kt has spent the last 2 days in high anxiety & crisis mode. The only thing she heard at the truancy meeting was "we can put you in foster care if you don't go to school". No one can convince her that she isn't going to foster care. She doesn't believe it. She's sleeping again with her eyes open & needs someone in the room with her at all times. Needs continual reassurance that we are her parents; her forever parents. I need to work out the next step for her. This was not at all an appropriate response to kt's many absences while in the Residential Treatment Center (RTC). The "scared straight" talk before the hearing was a one size fits all & backfired. I'm looking at other options - kt needs a consequence for school refusal; this seems to have been overkill.