Lifetime’s ‘Cruel Instruction” – Based on the Troubled Teen Industry

Cruel Instruction Review By Meg Appelgate Summary Cruel Instruction tells the story of 16-year-old Kayla Adams whose mother, Karen, is advised by the school’s counselor to send Kayla to get treatment at a youth residential treatment center after she gets expelled from school. Kayla arrives at the Utah facility on the [...]

Untangling the digital ties of Family Care

Untangling the digital ties of Family Care In early October 2021, Paris Hilton wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for greater oversight and regulation for congregate care facilities in the United States. A couple of weeks after her post, Katharine Weymouth, a former publisher and CEO of the Washington Post, [...]

Tips for Talking with Others About Your Experience

Tips for Talking with Others About Your Experience By Beth Matenear, LPC Look, we all want validation. We are human and it is important. However, If you are going into this conversation with family or friends about your experience looking for them to be the only ones validating you, things could go [...]

America’s controversial ‘troubled teen’ wilderness therapy camps

America’s controversial ‘troubled teen’ wilderness therapy camps Kyra Frankowski was 14 years old when her parents decided they didn’t know what to do with her. Four days after entering the new year in 2014, she was ripped from her home in Ohio and dropped off at a camp in rural Utah which [...]

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