posted on May, 18 2008 @ 01:34 PM
I agree that CPS does great damage to kids and if the kids don't like their arrangement and act out their fear and uncertainty, they will be drugged
into submission. I know. I worked in CPS.
However, we cannot ignore the part that the parents play in this tragedy. This case seems to be different, but in most cases, the parents are
provided an attorney, the children are provided an attorney. The court orders a treatment plan and the parents have to undergo counseling, drug
treatment, drug testing, parenting classes, anger management and a host of other services depending on the case and all of this is done at the
taxpayers expense. The kids have treatment plans, too, that involve counseling, activities, tutoring, medical services, etc., again all at the
I've worked with these parents and sad to say, the vast majority don't care about their kids enough to follow a treatment plan. I had a mother tell
me that drugs were more important to her than her kids and that we could take them from her, because she knew that they'd come back when they turned
eighteen. Most aren't that blunt, but their actions speak to that attitude.
It's more than a little creepy when you consider the enormous industry that CPS supports and would for all intents and purposes wither on the vine if
CPS was eliminated or even reformed.
When you have that many people whose careers and livelihoods depend on a constant flow of kids into the system, there's going to be a lot of pressure
to keep the kids coming. That's why you see so many reactive services rather than proactive services.
Social Workers like to pass out condoms to teenagers because when the kids feel that a condom is a license to have sex, but they are too excited,
ignorant, or irresponsible to use them correctly, if at all, the kids that are born to the kids will have a high probability of winding up in CPS.
It's an endless cycle.
In the case of the kids in the FLDS, they were already pawns in a sick and perverse system. The FLDS kept a supply of females who were prey to the
male leaders of the church who kept an endless supply of kids being born into the system.
Because the law only allows a man to marry one woman, the male church leaders engaged in a some sort of "spiritual marriage" with no legal standing
and the mothers went into town to sign up for "welfare" and food stamps, supplying the church with beaucoup d'bucks and by getting these girls to
start reproducing young, the flow of bucks just kept on coming.
As for the boys, they weren't much good for the scheme, so they were systematically weeded out as they became young men and became distracting to the
Now, of course, the FLDS kids have been sucked into another system that will benefit from a massive infusion of funds to keep the CPS industry afloat
as they provide lawyers, counselors, foster parents (who will want to get the kids diagnosed and drugged as soon as possible so that they can get
"special needs" pay for their services), daycare, assessments, and on and on.
It is true that CPS is horrible system, but let us not forget the adults who exploited, abused or neglected the kids that put them in such a horrible
[edit on 2008/5/18 by GradyPhilpott]