342. Advent Home Learning Center

Advent Home Learning Center located near Calhoun in Tennessee claims that they can treat severe medical illnesses like ADHD with prayers.

This is dangerous. Real illnesses demand real doctors and real medicine.

A parent wrote:

The man who runs this placed convinced me that my son needed to be here; that what I was doing as a parent wasn’t enough and that this was the only answer. I listened, but over the following months my son became increasing hateful towards myself, God, and himself. He was an atheist to begin with, but this was the most emotionally violent I have ever seen him. His grades did not improve (and actually, he didn’t receive credit for the courses he took here), and he became steadily more unstable. I agreed to take him out, after his father and I talked about it; it just wasn’t helping. He attempted suicide, and we removed him a few months later. Our relationship is not the same. Be wary of the claims made. This program has the potential to help SOME children, but it does not and cannot address disorders such as clinical depression and a.d.h.d.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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