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I have not been in Arizona for long, nor have I had to deal with child abuse issues until now. As the new Step Mom of a beautiful 12 Year old daughter, I am sorely disappointed in not only the Police Dept, CPS, and the court system. Everything sides with the abuser, the child is not listened too. Physical abuse needs to leave blood and bruises, emotional, verbal, mental abuse (with the proven long term damage) is all but ignored. One would think that if a child is crying out for help, a victim of domestic violence, and it has been ongoing for 4 years, that someone, somewhere would take notice.
Instead the parent who has the best interest has to be wary of being guilty of parental alienation toward the abuser, spend alot of money that could go to the child's education, home and welfare on the legal system, lawyers and usually for a fruitless endeavor.
As the non abusive part of the family our only choice is to keep fighting the battle, filing reports, and calling the police for a worthless incident report. As someone who loves a child, all you can do act everything the abusers draw a new line in the stand, knowing that they will once again get away with the behavior.
The children? They learn to trust no one, that no one will believe them, come to their aid, and the police will not believe or protect them. They are told to call 911...but why? All that comes from that is to be left with the abuser and suffer more abuse for crying out for help.
I used to believe, and respect in the protections put in place for children. I used tho think if you called for help or taught your child to call for help, that the victim would be protected. I taught my child that lesson. I'm sure the system will finally work, they will work when they are dealing with a bleeding, irreparably damaged child. As for Child Protection Services...protection should be removed, they do little to prevent or protect. At least from the point of view of an outsider who is watching the damage happen.
Someone...take a moment will you...listen to child!Jan 14, 2012