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    • April is child abuse awareness month – so is May, June … 

      Reiter, Elisa; Pollack, Daniel (ALM, 2021-05-29)
      It is imperative that we join together as one Nation to combat child abuse in all of its forms — through neglect, mistreatment, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
    • Children, parents, CPS and second medical opinions. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-04-16)
      A faulty medical determination of child abuse or neglect can destroy the life of a child and its family. “Measure twice, cut once,” is a great rule for carpenters; it’s also an important lesson for Child Protective Services.
    • Ethical Child Custody Evaluations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-06-13)
      In a divorce, there may be a child custody dispute, but whatever objections may arise, hopefully, there should be no question concerning the evaluator’s ethics or objectivity.
    • Hindsight bias in the context of child protection services. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-02-09)
      There is a well-known psychological phenomenon known as hindsight bias, “the recognized tendency for individuals to overestimate or exaggerate…
    • 'I'm right.' 'No, I'm right.' New techniques for medicating high-conflict disputes 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-06-22)
      Bill Eddy and his co-author, Michael Lomax, in their new book, "Mediating High Conflict Disputes," remind us that a mediator must be willing to cut off reflections about who pushed whom first, and instead, focus on how to ...
    • Legal Issues Regarding Children in Rural Foster Care. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (Austin, Tex. : Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1985-, 2020-09-14)
      Almost 10 years ago, nine children who had been in the Texas foster care system filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the system failed to protect…
    • Let’s Confront Child Welfare Law Buzzwords 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-06-18)
      In the world of child welfare law, three of the best-known culprits are “best interest of the child,” “neglect,” and “Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).”
    • Revisions to the Texas Family Code that every attorney should know 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa
      There are many changes to the Texas Family Code and other laws impacting parents, grandparents, children and families beginning Sept. 1, 2021.
    • Still thrashing: Is the Thrash case a bleak commentary on incapacity? 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (Texas Lawyer, 2021-03-21)
      Seniors need not adhere to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s survival of the fittest rhetoric. Seniors have hope, there are resources in Texas that provide services to the elderly, say attorneys Elisa Reiter and Daniel Pollack.
    • Unfit to parent: A Texas perspective. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-03-18)
      When is a parent considered unfit to parent their own children? Allegations of being “unfit” must be shown by offering supporting documentation such as police reports, medical files or other authoritative documentation. ...
    • What constitutes malpractice by a child welfare attorney? 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM Media Properties, 2021-05-24)
      The legal landscape and complex challenges facing today’s child welfare attorney are daunting. Simply because children are involved, difficult legal situations demand the guidance of a highly qualified attorney.
    • Where does an “outcry witness” fit in the child abuse arena? 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-05-14)
      Social workers must have a basic knowledge of how legal proceedings work, especially if they are called to be an outcry witness.
    • Will the Real Expert Please Take the Stand? 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (ALM, 2021-06-09)
      Experts come in all shapes and sizes. Size is not determined by the number of letters after a potential witness’ name. Try your case with what you have. To preserve error, object.
    • Write the truth and show the pain of child sexual abuse. 

      Pollack, Daniel; Reiter, Elisa (The Imprint, 2021-04-22)
      As professionals who deal with maltreatment cases in a variety of forums, we write about child sexual abuse. Our audience includes attorneys, social workers, health and education professionals, and sometimes the general ...