In 1990, HBO released a documentary about a 6-year-old girl named Beth Thomas. The film, Child of Rage, delved into Beth’s disturbing stories about her abusive past.
The documentary featured footage of Beth describing her sexual abuse, her attempts to kill her brother Jonathan and her desire to kill her adoptive parents. It was a frightening video that many people had no idea how to react to.
Thankfully, she was able to get help from a therapist and her story was brought to light. She was diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and became a survivor.
She went through behavioural modification therapy with therapist Connell Watkins and she developed empathy and stopped her self harming behavior. It was a difficult process but it worked!
Beth also learned to love her brother and adoptive parents. She also started to have a sense of conscience and trust in others, which helped her overcome her psychopathic personality.
It was a very sad case and the only reason that she was saved was because of the help she received from her therapists.
She was rescued by child services and was adopted by Tim and Julie Tennent with her younger brother, Jonathan. They had no children of their own so they were happy to take them in. After a year of intensive behavioural therapy, Beth was able to become a normal girl who could be trusted and loved by her adoptive family.