Recently, it has been suggested by a close family member (who has worked with at-risk children) to contact Children and Youth Services to help with more crises that are occurring once again with my difficult child. The suggestion was to tell CYS that husband and I no longer feel safe in our home. I have posted a number of times on the different boards about our difficulties. We can't get anything going with home-based services (suggested by psychiatrist) until the case manager comes back from vacation next week; also, the police have told us that, basically, at this point, they cannot do anything -- to look for help through a social agency. Since Christmas break started, there have been a number of eruptions with difficult child, including threats, throwing things, destroying property, and intimidating physical behavior; all but one of these "eruptions" occurred at home (including an outburst today); the other occurred at a family member's home on New Year's Eve with family members, husband, and I witnessing difficult child's extreme behavior. I feel my choices are to: Call the police and be told, once again, they cannnot do anything. Take him to the hospital: I don't think this is the route -- might not be able to justify a 302. Send him to live elsewhere: Don't think anyone we know would be willing or that that could be the answer(difficult child has threatened to commit suicide a number of times and has been hospitalized regarding such attempt one time this past October). Call Children and Youth Services: I would like to know more about this before we contact them. I don't know what the implications would be or if he could be in a "safe and structured environment" where he could be watched constantly. Any ideas as to what might occur with CYS would be much appreciated.