I'm so sick and tired of the whole process involving finding a placement for difficult child. He's still in the CCIS unit at the psychiatric hospital but they are trying to get him into the Youth Shelter ASAP. DYFS is now involved but they are battling with the CMO about who needs to place him. Just got a call from the CMO supervisor and she was so rude to me. She feels that difficult child doesn't need an Residential Treatment Center (RTC) since he was in one for 4 years and it didn't help him. She thinks that we should just let him come home and use their in home services. been there done that! Their in home services consisted of an in home counselor who came for 2 hours every Sat and then LEFT THE COUNTRY approximately 3 weeks after we started using her. After that they set up a mentor from the Back on Track program. The guy is great and difficult child gets along wonderfully with him but he only comes once every Sunday and they go for a walk for an hour. Walking for an hour a week won't help difficult child with his problems. He needs REAL help and unfortunately the only way I see that happening is by sending him back to an Residential Treatment Center (RTC). We let him come home in May against our better judgment and it all went downhill pretty much right away! Within 3 weeks he stole his teachers wallet, had some kind of Ponzi scheme set up at school involving trading iPods, iPhones, electronics, etc. He then got expelled from school and stole over $1000 from his uncle. After that we sent him to the partial hospital program where within the first week he stole an iPhone from a staff member and was kicked out of the program. That's when he said he wanted to kill himself and ended up in the psychiatric hospital. When he was released on Monday he stole a cat from the animal shelter and then threatened to KILL me and that leads us right up to the present. Why are these people making it so difficult for me to try to HELP my son? Why are they making me feel like I'm such a horrible parent for doing this? Like I don't feel bad enough already.....URRRRGGGHHHH!