Official: Workers need training to spot deception


DALLAS (AP) - The head of the agency charged with protecting Texas children says better worker training is needed to ferret out deception from caregivers.

In at least four recent deaths of young children, Child Protective Services caseworkers didn't push hard enough to find out the truth about the kids' circumstances.

Department of Family and Protective Services chief John Specia told the newspaper that workers need to be trained to be able to see through lies about relationships inside foster homes, the home's actual occupants and whether there is ongoing abuse.

Specia says women who are abused are sometimes "really good liars."

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