Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cedu Documentary – Crime, Punishment and Fulltimes

Students confess their sins and detail their punishments at the Cedu Schools, and explain the “fulltime,” Cedu’s special form of public public isolation punishment, used to ‘help’ students back to the straight and narrow.

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Legislation to Stop Child Abuse in Residential Treatment Programs

I take this as good news:
The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2009

What does it mean? Some regulation, some much-needed oversight and transparency. (Sounds like a good thing).

Many thanks to the good people at A-START and CAFETY for their hard work on the issue.

To learn more about the “troubled teen industry,” and “therapeutic boarding schools,” have a look at our ever-expanding documentary-in-progress, on the mother of them all, the Cedu School.

For the ex-Cedu-ees – How many of the following rights were violated at Cedu? (And do we trust the Federal Gov’t to oversee anything?)

Well.. it’s something, and I’m grateful.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved legislation to protect teenagers attending residential programs from physical, mental, and sexual abuse and increase transparency to help parents make safe choices for their children. The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2009 (H.R. 911) won strong bipartisan support, with a vote of 295 to 102. Read the rest of this entry

Cedu Documentary Clip 5 – Who Is Mel Wasserman?

Former Staff and Students talk about the Guru of Cedu, and the father of the “troubled teen” industry. It was the 1960s, anti-war protests and a bursting drug culture. Mel Wasserman owned a furniture store in Palm Springs, CA, when destiny called…

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