Report: KidsPeace teens had sex

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Teenagers who were supposed to be kept apart were caught engaged in sexual acts in two separate incidents at KidsPeace in Orefield last summer, according to reports issued by the Pennsylvania Department of ...

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yep

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Feb 10, 2009
 
At least Kidspeace reports it. The truth is that most residential providers for adolescents have a don't ask don't tell policy. When I worked at a facility in Q-town for D&A teens many times this would occur or at least the suspicion would be there and management would not do a thing.
ct o

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Feb 10, 2009
 
Are you kidding me - now the Mcall is reporting when KidsPeace kids have sex. You better leave two pages open in the Lifestyles section - you will need the room. BTW Pioneer Center is an all male dorm!
Luke Spencer

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#3
Feb 10, 2009
 
Teens having sex? Should that be a shock? It's what they do!
Johnnie Longrod

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Feb 10, 2009
 
Well it may be an all boys center, but you know what lots of vaseline was reported missing as well, now what
The truth

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Feb 10, 2009
 
At least there's a place like KIDSPEACE. There wasn't when I was growing up. Whatever problems we had, we were told to get over it.
Concerned

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Feb 10, 2009
 

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Kidspeace is a dump - Get it out of here ASAP - its a disgrace
Captain Lovestar

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Feb 10, 2009
 
what does one expect when violaters, and victims are together in one house. this stuff goes on all of the time, and a lot is never reported. Because KP does nothing to keep the victims away from the abusers.
Winston

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#8
Feb 10, 2009
 
This is the most non-news story I have ever heard.
Lissa

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Feb 10, 2009
 
I just want to know why this stuff gets reported now,, this was last summer...is the morning call short with news that they feel they need to find another reason to bash this place? Now I know why I don't subscribe to this paper
Scarletts Plantation

Albrightsville, PA

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Feb 10, 2009
 
ct o wrote:
Are you kidding me - now the Mcall is reporting when KidsPeace kids have sex. You better leave two pages open in the Lifestyles section - you will need the room. BTW Pioneer Center is an all male dorm!
I guess they won't have to worry about a pregnancy out of this disgust'in mess...
duh

Bangor, PA

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#11
Feb 10, 2009
 
cut their staff some more and see what all else comes out. many of these kids are there for the reason of inappropriate activity. hello
rasa

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Feb 10, 2009
 
They should all get, "kicked in the CROTCH!!"
Brownstar

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Feb 10, 2009
 
Johnnie Longrod wrote:
Well it may be an all boys center, but you know what lots of vaseline was reported missing as well, now what
They should change the name to Kids Gotta Peace!
it is sad

Allentown, PA

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Feb 10, 2009
 
As a previous writer mentioned, it is true that these kids have a place to go. Woud you rather have a sex offender roaming around the neighborhood or in a treatment facility where they discuss their issues and hopefully gain insight from their treatment. It is sad when staff are laid off b/c then it is more kids to one staff ratio, which is not safe for the staff or the children. Also, when you put a bunch of sex offenders into one place, things are bound to happen from time to time, but when you are underpaid and overworked, the workers do the best they can. I am just just thankful that those children are in a place away from society so that another child cannot be harmed.
Michael

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Feb 10, 2009
 
The truth wrote:
At least there's a place like KIDSPEACE. There wasn't when I was growing up. Whatever problems we had, we were told to get over it.
We didn't need places like Kidspeace back then. My father knew how to use a 2 x 4 if we had a problem. He didn't waste words. The only "time out" we had was recovering back to full consciousness. Bring back the good old days.
Sound Reasoning

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Feb 10, 2009
 
Captain Lovestar wrote:
what does one expect when violaters, and victims are together in one house. this stuff goes on all of the time, and a lot is never reported. Because KP does nothing to keep the victims away from the abusers.
How does one tell the difference?

Most victims turn around and become the next abuser.
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Feb 10, 2009
 

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Kids Peace - is a waste fo time and money! It's a haven for kids who don't have discipline and don't want to try at life - years ago we would've been sent to jail or worse - now our already over taxed incomes are supporting parents who could care less and the kids that do the same.
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#18
Feb 10, 2009
 
KP is required to report all cases especially since they had admissions stopped for not following the laws!

But I must say that one or two people for 10 to 20 kids doesn't cut it when you try to do some activity or even monitor them when they are supposed to be sleeping! They should lay off some more employees and keep the big whigs! I don't see where the managers or up are helping out! No, they just collect the big salaries and work office jobs during the day with weekends off!

“I get to see an Angel everyday”

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Allentown, PA

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#19
Feb 10, 2009
 
I'm sure that the problem is worse than is being reported, and I don't mean that as a swipe at Kidspeace.

I worked with the Mentally Handicapped for over 3 years and sex is a huge concern. In a sheltered workshop, all areas were monitored, but some areas even more so, such as bathrooms and such.

With teenagers and their hormones raging, coupled with mental instability, let's just say that the Kidspeace staff more than have their hands full.
jerry nalcrest fla

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Feb 10, 2009
 
I think people like " Dr. Spock " go to Hell!!! "Spare the rod and spoil the child" This is what we all get for it!!

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