|Re: Not sure about the legal system for troubled teens||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeanne Goodman (goodmanjjpcohousing.org)|
|Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:28:50 -0800 (PST)|
What about involving DSS? Jeanne Goodman Jamaica Plain Cohousing, Boston, MA On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Eris Weaver <eris [at] erisweaver.info> wrote: > > I agree completely, Rob, that > > the police and court systems are not designed to, > > nor do they, heal anybody > And that > > the legal system was and is a huge failure in > > solving teen angst. > > And perhaps I overreacted to the original post. But the cluster of > behaviors > described - not just setting fires but harming animals, which is a real red > flag - sounded more extreme than the "just kids being kids" examples that > you mention. > > And of course I am reacting out of my own (fairly recent) personal > experience, and my own pre-foster-parenting level of denial about the > ability of community to solve and heal all ills. Bringing in the legal > system is a last resort, and only done for the safety of the rest of the > family... one of the things I have learned over the past year is that after > you have tried everything else you know how to do, you have to do what you > can to save the rest of the family. And I have seen too many communities > fail to make that judgment call soon enough. > > eris > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
Re: Not sure about the legal system for troubled teens Eris Weaver, December 14 2008
- Re: Not sure about the legal system for troubled teens Jeanne Goodman, December 14 2008
- Re: Not sure about the legal system for troubled teens Sharon Villines, December 14 2008
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