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Child Abuse - Spinning in Circles in the System

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My son is 4 years old. We have been through 4 children's services investigations and nothing has been done. He still has to visit his father. I have many notebooks of documentation. This is his 3rd counselor. The first one didn't report a disclosure so I did. (nothing was done) the second one said she couldn't help because of his age. He has disclosed to the current one. She reported it but then seems to be downplaying the seriousness of it. He will be spending a week with him the week after next. The case worker and counselor tell me he hasn't told them anything concrete when he has told specifics. Also, I have it on tape. I have asked for a support group of women who may be going through the same thing but have not received any support. It is hard to see my child act out these behaviors and tell me things on a daily basis and my hands are tied to help him. It is so unfair. I would like to hear from someone who had a breakthrough in this vicious cycle of no help for my child. I would hate to think I have to live like this for the next 10 to 12 years.

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