- Her memorial site
- Victims 2005-2009 (Fornits Wiki)
- Death of 7-year old Angellika Arndt results in closure of Northwest’s Rice Lake Clinic Press-release by CAICA on Webwire
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Angellika Arndt - 2006
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Angellika (Angie). That is the first line on her memorial site. It is rare to learn of such a meaningless, unnecessary and tragic death as she met only aged 7. After a rough start she found a family where she was loved. She lived a normal family life. The dark clouds came when it was recommended that she should receive some treatment to prepare her for life in school. Her family approached what they believed was professional, but they were fooled by the marketing Northwest’s Rice Lake Clinic used to get patients to their firm. The problems started as soon as she entered the clinic. According to a DHFS report, Angie was restrained nine times for one to two hours each time, once for “gargling milk” and was put in 18 “timeouts”, all within 31 days. That is not a professional approach. Problems at a child aged 7 are not met with restraints and time-outs. It is a slow process gaining the trust by the child which is needed. However a professional approach demands properly trained staff and it seems that that was something the management of this clinic was not prepared to pay for. She was crushed to death under a staff member basically because there was a management too focused on profit. It was meaningless. It was unnecessary. It was a tragedy. May she rest in peace.