Child Abuse - No Help From the System

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My 14 yo stepdaughter has been trying to get help from abuse from her father (my ex husband) for years now. I divorced him because of abuse and the poor little girl has had to remain in his custody. She has had CPS notified several times by the school system and has ran away and reported all the abuse and her father's drug addiction to the police. The CPS worker denies any reports done and basically told me she did not care if the child runs away again, because she will be put in a juvenile detention center and it is her own fault. WOW! I thought they were supposed to protect our children?? When I stated that I did not understand her reasoning, because she has been telling people for years about the abuse and since no one will help her she runs away to get away from abuse, but it is her fault?? No wonder we have so many adults addicted to drugs, alcohol or in jail, we allow abuse to continue throughout each generation and do nothing to stop it. I don't know how can CPS be held accountable for their actions.

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Sep 17, 2012
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

When there are children involved in a couple who have split, the system often misguidedly decides abuse allegations are all about custody issues. And rather than conduct an appropriate investigation, biases enter into the picture, which leaves the child completely unprotected. Your daughter is doing what she needs to do in order to bring safety in her life, but it seems the system is blocking her every step. Kudos to her for having some common sense and for the courage to take her Self away from the abuse. Consider going up the ladder. If you don't get satisfaction from a supervisor at CPS, reach out to your member of parliament or member of Congress, depending on where you live. Failing any appropriate action, consider go to the newspaper with your story. I can't guarantee any action, but perhaps you'll find someone along the way who can truly help your daughter. Thank you for sharing your daughter's story with my visitors and me. I send you both love, light and healing energy.

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