Each year, thousands of troubled young adults are sent to long-term, in-patient behavioral centers that are seen as the last resort. Their parents often sign off on this treatment because they believe that this ‘tough love’ route is the only answer to turning things around. Journalist and author, Kenneth R. Rosen joins Viewpoints this week to share his own adolescent experience at three of these centers and the long-term damage this type of treatment can wreak on young minds.
- Kenneth R. Rosen, senior editor, correspondent, Newsweek, author, Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.
Links for more information:
- Guide to Behavioral Treatments.
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – Find A Therapist.
- The New York Times: When I Was Labeled a ‘Troubled’ Teen, I Obliged by Kenneth R. Rosen.