08 Jun
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Guest Blog The Family

Survivors of “The Family,” formerly located in Hancock, NY are reaching out to connect with all former “graduates” from the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s. Some survivors may be unaware that THE FAMILY WAS CLOSED in 2014 as a result of  The Family Foundation Truth Campaign. There is a Facebook Page The Family Foundation School Truth Campaign. Recently, this survivor […]

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09 Nov
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What now? Thoughts on moving forward…

SIA was asked on our Twitter Feed. What now? We as a survivor community will continue our mission. We have much work to do. I know many of you are hurting. Please know that we as a community are here with you. Please uplift each other, support one another. Please know I am here with […]

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29 Oct
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Parent Testimonies

All Parent Testimonies listed Came from Astartforteens.org  Testimony of Parent Bob Bacon (PDF) Bob Bacon’s son Aaron died after what criminal investigators described as 21 days of ruthless and relentless physical and psychological abuse and neglect. Testimony of Parent Cynthia Clark-Harvey (PDF) Cynthia Clark-Harvey’s daughter Erica died of heat stroke with dehydration in the Nevada wilderness, […]

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29 Oct
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Research and Reports

Reports Bazelon Center for Mental Health – Fact Sheet: Children in Residential Treatment Centers Astart For Teens Warning Signs Treatment Research Lacks Good Science  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry: PROTECTING YOUTH PLACED IN UNLICENSED UNREGULATED RESIDENTIAL “TREATMENT” FACILITIES GAO / Government Accountability Office: RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS | Concerns Regarding Abuse and Death in Certain Programs for […]

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29 Oct
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Advocate Sites

SIA believes engaging as many people as possible in fact-based advocacy.  We are committed to gathering the facts, educating the public, and advocating for children and survivors of institutional abuse— SIA wants to sincerely thank all those who are advocating to end institutional abuse and protecting youth against institutional abuse. We all have different talents and abilities […]

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