Tea-Time, I am responding to what you said, which is typical to what an average CPS worker says to defend what they do. I stand by that. Your comments about parents who are "resisting" as drawing a "red flag" is disturbing. A parent who exercises their rights as parents is hardly a reason to draw a "red flag", which is clearly what others have stated here to do and the ONLY reason you would have made that comment to begin with. Criminals are given more rights than parents. A criminal has a right to a trial. Do parents accused of neglect or abuse? No. Anyone have a problem with that? Yet, a parent who wishes to exercise their rights to protect themselves from the whole mess of a system (regardless of how sincere a worker is), is doing to draw a "red flag"? Come on now. We can do better than that.
Likewise, you have made judgments about people here being filled with fear and anti-CPS, based on just a few things they have said. I've read from those same people that they agree not all CPS workers are corrupt, but in fact, several are very genuine! No one here has painted the WHOLE system like that, except to say that the WHOLE system is in dire need of reform, to which I undoubtedly agree! So why did you feel the need to comment if what people have said here, agree with you that the whole system is not that way?
I have an idea as to why you started your post and it wasn't to plead with us to do what we're already doing. You started your whole post with, "Not all CPS case worker are 'two-faced'". Perhaps I missed it, but I didn't see where anyone here said they were "two-faced". Did anyone make that statement? I am asking honestly. Perhaps I missed it. Regardless, why did you make such a statement, unless you simply felt threatened by the comments here that restrict all those privileges you were given by a CPS handbook manual, not the laws of the land. You then went on to defend what you did as a CPS worker.
Again, back to the criminals. When they are arrested, they are told their "Miranda Rights". Do you give parents their "Miranda Rights" when you come to visit their home? Do you let parents know they have the right to remain silent, the right to secure their home from your unnecessary intrusion unless there is a warrant to do so, and that those things also apply to the children? Of course not, you're not trained to do so, like a police officer is. If a PO forgets to tell the criminal his rights, he goes FREE! How lucky for the criminal.
Tea-Time, you are probably a very nice person and really meant well in all your cases. However, you are still a trained CPS worker and your mindset is set to defend that. Neither should you expect those of us who have been trained by the system to proceed with caution and tell others to do likewise. What do you honestly expect?
Remember, I am close friends or still in contact with all those different "workers" on CPS cases, including the very Judge I had on my case for over a decade. The system is broken. We all know it. The biggest problem is the secrecy of family court. The family court needs to be opened to the public and parents ought to be given a right to a trial with jurors. That would solve a good portion of the need for CPS reform alone. Do you agree this should happen OR should the family court continue to be concealed?