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Suing child protective services when a child starves to death
If at some point a lawsuit is brought against the department of human services/CPS in connection with that death, compassionate, yet experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys, familiar with the inner workings of CPS, ...
Reports of Child Abuse Seem To Be Falling: How Can We Know What's Really Happening?
(Harrisburg, PA : White Hat Communications, c1994-, 2020-09-06)
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many have been wondering what impact this crisis will have on children and families. More specifically, many experts in and around the field of child welfare wonder if child maltreatment ...
Unique challenges of universal mandated reporting of rural child abuse.
(Washington, DC: National Rural Health Association (NRHA), 2020-10-01)
Being a mandated reporter is often the first point of contact a layperson or even a professional may have with the child protection system. In the United States, 18 states require any person who suspects child abuse or ...
Unfit to parent: American and Jewish legal perspectives.
(Touro College Fuchsberg Law Center, 2020-06)
When do parents become unfit to parent their children? Broadly speaking, parental unfitness may be determined by considering such factors as a parent’s conduct and capacity to provide for their child’s needs. Parents who ...
The Legal Contours of Child Endangerment.
(American Public Human Services Association-APHSA, 2018-08)
Parents need to be on their best behavior during the pendency of a child termination suit
For child welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate measure to use against parents—termination of their parental rights (TPR). Used when there are serious concerns about abuse or neglect, the procedures ...
Could hiding income to avoid paying child support constitute child neglect?
Whether or not hiding income results in formal child neglect charges, parents need to support their children by providing them with financial support, or face the consequences.
Intent is key in the legal definition of ‘abandonment’
Establishing clear and convincing evidence that a parent has been neglectful—leaving the children in potentially dangerous circumstances—could be a ground for termination regardless of whether or not physical abuse occurred. ...
Children, parents, CPS and second medical opinions.
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.
April is child abuse awareness month – so is May, June …
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.