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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    You mentioned experiencing emotional abuse which may be reportable against your mom.  Please keep in mind you by no means deserve any type of abuse, emotional or otherwise.  Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often harder to provide evidence for compared to physical abuse which is often what CPS relies on when conducting an abuse investigation.  That said, we can’t be 100% sure what the outcome will be if your local CPS decides to open a case based on what you share.  Sometimes CPS decides to remove minors from the home and other times they offer services such as family counseling or mediation instead.  The only way to know the outcome might be to reach out to them directly and if you’re ready to do that we are here to help you through that process. Reaching out to Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 or www.childhelp.org may help to get a better understanding of what may happen before and after a report is made.

    We hope this helps. Please reach out if we can offer any further support. You can contact us directly by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY or through live chat at 1800runaway.org.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    um hi, i was wondering if i could call cps and be taken away from my mom. Would she be able to get me back even if i dont want to go back. My mom is emotionaly/verbally abusive. She puts me down constantly, tells me im retarted or stupid, tells me she was so much better than me at her age, calls me lazy, tells me im a disapointmeant, takes her anger out on me, threatens to kick me out, ect

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hey there, and thanks for contacting NRS. We know that it can take a lot of courage to reach out for support, and we're glad you took that step. It sounds like things at home have been challenging for you, but also incredibly unsafe. We're so sorry to hear what you've been experiencing. To answer your question--YES. You can absolutely call CPS on your stepdad because he has been touching you sexually. His behavior is not okay and it sounds like it's having a pretty significant impact on your wellbeing, so if you're in a space where you're ready to tell someone what's going on, calling CPS is a great starting point.

    You can find your local CPS agency by googling the state you live in and adding "CPS agency". From there, their website will point you in the direction of how to file a report. Based on what you've described above, it will likely prompt you to make an actual phone call (as opposed to filing online), so that if your report is accepted, a worker can be assigned to your case right away. If you have any additional questions about what that process looks like or you feel as though you could use a little more support in making that call, please feel free to reach out to us here at NRS. We can talk in more detail about what's going on, and we can also help prepare you for filing a report. If you'd like, we can also file a report with you or for you.

    You can reach us directly by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or by chatting with us live through our website at www.1800runaway.org. We're available 24/7 and are always happy to listen, and to help.

    Take care.

    NRS

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    Can i call cps on my step dad if he touches me sexually? He has done this for years, and he always hits my head when i dont obey him, he yells at me calling me lazy, ungrateful, worthless, and many other names when i don't pick up his messes. He treats me like a maid, he emotionally abuses me, my step dad and mom say i cant say what i want, i cant even say no to something without him calling me ungrateful, he took my door because he said i had an attitude and him and my mom only take me to the doctor when they get paid to, i am depressed, i have ptsd and i need therapy but they wont get me help, my mom knows i cut but she ignored it, they are only happy when they get what they want and they always make me feel guilty, I've thought of leaving but i have no car or money and im almost 17 yet they refuse to let me get a job. What can i do? I am scared here and i feel like my step dad can beat me like he used to do when i was younger, im scared that if him and i are left alone that he can do something worse then just sexually touching me, he has went as far as denying a hug saying he wants me to offer my body

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you so much for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, it takes great courage to reach out and we are so glad that you have decided to reach out to us.
    You do not deserve to be abused in any type of way and we want you to know that you are not alone. You do have a right to make a report and there are a few ways you can make a report. One option to consider would be to talk with a school counselor or a teacher about what is going on at home. We know many schools are virtual but you would still be able to contact a school counselor and talk to them virtually. Another option would be to contact Child Help at 1800-422-4453 and they would be able to help with making a report. Lastly, you can always contact us and we would be able to help you with making a report.
    We know you mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but we do have some information on what would happen if you were to leave. If you were to leave it is possible your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they may bring you back home. If you were to mention the abuse they most likely would investigate it or get child protective services involved.
    We hope this helps you with your decision and your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to talk further about your situation, please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

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    Can i run away from my parent they are abuse me everyday and hitting me with a belt and cook spoon and tree branches and that really hurt badly

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hey there. Thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. We know that it can take a lot of courage to reach out for support, and we're glad you did. We're sorry to hear that your parents have both been physically abusive--you don't deserve that kind of treatment.

    While filing an abuse report with CPS is a big step, it's definitely a good idea if you and your siblings are in an unsafe environment. And we would absolutely consider the violence that you described unsafe. While we can't say for sure what would happen after an abuse report is filed, it's likely that an investigation would begin from there. This means that a CPS caseworker will learn more about what's going on by interviewing you and other members of the family. They'll want to know more about the abuse and what led up to it, and they'll probably want to see the scars and any other marks that your parents might've given you as well. They might ask a lot of questions, but their number one goal is to ensure that you are any other children in your home are safe. If the CPS worker were to determine that you and your siblings should be removed from the home, they will do everything they can to keep you and your siblings together. They'll also explore all options of where you might be able to stay, like with friends or family members. Being removed from your home and placed into the care of someone else does not mean that you will be raped or abused. If you ever yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe position, please contact your local enforcement and your CPS caseworker.

    If you have any additional questions about the abuse you're experiencing or what could happen once CPS is involved, you can contact Child Help, which is a child abuse hotline. Their phone number is 800-422-4453 and you can call or text. You can also chat with them through their website at www. Childhelp.org.

    If you'd like to chat more about your specific situation or have some help filing an abuse report, you can reach out to us here at NRS. We're happy to learn more about what's going on and file a report with you, or on your behalf. You can reach us by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or by chatting with us on our website at www.1800runaway.org. We're available 24/7 and are always happy to listen, and to help.

    Best,

    NRS

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    So I'm 14 I'm pretty sure my mom is physically abusive just not as heavily as u would see on the news she usually tries to light me on fire and she hits me all the time she even cut me once and I still have the scar on my arm from it my dad strangled me a couple his of times girlfriend stopped him she's gone now which I'm happy for her but things that really make me confused is that they by me everything I want and then are nice to me when I was younger my sister used to threaten to call cps on them because they hit us and theyd say it would be worse in our new home they'd rape and abuse us the only reason I'm even on this site is because a friend of mine who knows what's been going on told me to and said they've been manipulating me and my sister Honestly I just wanna know if I can make an anonymous report against my mom and if I did and we got taken away would our new family do what my parents said or would they actually be nice if I did report them what happens to me and my siblings do we get put up for adoption and if we do can we be adopted together I really don't want to be separated from them

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  • ccsmod2
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    We are proud of you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline for help. Please know that it’s not okay for anyone to abuse you – you deserve to be treated with love and respect. A resource that might help you is the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, which is a 24-hour hotline with resources to help in every child abuse situation. All calls are confidential. You can call or text 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) for help. Or you can go to https://www.childhelp.org/childhelp-hotline/ and click on the live chat link. You also mentioned that you want to leave home. If you would like to live chat with us to talk more about your situation, we are available 24/7 via phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY or we can live chat via our website https://www.1800runaway.org/. You deserve to be treated well by your mom, and we are here to support you.

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    Hello, my name is .I feel like I am possibly being abused...the only thing is that where I'm from, the way I'm being abused is totally normal. I have been so so sooo scared to do anything like this. I searched up some stuff online, and all I got out of that was call the cops call the cops and I know that's what I have to do but I DON'T WANT TO! I know its just gonna start trouble. I don't want to see a therapist, I dont wanna call cops, I just want to leave and get a new place to be because I hate it here and I don't want anything that I have right now because all I have is a freaking sicko mom! She could be so nice to any kid on this living planet! But NOOOO never her own damn child! and have I done things that all dumb kids do? Yeah, I have, But I do not deserve one bit of this!!! >
    Please don't send people to my home or anything crazy like that...
    Last edited by ccsmod2; 01-13-2021, 07:27 PM.

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at NRS. It sounds like you are not feel safe or supported at home and it has become overwhelming. Reaching out was a really good first step to get any support that you may need. It sounds like there is a lot that you are facing at home right now and your parents have been making it difficult to contact your caseworker for help. We want you to know that you deserve to be helped and that you are not alone in this.

    You mentioned wanting to contact your CPS caseworker. There is an organization called Child Help that advocates for youth in unsafe or dangerous situations and they might be able to help you make an additional report to contact your caseworker. You can speak with an advocate by chatting with them at www.childhelp.org.

    We are also available 24/7 to provide support and help as much as possible. You can contact us directly by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or through live chat at 1800runaway.org.

    Stay strong,
    NRS

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    if i tell my cps worker i dont feel safe here and want gone and my parents took all my ways to contact her but my home computer can i get put in foster care every night theres a fight and i lose all my breathe from crying

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hey there. Thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. We know that it can take a lot of courage to reach out for support, and we're glad you took that step. We're sorry to hear that your parents physically hurt you and threw your clothes away--that is definitely not okay, and you don't deserve to be treated that way. Physically hurting a child is considered child abuse. If you feel unsafe at home or think this might happen again (and even if you don't), you can get help by contacting your local Child Protective Services (CPS) agency. It's their job to investigate when there are allegations of abuse, and they have the authority to make changes to the situation at hand, depending on what is in the child's best interests. If you'd like to make an abuse report, you can do so by yourself by googling CPS agency in your city/state. You can also do so by contacting us here at NRS; we can make a report with you or for you. Or, if you disclose what happened to a teacher or a doctor, they are required by law to file a report on your behalf. And if you need some time to think about if that's something you'd like to do, that's okay to. But...if at any moment you feel unsafe in your home, please contact your local police department for immediate assistance.

    If you'd like to chat more about your particular situation or file an abuse report with our help, please feel free to reach out to us. You can reach us by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY or through our live chat at www.1800runaway.org. We're available 24/7 and are always happy to listen, and to help.

    Take care.

    NRS

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    My parents physically hurt me because they were done putting up with me and threw away my clothes is that okay?

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  • ccsmod0
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    The easiest way to leave home is with your parents' permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button). If you would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    NRS
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