I'm posting this Anon to protect those involved.
I'm friends with a family that has a VERY confusing family tree. Mom has mentioned to me in the past they think Q's bio-dad is being inappropriate with Q. They tried to take BioDad to court but it got thrown out, for whatever reason. That was before I met them.
A few years ago I had a job that gave me some very intensive training in recognizing child abuse, and what to do if a child ever came to me with that kind of information. This morning Mom brought Q to talk to me about what happened last weekend at BioDad's house during visitation. I have never seen Q look me in the eye that strongly, nor be so honest and serious before.
While talking to Q about good touching and bad touching, Q told me that BioDad had bad touched her. I am now, and have been, in a different position that makes me a mandated reporter. After my conversation with Q I called the authorities.
That was 5 hours ago, and my mind is still running around in little, nearly panicked, circles. The small part of my mind that is sitting back and analyzing everything has realized that I think of Q as a child of my own. I think that's part of my problem right now. I want to do right by this child, and do the best thing for them, and I'm stuck in neutral right now.
I've done all I can right now, I get that. Part of me wants to go down and beat BioDad for what he's done. Part of me wants to sit in a corner and have hysterics. Part of me wants to wrap Q in a million blankets give hugs, and never let go.
Does anyone have any tips, tricks or tools for me to distract myself so I don't go crazy?
(If anyone has figured out who I am, I ask that you not say anything right now. Please)
Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Dec. 14, 2012 in Kids' Health
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