The Boy Who Cried Abuse: When kids are abused in residential treatment facilities

Devon was a boy who cried wolf. On several occasions, he claimed workers had purposely hurt him. When he mumbled about Mr. Myron beating him up. My stomach churned not knowing what was true, what was exaggeration, and what was an outright lie. It was hard to imagine a worker beating Devon, but not hard at all to imagine Devon accidentally hitting his head during a restraint. I was pretty sure this was somehow Devon’s own fault, and that the investigation would bear that out, but were those fingermarks on his neck? How could that be an accident?

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5 thoughts on “The Boy Who Cried Abuse: When kids are abused in residential treatment facilities”

  1. This was a very interesting but sad article. Keri, I really feel for you and your family. I had a close friend who went through this with an adopted daughter and they ended up rescinding the adoption. So sad for the families and the child.

    1. @cookinmelly Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I feel for your friend. Unfortunately it’s sometimes the only option – the fault of the mental health and adoption systems not adoptive parents.

    2. I have custody of a 14 yr old girl for about 3 yrs, the 6 mths were good but then the violence starting coming out and false accusations, 2 wks ago she was in cpap for 4 days because she threw knifes at n and stated she wanted to kill me but the hospital couldn’t find placement for her due to violence n just a few days ago she accused some one sexually abusing her which is under investigation and I have video in my home, threw the years the violence and accusations have gotten worse n bigger, HELP PLEASE!!!! Know one believes me

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