Welcome to the first lesson of CPS School!
The word “referral” is a term with two meanings.
Please note that CPS stands for Child Protective Services. Many states and counties have other names such as DPSS, DCFS, AFCS, et.
#1 Referral=When someone calls a CPS hotline and says that they believe a child is being abused.
#2 Referral= When CPS provides their “clients” (you, your children or other adults involved in the case) with “services” they use the word referral which is telling you to go to a specific place for that service such as parenting classes, counseling, drug testing, etc. but mostly it is paperwork to prove the use of the state and federal money that is given to the Department to steal our children.I
FAMILY MEMBERS CALL CPS MOST OFTEN
What can you do to avoid the “referral” by someone you know? There is so sure way however, it may be possible to lower the odds by just getting along with people.
Television and other media has done quite a bit of damage to our families and our community. I was watching MASH (the old show about a medical unit in Korea during the Korean war) and I was disgusted with everyone cheating on their husbands and wives. TV has been brainwashing us to cheat on our spouses because those cool actors in that show did and we all thought nothing of it! Media nowadays is brainwashing us all to be gay! I am OK with homosexuals, if that is the way their bodies are, to each his/her own but TV is actually PROMOTING IT (probably to go along with Agenda 21 which is a depopulation plan). Regardless, media has put us husband against wife, children against parents (along with being taught in school to snitch ON THEIR PARENTS FOR ANY MINOR SPANKING OR PARTYING WHATSOEVER) and neighbor against neighbor. Sure, there has always been disputes over land and whatnot but now we live a few feet from each other and everyone is calling the cops and CPS for little or no valid or verified reason. This is the government’s plan so that we do not band together to overthrow an extremely corrupt system.
Family members and friends may think they are “helping” you and your children but if they truly did, they would not call some strangers out to your house, they would offer their help personally!
It takes a lot of effort to get along with people sometimes but patience and understanding is the key to a happy and content life. I wish I would have put more effort into not being a bitch to my husband’s ex-wife that is for sure! I thought I was so much better than her, I looked at her like she was a piece of shit when I really did not know what she was going through. Turns out that she was more of a piece of shit than I thought but I still could have and should have been kinder as she can’t help it that she has several mental illnesses. I didn’t have to go out of my way to write her that letter telling her what I knew about her past and how she treated her husband and children. All it did was make her resentful of my husband for telling me so much and maybe believing things that were not entirely true. I had my reasons at the time but golly gee willicker, if I could go back in time, I would have been quiet and kinder. I had no idea of what so much resentment would make a person do. So be kind to your neighbors, ex-spouse or girlfriend, be tolerant of certain personality defects, try your best to be firm but always nice. Don’t piss your mother off, from all the stories I have heard, they must rank #2 in the top 5 people who call CPS. Try to get along with your siblings, aunts, uncles and step-family. This would not only improve your chances of not being falsely reported, it also strengthens your family bonds and that is positive for everyone.
MANDATED REPORTERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS
A lot of calls are from “mandated reporters” who are “professionals” who can be charged with a crime for failing to report “suspected” child abuse either in criminal or civil court as well as pay a hefty fine and possibly lose their license. I believe that there may be a minimum referral quota but I can not verify that.
Here is a partial list of “Mandated Reporters”:
School Cafeteria Lady/Worker
School Clerk/Office Staff
School Social Worker
Hospital Social Worker
Doctor’s Office Staff
Daycare Administrator Daycare worker
Dentist Dental Assistant Dental Office Staff
Code Enforcement Officers
Animal Control Officers
Substance Abuse Program Directors, Counselors, Volunteers and Office Staff
Domestic Violence Prevention Program Directors, Counselors, Volunteers and Office Staff
Parenting Class Teacher, Administrator, Volunteers and Office Staff
Anyone who works at Macy’s Department Store (no kidding!)
Utility Workers (like the people that come out to turn on/off your electricity, water or gas)
Refuse Pick-up Drivers
Mail Delivery Persons
ANY PERSON WHO WORKS FOR GOVERNMENT INCLUDING CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL!
Each CPS office has its own referral evaluation process. You should be able to find the one for your county by searching, “Child Welfare Policies in ____ County”. How the agency in your area responds depends on several factors such as current case load, budget constraints and staff-to-case ratio. All too often calls will be “evaluated out” simply because they were understaffed. You have most likely seen the news story here and there where a child died due to lack of action on the part of CPS. Often, CPS KNOWS a child is in real danger and they don’t do a damn thing! They let that child get hurt or die just so they can spin it into needing more funding!! What shameful, despicable behavior! They even spun OUR story on the news and claimed that the reason we were able to take our son from a supervised visit at the Department of Social Services office was due lack of funding!!
1. The call center will receive the call, ask pertinent information about the child and the child’s family and/or residence and ask what the abuse is. They will ask, “How do you know?” but these questions are basic and never verified in any way. Callers can say they anything they want and even give a false name. They DO have caller ID and may call you back at some point.
2. Then a supervisor reviews the information given during the call and check their computer for any previous reports or issues using both your name and your address. They evaluate the level of “risk” with this information and some other basic background research which includes whether or not anyone in the home has a criminal record. They will most likely find out if you are receiving any kind of county and/or state financial assistance. At least that is what is supposed to be done. If they decide to send someone out to the home or school most likely the worker will not be alone and depending on what the caller said, they may even bring the police on the first visit which most likely means that their intention is to remove your child.
THE SOCIAL WORKER WILL USE THE PRESENCE OF THE POLICE OFFICER TO INTIMIDATE YOU INTO BELIEVING THAT YOU HAVE TO LET THEM TAKE YOUR CHILD AND THAT IF YOU PROTEST YOU WILL BE ARRESTED. The bottom line is that NO WARRANT, NO ENTRY! If they had a warrant they would NOT be knocking and waiting for you to answer. I have many suggestions on how to avoid your children being taken and I shall provide a link on the side column soon but REMEMBER, CPS HAS NO POWER AND NO AUTHORITY OVER YOUR CHILD UNTIL YOU GIVE IT TO THEM! More on this subject in Lesson 2.
When my husband’s ex-wife called (over 20 times) the CPS hotline while I was in labor with my son she said, “That baby will DIE if you let it go home with them!” So NEVER UNDERESTIMATE what people will say when they call that hotline!
A FUNNY SIDE NOTE:
A couple of months ago some guy called my husband’s phone, as it can be found on http://www.donnellyjustice.me, to report his neighbor. He thought he was calling CPS for some reason! Maybe he was just testing us but we played along just to see what he would say. He said that there are “a lot of people living at the house” and that he “smelled pot coming from the direction of the house”. Basically, the children play outside and it annoys him. My husband told him that someone would get back to him. My husband called me and gave me the guy’s number so I called him. I did not say I was from CPS or the county whatsoever. I just asked him what was going on and how can I help. He told me the same thing he told my husband. I asked a few more questions and implied that someone would go check on the children. I asked his name and the address of the children he was calling about. Of course, he couldn’t tell me the people’s names and he didn’t know what their address or phone numbers were he just said the house to his right or something. I googled the man’s address and looked for neighbors. The nearest neighbor is at least a half a football field away! WTF?