Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Social Workers At Risk? News From Kentucky

It is reported today that a social worker in Kentucky who was escorting a child that had been removed from the home for a supervised visit with mom and dad was stabbed to death by mom and dad, who abducted the child and fled.

The child had been removed from the home for abuse some months previously.

An Amber Alert has been issued by the state of Kentucky for Saige Terrell, child of Renee Terrell and Christopher Luttrell, who were last seen driving a 2000 Daewoo station wagon.

The object lesson for all officers and social workers has to be this: interactions with parents of children removed from the home by human service agencies is definitely not risk free.


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