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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Plaintiff: ‘Warehousing’ Children Can Ignite Feelings of ‘No Self-Worth’

More than 800 foster children who were hospitalized in Illinois for mental health issues between 2015 and 2017 were confined beyond the point of medical necessity. For some, that meant a hospital stay that was months longer than their treatment required.

That’s according to a class-action lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which claims the agency is “warehousing” kids in psychiatric hospitals instead of finding them appropriate placement elsewhere.

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