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  • #76
    can i gwt removed from the home if i dont fell safe?

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    • ccsmod5
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      Hello,

      You mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

      If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

      Please be safe and reach out soon by phone or chat so that we may help.

      Take care,
      NRS

  • #77
    my school counsler filed a report on my dad after i talked about how he has gotten violent sometimes with his kids when he is angry. the police came to our door yesterday and my dad is so mad at me he wont even talk to me he makes me questions whether or not if hes actually physically/mentally abusive. my mom is out on a trip and im worried she is going to react like my dad because my dad keeps telling me "you dont care about anyone else but urself u ruined my f****** life i hope ur happy." and now i dont wanna go back home

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      Thank you for reaching out it shows a lot of courage to reach out and get support. Its important to remember that you cannot control the actions of other. You should not have to deal with how your dad treats you and no one should ever make you feel unsafe in your home. Its great you are talking to your school consular and that persons sounds like great person to continue talking to. Childhelp is great resource their goal is s to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children you can reach them at (800) 422-4453 or www.childhelp.org/. If you feel that you are in immediate danger contacting the police is always an option as well. If you need to find a safe place you can always use national safe place text, the word "safe" to 69866 and provide a location and it will give you the closest safe place in your area. Remember you are not alone, and we are always here to listen and support you in any way. We are 24/7 and we can be reached through chat or at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Stay safe and stay strong.

  • #78
    my mom is threatening to "send me back" to CPS; she ALWAYS tells me I'm a lazy, nasty, fat" etc... when i was self-harming because of her she said "cut deeper and use a sharper knife" she tells me i have nothing to be "depressed" about when i never once in my life had a mental evaluation or anything. I constantly have suicidal thoughts because of her mental, emotional, and physical abuse. When i mention this to anyone it gets back to her and she makes fun of the idea that she just might actually be abusing us. I have told many school staff and administrators that i feel this way and no one has ever done anything about it for me. She always says stuff like "you can't move away because your not 18 and your adopted" but ever since i was 5 years old i been experiencing this I'm now 16. I have been counting the days the days till i move out since i was 5. I have written at least 6 suicide letters ONLY about her and the pain and agony she puts me through on a daily basis.I don't know what to do anymore. BTW she's not my biological mom she is my biological aunt and i would love to leave asap.

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    • ccsmod1
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      Hello,

      Thank you for reaching out to us at National Runaway Safeline. We recognize that it takes a lot of courage to seek help in a situation where you are feeling helpless. We hope we can help you further with this, as you do not deserve that type of treatment or hurtful words from anyone.

      First and foremost, we would like to offer you the number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-8255. They also offer online chat service, if that may be more convenient for you. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ We would like to kindly remind you that if you find yourself in any immediate danger or crisis, please call 911.

      We notice that you mentioned your mom threatening to "send you back" to CPS. While we do not know the story of what happened in the past, we are curious what your previous experience with CPS is like and if the abuse you have experienced at home has been reported to them, or if at least an updated report has been made.

      Please remember always that you are worthy of feeling loved and empowered. You deserve to surround yourself around kind words and people who are going to lift you up and make you feel your best. We hope that you are able to find some peace within and engage in any activities that may bring you joy, while you search for ways to get through this and find a solution.

      We are more than happy to work together on this with you either by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY or our online chat service that can be found at www.1800runaway.org and click on the "chat" button on the top right. This will give us the opportunity to talk more in-depth with you about your situation and try to help the best we can.

      Thank you again for trusting us. We look forward to having the opportunity to chat more with you.

      Stay safe,
      NRS

  • #79
    im 14. my dad has been emotionally and physically abusive all my life, ive been in foster care once for2 years when i was 4 to when i was 6. over a dozen cps cases have been started and dropped since then over neighbors hearing him hitting us and us screaming for help me and my sister never said anything and have defended him because we were scared ive came to the point where im tierd he keeps threatining to send me off to millitary school for "bad behavior" when im just doing things as a normal kid.the slightest thing pisses him off and it all escalates from there. i dont have any other family but him and my 17 year old sister. my dad has favorited my sister for as long as i can remember there relationship is fine but its always been me hes had a problem with and i cant tell you why hes given me black eyes and bloody noses but when im removed from his custody i dont want any charges to be filed because my sister is gonna turn 18 and shes gonna need someone to take care of her. however my question is can i myself be removed and only me when my sister turns 18. cps has files over the dozen cases that have been called so i really just want to be removed and no charges to be filed i can heal from the emotional abouse i feel about it all within time.

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    • ccsmod7
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      Hi, thank you for reaching out to NRS!

      It sounds like things have been incredibly difficult at home. No one deserves abuse, and the abuse is not your fault. You deserve to feel safe at home. Speaking up takes so much strength and courage. It’s understandable that you want to leave the situation and that you want action to be taken. We are not legal experts, so we do not know what custody of you or your sister may look like. In most states though, the legal age to be considered an adult is 18. If the idea of an abuse report interests you, one can be made anonymously by you or on your behalf. Teachers, neighbors, parents of friends, or any trusted adult can make one if you do not feel comfortable making one yourself. We also can help you make an abuse report if that is something you choose to do. It demonstrates selflessness that you worry about your sister and her situation. However, the situation does not sound safe for either of you. Another helpful resource is the National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453 (https://www.childhelp.org/).

      If you feel you are in immediate danger, we encourage you to call 9-1-1. Please reach out to us anytime via our online chat service or hotline for more resources in your area and more assistance. We are available 24/7.

      Stay safe, stay strong, and remember that you matter!

      NRS
      1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
      www.1800runaway.org

  • #80
    How can I get cps to take me away from my father who has mentally and emotionally abused me for years and has strangled me in the past but got away with it. Just being in his presence scares me because I never know when or why he might snap and hurt me again.

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    • ccsmod3
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      Hi there, thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you do not want to be with your father and understandably so, this is not the way you deserve to be treated. So while we cannot guarantee how cps will respond, you do have the right to make a report with them and there will likely be an investigation into it. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee what the outcome will be. But we want to support you as much as possible and help in any way we can, so if you would like to talk further about this, please call our hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat us online at 1800runaway.org. We hope to hear from you soon.
      Be safe,
      NRS

  • #81
    Can I call cos on my mom so I can live with my dad bc she’s not cooperating

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    • ccsmod3
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      Hi,

      We are glad you reached out to us with your question.

      Let’s start with the direct answer to your question, if you are being neglected, abused or living in an unsafe situation you absolutely can call CPS or the police for help. Just so you know, CPS will conduct an investigation to determine where to place you if you need to be removed from your current home. You can request that to be your Dad but CPS will have the final say if they remove you from your current situation.

      If your situation does not involve conditions that need to involve CPS, there are still options for you to consider so that you could go live with your Dad. We would like to help you explore those options and put together a plan that works for you to address the problems you are having living with your Mom.

      We need to get some more specifics on your situation to help you. You can reach out to us any time 24/7 for a chat through our website www.1800RUNAWAY.ORG or on our crisis hotline at (800) RUNAWAY. Both are completely confidential.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      NRS
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