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The 180 with Jim Brown on CBC Radio

The state of group homes in B.C. and Alberta has reached crisis level, with a recent B.C. government report revealing problems that range from caregivers with criminal records to inappropriate physical discipline. While that may have some people pushing to shut down group homes all together, Shenandoah Chefalo, who grew up in foster care and documented her experience in her book, "Garbage Bag Suitcase", says the alternative — family foster care — isn't much better. She says the best plan is to set up boarding schools for foster kids. The full interview is available in the audio player above. The following portions have been edited for clarity and length. Could you tell us more about your ide

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