(Meredith)– The mom of a 7-year-old woman stated staff members at a group house shaved off her daughter’s curly hair, declaring it would grow back straight.
“I’m very upset, and I’m not going to stop being upset since I seem like my kid was attacked,” said Denise Robinson.
Robinson said when she dropped her daughter off at the Little Heroes Group Home in Dracut, Massachusetts, the child’s hair reached well past her shoulders.
WCVB. On Monday, employee supposedly took the lady to a hair salon to cut off her locks without Robinson’s approval.”To be truthful with you, they made a game out of it,” Robinson told WCVB.”After they cut her hair, they told her,’Oh, it will grow back directly. Do not fret.'”
The mommy said employees insisted it became part of their health program and they could do it when necessary.
“There was no hygienical factor for them to shave my kid’s head,” Robinson stated. “There were no louse, there were no bed bugs …”
In a statement to WCVB, the group house said it is examining what happened, adding that grooming decisions are based upon several factors, including hygiene.
Robinson stated she desires her daughter to participate in a different group home.
The Department of Children and Households is investigating the event.
— Info from: WCVB, http://www.wcvb.com/ via CNN Copyright 2017 Meredith Corporation
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