The attny who has always been appointed as difficult child's defense attny when I didn't hire one privately is not available for this next trial so another one was appoointed. Of course, difficult child has a different GAL now, too. I haven't spoken with the GAL yet but I just got off the phone with the new defense attny. She said Residential Treatment Center (RTC) should have been advocated for last year and it sounded like the problem had been that the previous GAL had thought I was the entire problem. (Ya thunk?) She told me the new GAL should do his own independent investigation and suggested I call him tomorrow. (That will mean another family assessment from DSS.) I'm thinking now that it must have been difficult child's defense attny last year, too, thinking I was the problem. She says she's going to advocate for Residential Treatment Center (RTC) now unless difficult child is adamant that he doesn't want to go. (Being his def attny instead of his GAL, she can't push for something he's adamantly against.) I don't think he will want to but we'll see. I told her that I have NO funding lined up or available for it at this point. She says another commitment to Department of Juvenile Justice will do difficult child NO goodd and I agreed. She says he needs mental health treatment and I said I don't know what to do about that- Department of Juvenile Justice looked at it like it was either bipolar or nothing at all and they removed the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis and sent him out with no recommendation for MH treatment. I informed her of my friction with some peopl over there in the past and the issue about my mental health evaluation that will show a mood disorder in me but not major psychiatric illness that should result in me being an incompetent or unfit parent. I also told her that I am looking to relocate and get difficult child out of this area of "friends" and this damaged house now that the school year is coming to an end, if he's allowed to come home. We'll see how things go next week but so far, it's looking like difficult child's problem in the past and my problem of getting him help was the fact that the def attny and GAL had bought what my bro said all along. So much for their theory of me being paranoid- it's not paranoia if there's reason to think you already labeled.