Considering Residential Placements: The Light at the End of the Tunnel or Road to Nowhere?
Join us for a special 90-minute facilitated conversation with acclaimed journalist Kenneth R. Rosen, author of Troubled-The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs. Rosen’s book tells the stories of four graduates on their own scarred journeys through wilderness and residential treatment programs into adulthood. Based on his own life experiences, three years of reporting, and more than one hundred interviews with other clients, their parents, psychologists, and health-care professionals, the book takes an in-depth look at the industry of redirecting troubled teens. Rosen’s investigation is an important perspective for educators who are called on to make decisions regarding placement of public school students in the care of facilities in this industry.