Sample Letter To Social Services


If your children have been removed from your care and it has been several months since then, and you are experiencing delays on the part of the social worker(s) in providing you with services and or having the children returned to you even though you are diligently completing your case plan, I suggest you write a letter to the worker with a cc: to the supervisor AND the Director or Assistant Director.  Here is a good example if CPS has recently changed workers and causing a delay in what they are supposed to do. You can copy this letter and change it to fit your situation.  I have witnessed the effectiveness of these types of letters.  Always be sure to send a copy to your attorney as well as file it with the Court, especially using it as an attachment to a Declaration in the event you file a Contempt of Court against CPS.

Dear Suzy Social Worker:

I understand the Department’s goal is to protect my children while providing me and my family with the tools and services we need to overcome our difficulties. [Name of husband, wife, partner] and I have been dedicated to strengthening our family by engaging in all of the services that the Department is providing us. We are working diligently in completing the case plan because we firmly believe that it is in the best interests of our children and family.  We are dedicated to complying with whatever the Department deems necessary for the safe and timely return of our child(ren) to our home. As we can sympathize with the Department’s caseloads, this is no excuse for failing to diligently perform your duties and responsibilities. The Standards of Practice as well as the State’s Policy Manual clearly regulates the Department regarding the children’s permanency. {name of husband, wife, partner] and I are meeting our responsibilities without delay and we expect nothing less from the Department.  This letter is to notify you that the Department is failing our family with excessive delays in their service functions which is not meeting regulatory policies in regards to providing our children with permanency.

Over a month ago, I was told that we would be provided with overnight visits. I had spoken with our previous worker, [name], four times prior to the change in workers however, I was repeatedly told that our case was being transferred to you and that as soon as you reviewed the file that the Department would be providing the court ordered overnight visits.  I spoke with you a week after you received the file and you told me that you had not reviewed it yet.  I called again three times last week and was unable to speak with you personally so I left several messages.  To date, I have not received a return call. I find this unacceptable and unprofessional not to mention not in the best interests of our children, who ask me everyday I speak with them while in foster care, when they can stay the night.  Our children cry and exhibit signs of severe emotional distress.  This can be verified by the foster family.

This letter serves as an official request and demand that the Department adhere to the Court’s Order and provide my children the benefit of familial association before the emotional damages become worse, immediately. If the Department fails to respond to this request and demand within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we shall have no other remedy than to proceed with a Contempt filing.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

cc:  [List of names of other recipients, i.e., worker’s supervisor, the Director and/or Assistant Director of DPSS (or ACS/ACFS/DCFS, etc.), your attorney, other parent’s attorney, minor’s counsel

 

HERE IS A LINK TO CALIFORNIA CPS POLICIES

YOU CAN GOOGLE “CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES POLICIES ___ (NAME OF YOUR STATE)

http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/res/pdf/SDM_Manual.pdf

 

Social Workers Socializing


A woman I know with a current open CPS case recently sent a complaint letter to her social imagesworker’s supervisor. She also sent copies to: the Director of DPSS, Deputy Director, her attorney, the state DPSS, the FFA, her child’s counselor, the Attorney General and the FBI. She didn’t send one to the worker. The first call she got was from the Deputy Director. The second was from the worker who left a voicemail TELLING HER THAT SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO GO SEE ______ (A DOCTOR) AND GET ON MEDICATION AS IT WAS REQUIRED!  My friend has had two psychological evaluations and has been seeing two separate counselors for many months now. None of these professionals feel my friend has any mental illness or condition let alone need medication. The social worker who told my friend that she “had no choice” to go get on medication is Sonia Correa. I put her name out there because she is absolutely wretched! Not just due to this incident but because she is a sociopath liar and perpetrating malicious and intentional emotional distress upon my friend and her daughter. Maybe Sonia Correa is not even human, she speaks in monotone and forgets how to use a telephone for months on end.

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This prompted me to look into the possibility that there are mentally hazardous conditions in the field of social work that turns people’s brains into a psychosis-malfunctioning blob. I found some socializing sites that all parents with CPS cases should check out,  just to know how these people think and get some insight into why social workers are such jerks and act like they hate you. I am not saying that we should sympathize with these people or have any respect for the ones that are sociopaths. Just remember, my strategy is that being able to think “like” the enemy will eventually beat your enemy. Please feel free to comment on our site rather than the social worker’s site if you have any anti-social worker comments. If you have any suggestions or know of other sites that give insight to the mind of a social worker, please email me at: cpshatersclub@gmail.com.

  [Correa is not in the picture above, I got it from Google Images. If you are one of these people and you object to your picture being posted herein, contact me at the email below and I will gladly remove it)                                        

                                                    LINK TO SOCIAL WORKER SOCIAL SITE:

                                                                     http://socialjerk.wordpress.com/

UPDATE: MORE SOCIAL WORKER BLOGS:

http://socialworkburnout.blogspot.ca/                                  http://interestsofchildren.wordpress.com/

http://blog.socialworker.com/2010/02/online-child-welfare-training.html

http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/Professional_Development_%26_Advancement/Compassion_Fatigue_in_Child_Welfare/

http://photos.denverpost.com/2012/11/12/photo-failed-to-death-an-investigation-into-colorados-child-welfare-system/

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