Searchlight New Mexico’s series on child well-being in New Mexico continues with a chilling investigation by Ed Williams on what happens when the foster care system fails its children. He follows the story of a young boy and his sister who were placed in “treatment foster care;” the boy ended up in the emergency room, the apparent victim of ongoing brutality his own foster mother. We explore the question of how this could happen, and what could be done so it doesn’t happen in the future.