Attachment Therapy: Sanctioned Torture Of America's Youth

A picture of the training video below
A picture of the training video below
One of the children that didn't make it through her "therapy" session
One of the children that didn't make it through her "therapy" session



Recently I ran across an article from a Russian paper that spoke about Americans torturing their children, not just adoptive children, but many native children as well. I must admit the paper sounded crazy, almost to the point of propaganda, however this is usually a good news outlet, so it had me wanting to look into it further.


On further inspection, it became clear that this propaganda was not such, but had more truth that I think any American is comfortable admitting. This “method” and I will use that word loosely, describes different things that can be done for children that have attachment issues. These are usually children that have already faced abuse and abandonment in their lives and like most who are beaten, act up. However acting up is not the only symptoms, accordingly acting good can just be a way for the child to manipulate the parents.


The way to treat this so called disorder in these already battered and bruised souls is apparently to continue the torture. The children are held by the therapist, psychiatrists, social workers and physically held down, by their faces, arms, legs, everywhere. This makes the child feel quite helpless and if not enough, they are they berated, yelled at, cursed at and generally threatened and emotionally distressed till they cry and do everything they are told to do. It goes beyond this and some are sat on by an adult and licked in the face, to promote repression of rapes as a child. Another method is to roll the child up in a carpet and sat on for long periods of time, also known as (compression therapy) that has taken the lives of at least 6 documented cases, children. Other methods are to withhold food for days, subject them to freezing cold showers, make them rinse with hot sauce, deep tissue massage, forced eye contact under duress, barred external relationships beyond the foster or adoptive parents and so many other forms of torture. These are abused children, who are now abused by their new parents or other forms of authority figures.


So one may think, this must be a few doctors that have lost it, right? Far from the truth. Matter of fact, our government paid millions of dollars to train other psychiatrist of these methods, implementing them and even making new adoptive children take this therapy as a string to the adoption. Furthermore, Colorado’s own representative Patricia Schroeder (d-co 1979-1993) spoke publically promoting this method of therapy, once again a loose definition of the word. This method was first introduced in 1969 as psychologist Robert Zalsow claimed it would cure blindness and Autism, then when that didn’t work it was used to deal with attachment breaks in children. It was first introduced as Rage Reduction Therapy, but was later relabeled to Attachment therapy for better PR. This became very popular in Colorado and many other Western states for several decades.


When I tried to get a definitive answer if this horrid practice was still carried out, I was shocked and horrified to find publishing as late as last month (February 8th, 2013) in Behavioral and Mental Health Magazines, this is still being used today. Something must be done, this must be illegalized and those that practice this must be put to criminalize charges as they should be. Do not let scientist hide behind their science as Hitler hid behind his science of Eugenics. I encourage you to learn about this, speak up, petition, write your congress and watch the training videos and see it in action. This is happening here in our own country! It is hard to watch, and sardonically there is a disclaimer that this should not be watched by children, but keep in mind, these are children we are doing this to! I have also given a link to give a more clear picture of what was done to the children that died in the form of “therapy” and what is still going on and being practiced. This has got to stop!


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teresapelka 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

I've written a hub about the 'therapies', hope it could be of interest

http://teresapelka.hubpages.com/hub/The-true-narci...


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teresapelka 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

There is no mechanism to make one have the PTSD. You could not tell that someone has the PTSD just based on his or her having been abused.

The Feinberg 'therapy' is madness. The boy is physically restrained and scared into repeating after the 'therapist'. And the 'therapist' would be primarily taking the viewers for some natural idiots.

The boy DOES NOT INITIATE LOCUTION even once. He HAS TO REPEAT he hates the therapist, wants to kill his mother, and then, that he wants to kill everyone. The viewers would be expected to react to the FRAGMENTED LANGUAGE -- 'hate' and 'want to kill' -- disregarding the human discourse to require more logical cogency also with regard to speaker volition. Unfortunately, the boy looks Asian, and one might come to think it's not about psychology at all, but about some political symbolism.

America had a time of behaviorist madness -- use of lexical items as isolates would be characteristic of behaviorism, whatever the attached label -- honestly, however, behaviorism was widely spread world wide, in Britain, Russia, Germany, and actually wherever you'd turn. Those were American linguists to make the progress and start up with psycholinguistics, the psychology to oppose behaviorism.


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kaiyan717 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Conservative Lady-Sadly this is happening, that is why I included links to show the truth. It is sad that we know what ever Oscar nominee wore to the show, yet no one seems to be addressing this in the news. There was a bit in the news in early 2004 and 2006 when a 5 and 2 year old died in therapy, yet nothing was done and no red flags have been waved. So I am trying to wave one so everyone can see, learn and speak out against it. Thank you for reading


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kaiyan717 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Krillco I am glad you have tried to address this issue, I am ashamed for my country in it being preformed and sanctioned here. Not only is it wrong, but what must other countries think of us. I agree that abused children do have a form of PTSD and the last thing these poor souls need is this kind of treatment! It physically hurts to see this in action and whoever condones this treatment does not deserve a child, no wonder the world is stopping adoption to America, who can blame them? Thanks for tryng to get the word out on this horrible treatment we are doing to our kids~


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Conservative Lady 3 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

I had heard rumors of this in the past. If this is really happening the perpetrators are child abusers and they are mentally incompetent to oversee the well being of children. You are doing a service by reporting this to all. Voted Up, Useful, and Interesting.


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krillco 3 years ago from Hollidaysburg, PA

This is the very thing I wrote my book 'Gentling' to combat. All attachment disordered kids are more fundamentally PTSD. I f you treat the PTSD correctly (with gentleness), the child can be 'backed away' from attachment disorder.

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