TRAUMA TREATMENT FOR FOSTER KIDS GETS REPRIEVE
The boy had been screaming for over an hour, and his foster mom was beginning to panic. She didn’t know what had sparked the attack, and already the neighbors were calling to complain about the noise. At this late hour, most foster parents would have no choice but to dial 911 and have the child rushed to a hospital.
Instead, the mother called one of the boy’s new caseworkers, an on-call specialist in emotional disturbances. Soon the worker arrived at her Bronx apartment, helped calm the child and put him to bed. The two women stayed up late discussing ways to help the boy beat his demons, a talk they would continue in their monthly meetings with his caseworker.
Note: Next they'll give the kid a few pills. Problem solved, right?