Category Archives: Adolescent Autonomy

The Coercive Myth of Adolescent Transports and Teen Treatment

In reality almost all adolescent treatment entails some degree of coercion—meaning adolescent is not choosing it on his/her own volition. The developmental research supports this and in fact has underscored that adolescence is a period where teens may overtly resist parental and other authority, even when they know or believe their parents may be right, […]

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JTSP Publication – Adolescent Treatment Coercion

Clinton Hardy published an article “Adolescent Treatment Coercion” in the Journal of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (JTSP) 2011 volume. Clint’s article raises awareness to the deficit of empirical research design regarding coercive treatment and argues the need for it as the industry moves forward.  Resultant of his publication, there is at least one empirical study […]

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Clinton Hardy’s Article to be Published in The Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP)

As a recent update, President, Clinton Hardy, of New Start Transports recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP), also referred to as the NATSAP Journal.  Clint’s article encompasses the widely debated topic of treatment coercion among adolescent populations within the United States.  While several possible assertions […]

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Fostering a Child’s Independence: Drawing the Line in the Sand

This blog posting may be one of the most important that I write. The subject is highly misunderstood and often gets parents and society at large in trouble. I will readily admit that this topic is controversial and may cause some readers to reread this article, wondering if Matt Barkdull has finally lost it (wouldn’t […]

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