As an integral part of the usual case, you will be offered(!) "parent training". This is presented as part of the contingent "hostage release" and either implied as being "possibly helpful" or expressly stated as a "requirement" (See Kidnapping) for getting yourself and child(ren) out of the system.
You probably will be REQUIRED to attend "sessions" with bogus Mental Health "counselors" and/or "parenting classes". They will make you want to NEVER hear the word "ISSUES" again. About all you get here is self-righteous sermons from people who know nothing but the current New-Age parenting drivel because these people are just goofy old secular humanist "hippie retreads" who probably vote the Democratic Socialist ticket. In other words, morons.
We have codified a NEW Disorder for these people- Old Dysfunctional Hippie Disorder (ODHD)
Nobody you deal with in this organization can be trusted.
The "counselors" are reporting back to the CPS their opinion of you and your "progress". If you reveal a tidbit the CPS can use, they will use it. (You didn't assume you had professional client confidentiality, did you?) There is no point in arguing with these people. It will only look bad for you. You are expected to "see the light" and convert to their stomach-turning life view. The quicker and more sincerely, the better.
(It is kind of fun to politely DEBATE with these drones, because they are incapable of sound LOGIC. But hey, give them a break- they are trying very hard to keep you from realizing how vapid they truly are. (An INTELLIGENT person would get a REAL JOB instead of this sick SOAP OPERA).
If you are Christian, you can expect to have everything you believe attacked and belittled as ARCHAIC (old and useless in a modern "enlightened" society). Especially DO NOT MISQUOTE the Bible with "spare the rod and spoil the child". Don't bother discussing your beliefs and save yourself from having to attend more sessions. YOU DO NOT have any "Freedom of Religion" with these people. They are going to cram their counterfeit parenting ideology down your throat. That's the AGENDA.
If you have read George Orwell's 1984, these sessions will be dé·jà vu.
After the cursory lesson on "Time Outs" and "Chair Sitting", you will "brainstorm" (NOTE- They want YOU to think of them, because THEY DON'T HAVE ANY) ideas to deal with the family situations you can suggest.
Most of the scenarios are dream world impossible.
DON'T WORRY! The most STUPID "responses" are the ones they like best! (If you kids can't stop fighting over the TV, we'll just have to get another TV!)
Be (or at least PRETEND to be) engaged, committed, and enthusiastic about applying your "new found" parenting skills! That's what they're looking for, and THE WAY OUT.
VERY, VERY SURE YOU GET THE
It's Time to STOP PARENT ABUSE!