CPS got called in October. The initial call was not true. A neighbor said he saw me push my ds down a flight of stairs (he is a known caller and mentally ill).
Well they came out and my house was HORRIBLE. I admitt it. I had been in the throws of depression for a long time and had just given up. They told me to clean it up. I did some. They came back and deemed I needed services.
BEST THING EVER. The caseworker has been amazing. She realized what was going on. She got me into counseling. I got on meds. The house got cleaned up.
I thought I was fixed. I went off the meds. Things went back to the way they were before. Again she tried to get me to go to counseling. Things go better, then worse.
She then put in place a program called IIS. Intensive In-home Services. I had to meet with a caseworker every day M-F 2 hours a day for 6 weeks in the home. Not only did she help me see that my idea of clean wasn't CLEAN, she helped me see the reasons for WHY I couldn't/didn't keep things clean. The ghosts in my head that kept me in the pattern I was in.
That ended in March. I am happy to announce that my house has stayed clean. I am a MUCH better parent. I am on meds and now know that doesn't mean I am weak.
If my orginal caseworker hadn't fought for me. If I had continued.. well I either wouldn't be here or my kids would have been taken, and rightly so.
I am posting this just to say CPS isn't always evil. They do good. And I am thankful that they came in and helped me help myself and my kids.