My wife took a job as a professional parent of a non-profit theraputic treatment home with 4 kids 13-18. She is the one who works for them, but I was expected to live there too and help out with the kids. We were misled throughout the entire hiring process, , and we found ourselves coming to live in the home with next to no training at all. We weren't there for more than 9 days when one of 13 yr. old girls beat another 13 yr. old girls face to a bloody pulp. We called the "crisis number" we had been given and it said the number was out of service! We called our director, no one answered. I called 911. while waiting for the ambulance, I put my hand on the arm of the girl who did the punching to guide here into a separate room. Now I'm being accused of illegal restraint. My legal options?
I would hope that the owner would have liability insurance, and if so, as the others have suggested, notify them immediately. If there are any security camera's, those should confirm what happened. I would be very careful staying at a facility where you feel you are inadequately trained. That can only lead to further problems.
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