My son has schizophrenia. He is divorced. Suffering from delusions. CPS is involved. Mom I believe will uses this to remove custody.
The incident that happened was a parenting fail not abuse. Mom keeps framing it as abuse. Here is the really tough part…some of her actions, well she is good at minimization of her faults at his expense. There is no perfect family; Facebook not withstanding. She presents well and my son does not but both are good parents who clearly love their children.
My parents were foster parents for most of my childhood. I fully get child endangerment abuse and neglect. Were this going on in my grandchildren’s lives I would have stepped in long ago. My son is very aware of this. These children do not have behavioral issues. They are clean and well cared for by both parents. The children in fact, deal better with their dad’s illness than mom does. The parent child bond is strong.
Long story short stress has exacerbated delusions of persecution. From my vantage point however, there does appear to be some plan of using the illness to minimize his rights and a new blended family on the horizon which validates persecution feelings. This will crush him.
My experience with CPS however is over 30 years old. Back in the day prior to knee jerk reactions on social media. I know they are under tremendous pressure and backlash. But I also know real abuse is far greater than struggling with hurt feelings or poor interpersonal dynamics. The strange behavior of schizophrenia is stigmatized which does not help at all.
So I am wondering if anyone has experience with this recently?