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More on foster care

Ray Lemay sent me a link to this article by Dr. Peter Breggin on the mind drugging of youth in foster care. A quote from the article: Now there is a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report confirming that foster children in five states — Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas — are receiving shocking amounts of psychiatric […]

Ray Lemay: SRV and bridge building

Ray offered a necessary reminder that the efficacy of valued roles opening the door to the ‘good things of life’ is dependent on what the particular culture or society actually has to offer in terms of the ‘good things of life.’ A society cannot offer what it does not have. We should concretely understand specifically […]

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 12:38 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Equal Justice Initiative

We recently received an annual report from the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that primarily works with poor defendants/prisoners who have not received fair treatment in the US court and corrections systems. One of their major areas of concentration is on capital cases, i.e., death penalty cases. I want to focus in this blog post […]

Youth prison

In the PASSING manual, Dr. Wolfensberger and Susan Thomas write that one of the few human service practices that does not have a culturally valued analog (CVA) is a prison (p. 31). A recent article in the NY Times (14 February 2010) describes the prison system for youth in New York. The article is a […]

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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