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Ask Julie: My Dad Is Abusive But I Don’t Want To Be In Foster Care

Q: I’m very scared of calling CPS but I don’t want to live here anymore. I cant live here anymore my dad is abusive and always has but I can’t take it anymore. I’m scared to be put in a foster care though. I don’t have any relatives left over and my mom doesn’t stop my dad.

A: Click arrow below to listen my advice about this heart-breaking situation.

Talk to a trusted adult and please share these resources with them so they can help you.
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate
The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut
Childhelp.org

My heart goes out to you. Thanks for your courage in reaching out for help.

Julie Hanks, LCSW

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.

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