I've been having problems with my son who is 15 now, but ever since he was 5. In the last 2 and a half years it has really escalated that he has spent alot of time off and on in detention. Offences were for truancy and destruction of property at home. I (mom) was the one to press charges suggested by the police in order to get more help from state services to help get him an education. Finally diagnosed with mood disorder -bipolar - also genius IQ - psychiatric recommended Residential Treatment Center (RTC) and medications. CPS was against Residential Treatment Center (RTC). They want to do Family Preservation first, where they come to the house 4 days a week to see how things are going. They say wait too long to get into Residential Treatment Center (RTC) - he'd be in detention while he waits for placement, so I said ok for FP. Son's been on Depakote for 5 days now. FP supposed to start today (my son knows nothing about this) anyways - they never showed up. I feel betrayed now and that it was only a show for the courts that they cared and sorry I said ok to this. I'm not sure Residential Treatment Center (RTC) is the right answer, but psychiatric feel history of what my son and I have gone thru together for so long (being trying to manage his behavior) limits us on his rehab because son blames me for EVERYTHING. At times I see medications kickin in and at other times no. He also has a body image problem which limits him and thinks hes having laser surgery on Friday to remove every little tiny spot on his face, neck and arms. He doesn't know yet I'm calling the Dr. to tell him no but when he finds out - guess what will happen. You guys know. His probation officer, GAL, my attorney and the judge will not be happy to find out CPS did not show up as promissed, as they were leary also but CPS begged us to give them a chance to "save" my son, as they put it. Anyways I'm just telling you this because no one except one and a half people know about my problem with my son. That is a co-worker and a very part time boyfriend (helps relieve stress - my son knows nothing about him). My family has no idea. They don't know how he is. He never goes to family gatherings. Can't get him too. Courts were all boohoo that he was in detention over Christmas - I told them don't cry too much - all he does on Christmas day for last 2 years is sit at home and wait for the gifts to come to him. I know what your thinking. No he did'nt get the gifts.Thanks for listening.