As a follow-up to the post about my friend's difficult child who was hearing voices, he is now, safe and sound, in a children's hospital. He should be getting all the things she tried to get for him before resorting to this. He is going to have a neuropsychologist evaluation, which she couldn't get to save her life before his admission. He is also going to be started on medications for the voices--he had a terrible reaction to Risperdal so it will likely be Seroquel, they said. Thanks for everyone who gave advice. He is adjusting well.