The Case of Ophelia: Conflicting Values in the Placement of Violent Teenager with Mental Disability

The Case of Ophelia: Conflicting Values in the Placement of Violent Teenager with Mental Disability


Ophelia is fifteen years old, nearly six feet tall, and weighs 160 pounds. She has cognitive disabilities and has a history of violence against others. Ophelia’s mother was addicted to crack, and she abandoned Ophelia when the child was five years old.