When to report child abuse if it's the bio parent being abused

Cait - posted on 02/17/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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What do I do if my 2 year old step daughter's bio mom is being abused?.. She has baseball sized bruises all over her and when I asked her about it, she said her daughter bites her or hits her and leaves these welts.. My step daughter has never gone to bite anyone our house, and a bite from an adult wouldn't even be big enough to make these kinds of bruises, let alone a toddlers. Plus, she is only 2.. How could she have the power behind a punch to physically beat up her own mother? Also, she dropped her daughter off with my sister at 10:30 at night to go fight someone, and didn't return to pick her back up until 2:30.. I'm at my wits end here. I'm 6 months pregnant with my husbands son, and my step daughter is starting to be violent towards me. I believe it's because she's seeing her mom get beat up.. I don't believe my step daughter is being physically abused. I check her regularly for marks.. But I believe that this qualifies as mental or psychological abuse. She just turned 2 in October. Any advice would be helpful, thank you.

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