My step son is out of control. He is 11 now and over the years that i have known and what i understand of him before i was in the picture he has become considerably worse. I have been on a sole cruisade for the last five years to get people to look with both their eyes at this little boy and to try and get people to realise that it wasn't ADHD or ADD that it is something much more serious and very concerning. He is currently in his 6th school in six years and we finally have a school that has only known him for six weeks but can see through him as though they have known him for years. Progress. His dad was always taking his side, backing him, protecting him until he was expelled from the previous school for killing a bearded dragon in front of his peers. We were afraid of what his capable of doing next. We didn't want to send him to another school in fear of what he might do. He stayed at his grandmother's for a week to give us a break, clear our head until he slaughtered three of their chickens by slicing their throats and watching them bleed to death. We begged CYMHS to help us but were told we had to send him back to school and that perhaps our parenting skills could be looked at. We are afraid for our other two children (Rosie 9 and Matthias 3 1/2), our 3 yr old doesn't sleep in his room because we don't know if the 11yr old is capable of harming him. His dad has finally seen him for what he really is. We are in constant contact with youth workers from Redcliffe, the local police have him on file because of recent events where he ran away screaming that he hated me and that he wasn't coming home because I'd hurt him. He was on a five day suspension for punching kids in the throat and attempting to take on the school principal before he was restrained by the Behaviouir Management teacher. The police were involved because i made the decision to call them because two neighbours had complained about him - throwing glass and rocks at them and into their pool, verbally abusing them. We are also working with CYFOS - who deal with children and adults that kill/hurt/torture animals and people. After Tuesday's meeting we are now looking at having placed somewhere for assessment. He is back at school today. My partner, his father is torn. He keeps questioning himself over the decision and of his parenting skills. I'm his step mother and i don't have that emotional attachment to him so i am finding it easier to be able to accept the decision. I believe it is our last hope to help him before it's too late and he is possibly lost forever to the prison system. I need help for my partner. We are argueing again over him and i think he really needs other parents going through the same thing to talk to. Please if anyone knows of a support group to physically go to on the north side of Brisbane please can you let us know - I am desperate.