My husband and I became guardians of a little girl about 2 years ago. She was a distant relative of his, and they decided to drop her off one weekend. DCFS was involved with the child, because she was being abused every way possible. The biological mother had to choose between the daughter and the people abusing the little girl. The mother chose to stay with her drug-addict friends instead of the daughter. "Ann" was born addicted to drugs, was abused in every way possible since birth, was kept in a crib until she was 5, neglected, etc... Ann has been diagnosed with Bipolar, Psychosis, ODD, Depression, Halucinations, Hyper-Sexual, Personality Disorder, and Attachment Disorder (I am sorry for any misspellings.) We have tried everything to let this little girl know she is loved and special. She has been hospitalized in behavioral health centers 8+ times in the past year. We are trying everything we can, and getting as much help as possible. We keep trying to teach her how to make right choices. We have tried reward systems, and she acts worse. She does not like good things. If we take her to a fun place, she will be horrible the next week to two weeks by destroying things, hurting animals, molesting kids on the bus, stealing things, threatening us and herself. We try to punish by taking away things, and she does not care. We do not know how to punish someone that does not care about consequences. She does not have any remorse for any bad behaviors at all. I asked one of her many therapists if there was a way to teach remorse, and they said no. We have to live a very sheltered life, because of her issues. We never know what she will say or do out in public. We went to the mall, and she started screaming at the top of her lungs that the people on the escalator were going to kill her. (There were not any people on it.) I just held her hand and told her she was safe and I would protect her. I acted like I did not see the many looks. She does some things that we just can't seem to help her with. She eats pooh - her own and animals. She is drawn to kids that are smaller than her, and will touch them in inappropriate ways. She constantly looks at and grabs at others' private parts. She has hurt 2 animals by putting her fingers in their bottoms and eating their pooh. Any advice or suggestions? We are trying so hard to give her a good life.