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Power of CPS and the government involvement in parenting....

I have recently been dealing with some stuff on the topic as well seen alot of things regarding CPS lately. It got me wondering what do you ladies think? When it involves the protection of children How far is to far? Is there a to far? When should they butt out and when should they step in? Under what circumstances should they be able to remove children from homes? Is there a point where some times being to strict or to cautious could be counter productive? I mean thinking about it logically there are a number of stories where they make mistakes remove kids for no good reason. Could this be more detrimental? What of the strife caused to the family or the hardship on the children. Should there be a set mandate for when it is acceptable or not to break up a family? and What if there is a mistake made what if a family is disrupted and later found the concerns were not warranted? Should there be punishments for the workers involved or compensation for the families it harm? When does parenting cease to be individualized and when is it controlled or should be controlled by the government? If you are unjustly accused should you fight or roll with it? What do you think and what would you do if it was you?

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Asked by hot-mama86 at 4:42 PM on Oct. 19, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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  • Not solely just because CPS just wanted to have some fun messing with him.

    I don't think anyone has suggested it's a case of CPS doing it for kicks. The issue is it only takes one person, and that one person, if twisted enough, can be enough for a CPS worker to tell the judge, and law enforcement, and everyone else, that a child is in danger when he's not. The same applies if the CPS worker is an alcoholic who can't be assed to show up for an inspection and fakes it, because who are they going to believe, the parent who lost custody or the CPS worker whose been there for 12 years? Or the CPS worker who brings something personal into their evaluation. It's not just "not a foolproof" system, it's a broken system.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:16 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Exactly NP thank you

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 6:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • CPS should be involved in abuse, neglect, filth, dangerous living conditions, sexual abuse, medical and dental neglect, drug use, excessive alcohol use, etc.

    CPS should not be involved in unabusive spanking ( if the parent chooses), being poor, ocassional alcohol use, etc.

    It should not be government funded IMO, it should be by donations... they make entirely too much money and some are very corrupted.

    Answer by Lovemyfamilyof8 at 12:03 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

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