Sometimes you stumble on the net about things that you first can not believe: In Massachusetts there is a boarding school with affiliated school, the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center , which is "correct" behavior problem youth - with special means. Among the inmates include, among others autistic, extremely aggressive or auto-aggressive children and adolescents or those with ADHD problems.
On the occasion of the withdrawal of the founder and chief physician with 78 years in May last year, left the hospital announced euphoric: "Matthew Israel is not only one of the most important figures of behavior therapy, but it is also a heroic figure for thousands of families through this door JRC fallen as their last hope. "
First, it is clear that it is the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center to a kind of "stop" is. It's about serious cases that are "treated" by order of the court there. It is clear that all Jugendichen already have a history: they were "treated" with drugs and such "untreatable", transferred to this terminal.
The current scandal could arise only because video evidence from 2002, which had previously been "sealed" by a U.S. court, have now been released recently.
The videos are shocking evidence of how behavioral problems not the cause, going to the root of the problem, but only with drugs or psychotropic drugs and then treated with electric shocks. Of which there are in the said equipment apparently two ways: by means of a helmet, which is put over the victim and in the form of bandages (see second video), which the occupants must always wear and the electric shocks are given through the skin. All these measures are monitored around the clock from a control room with several cameras, as well as the rooms of the inmates who have no privacy.
A photo report from 2011 by R. Friedman shows the shock transmitter of the hospital staff, which are connected to corresponding receivers on the body of the young people so that members of staff at any time can cause electric shocks.
Tellingly is also scanned by Friedman "Vernügungs or reward mile" for the obedient patient: it consists of a replica from the movie "The Wizard of Oz".
What looks like the script to a bad Hollywood shocker, is in principle very primitive, "unwanted" behavior in the definition of the center is treated with electric shocks - the problem youths are conditioned in the final result by force to a certain behavior - about avoiding pain or behavior which implies avoiding pain. A concept that is known from rat experiments in science ...
It must be remembered that we are dealing with people with disabilities and / or traumatized! The therapy at the JRC will be paid by the State with $ 200,000 per patient per year. The clinic is manifestly electric shocks entirely Higtech (eg electronically monitored Locking Brackets for hands). There is nothing about it to read that some animals would be involved in the therapy, although long known that the presence of animals (eg, cats) can work wonders especially in special problem cases, it is stress and anxiolytic. Therefore we consider now in the U.S. to allow cats in the regular penal system, as a few days went by the media.
The man who tells it all naturally (3rd video), is the head of the clinic, Dr. Matthew Israel, a man with icy eyes. He tells how in addition to electric shocks and positive stimuli are set, the occupants must go, for example, shopping in a hospital shop ... Israel presented in his promotional video for his clinic also grateful parents to commend that their children now needs without any medication, and even at the end of two successful cases. The latter can, however, guess in a way, what happened to the young people there through the electroshock therapy ultimately ...
How to read, there is an ongoing investigation of the human rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, but this is yet come to any decision.
Subsequently, a film in which by a U.S. court now woks video evidence can be seen .. The boy, whose mother sued the state, was shocked 31 times on that day! It milliampere current levels of 45 were applied, which can be potentially fatal. This "treatment" there were for offenses such as in the clothes blowing the nose or refuse to undress.
(Warning - disturbing sequences!)
Here is a report of the American Society for Autism:
Here is a video that can not be eingbettet. The head of the clinic, Dr. Matthew Israel, it describes the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy ("aversive" = from: abneigen, rinse) and leaves at the end of two therapied own words that praise the electric shock treatment. Dr. Israel also tells how he prepares for his "Theapiemaßnahmen" provided protection: The parents of the young people had to give their consent, a court had they decide, after having obtained the opinion of an expert, various commissions, including the Commission on Human Rights, had to agree. It was all correct.
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