Krystal Ann Tibbets
Krystal was beaten to death by her adoptive father Donald Lee Tibbets, who was taught to lie across his daughter (who weighed a total of 35 pounds) in what is known in AT circles as “compression therapy,” and punch his fist into her abdomen, which is one technique of “visceral manipulation” (VM), encouraged by attachment therapists. The mother Julia was not charged.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Attachment TherapyPersons: Larry VanBloem
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