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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 06/2008

It Is Brain Surgery -- A Profile of the Duke Team Treating Sen. Ted Kennedy

| Posted 06.03.2008 | Healthy Living

Speaking with both Drs. Friedman who are treating Kennedy, I was impressed with their devotion not just to the best clinical care and research, but to their patients' emotional and spiritual needs.

Stop Selling Child Abuse as Therapy: Call Congress Today to Support HR 5876

| Posted 06.13.2008 | Politics

How can it be that there are unregulated private jails for teenagers in which they can receive corporal punishment that is prohibited even for convicted murderers in 21st century America?

HR 5876 to Fight Boot Camp Abuses Altered Before Vote

| Posted 06.19.2008 | Politics

Congressman George Miller recently introduced strong legislation to fight abuse in teen boot camps and other "tough love" residential facilities.

Of Certainty, Child Abuse and Regulation: Support HR 5876

| Posted 06.23.2008 | Healthy Living

If the legislation to monitor the troubled teen industry is done wrong, promoters could tell parents that it is regulated, wrongly implying that this will prevent the abusive practices of the past.

Breaking News: House Passes Legislation to Stop Child Abuse in Teen Boot Camps and other Residential Programs

| Posted 06.25.2008 | Politics

Though the bill lost some important provisions and funding to gain bipartisan support, this is still a real victory for those who care about kids.