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Family Court Or Not? Raising Child Abuse Allegations Against A Parent.
(State Bar of Wisconsin, 2020-03-09)
In cases involving child abuse allegations against a parent, lawyers must decide whether to bring an action in children's court or family court. There are procedural and substantive advantages and disadvantages to filing ...
Terminating Parental Rights When a Child Has Special Needs
Few areas of family law are as bristling with risk and the potential for appeal as a petition to terminate parental rights. When the child involved has special needs, the child may be particularly imperiled if proper ...
Odysseus were a child welfare department director.
(American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 2021-03)
Homer’s Odyssey describes Odysseus’s ten-year return journey back to his home on the island of Ithaca. Looking forward over the next ten years, professional child welfare directors face a similar daunting task. The ...
Seeking a protective or restraining order where children are involved.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2021-03-01)
A protective order cannot guarantee the abuse will stop and the victim and children will be safe. Nonetheless, it is a critical step to take because it helps to legally document the abusive experience.
How attorneys can help clients who disclose past abuse: Day one.
This is a client who needs special handling. And you need special training in expertly talking with the client as well as how to collect and document information evidence from a sexual assault victim.
When to file an emergency appeal in Family Court.
Where a child has disclosed abuse, the child needs immediate protection and the court is place to go, because unlike Child Protective Services, the court has the power to stop contact between a child and a parent. To succeed ...
Hindsight bias in the context of child protection services.
There is a well-known psychological phenomenon known as hindsight bias, “the recognized tendency for individuals to overestimate or exaggerate…
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.
Why do mandated reporters of child abuse hesitate reporting?
(ALM Media Properties, 2021-05-11)
Perhaps one of the major reasons mandated reporters hesitate to report is because they are not confident that CPS workers have adequate assessment and intervention skills. They reflect on countless news headlines indicating ...
Where does an “outcry witness” fit in the child abuse arena?
Social workers must have a basic knowledge of how legal proceedings work, especially if they are called to be an outcry witness.