Thursday, February 21, 2019

Chloe Cohen - 2002

15 minutes was all it took for 16-year-old Chloe Cohen to hang herself. It was an unspeakable tragedy.

It is difficult to determine whether the employees should have monitored her more carefully. Were there signs that suggested that she should not have been left alone which were ignored? The lawsuit seems to suggest that which KidsPeace lawyered themselves out of. Of course KidsPeace is a for-profit business but we have not been able to find sources which suggest that her death were due to too low staffing. The employees simply made their own diagnose deciding that the poor girl was not suicidal which sadly was proved wrong, but such diagnoses and mistakes are made every day.

What is left is that is was a terrible loss for her family and friends. May she find peace where she is now.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Logan Volpe - 2015

15-year-old Logan Volpe committed suicide at Concept House in Miami. According to his family the employees knew that there were a risk of suicide. Still under 24 hours after he was sent to the facility, he died.

Was it neglect or just bad craftmanship by the employees of the facility? The management fired the personal on the job of the day of the suicide to protect themself, but there is no sources that can tell whether the facility use people with training in the treatment field or they just hire people for a low salary.

A lawsuit was filed and it would at some point decide whether the facility did such a poor job that they will have to pay. But no money in the world can minimize the terrible loss, this family suffered.

May he find peace where he is now.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tanner Wilson - 2001

11-year-old Tanner Wilson died as result of a poorly executed attempt to restrain him. Instead of taking on the facility which had allowed employees to work there without proper training, the authorities tried to charge the employee. Unfortunately it enabled the possibility for additional deaths. Restraints should be avoided and when they are used a last option, they should only be used by employees who had received the proper level of education to ensure that the children are not hurt.

This was not the case in the death of Tanner Wilson.

He was not allowed to live out his life. His life was cut short at age only 11.

May he find peace where he is now.

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