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Effective strategies of doing direct and cross examinations of mental health professionals in child abuse cases
There are a variety of way of enhancing and attacking the testimony of a mental health professional, including: impeachment with prior inconsistent statements, bias, interest in the outcome, signs of coercion, coached ...
Might gender-affirming support for transgender youth constitute child abuse?
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton disputes the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the position that those respective organizations have taken in ...
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.
Prosecuting and defending custody cases involving sex abuse allegations
(Divorce Marketing Group, 2022-09-20)
When child sexual abuse allegations arise during custody disputes, matters can become complicated very quickly. Rightfully, such allegations must be taken seriously and addressed immediately. Should courts and Child ...
Medical Neglect Can Be Grounds for Termination of Parental Right
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-10-19)
A child’s environment can constitute a source of physical and emotional medical neglect. Termination is warranted where clear and convincing evidence is presented that parents had no plan in place to meet their children’s ...
Questionable judgment by child residential treatment center staff can constitute child abuse
“Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.” This astute observation, attributed to Dr. Kerr L. White, has daily application when supervising children in a residential treatment setting. While ...
Evaluating the evaluator: Implicit bias in determining parental judgment
Forensic psychologists are called upon to make recommendations to courts about the fitness of parents. Their evaluations can take place in the context of adoptions, custody disputes, and cases involving termination of ...