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"There is no scientific evidence that such coercive interventions are effective. The growing number of deaths associated with these practices demonstrates their danger. These techniques also violate the fundamental human rights of the children subjected to them. The AACAP therefore urges that these coercive, dangerous and ineffective practices be discontinued." Quoted from the Policy Statement of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (November 2003) [Developed by the Child Abuse and Neglect Committee]