Ariel Winter's Mother [VIDEO] Just Give Me My Daughter Back!

11/9/2012 1:40 PM PST

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter's mother wants to put this whole child abuse scandal behind her -- claiming, "I love Ariel. I want to work things out, and I want her to come home."

Ariel's mom Chrystal Workman wasn't feeling too talkative out in L.A. earlier today -- but said she wants to put an end to the mother-daughter dispute ASAP.

As we reported, Chrystal is accused of being physically and emotionally abusive toward Ariel -- and as a result, authorities have removed Ariel from the home ... temporarily placing Ariel with her older sister.

There's now a full-blown court battle for custody of 14-year-old Ariel between Ariel's mom and her older sister Shanelle.