Tag Archives: child abuse

Unfairly Accused of Child Abuse: Understanding the ACS and CPS Investigation

Getting a phone call from an agent of Child Protective Services (CPS) or Administration for Children’s Services is frightening. An indictment can result in the loss of your child or the implementation of a service plan that interferes with your relationship. Even unfounded cases can have traumatic effects on your record and your closeness with… Read More »

Recognizing Child Abuse

Child abuse can be difficult to detect. Authority figures such as parents, stepparents, or other adults in the household can exercise a great deal of influence over minor children. Even worse, abusive parents or adults may instill fear in their victims, making children less likely to report incidents of abuse, instead suffering in silence. Parents… Read More »

Can I Make My Child Do Something Using Physical Force?

If a child is recalcitrant and a parent is unable to reason with him or her in order to visit with another parent, go to school, or attend a doctor’s appointment, many parents throw their hands up. In many custody cases, a non-custodial parent has custody time (often after going a long time without it)… Read More »