he doctors had come up with a solution to help the children of Josef Fritzl adjust to coping with the outside world: a windowless chamber. This windowless chamber is a replica of the cellar where the children had resided. According to psychiatrists in Australia, it could take at least four to eight years of much therapy to adapt to modern day life.
This replica cellar is designed for when the outside world is too much, they can retreat to it. According to how they were brought up, the construction of the replica cellar seems logical enough. In the case of these eight children, it parallels the 400+ children that were taken from the FLDS compound in El Dorado, Texas. So far, those children are being placed in foster homes.
Like the 400+ children, those children of Josef Fritzl are under risk of being with something that is beyond a culture shock. This could be considered to be a culture earthquake.
While those children have the cellar, the 400+ children are going through something similar. Those children are being placed in foster homes that are separate from the other children. These two groups will have to go through a gradual change. In the case of the 400+ children, Texas has a difficult task in front of them.
In the case of Austria, they do not have to deal with 400+ children that have been confined from the outside world. In the case of the cellar, it resembles the dungeon they were placed in. So far, some of the children have been adjusting. Doctors say that the one known as Felix is the one who has the best chance to fully cope with the outside world.
But these two groups have something in common; it will take quite awhile before they can fully adjust to modern life.