Youths Suffered Broken Bones During Restraints
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
April 15, 2003
NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA--Two young patients at Genesis Treatment Center have suffered broken bones after being improperly restrained by staff members, according to state investigations.
The incidents occurred in December and January. One patient's arm was broken. The other suffered a broken nose during a restraint.
Genesis fired the two staff members responsible for the injuries. Other employees received more training, according to center and state officials.
The Hampton Roads Daily Press reported Tuesday that state inspectors are also investigating four other complaints filed during the last three months against the 51-bed treatment facility.
Genesis Treatment Center is operated by Youth Services International and houses boys and young men between 12 and 21 years of age, some with "severe emotional disorders".