Ok there are many cases where there is abuse and neglect. But what about physical environment? My friend has health issues and is broke. Her son is four. He is healthy- active and is loved. He is starting to read & do math. Has a very short attentionspan. She cannot get him in pre-k for dome reason she cannot explain. In all aspects he is a well adjusted normal kid. Problem is the house is filthy, disaster zone filthy. The last time I was there I removed 2black trash bags of molded books, shattered plates and rotted food(he sneaks the sweets/fruits into his room at night then hides the evidence in his dresser) . There was cat shit on the floor and his bed was soaked from water he poured on it(when I was there) to show my daughter how to swim.
I was down stairs with the baby when my daughter (3) came to tell me she needed a new shirt. That was when I saw his room. The rest of the house is cluttered. 8 people in a two bedroom with 4 cats cluttered. So there are boxes everywhere but I never noticed this filth before.
So my question is do I call CPs? According to the site they are Concerned with physical & mental abuse only.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by MsSelfDestruct at 1:12 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by AF4life at 1:15 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by bercasto at 1:18 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
They can't have their kids living in filth! That is reason enough to call cps and they will come check it out ... if they feel it's unfit living conditions, they will give them a certain amount of time to have it cleaned up! It's your call, but you may want to be a friend and explain your concerns first and even offer her a hand considering she has health issues... before involving cps!
Answer by anichols1 at 1:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Jul. 8, 2011