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Since the Assimilation of the Indigenous, which persists today, America has had a predatory preference for mass legal child abduction, trafficking, abuse, torture and murder.

The "Toughlove" based 'Troubled Teen Industry' was spawned by "America's Most Dangerous Cult", Synanon, and funded by the US Govt. WHICH has been simultaneously funding unethical and involuntary social psychology experiments on children while publicly decrying their tactics as "brainwashing" and "torture".

Still, this multi-billion dollar industry traumatizes hundreds of thousands a year leaving millions with CPTSD... Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/troubled/support

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Since the Assimilation of the Indigenous, which persists today, America has had a predatory preference for mass legal child abduction, trafficking, abuse, torture and murder.

The "Toughlove" based 'Troubled Teen Industry' was spawned by "America's Most Dangerous Cult", Synanon, and funded by the US Govt. WHICH has been simultaneously funding unethical and involuntary social psychology experiments on children while publicly decrying their tactics as "brainwashing" and "torture".

Still, this multi-billion dollar industry traumatizes hundreds of thousands a year leaving millions with CPTSD... Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/troubled/support

    Justice for Zhina Amini & FREEDOM for Iran #MahsaAmini

    Justice for Zhina Amini & FREEDOM for Iran #MahsaAmini

    I will try to get help typing show notes (arms in braces) until then here Snowflake: https://snowflake.torproject.org. AND Abeer’s podcast: www.annoyingabeer.com I also have 75 episodes on the situation in Iran on my TikTok @m0rr1gu #ZhinaAmini #JinaAmini #IranProtests #MahsaAmini

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    URGENT: Residential School Survivors (& Descendants) Call to Submit Testimony (and Ally Action Items)

    URGENT: Residential School Survivors (& Descendants) Call to Submit Testimony (and Ally Action Items)

    Last week, the first volume of the report on the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigation was released. Last year, the first Indigenous Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, created the initiative after the discovery of 215 unmarked graves of Indigenous children by Canada’s Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in May 2021. If YOU are a Survivor of Institutional Child Abuse (w/in the so-called "Troubled Teen Industry": Conversion Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Bootcamps, Boarding Schools), or one of our allies, it is imperative to support the Indigenous Communities of Turtle Island through this review and reconciliation. Please center, elevate and amplify Indigenous Survivors and Advocates.

    READ Indian Country Today's coverage for a summary and follow for more information.

    The National Boarding School Healing Coalition is requesting people who attended a boarding school or are a descendent of a boarding school attendee to submit their written testimonies to the House of Natural Resources Committee by May 26. Email submissions to HNRCDocs@mail.house.gov and CC NABS at info@nabshc.org. 

    The National Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) has put together a suggested outline for written testimony for individuals to follow if needed:  


    dentify yourself, your Tribe, and the boarding school you attended a. Boarding School: what school did you or your family member attend, and what year(s) did you/they attend? 
    State your position of support for “H.R. 5444 the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act” 
    Personal story that you are comfortable sharing. This is often the most powerful part. 
    Conclusion: Restate/review your position at the end of your testimony 
    Thank the committee or task force for the opportunity to speak a. “Thank you to the Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States” There is not a limit to the length of your statements. Your written testimony will be on record in the House of Congress.

    YOU can support the first targets of the US' Historic prevalence of mass, for-profit, legal, child abduction, detention, trafficking and torture schema by sharing this brief update episode and ALL of the links below to help make sure that ALL Survivors of the Residential Schools for the Indigenous are aware of their opportunity to submit testimony. We are disheartened that after centuries of Survivors speaking up, and a year of investigation, the US Government is allowing mere days for Survivors to step forward and share traumas they may have kept locked away for decades. STILL, raise awareness for this update in #everychildmatters and then do the following:


    Read the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools Act HR5444 & SB2907
    Support HR5444 & SB2907 (Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools) via ResistBot Text PCGYYN to 50409
    SIGN the Change.org Petition to "Demand Thorough Searches of Residential School Lands for Native Children Remains"

    Podcast on this Friday!


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    • 11 min
    Sucker Punch: 18 Years After Escaping the So-Called "Troubled Teen Industry"

    Sucker Punch: 18 Years After Escaping the So-Called "Troubled Teen Industry"

    18 years ago, I became a legal person and was allowed to simply walk out of the pedo run kiddie prison I'd been detained in in the Catskills. I wasn't allowed to "walk away" when they forced me to eat my vomit, or while the last boy I had a crush on was choking to death on his own blood in front of me - but somehow, something about my 18th birthday, changed everything.
    18 years later and I'm barely beginning the process of deconstructing my experience within the so-called "Troubled Teen Industry" at the Family Foundation School in Hancock New York.
    I'd like to thank the film, Sucker Punch, for breaking the blocks I had built the dismissive delusion of my "boarding school" upon. 
    Let's discuss a few of the things I learned from my one year of access to therapy.
    For those of us with CPTSD from Tough Love, it's imperative that we recognize DARVO when it happens. While I'm not endorsing DBT, or suggesting these tactics have worked for me, we discuss the Dear Man technique.
    And scoop this Daily Mail article on our team, focused on Circle of Hope and Agape Boarding School thanks to the advocacy of Amanda Householder and Colton Schrag (to name two of many). We appreciate the shout-out to Family School Survivors, if you are one and would like to participate in upcoming articles, please reach out.
    If you'd like to connect with the Reverend Chris Wilson (who breaks down the difference between "boundaries" and "rules" for us) you can find them on Instagram HERE @ExiledFaith if you are interested in addressing your religious trauma or learning more about the toxicity of "purity culture", we could not recommend them more.
    Please send in any audio clips for our #justiceforcornelius episode
    Please rate and write reviews for the podcast on itunes, Spotify and Facebook and connect with us across all social media platforms @TalkTroubled
    Until then, #iseeyousurvivor and keep #breakingcodesilence #maythefourthbewithus

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Surviving Survivorland: the Institutional Child Abuse Movement in Ireland, Canada and the USA

    Surviving Survivorland: the Institutional Child Abuse Movement in Ireland, Canada and the USA

    Let's talk about Survivors of Institutional Child Abuse on a global scale. Sometimes its imperative to scroll it back to comprehend the scope of the entire cake we're cut from.
    Historically institutionalized communities are calling upon the international community to activate and assist them in moving their advocacy forward.
    This week is #MMIWAwareness and the root of the rot of institutional youth abuse in the USA and Canada were the "residential schools" for the Indigenous. There is so much valuable insight to glean from how Survivors have pushed for reform, redress and reconciliation. But as we continue to benefit from Indigenous cultures, we must likewise center, elevate and amplify their voices as we move forward with any action items or advocacy in/on Turtle Island. As the rising toll of indigenous children confirmed stolen by the Church and State's institutional atrocities surpasses 10,000 in Canada, we implore you to jump on hashtags like #everychildmatters and help to proactively expand the visibility of these Survivors and Advocates. With that in mind, please follow and support one of our favorite Nonprofits in Canada, led by an MMIW Survivor and Second Generation Residential School Survivors @ChildrenFirstSociety on all socials and activate via their website: https://childrenfirstsociety.wixsite.com/childrenfirstsociety
    In Ireland there are over 9,000 children confirmed killed by the Church and State in their residential homes including the Mother and Baby Homes. Please join the Survivors and Advocates via #motherandbabyhomes. If you're particularly interested in the institutional targeting of Irish Travellers in Ireland definitely support best selling author of "The Tinker Menace" Laura Angela Collins. You can support Travellers and other Nomadic Communities in the EU/UK via #WeRoamWithYou and #StopTravellerHate
    With everything we have to learn from the successes in these communities, as well as the obstacles they face, our hope is that we can apply this knowledge to our own quest for justice while also becoming more accessible, inclusive, diverse and accountable. We haven't used the hashtag #breakingcodesilence in a while but since we bring it up, we may as well include it here. We have to expand and round out our table of leadership, access and visibility so that all Survivors can see themselves represented whether they be from wilderness therapy, conversion therapy, religious boarding schools, or any Tough Love flavor of the so-called Troubled Teen Industry. And we must recognize when we individually or collectively DARVO ourselves and the community by deflecting the trauma we deny in ourselves and projecting it outward.
    Checkout "Take Back Your Life Recovery" by Dr. Janja Lalich, next deprogramming series for Survivors of High Control Groups starts in May: https://www.tbylr.com/ 
    We hope you will join us as we move forward into this next stage of our crucible, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us thus far.  Follow us @TalkTroubled everywhere, visit our website www.talktroubled.org and rate/review us on iTunes/Spotify/Facebook.
    #iseeyousurvivor

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Amanda Householder sues Circle of Hope, Agape Boys Ranch, Berean & Agape Baptist Churches, as a Birthday Gift to Herself

    Amanda Householder sues Circle of Hope, Agape Boys Ranch, Berean & Agape Baptist Churches, as a Birthday Gift to Herself

    Welcome back to Troubled, a podcast by/for Survivors of Institutional Youth Abuse. 

    THANK YOU for being here for the third season of our Independent self archival project. Two seasons bootlegged together over a cell phone, recorded in an old Prius wasn't too much for you? Well, masochism may pay off here as we embark on our most personal missions yet and play the cards we've held closest throughout the collective crucible of advocacy in a time of Covid.

    Super quick 31st birthday catch-up with Amanda Householder, who just filed a lawsuit against her parents, Boyd and Stephanie Householder, owners of Circle of Hope Girls Ranch AND their complicit and culpable cohorts - Agape Boarding School for Boys, Agape Baptist Church and Berean Baptist Church. We won't be getting into the nitty gritty of the details today, out of respect for Amanda, but we HIGHLY recommend you read the Kansas City Star Article "I was born into this." Daughter of Missouri reform school sues parents over abuse" by Judy Thomas and Laura Bauer, two rare gems of journalistic integrity. It is incredibly difficult to find ethical media allies of this caliber and we would just like to thank these women for how they have treated Survivors of Institutional Abuse throughout the last year of consistent coverage in Missouri. We wish they weren't an exception, but we are infinitely grateful they're both committed to exposing this crime against humanity as it plays out in their backyards. 

    Forgive us our ADHD and self-defense, in this and every episode. We look forward to exploring the specific traumas of ourselves and our peers who were forever altered relationally by peer-on-peer attack therapy, but we'll also briefly address it in this update. 

    We hope that Survivors will see other Survivors making moves and taking names as invitations or challenges to do so themselves. We hope that you will join us on the frontlines at every fork in the road. We also understand that for a historically invalidated community, and collectively gaslit community, that it can be triggering to see the mic passed to the next advocate. Often we can feel as if we are being spoken for, or over, or disregarded entirely. But every opportunity for a Survivor to speak, is an opportunity for Survivors to be heard. If we believe that we are stronger together, then we cannot continue to allow our community to reenact our trauma. MANY Survivors are neurodiverse, many of us experience RSD (Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria) - especially since it's the most common symptom of ADHD. Even if we don't have RSD dialing up the perception of rejection, we HAVE been abandoned, excluded, silenced, and otherwise pariah-ed to the point where you don't even need 'confirmation bias' to perceive the world as wholly unsafe, as well as the people in it. I dig it. I'm living in this world with you. 

    PLEASE let us be aware of how we deflect and project ourselves onto the world around us. We cannot move towards an exclusionary policy as we curate our collective movement.

    Please join us in advocating for youth rights to liberate all kids in cages, from the border, through foster care, to the ToughLove so-called Troubled Teen Industry.

    Until next time, #iseeyousurvivor and THANK YOU to all of our allies


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    • 29 min
    #SaveSurvivor993

    #SaveSurvivor993

    There are MANY Survivors who desperately need help but are unable to ask and find it difficult to accept. This is our programming. Please support Survivors like Liz Ianelli who was duct taped in a carpet for 8 days after reporting the pedophile who raped her. The permanent damage of this torture is both mental and physical. 26 years later, this first responder had had 3 spinal surgeries and during the most recent caught on infection which led to sepsis. She is bed ridden on transfusions, unable to work, still taking care of her 3 sons. Please help us help eachother https://gofund.me/d53e874f #iseeyousurvivor UPDATE: she is now hospitalized in kidney failure

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

aguyandhiscamera ,

A needed examination of a harmful industry

So thankful for the amazing work being done by Miranda and the TalkTroubled team. Love this show!

DJSugi1 ,

Incredible podcast on the Troubled Teen Industry

As a TTI survivor, I am blown away by all that Miranda and company are doing to change the conversation about the troubled teen industry. I appreciate the way they provide historical perspective on institutionalized abuse and LOVE them documenting protests/ calls to action in real time. The Provo episode conducted by Cadilina Devine was amazing. Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

ShelP75 ,

Support survivors!

These stories must be heard to make a difference!! Support survivors and stop abuse.

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