Warning... this video runs for about 27 minutes. It will probably really infuriate you. As a social worker, it infuriates me. I don't know what the educational backgrounds are of these women in the video. For all I know, they have degrees in the liberal arts. I don't know if they are actual social workers or if they have licenses... Indeed, I don't know why they are talking to this father the way they are.
I almost took a job working for CPS in Washington, DC. I didn't take the job because Bill didn't want me working there and I knew it would be really stressful work. I like to think I would not behave like these women do. Indeed, I hate reading the comments on YouTube, because so many of them focus on how fat the woman in purple is. Lots of men call her filthy names and make obscene comments about her lack of attractiveness. It kind of makes me lose faith in humanity a little... a lot of people just hate fat people for breathing.
At the same time, I imagine if I were in this man's shoes, I would be pretty furious with the system. You can read his blog post/explanation here...
I can fault this woman for being very condescending and not being a good listener. I think a lot of what she says is insulting and she totally ignores this man's right to parent his daughter. I understand that some of the issues have to with legal proceedings. Still, it was no reason to be rude to this man, who seems to want nothing more than to take care of his child.
I don't know the mother's side of the story, of course, or the child's... but this video is very unflattering and upsetting. I hope the right thing was eventually done for this child.
Still, it would also make me feel better if people weren't so hellbent on writing such hateful comments about this woman's body. She's fat. Meh... doesn't mean she can't do her job. However, I do agree that she's infuriating in the video and doesn't seem interested in listening. Some of her comments make no sense. She comes off as very overbearing and intimidating. She's not very professional.
I found evidence later that this guy eventually sued a number of folks regarding this case, including the women in this video.