Sorry for all the questions, but: Does you daughter have a diagnosis beyond ODD? What kind of doctor diagnosed her? Is she in therapy? Is she on any medications?
She does not currently have a diagnosis other than ODD.
She is in therapy and sees her therapist weekly.Today I asked the therapist what her diagnosis is and she told me ODD. I had suspected that for a while. I took my daughter for an medication. evaluation. with a pychiatrist last fall after a huge outburst where she assaulted my husband and me, and it was the psychiatric. Dr.'s opinion that my daughter's violent outburst were not frequent enough to prescribe medications.
We have called the police several times...always resulting in the same thing...I could have her arrested for assault and choose NOT to pick her up at the station and then she would go to the Youth Detention Center. I have always said that is NOT what I wanted. I felt bad,guilty etc. and I didn't want to do that. Well, I have changed. If she assaults anyone, I am calling the police, pressing charges and telling the police to take her and not to return her to me. If she runs away again, I will call the police tell them she has taken off and that I do not want her returned. The probation officer said that most likely the police would file with DSS. I am willing to take that chance. I have already been filed on by the school because of scrathes and marks my daughter got while I was trying to restrain her from going after my husband, and physically wrestling with her so she would stop throwing things around the house. That complaint of abuse was screened out because of the situation and what I described was going on.
She is up in her room now. I have not told her yet that we are going to court tomorrow. I will tell her when she wakes up for school tomorrow. I fear what her reaction will be. My husband will be here with me as he will be going to court with us. If she doesn't go to court, then there will be warrant out for her.
I'll let you know how things go ! Thanks for your replies and understanding and supportive words...