March 28, 2005
I write this with no thought of impressing upon you the impact
your abrupt, insensitive and callous handling of the CEDU
closure has had on hundreds of families across the country.
If you were emotionally capable of being affected by this
tragedy you have unleashed, you would have handled the incident
compassionately - at least professionally. But then, CEDU,
its families and staff have apparently always been just another
business for you.
I was not surprised that Bob Naples and the revolving door
of outside "experts" ran CEDU into the financial
ground. However I was, and am, stunned by the total cowardice
displayed by your organization in abandoning unpaid staff
to safely see YOUR clients off the campuses and to their homes.
You may have firewalled yourselves from the financial ramifications,
but you will forever be the objects of scorn, anger and -
perhaps with the passage of time - pity.
Bill Valentine PsyD, CC
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