if it is to flourish.

Exclusive: New York State Acts to End Abuses at Elan School

| Posted 01.17.2007 | Politics
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Elan uses abusive, degrading and violent tactics that have long been discredited as therapy even for the hardcore heroin addicts and have no place in the education of the learning disabled or mentally ill or anyone else.