Our expert says:
I think that your foster son is venting his rage about the loss of his parents and because you are the closest person to him that you are on the receiving end. During the teenage years boys in particular experience a major increase in aggressive urges and are prone to anger outbursts. However, this does not mean that what is happening is okay.
I strongly recommend that you speak with his therapist about the possibility of a joint session for you and your foster son to discuss the problems. However, if this is not possible, and the social worker is out of town then I suggest you contact a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - especially if you are fearing for your safety. He needs to know that you are taking what he says seriously, and he needs help in understanding where his rage is coming from.
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