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Experiences with a Child Protective Service Agency


With the statistics now indicating that 1 out of 25 children in the United States will be the subject of an "investigation" this year, we are interested in how the "investigation" went for you and your family.
10-1-01-New question added about TERRORISM!
See it at the bottom.
Have YOU, your family (or somebody you know) been the subject of, or PART OF a CPS "investigation"?
Yes
No (Please DO NOT answer more questions below!)
Are you the child, the ACCUSED, the parent, a friend, or the REPORTER (The person who turned somebody in)?
I am the ACCUSED parent
I am the parent (NOT ACCUSED)
I am the child.
I am a just close relative or friend reporting what happened.
I am the REPORTER
The ACCUSED was: (You may choose more than one box)
Absolutely Guilty
Somewhat Guilty
Absolutely Innocent
Investigated- Founded/ Prosecuted
Investigated- Unfounded/ Dismissed
The Abuse accusation was MAINLY of what type?
Sexual
Physical
Emotional
Neglect
Threat of Harm
Other-New type
Corporal Punishment (Spanking)
How did the "Officials" treat the ACCUSED?
Great kindness, understanding, and helpful.
Impartial and fair.
With some Prejudice.
With great Prejudice.
With scorn and contempt.
With severe viciousness.
They were Nazi's.
I don't know. I was the REPORTER.
If you were the CHILD, how were YOU treated? Were your Civil Rights observed? (You may choose more than one box)
Yes, I had great freedom. They really cared about me.
I was a prisoner held for ransom.
They couldn't care less what I thought.
They were a lot worse than it was at home!
The Social Workers were sanctimonious MORONS who ABUSED ME!
I didn't know I had any Civil Rights. (No Kidding)
Were the ACCUSED person's Civil Rights observed? (You may choose more than one box)
Yes, the Miranda Rights were read and Search Warrants were produced.
No, not reminded of Civil Rights, NEVER read the Miranda.
Given Miranda Rights after the 'investigation'.
Searched without Legal Warrant.
It was an absolute 'Kangaroo Court' and 'lynching'.
I KNEW my Civil Rights, and they made my life a living HELL for it.
They stomped my Civil Rights in the dirt, and couldn't have cared less.
I didn't know I had any Civil Rights. (Be Serious)
I don't know. I was the REPORTER.
Outcome- Child's perspective (You may choose more than one box)
I was put in a Foster Home, and I am GLAD that I was.
I WAS NOT put in a Foster Home, but I should have been.
I was put in a Foster Home, and it is BAD
I have been much more abused in Foster homes than I ever was at home.
I have been raped in Foster Homes.
I have been passed around so many Foster Homes, NOPLACE is home anymore!
I was placed with a relative who takes good care of me.
I was placed with a relative, and I am not being treated well.
I was able to remain at home, and I am glad!.
I am still at home, and it is better now than before.
I am still at home, and it is the same as before.
The government got it all wrong and wouldn't listen to me.
What they did to my parents was WRONG!
My parents got what they deserved!
The accused DID NOT DO what the system said they did
The accused DID DO what the system said they did
The accused deserved what happened to them- AND MORE!
The government destroyed my family.
Outcome- Accused PARENT Perspective. (You may choose more than one box)
The child(ren) were placed in Foster homes and they are doing well.
The child(ren) were placed in Foster homes and NOT doing well.
The child(ren) have been mistreated/abused in Foster homes.
The child(ren) have been RAPED in Foster homes.
The child(ren) are doing well with relatives.
The child(ren) are NOT doing well with relatives.
I went through all the 'classes' and the children have been returned.
I have done EVERYTHING they asked and they still won't give my kids back.
The government got it all wrong and doesn't care.
The government LIED and I can prove it.
We hired a lawyer and WON!
We hired a lawyer and LOST!
The legal expenses bankrupted us
No college funds now! We spent it all on defense
We lost our home and everything, but we have our kids!
We lost our home and everything, the state has our kids
Lost job over it
Divorced over it
Family Destroyed
The CPS damages every life they touch
I am a 'better parent and person' from going through it!
Our family is much happier and better adjusted than we were 'before'
I don't know. I was the REPORTER.
Do you know who the Accuser was?
I KNOW who made the accusation.
I SUSPECT I know who made the accusation.
I have no idea who made the accusation.
I was the REPORTER
Was the Accuser-
Just somebody who cared.
Somebody who may have had an ulterior motive?
Typical divorce accusation.
A neighbor or relative who just wanted to cause trouble.
A known enemy who used the system to damage me.
A teacher, counselor, health care or other 'Required Reporter'.
A 'busy-body' who saw me swat my kid in the Safeway parking lot.
Analysis of the "experience"- Child AND Accused PARENT opinion (You may choose more than one box)
Parents benefitted from 'classes'. Now better parents.
Parenting still the same.
Parenting made worse.
Parents now 'Paranoid' and scared to death.
Kids now just as scared of the system as the parents!
Parents had to 'disconnect' and let kids 'raise themselves'.
Kids are now 'Boss' and threaten to call CPS to get their way.
Kids now 'going to Hell in a Handbasket' and the CPS will help them get there.
Family Destroyed
What do YOU think of the CPS Agencies? (You may choose more than one box)
They are Angels and the world would be unlivable without them.
They are necessary and a good thing.
They are necessary, but can 'go overboard'.
They are a 'necessary evil'.
They are NOT necessary.
They are just 'money grubbers' running their 'Child Abuse Industry'.
They are 'New Agers' employing themselves in easy, unaccountable mediocrity.
They are a BIG part of making 'The New World Order'.
They are 'Big Brother'.
They are absolutely wicked and dangerous to 'Family Values'
They are the New Nazi's.
If society knew (or cared) how BAD the agencies ARE, there would be a revolution
It is GOOD to destroy and bankrupt a family. The homosexuals need kids to adopt!
Have you read George Orwell's '1984'?
Yes, I have.
No, maybe I should, huh?
No, I won't read it because I WANT the New World Order to take over!
If you have read George Orwell's '1984', do you find any similarities to your experience with CPS agencies? (You may choose more than one box)
No, I don't see any similarity.
Yes, I see some similarities.
Good Grief! I felt just like 'Winston'!
I had trouble figuring out what I was accused of and WHY I was 'wrong'!
I had to 'guess' what it was they wanted me to learn or change.
I felt 'violated' to the root of my humanity. They violated my HUMAN RIGHTS!
The agency was paranoid schizophrenic, sociopathic and MEAN about it!!
I don't know. I was the REPORTER
What do you think of Social Worker "Impunity"? (Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm), even if they DELIBERATELY LIE?
It is such a 'thankless job', they NEED protection NO MATTER WHAT!
ANYTHING is OK as long as they say it's 'In the child's best interest'!
They abuse their authority sometimes, but it's 'OK'.
We should be able to 'Sue them back to the Stone Age' if they deliberately lie!
Hey! They are trying to 'make a living'! Lying is an important part of the job.
Have or would YOU 'turn somebody in' for Child Abuse? (You may choose more than one box)
Yes I have, and I was right.
Yes I have, and I was wrong.
Only if I suspected 'Major Abuse'
Yes, even a 'little swat on the hinny'! Those Archiac Parents must be stopped!
Yes, I have but after I saw how much trouble they got in, I regretted it.
Yes, I did it just to get them in trouble.
No, but I should have.
Never witnessed any real 'Child Abuse'. Don't know how I might react.
No, I would talk with them or refer them to REAL HELP instead.

Terrorism-"The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons".
Based on your experiences with CPS, would you characterize CPS agencies as TERRORISTS?
Yes, I would
To some extent
No, I would not
This poll was created on 2001-08-31 15:27:06 by Leonard