The Child of Rage documentary shocked viewers with disturbing interviews of a child named, Beth Thomas. In the interview below, you will see that she expressed a desire to murder her brother and adoptive parents.
Beth is actually a victim of extreme child abuse and neglect who doesn’t have a coping tool to deal with the trauma she suffered from her biological parents. At the time, she could no longer relate to love or form normal social attachments with people.
She Was Diagnosed With Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Intensive therapy managed to help Beth and she now leads a normal life. This is a story of success that proves, with the right therapy and care, mental health issues caused by abuse can be overcome.
Beth Thomas’s adoptive parents wanted to know why their adoptive daughter was displaying such violent behavior. However, when they asked the adoption agency for information, their request was denied. The agency cited confidentiality laws, making it difficult for Beth’s parents to determine the cause of their daughter’s behaviors.
She Went On To Live A Normal Life After Intensive Therapy
The intensive behavioral medication and therapies she underwent changed the course of her life. Beth grew up to be a registered nurse and author of the book, More Than a Thread of Hope.
They took time to understand and never gave up on her.
Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children (a referral can include multiple children).
The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.