Thursday, April 18, 2013

Attending ICSA Conference in Arlington on Sat 20 April on Cult-like Methods in Teen Rehab

Because I am interested in the issue and because I support I.C.S.A. a very professional organization providing research, support and dissemination of the extent of all kinds of cult-like and High Control relationships or groups
See link

Abuses in the Troubled Teen Industry

Saturday, April 20, 2013—10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Comfort Inn, Pentagon City, 2480 South Glebe Rd., Bldg. 2, Arlington, VA, US, 22206
Phone: (703) 682–5500 Fax: (703) 682-5505 Exit 7B (Glebe Rd.), I-395. Free parking.
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) and Community
Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY) are cosponsors of
a one-day conference that will bring experts together with individuals
harmed in teen treatment programs.

Some teen treatment programs have used psychological control
techniques commonly associated with manipulative, high-demand
groups, often called “cults.” Sometimes such techniques have
contributed to the psychological, physical, or sexual abuse of teens
that the programs were supposed to help.

The conference will include the following talks, followed by discussion:
“Breaking the Chains”
By Christine Cole

 Overview of the Cultic Influences in the Troubled Teen Industry (William Goldberg)
 Clips from Surviving Straight Inc., a Documentary (Kelly Matthews)
 The Great Drug War (Arnold Trebach)
 Survivor Interviews: Surviving Straight Inc., a Documentary
 Personal Story (Sunny Linkfield and Ethel Linkfield)
 Cultic Practices in Residential Care and Applicable Human-Rights Conventions (Katherine Whitehead)
 How Do We Really Help Troubled Teens? What Science Tells Us (Steve Eichel)
 Overcoming and Healing After the Abuse (William Goldberg)
 Healing Through Advocacy (Kathy Moya)

Space is limited, so please REGISTER ASAP. The registration fee is $30, payable to ICSA.
Registration Form
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Mail: ICSA Box 2265, Bonita Springs, FL 34133 E-mail: mail@ics