Dr_Keenbean wrote: »
While it doesn't seem that any rich were eaten. It definitely feels like a soup course with broth made from rich stock - bouillonaire if you will - was had.
ceres wrote: »
Some people are just really hardcore with their denial, so the thought of outsiders looking in makes them incredibly uncomfortable for a ton of reasons, whether or not a problem is found.
Tastyfish wrote: »
Or if we're being super charitable, he's a survivor who's now just seem the whole system completely turned up on it's head and has lapsed into defensive mode. This never happened to him, but if something came close that was then kind of hushed up, he's seeing a gamble on a near miss failing being the stuff that brings the Bad thing.
Less denial but more - this way gets you through. Opposition gets you hit and fallout is random.
Not saying you did the wrong thing (opposite even), but if he went through what you suspect - he's acting the way you'd expect. There's no malice, he's just reacting how a child in that circumstance tries to protect another child.
Don't make a fuss, cover for each other, keep quiet and survive - which obviously worked for him, if that's the case. But if you're not sure of rescue, or if rescue is even seen as a worse scenario (government takes you and splits you up), then I'd not imagine that you'd react rationally to encountering the same situation as an adult. Especially if you're just encountering it sporadically.
Brody wrote: »
I don't if this is good advice, but maybe giving Sunshine the suggestion to point out to Strum that school would have had to report it if they suspected anything? I don't know if giving them another "other" to rage about would help or hurt in this situation.
Enigmedic wrote: »
In my state the reporter is allowed to find out the results of the investigation, but usually not specifics. And like someone said earlier, removal is usually fairly immediate, or because someone didnt follow a course of action. And i would probably tell the investigator about trying to prevent disclosures. Standard practice for my state is to always talk to people alone so they arent influenced by others, but that might not be universal.
Cambiata wrote: »
One thing I really wish I could find out is that, assuming they give Shitlord an action plan, I'd really like to know what the action plan is (so I can report on it not being followed, since I doubt it will be). But I guess I'll have to see what I can get out of family for that.
Cambiata wrote: »
So word on the family grapevine is that my mom said that she thinks I'm the one who called CPS. I haven't called my mom at all since before I called CPS, and I don't plan to call her anytime soon (she never calls me, so we only talk when I call). If my brother does try to retaliate in some way, I do have recordings set up on my phone and outdoor cameras around my house. I haven't actually informed my supervisor, because I just recently switched supervisors and I wasn't comfortable telling the new one anything. My hope is that Shitlord isn't really bright enough to figure out how to call my business.
Ringo wrote: »
Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.