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The 'Troubled Teen' Industry

Truth & Consequences


The Truth and Consequences podcast is presented by American social worker and survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Miranda Pacchiana.

In Season 4 (Episodes 6 & 7) she speaks with Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons about what is called the ‘Troubled Teen’ industry.

Residential “treatment facilities” have been set up throughout the United States (and some are offshore) to cater for children and young people whose behaviour causes concern to parents.

From the podcast info page: “Many of these facilities operate more like prisons where children as young as nine are routinely abused in an extreme system of behavior modification, prevented from telling their parents what’s going, and kept for unnecessarily long stretches while reaping enormous revenue for the facilities”

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