The Emperor strikes back: Pound Pup Legacy shut down over information about Ronald Federici
Yesterday around 9 PM CET, we discovered our website was no longer displaying any of the content we worked so hard for writing and collecting, but instead showed a grim message saying "This Domain (poundpuplegacy.org) Has Been Disabled".
Upon further inquiry with our hosting provider it seemed a complained had been filed over a comment that listed information from the Virginia Department of Health Professions, containing some of the licensing information of Ronald S. Federici. The complaint stated that we had listed personal information of aforementioned person, which was in violation of the terms of service and as a result of that our website had been taken down.
Oddly enough careforchildreninternational.com lists his licensing number too, but since that is a website owned by Ronald Federici, it seems all of a sudden this information is freely distributable. Of course that is in a context which strokes "the emperors" ego, while we remain critical of his work and that of "attachment therapists", whose work in our opinion closely resembles the practices of Ronald Federici.
It seems this is all about appearances and ways to make money. Any critical information about Ronald Federici is bad for business and therefore seems to be under attack. See also: Attachment Therapist Cabal Led by Ronald Federici and Arthur Becker-Weidman Attempts to Shut Down ACT (Advocates for Children in Therapy).
Although we will not list information that will bring us in conflict with our hosting provider, the actions taken against us, have in fact fueled our vigilance when it come to "attachment therapists" and others that avoid that label, but whose work in our opinion isn't substantially different.
Maybe Ronald Federici can impress some with an alphabet soup of titles and maybe he can make some children only see "the emperor's" reality, or in his own words:
Reality is everything your mom says.
“…Treating Multi-Impaired Attachment Disorders” (2004)
Unfortunately for Ronald Federici, he is not our mom and reality is not what he says it is. Unfortunately for him we will critically watch his practices and those of others that openly claim to be "attachment therapists" and keep informing our readers about a reality that is not as "the emperor" wants us to see it. The stakes are simply too high. When choosing between the well-being of children and an income for some therapist, treating unrecognized disorders, it's not all that difficult to decide what priorities to have. After all who wants a repetition of these cases?:
- 11 Children adopted by Michael and Sharen Gravelle
- Andrea Swenson
- Boy adopted by couple from Colorado Springs
- Candace Newmaker
- Casey "C.J." Elgie
- Cassandra Killpack
- Children adopted by Tom and Debra Schmitz
- Jeannie Warren
- Krystal Ann Tibbets
- Lucas Ciambrone (Pedro Garcia)
- Roberta Evers