Teen who OD'd at KidsPeace dies

Teen who OD'd at KidsPeace dies

There are 118 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 2, 2008, titled Teen who OD'd at KidsPeace dies. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

One of two teenage girls who overdosed on methadone that one of them allegedly stole from a counselor at a KidsPeace group home died today, the Lehigh County coroner said.

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LV reader

Lansdale, PA

#121 May 3, 2008
aaron wrote:
Can't believe this crap is still happening. Close Kidspeace now!
And then do what with the troubled youths. Yes, it is sad that KP doesn't have a 100% success rate, but it is the best option available.
If you have a better idea then detail it.
Tom

Nazareth, PA

#122 May 11, 2008
LV reader wrote:
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And then do what with the troubled youths. Yes, it is sad that KP doesn't have a 100% success rate, but it is the best option available.
If you have a better idea then detail it.
Close Kidspeace down and send the hoodlums back from where they came from.
penz

Stony Point, NY

#123 Jun 15, 2008
i just got the new..kathrine rice dead.....
i hope i don,t know her
i was at kidspeace(2/21/07-6/15/08
patriot center king house...if anybody reads this and was at kp get at me on myspace/dpenz22
Dave Ellis

Norristown, PA

#124 Sep 3, 2008
well i see the house is still under scrutny..lol..well i was there in the 80's and i terned out pretty dam good. everyone has to understand you cant stop kids from doing what they will do if they don't find what is there in front of them its there fault .anyone who was it the house in 1982 to 1984 hit me up on my email [email protected].
rrrrrr

Alstead, NH

#125 Sep 6, 2008
Bob wrote:
Close KidsPeace!
yes, let's close a place that helps children in distress because of an accident. and who's gonna help them? you? IDIOT
megan

United States

#126 Feb 8, 2009
i am 18 years old and was sent to kidspeace when i was 11 and i was sent to the bradley center in pittsburgh pa i arrived there when i was believe 14 years old at the bradley center so yes this is a tragedy and i kno what the parents must be going through because my parents went through it with me but yeah im srry it happened but just because of one staff members mistake doesn't mean every other staff member should be punished because there is alot of good staff there and yeah that was what 1 girl that did it im srry but every kid in there is not a bad child not all of them are in there for drug problems and i should know some are in there for bipolar depression anxiety impulse controlor borderline personality disorder and i don't think because of a staff members mistake and a child mstake that everyone there needs to be punished for it especially the kids that are doing there best t get better and that don't have a home to go to that are doing there best to get well so maybe soon someone will find them a family to love and love them back i got out of the bradley center when i was 16 years old when i got to come home to my family and i am not one bit angry for being gone that long i have been out going to be 2 years on may 25th i am getting married october 16 this year im also having a child which is a girl and i have a house with my fianca and i am going to college and trying to become a therapist becaus i know wht it feels like to go through these kinds of things and i was just like that girl who did that and i have been alcohol and rug free for 6 years now so don't be rude about how these children act its not like any of you have not made a least 1 or even 2 horriable mistakes in your life so im sorry but no i think kp should not be shut down just because a young girl and a staff made a mistake what they should do is take better purcautions about the childrens safty and what the staff are doing ad maybe they should get companys regular cars to use to take them somewhere cause there campus vehicals really do suck and i was embarassed being seen in them but i changed my life around and i think if the kids there really put there heart and soul into it the would be succesful to.
Sigh

Orlando, FL

#127 Mar 5, 2009
rrrrrr wrote:
<quoted text>yes, let's close a place that helps children in distress because of an accident. and who's gonna help them? you? IDIOT
Kidspeace does not help at all. I was admitted there in my early teens. They diagnose children with adult disorders (ex. bipolar, borderline personality disorder etc. These are adult diagnosis because their symptoms can be attributed to hormones.) The main practice is to over medicated children to the point that they're lethargic, refuse to allow them regular exercise, and feed them what is basically over processed lard.
In my time there I watched children get restrained with unnecessary force. I recall seeing four grown men slam a 13 year old girl to the ground because they thought she was walking too slowly. Girls that had been sexually abused were accused of enjoying it. Many boys who were victims of rape were sent to the Pioneer Center (it's an old prison set off in the woods away from the other centers... and its where they put all of their male sex offenders.)
I empathize with people of the community who were dissatisfied with this facility being submerged in their homes. I wish I could convey that not all of us were bad kids. The majority of the staff wasn't too much older than we were, a lot of them being college interns. They made attempts to befriend us, not act as the disciplinarians they were employed to be.
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#128 May 8, 2009
A PIECE OF KIDS, OH I MEAN KIDS PEACE. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND THE MEDICATIONS.(WHICH IS MORE MONEY) IT"S THE STATE CONTRACTING OUT CHILD CARE.(WHICH IS FOR THE MONEY). ALL ABOUT THE MONEY THAT CAN BE MADE, BY POLITICIANS, ELITE, DOCTORS AND PHARMACEUTICALS. "ALL ABOUT THE MONEY". AND A FEW BLEEDING HEARTS FEEL BETTER. THIS IS A SAD STORY AND IS HAPPENING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. I WAS APART OF THE STATES PROGRAMS IN MY CHILDHOOD. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. THEY SAY IT'S NOT FOR THE MONEY, IT'S FOR THE KIDS. SOMEBODY TELL THAT TO THE DEAD GIRL, OR SOMEBODY THAT LOVED HER.
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#129 May 8, 2009
LV reader wrote:
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And then do what with the troubled youths. Yes, it is sad that KP doesn't have a 100% success rate, but it is the best option available.
If you have a better idea then detail it.
. VERY SIMPLE, HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE, RESPONSIBLE. HAVE A REAL WAR ON DRUGS. GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS. PUT GOD BACK IN THE SCHOOLS. I'm sure you can think of alot more of the things that worked, that somehow needed to go the wayside. THINK !
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#130 May 8, 2009
rrrrrr wrote:
<quoted text>yes, let's close a place that helps children in distress because of an accident. and who's gonna help them? you? IDIOT
did you know 3 kids have died in this place ? one was a 12 year old baby. you're the IDIOT. YOU'RE CLUELESS, They have a 10 million dollar lawsuit against them for a rape of a girl. that counsler, Thank GOD, is serving time. Did you know any of this IDIOT ?
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#131 May 8, 2009
Norman Cross wrote:
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Hopefully they'll be in our jails instead like they belong.
CLOSE KIDSPEACE!!!
. We don't know why the child was at this hell hole. but if it was for juvenile crime. she would have been better off in jail. POOR CHILD.
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#132 May 8, 2009
KP VET wrote:
I've been working there for 15 years.
Until you've walked a mile in my moccasins...
But let me clarify a few things--KidsPeace has a long history of treating kids with emotional problems, not necessarily what would be considered juvenile delinquency, so it would be remiss to say these kids all belong in detention. And whoever you are criticizing the teachers and the aides, have we met? Have you been to my class? You don't know what you're talking about, and making generalizations and allowing your opinion to be influenced by the obviously biased Morning Call does not make you eligible to pass judgment on my workplace or my job performance!
A horribly tragic situation and my condolences to the family.
BIASED? FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS BIASED?
A child has died, and we are biased in our opinions? Where did you get your degree at? It was not somewhere where they taught individual thought, was it?
FREDRICK

Altoona, PA

#133 May 8, 2009
THANK YOU, Saratoga Springs. For letting me voice my "BIASED" opinions. I hope these common sense opinions will make people think. This child passed away while under the care of a STATE CONTRACTED service. These Contractors and the State need to be held accounable, PERIOD. The state officials are lobbied by these contractors and doctors and pharmaceutical intrest, they indorse these programs. "FOR PROFIT" The child would have been better off in her home environment, though we know it was not the best environment. These STATE FUNDED PROGRAMS are not the solition to juvenile problems. Our culture is losing it's INTEGRITY as we have lost our MORAL compass. GOD BE WITH US.
altawuan

Philadelphia, PA

#134 Apr 24, 2010
i was at kidspeace from 1995 to 1998 my good old friend mark draheim died there they restrained him he couldnt breathe he had asthma da next day he died
TGT

Laurel, DE

#135 Dec 1, 2013
Yes close kids peace I was there from 97-99 and the staff was very abuseive I have a permit mark in my eye because of kids peace and was like a genie pig to them they gave me medication that was for adults I said one medication wasn't working they give me another to where I gaind lots of weight at the age of 15 I was 190 because of the medication so yes I say close kids peace it's no good it makes a child more depress then anything
Dragongirl

Bethlehem, PA

#136 Nov 1, 2016
I was hospitalized at kp 2 time and the staff don't care. They treat u like s***! KIDS PEACE IS A LIVING H*** HOLE! I mean why the f**k is it named "Kids Peace"?!?!?! It should be named Kids H**l. F*** YOU KIDS PEACE! If you take ur kid anywhere, u take me to mulinberg hospital. Those people ACTUALLY CARE!
Dragongirl

Bethlehem, PA

#137 Nov 1, 2016
John Doe wrote:
This comment is for Kate Bernyk spokeswoman for New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Most of the kids you send to kidspeace no other state wants. Then you have the nerve to say you not sending any kids there. Where you going to send them
You send em to mulinburg hospital. Dr. Campion will set u right.
silly rabbit

United States

#138 Nov 1, 2016
Dragongirl wrote:
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You send em to mulinburg hospital. Dr. Campion will set u right.
Yea right, the ringleaders of oxicandyland were the manna falls from the sky in downtown Hamilton herion hanna has the direct link to a infusion of this substance supplied?!)$ This gang o slugs are on no national electronic gang ledure multi linked nationally though?!)$

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