It has long been determined that long term emotional abuse can lead to brain damage in young children. Our children, who are in the custody of child protective services are emotionally abused on a daily basis. No where is this more evident than in practice of cps denying of visits between children and their parents. Since the onset of the Covid crisis of over two years ago, child protective services agencies across this nation have used the risk of Covid "exposure" to deny hundreds of thousands of children in their care regular visits with their parents. Presenting "Zoom" video conference visits as a suitable alternative, cps agencies regularly cancelled contact visits and replaced them with conference video visits sometimes with children only months old fully knowing that these children would not understand the concept of such visits, would not be able to engage with their parents and would foster a sense of abandonment in children at the expense of the children's relationship with their parents. For nearly a full year no visits of any kind were allowed at all between parents and their children even though these children were in direct contact with cps social workers, foster parents and their relations, health care workers and a multitude of other individuals and yet these children's parents were always excluded from direct contact with their children. This was intentionally done to foster a divide between the children and the affection that they have for their birth families. It was criminal behavior on the part of child protective services and violated the Constitutional Rights of both the children and their parents. It is fair to state that absolutely no effort on the part of cps to make up for these lost visits and the lost time parents were to have with their children has ever been made anywhere in the entire country. The emotional trauma caused by child protective services constant denial of children's visits with their parents injures both the parents and the children. In young children there are three areas of the brain which are directly affected by this trauma intentionally caused by child protective services. They are the Hippocampus which shrinks due to emotional trauma. This area of the brain stores trauma from both the past and the present and severely affects basic emotional health. The second area affected by cps emotional trauma is the Amygdala this area grows from severe emotional trauma. This growth causes hyper vigilance in children often creating traumatic "fight or flight" responses in children when faced with highly stressful situations. The third area of the brain directly affected by the severe emotional trauma caused by child protective services in our children by the denial of regular contact visits between children and their parents is the Prefrontal Cortex. Damage to this portion of the brain leads to decreased attention spans in children, the inability to make logical decisions and also develops a severe sense of indecisiveness in children. In spite of all of this evidence child protective services still routinely cancels visits between children and their parents citing "covid concerns" when in actuality no risk of exposure is present. Cps routinely saves millions of dollars in each county where they exist by the denial of these visits and the violation of the rights of children and their parents.
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