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Foster home staffer attacks youth

Several people were angered by what they saw in our online story and video link about a foster home staffer attacking a 16-year-old boy. Police initially charged the boy in the attack, and it took six weeks for government agencies to begin an investigating the incident (“Videotape Puts Program in Jeopardy“).

Sadly, once again another youth is abused in a facility that surely needs to rethink its hiring practices, training methods, and series of checks and balances on employee conduct. … Staffers that react in this way don’t belong anywhere near children, nor in any other human services profession.

Brendan King, Owner
Crisis Consultant Group
Warrenton, Va.

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