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The story is too long to share on here, but my husband and I were just granted custody of our niece for a min. of six months due to physical abuse and possible sexual abuse by the child's mother and her boyfriend. Our niece is 2 years old. The courts said that if she shows great improvement during her time with us we will be granted with adoption. I am looking for any web pages, books, or advice on how to care for a toddler who has been abused by a parent.

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Asked by Mrs.Robey_4ever at 2:57 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • google child education. i had a site for things like that and it got deleted because of the virus we had. i think it might be called child prevention. i found it when looking up the dangers of lead poisoning in young children. i hope this helped.

    Answer by noel1978 at 3:03 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • You can also look into child therapists, CPS should be able help you pay for it if you can't afford it. A good therapist would also be able to teach you how to create a plan for care at home, on top of her work in the office.

    Here are some sites about fostering an abused child and such

    good luck!

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Not sure where you are located but you can look into ECI: Early Childhood Intervention for your county or state. It is a public program that has specialists to help you with any issues you may have with a child 3 years old and under. I know that there are behavioral specialists and also psychologists. They do an evaluation in your home to figure out a plan for the child and what specialists she will need to see. They will ask you a lot of background information as well has health questions so make sure you have all her records. After the evaluation they will set up the appointments based on the need of the child. The specialists are great. The sessions are usually between 30 minutes to an hour and what they really try to do is help you to help your child. Sorry this got so long...

    Answer by amazey at 5:25 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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