I understand that in a optimum setting it would be best to seek out specialized people to nurture these children into emotional health and well-being. The only problem is that it will not happen. These children are placed in an emergency shelter. They are nearly always from impoverished, addictive families. The shelter`s function is to move them through the system with as much practicability and expediency as possible. The only way most of these kids get any help at all is if they are so disruptive and violent that they continue to fail foster homes. If however they are withdrawn to a point that they don`t interfere with day to day operations they are typically passed over. I had hoped to enlist some help from other professionals to give just a little insight into what these kids might need in the way of treatment. I thought that since the psychologist enlisted by the state has never seen any of these kids or the people that work with them face to face, that maybe, with my insight in dealing with them day-to-day, along with the observations of other professionals, we might be able to shed some light on treatment possibilities for some children who have been abused and neglected by their own parents and perhaps society too.
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