Candace Newmaker (Candace Tiara Elmore)

Candace Elizabeth Newmaker (19 November 1989 — 18 April 2000) was a victim of child abuse, killed during a 70-minute treatment session supposedly to treat reactive attachment disorder. The form of diagnosis and the treatments used were unvalidated and non-mainstrean methods practised within the field of attachment therapy.

Date: 2000-04-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Attachment Therapy

Persons: Connell Watkins, Julie Ponder


Durham, North Carolina
United States
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"Rebirthers" Who Killed Child Receive 16-Year Prison Terms
'Rebirthing' mom enters guilty plea2001-10-12
Alternative therapies not new in Evergreen2000-06-17
Attachment therapy: A treatment without empirical support2002-11-01
Candace Newmaker - Wikipedia articlce
Child Abuse in Two Huge Tennessee Families Investigated2004-09-02
Coercive Restraint Therapies: A Dangerous Alternative Mental Health Intervention2005-08-09
Convicted therapist posts bail, is freed2001-04-25
Court upholds conviction in 'rebirthing' death2003-08-29
Evergreen chock-full of therapists2000-05-21
Excerpts from video of the "birth" and death of Candace Newmaker
Expert blasts therapy2001-04-11
Four Face Trial in Child's Death2000-08-18
Girl dies in Colorado after controversial therapy2000-05-18
Girl's Death Brings Ban on Kind of Therapy2001-04-18
Grandparents campaign on 'rebirthing' therapy2001-06-14
Her name was Candace2000-10-29
House Condemns Rebirthing Therapy2002-09-17
Man Seeks Ban on Therapy He Used on Daughter2002-09-29
Mother Charged in 'Rebirthing' Death2000-05-26
Mother charged in rebirthing death2000-09-06
N.C. Rebirthing Ban Comes Under Fire From Supporters2003-12-01
No prison for Candace's adoptive mom2001-10-12
Prosecutor likens 'rebirthing' session to 'torture'2000-08-18
Seeking Cures, but Finding Anguish2001-05-06
State probes 'rebirth' therapists2000-05-20
Stop casualties of pop therapy2001-05-02
Suffer the Children2000-07-27
The death of a new beginning 2001-01-28
The Exorcists: The fine line between saving children and torturing them.2007-03-07
Therapist faces 2nd felony count2000-08-01
Therapist has strong defenders, foes2000-10-29
Therapists get 16 years2001-06-19
Therapists sentenced to 16 years in rebirthing death2001-06-18
Utah parents accused of killing 4-year-old daughter with water2003-05-07
Verdict a relief for family2001-04-21
Verdict Reached In Rebirthing Trial2001-04-20
Videotape, flannel cloth convince jury2001-04-21


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