should i call CPS?

posted 2 months ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

daniellemc :  I only needed to read the first paragraph to see that ABSOLUTELY you need to call CPS.  Beating an autistic child?  Beating any child is horrible but doing it to an autistic one pretty much guarantees they will be a behavioral mess forever if not intervened with.  The child needs to be getting support services in any case and I bet they aren’t or a therapist would have already called the family in as it would be legally required.  Do what’s right for those children and do it now.  How sad.

Post # 3
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1521 posts
Bumble bee

Yes, you should call. Today. 

Post # 4
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533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Yes and right now.

Post # 5
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642 posts
Busy bee

daniellemc :  Yes, call right now. The children deserve to be in a loving, safe environment where they can thrive.  

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

YES! 

Post # 7
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Definitely – no children should be subjected to those conditions.

Post # 8
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6778 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

Yes. This is not even a question.

Post # 9
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1000 posts
Bumble bee

So the situation was so bad that you’ve had no contact with them for 6 months and you haven’t done a thing to help those children? 

Post # 10
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Definitely call. They will ask you several questions like have you witnessed anything,  why you’re reporting, what you think should be done, etc. I’m a mandated reported because I work in corrections. It will be absolutely confidential so don’t worry about them retaliating or knowing it was you. CPS will do the report though and ask you for as much information as you can provide. Then they will send someone to the house to investiagte and interview the children separate from the parents and other siblings if they feel there is a case. 

Post # 11
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

daniellemc :  The answer is yes, you should but – why now? You haven’t been in touch for 6 months, why have you chosen just right now to do the right thing for these children?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would call.  I agree with previous posters.  I didn’t even read past the second paragraph because it was all just too much for me.  🙁

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

daniellemc :  Yes. Call. The sooner the better. The children will continue to suffer these conditions which will cause issues for the rest of their lives. They will ask how you know about these conditions or how you’re relatedm but you can make your name anonymous

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We all have a responsibility to report any situation where we are concerned about the well being of a child. Some of us, in certain professions, also have a legal responsibility.

Of course you should report. The staff can open a file, do an an investigation,and get these children the help they need. That could be in the form of ongoing support for the parents. They don’t always apprehend the children.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Yes, call! the reports are anonymous, and actually it takes several visits for CPS tro actually do anything. It could be months before those children get help. Call today.

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