My daughter was taken from us 6 days ago because she got stressed out one day last week after a bad day at school, and ended up hitting her face so hard it looked like she was beaten. I got it out of her over the evening that she did it to herself (and she said it "kind of" felt good, I worry about her turning into a cutter). I KNOW she did this. I took a picture that clearly defines her hand print, and some pinch marks. She's ****** at her dad all the time lately because he wants her to do her homework and clean her room. I know he's being too hard on her, and he's admitted he's been in denial, but he'd never strike her. Police claim her hand print was a pressure mark from holding her hand up, but my picture clearly shows her lily white skin on her hand with not a single mark. The police doesn't believe us in the slightest. They can't believe a child would 1. keep up a lie like that and 2. hurt herself. They don't know my daughter! I have found some diary type notes that indicate she's sorry for acting bad, running away, embarrassing me, etc. I found a note that said she didn't like her dad because he treated her like a "brat" and she didn't like it because it was "so boring". I found a bunch of artwork with smiling girls all over it. Basically it's our word against theirs. CPS is treating us like **** because we won't admit to something we didn't do. Us calling her a liar, without understanding ODD at all, makes us look horrible in their eyes. Her IEP even states she lies. This is the third time they've been called and found the other two instances unfounded (fell off a table, fell onto toys was one, the other she didn't blame us, but the teacher called to report a slight bruise). She's sensory seeking, High-Functioning Autism (HFA), ODD, a little Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I've been bugging husband to get her on medications for months now (mood stabilizer and impulse control). I have seen her hurt herself. Sometimes I hear her getting all freaked out by him, I go in her room to find him calmly standing there, but speaking firmly, and she's totally spazing. All of our friends say things like "I can't believe they believed her" or "she has issues", or they've seen first hand her hurting me and me just placing her in her room to tantrum it out, I'll get her when she's done. I had a serious injury last Dec and was in the hospital for a week, out of work for over a month. Then I was also co-chair for her school auction (unfortunately I volunteered in Sept) and between the two I haven't been able to spend as much time with her. She's begging for attention. She's told people that she can't stop hurting us and that she forgets times when she's all raged up. We're also in the middle of moving, and she's expressed to my brother that she didn't want to help with the move. Not sure what my signature says, but she's 9 right now. I have given my lawyer a copy of her notes, her art, her IEP a year ago (I need her evaluation in May that indicated her Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is worse than before), and a copy of a bunch of internet articles to educate them about self injury, ODD and Autism. And even though her communication skills are lacking, she's smart and is mad. I'm seriously freaking out. Going to doctor tomorrow to at least get some help for me and my nerves so I can work and not cry all the time.