Trou­bled: The Failed Promise of Amer­i­ca’s Behav­ioral Treat­ment Programs

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September 1, 2020

Acclaimed jour­nal­ist Ken­neth R. Rosen knows first­hand the bru­tal emo­tion­al, phys­i­cal, and sex­u­al abuse car­ried out at these pro­grams. He lived it. In Trou­bled, Rosen unspools the sto­ries of four grad­u­ates on their own scarred jour­neys through the pro­grams into adult­hood. Based on three years of report­ing and more than one hun­dred inter­views with oth­er clients, their par­ents, psy­chol­o­gists, and health-care pro­fes­sion­als, Trou­bled com­bines har­row­ing sto­ry­telling with inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism to expose the dis­turb­ing truth about the mas­sive­ly prof­itable, some­times fatal, gross­ly unchecked redi­rec­tion industry.

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