What happens when someone reports you for child abuse?
Maybe it was your teenager getting out of line, and an unfortunate shoving match ensued. Maybe it was you leaving the kids home alone when your ex thought it was too dangerous. Or maybe it was a parent possibly using drugs and another relative calls to make a report. All of these scenarios may prompt the state Department of Child Services to get involved, which may throw you or someone you know into a whole lotta trouble.
In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, family law attorney Billie Tarascio talks with former Arizona DCS case worker and Modern Law staffer Vanessa Adams. As someone who visited homes and tried to put families back together again, she gives her important perspective of the process, and what you should know about what happens when someone reports a presumptive child abuse.
If you are not familiar with the process of investigating child abuse through a state agency, this episode is a must listen for anyone who has kids, or who has ever considered reporting child abuse.