Parents are, unfortunately, not informed that their child can be removed from school grounds and brought to a psychiatric ward without their permission.
This is done under the Florida Involuntary Commitment law, called the Baker Act. Our office does NOT support the use of this law to commit children from school. We have worked with allied attorneys and finalized a non-consent form which permits parents to notify the school that IF a situation ever arises, at school, where the school personnel are going to commit their child, they MUST call the parents first and give them the choice to take their child home with them.
You can access the non-consent form, in both Spanish and English, here : http://cchrflorida.org/child-no-consent-form.html
The Q-Sensor is what is called a “biometric bracelet”. Biometric means; Relating to digital scanning of the physiological or behavioral characteristics of individuals as a means of identification. The Q-Sensor does this by sending a small current across the skin and then
measure subtle changes in electrical charges as the nervous system
responds to physical and emotional changes. These devices are planned to be used in the school setting as a means of focusing a students attention.
MIT has been developing a software for a webcam that can allegedly ”track moods” based on a persons face. Follow this link to see it in action http://youtu.be/900yiMyIFo8. Multiple devices of this sort are being used in an online tutoring program called “Wayang Outpost”
What happened to education? Technology is intruding where it should not. Tracking moods and emotions will only lead to more mental health diagnoses and the psychiatric drugging of our youth.
Let us know what you think about this subject!
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Leo McKinstry, British Journalist and author
Aug. 15, 2013
THERE is a bizarre paradox at the heart of official health policy.
On one hand, the Government lectures us about the risks of smoking and drinking. On the other, the state eagerly pumps mind-altering drugs into hundreds of thousands of young people.
The scale of this officially-sanctioned substance abuse is far greater than the illicit, juvenile consumption of cigarettes or alcohol – and the damage is potentially much worse.
August 24, 2013
A recent study published in The Addiction Journal found that approximately 25 percent of college students have admitted to using ADD/ADHD medications to help with their schoolwork. Users report that the drugs help them stay awake and focused while the write papers or study for tests.
It is important to recognize, though, that these drugs have a significant potential for addiction.
Most parents are unaware that their child can be taken from school grounds, without their consent, and be brought to a psychiatric facility. Too often, children are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, by school personnel, and then an involuntary commitment is started.
There is a non-consent form that parents can sign and notarize and file with the school, which could prevent the child from being removed to a mental hospital and instead the child could be brought home by the parents. You can access this non-consent form, for Florida, here:http://cchrflorida.org/child-no-consent-form.html
If you are from another state, you can have your attorney look this over and adjust it for your state.
Children as young as six years old have been committed for nothing more than irritating one of the school personnel; a teen who shoved his cousin in the playground, another teen who shared her poetry with her best friend and the friend deemed it to be too “dark” and reported her to the school administrators. Every day children are committed for reasons, that 20 years ago, would earn them a detention after school, certainly not a minimum of 3 days, behind bars, in a psychiatric ward.
Parents and children do have rights and we are dedicated to preserving and protecting those rights!
GOING OUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ABUSE IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL HEALTH
JOIN US–BECOME A YOUTH GROUP MEMBER AND HELP TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE
WE ARE OUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND!
This Martin Luther King Day we, the CCHR FL Youth Group, celebrated BIG! On Monday we drove down to St. Petersburg along with 60 other youth. We drove down to Tropicana Fields where we participated in the MLK Day parade! This is a nationally recognized parade. We walked 1.3 miles and gave out 1,400 sheets of information to all the attendees of the parade! The information that was given out was facts that most people don’t know about the field of mental health and their human rights regarding the field of mental health. We also gave out free hugs not psychiatric drugs! It was a truly inspiring event for everyone that was there! Plan to join us next year, you won’t want to miss it!
Here’s the video for the parade!