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Published on Aug 7, 2013

Fix My Kid is a groundbreaking documentary that pulls back the veil on "Tough Love" treatment programs. Many children in these programs have allegedly been tortured and forced to endure physical and psychological abuse. Since the 1960's, thousands of kids have been sent by their parents or court ordered to unregulated, privatized facilities to be treated for drug use, for behavioral problems, to be "cured" of homosexuality, for resistance to their family's religion or for simply being a "bad kid."

In order to better understand the lasting effects of abusive treatment on adolescents in these programs, we take a look at Straight Incorporated - one of the most controversial treatment programs in American history. Fix My Kid investigates claims that Straight Incorporated employed methods nearly identical to brainwashing in totalitarian prisons, contributing to long lasting trauma, PTSD, and suicide for many of Straight's clients.

Children were not only victimized in these programs, but were also coerced into becoming perpetrators of physical and psychological abuse. Fix My Kid provides a window into this alien landscape that the average American would not imagine possible in our country. Although Straight Incorporated closed its doors, similar methods are found in today's troubled teen industry.

The abuses and trauma imposed on these children will continue until the American public understands the nature and effects of abusive treatment programs on adolescents. Today, more than twenty years later, Fix My Kid shares the perspective of professionals, family members and former clients of Straight and other programs to help protect future generations of adolescents from abusive treatment practices.

See our website at http://www.fixmykidthemovie.com

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