This week, I learned the results of the latest Child and Protective Services (CPS) investigation. Because of allegations made by David, we believe he was attempting to manipulate the system to get to live where he wants rather than at home, there was a complaint made against me. The complaint said that I “was exploiting my son, that I threw him to the sidewalk, that I hugged him too much, as well as told him “I love you”, and that I was antagonizing him to provoke a response.” I wrote about it when I first learned of the investigation. Remember? There was an investigation before that regarding washing David’s mouth out with soap. Initially when the complaint in October came out, I met with a detective from the Sheriff’s office. From that meeting, I stated that I would change my son’s name to David for the purposes of this blog.
So I repeatedly was told that the way it is typically done for kids to get mental health care is for the parents to give up custody to the state. The doctor said, “you should give up custody to the state if you don’t think that you can handle him.” I said no. There is more, but I have to process everything else that I was told before I go further here today. We are good parents, and this is what we are supposed to do to get him care. there is a huge flaw in the system of care if the only way to get him care is to turn him over to the state, or let him enter the legal system. A huge flaw. Tweet #fighting4answrs
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