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Troubled Troubled takes a look at treatment programsfacilities for young adults with behavioral andor mental health issues Kenneth Rosen experienced these programs first hand and uses examples of other individuals who have gone through these programs to highlight commonalities and differences across these programs He also follows up with these individuals later in order to present what is the rule rather the exception with outcomes from these programs Multiple types of treatment programs are explained starting with wilderness programs Often after finishing these programs individuals will then transition to residential centers or potentially lockdown facilities Something that resonated with me was that Rosen described these as often solutions for the parents not for the children These programs use a mixed bag of methods group therapy individual therapy different kinds of punishment They are freuently unregulated and most research on these programs are funded internally Outcomes for the majority of these young adults are not good Kudos to Rosen for highlighting these programs which specificsevidence behind them are not well understood by the public One finishes reading this book wondering what is the best path forward for these individuals Thanks to NetGalley and Little A for providing me an advance reader copy for review Tragic Rosen uses case studies of four particular people and their experiences with wilderness re education camps and residential boarding school style similar institutions to paint a truly tragic picture On an anecdotal basis these camps seem horrifying in an Orange Is The New Black kind of way an in depth look at the what really happens to some individuals For what it is these anecdotal experiences with a few claims backed up with the barest of bibliographies it really is a strong read and a needed one However I would welcome a much comprehensive and cited further examination along the lines of Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop or Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow Because this particular topic based on the strengths of these particular anecdotes seems to warrant such an investigation Very much recommended Read if you Want to know about the disturbing and largely unknown side of residential treament programs for troubled teensLibrariansbooksellers Purchase if titles about youth issues are well received This is an engrossing compelling and unfortunately largely tragic read However it is an important readMany thanks to Little A and NetGalley for a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review Troubled by Kenneth Rosen is a book about behavioral treatment programs in the United States as told through the lens of various participants and Rosen's own experiences I had always known about behavioral treatment programs but I was not of the different styles of behavioral treatment and the sheer amount of programs available in the United States What this book highlights for me is that most of the students profiled were dealing with severe ongoing trauma yet they were treated using methods that weren't actually helping them by people who are not always guaranteed to be ualified under the law I was both surprised and also not too shocked that we have let these often expensive fly under the radar especially when stories of abuse and mistreatment are rampant This book had me saying wow to myself many times and I suggest reading it to learn about these programs and their effects on participants I have a background in a parallel field so I found this book of interest Specifically I wrote my master's thesis on the children's mental health care system particularly when it touches kids in states' care This means that I am much familiar with the above board mental and behavioral health programs rather than those not covered by insurance which are discussed in this book But I have heard about these shady unregulated treatment options that Rosen discusses on NPRI had some major issues with this book The first being that the author has personal experience and therefore a lot of bias on this subject That does not preclude someone from writing a book but I do expect a nonfiction author to take this into account Second the author has no credentials in health care or mental and behavioral health This was readily apparent in the writing and some of what he presents as facts This book also lacks citations I realize that the author is a journalist who may not use these regularly but they are desperately needed I think this would have eliminated some of the incorrect information that is presented and the fact it is misleading For example this book discusses Cognitive Behavioral Theory CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT than once and misrepresents it The writing truly distorts what CBT and DBT are and makes it seem like these are non mainstream and harmful when this is far from the truth Some text also implies that therapists use The Secret in providing therapy which is honestly unheard of Perhaps that is what was used in the programs he attended but he is then not taking into account the fact that most of the programs do not have licensed therapists I recognize that this is an uncorrected proof and that being said I think this book needs substantial editing before publication The transition from personal narratives to facts is rough and makes it difficult to tell what is option versus fact I think with some rearranging this material the book can better frame the personal stories with factual information and introductions In addition there are some technical writing issues such as failure to introduce an acronym before using it Overall I think this book has potential if the issues discussed above are addressed However as it stands I would not recommend itThank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with an ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review An award winning journalist’s breathtaking mosaic of the tough love industry and the young adults it inevitably failsIn the middle of the night they are vanishedEach year thousands of young adults deemed out of control—suffering from depression addiction anxiety and rage—are carted off against their will to remote wilderness programs and treatment facilities across the country Desperate parents of these “troubled teens” fear it’s their only option The private largely unregulated behavioral boot camps break their children down a damnation the children suffer forever New York Times journalist Kenneth R Rosen knows firsthand the brutal emotional physical and sexual abuse carried out at these programs He lived it In Troubled Rosen shares than his experience of lockdown and its aftermath as he unspools the stories of four graduates on their own scarred faulted journey through the programs into adulthood Based on three years of reporting and than one hundred interviews with other clients their parents psychologists and health care professionals Troubled combines harrowing storytelling with investigative journalism to expose the disturbing truth about the massively profitable sometimes fatal grossly unchecked redirection industryNot without hope Troubled ultimately delivers an emotional crucial tapestry of coming of age neglect exploit trauma and fraught redemption


About the Author: Kenneth R. Rosen

Kenneth R Rosen has written for the New Yorker the New York Times Magazine VR and the Atlantic He is a contributing writer at WIRED and the author of Bulletproof Vest He spent six years at the New York Times his hometown newspaper and now divides his time between northern Italy and Massachusetts


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