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Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a senior fellow at the media watchdog group STATS, and a journalist who covers health, science and public policy. She is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids.

Residential programs for troubled teenagers tell parents they'll cure kids' behavior problems. But Congress may be cracking down after allegations of abuse and a GAO report that at least 10 teens have died in these facilities. Read more

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