I just wrote up a statement with my boss and sent it in. Her daughter will be at my program on Monday. This is going to be so awkward. :( eep. Issue is I have to do parent meetings but I am wondering if me not attending hers, and just letting my partner do it solo, would be too telling. I don't care to speak to this woman, since I have seen what I have seen, I love my kids(the kids I work with) too much to be chummy with their abuser.Reporting a parent to CPS is not something I take lightly, this is the 1st time I have had to do this for any child. When I met with one of the social workers I cried, and I'm not a crier.
idk exactly what I am asking. Maybe some guidance on how to deal with the mom in the future? Maybe some guidance on how to pull it together for the kids.
good thing is that I have the weekend
also....something that the social worker said kind of touched me. (by the way I work with this social worker every day, this is not the CPS social worker) anyway, she said I have this intuitive response because of my own past.
I knew that this particular student had been abused before I ever reported anything or saw anything. Her behavior with me vs her behavior with her mom, or when her mom was around, plus her demeanor gave it away. The way she is reminds me of a little me. How I used to be when I was being abused. I +decided to ignore the behavioural evidence for a one day and then when I was at a place I normally wasnt, in location, I got to sit front row to the most repulsive parenting ever, and I was crying because I didn't report my first suspision, I waited for evidence, and I shouldn't have. :( I just feel like I could have saved her a day or two of abuse by acting on instinct...idk...this just brings anger and sadness all at once...
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