Robert Friedman, PhD – Abuse in Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Wilderness Therapy Programs

Robert Friedman, PhD – Abuse in Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Wilderness Therapy Programs

Robert Friedman, PhD – (1 of 3) Introduction to Capitol Hill Briefing – Abuse of Youth in Residential Treatment ASTART/CAFETY- gives an overview of concerns on the part of mental health professionals with regard to private residential placement.


  1. John Flasko on September 23, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I went to second nature wilderness therapy for about half a year. It’s odd to say I’m a survivor of "treatment" but I am. From personal experience I can say that while I did not loose my life or was physically abused like my peers at the program but the experience was beyond traumatic and no one should have to live through what I have. I carry the scars from that program with me everyday and anyone who thinks programs of the sort "help" should be informed.

  2. Megan Sharp on September 23, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    As a survivor, I want to be involved in spreading awareness.  

  3. Fat Retard on September 23, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    I would love to testify

  4. hex knives on September 23, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    this is pure truth

    wilderness programs only harm people

  5. Hysistra on September 23, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    For some illnesses, this may work. But for things such as depression, I highly doubt it works. Simply bringing kids together and going outside isn’t going to help someone with depression. They can’t see the "beauty in life", as some may say. It’s a mental fucking condition. It’s not like they’re purposely trying not to have fun, they are unable to due to the brain’s wiring.

  6. hex knives on September 23, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    bro shut the fuck up wilderness therepy dosent help 98% its bad and unhealthy for you face the facts

  7. Victims Of Kentucky Boys Camps on September 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    HANGING CHILDREN UPSIDE DOWN IN SEWERS TO CLEAN WALLS IS ABUSE!!! BEATING A CHILD TO DEATH WITH NO CONSEQUENCES IS THE NORM!! Victims of Kentucky Boys camps has a LARGE amount of men/women who were juveniles and abused with in the States of kentucky Juvenile centers, academy, camps. They are coming forward with NAMES of their abusers and the list is getting long !! VICTIMS OF KENTUCKY BOYS CAMPS on facebook and at gmail and youtube.

  8. Dave Lee on September 23, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    i (former Marine) went to a similar boarding school. Myself and few other former students are trying to file a lawsuit, we are scared that Missouri State Law will prevent us from doing this (as in there state code "Groups homes operated by churches &religous ministries are exempt from licensure") would anyone know of a good lawyer ?

  9. SW on September 23, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I will testify. Author Susie TenEyck on Facebook. Wrote a book to expose this industry. Sued and won an out of court settlement

  10. Nobody Business on September 23, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I only see one solution. Windex.

  11. Brad T on September 23, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Summit School Nyack Rockland County 1992 1993. Physical abuse molestations touching almost got my vertebrae snapped in an Illegal restraint 12 less than 100lbs. I’ll be 40 next Oct 12th. School board’s capitalize off student’s already spoke too attorney’s. They are calling from the children’s village abuse aswell Hawthorne Cedar Knolls closed. My mom’s cousin is allen Friedman mom’s cousin Nancy is my mother Chicago top death row attorney in the country.With cerbal paulsy. A disability aswell. Nepotism help’s but Justice no vegagance. I was sent too Devereuex Glenholme Washington CT. August 24th 1994 August 25th 1997 great school no issues there but I saw kid’s abused there 110%. Summit 1992 1993 I endured it. Yavette Gorvich Norwalk CT. Sent me too thouse two school’s aswell many othe’rs an alliance physical abuse molestations threat’s. Based on assimilating causes a conundrum. A bill was signed for sexual intercourse..I went too attorney’s for physical abuse ect. Brad. Summit school force awakens abuse. I remember everything. More than happy too meet again when Open’s. I was threatened not too talk 1992 1993. Summit school is a facility refrom school. I know people who went there. Barney. 14129 #Grandfather was on the force 13 year’s NYPD 79th precient Harlem 40s and 50’s. 5×5 rooms Illegal restraints threats molestations choke holds. Unethical staff member’s I endured it many of us have. Form an alliance. School board’s capitalize off student’s demographics statistics don’t lie. Attorney’s were pissed off and tearing when I went too speak up. People start speaking up go too attorney’s don’t be afaird alliance. I went for all of you. All student’s boarding school’s reform school’s facilities boot Camp’s. My name is Brad I endured that facility 12 less than brulatized they deny allegations. Like I said school board’s capitalize off student’s alot of Indian’s in the room and no chief’s no control within in many factilies boot camps boarding school’s. Physical abuse I believe should be pushed for every school aswell touching restraints threats molestations. A symponism with Mr. Friedman anyday I’d love too. A good person with higher authority too form an alliance. That’s up too the Governor aswell too sign a bill for all school’s. Whatever school board sent you too your school’s go too attorney’s. They Capitalized off us. How does that make you feel. Judicial way only no vengeance. Form an alliance.

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