Kids Helping Kids Website printed out in 2006
Please note - on paper KHK sounded great. Straight Inc. was the same way, sounded great (see Surivivng Straight Inc.'s document library for examples). The website and/or promotional materials left out the bad things. Both programs used testimonials from happy, satisfied customers. But both programs have survivors with PTSD, who describe numerous abuses that they endured or witnessed, or had other bad experiences with the program. Those unfavorable testimonials were usually withheld from the public/potential customers.
Many programs today, currently operating, also have mastered marketing. Websites always paint a very nice picture. They frequently have favorable testimonials and exclude any bad experiences former clients had.
Program websites or promotional materials are a sales pitch. It is important to recognize this and do your own reasearch to try to find out if the program you are considering has allegations of abuse or testimonials of bad experences. It is critical to research both sides (good and bad) BEFORE making a decision about a program. Do NOT just take the programs word for it.
"Dependency Program Moving To Ohio" - Cincinnati Post, Oct 9, 1993
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