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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, ...
Child Protective Services Supervisors are Targets in Child Removal Lawsuits
The Child Protective Services supervisor is the senior partner in the decision to have a child remain or be removed from its home. Because of this status, the supervisor is often a named defendant in these kinds of lawsuits.
Defining danger if social workers act as police officers.
How might this apply to social workers who are increasingly being called upon to replace the police? When might social workers have the legal right to refuse to engage in work they believe to be dangerous? What other legal ...
Keeping up with neuroscience: Trauma-informed training for child welfare staff.
(American Public Human Services Association, 2020-10)
Child welfare workers need basic training regarding the neurology of trauma and the factors that will promote brain resilience. Absent this training, children may continue to be placed in inappropriate homes that are not ...
Does Removing a Child After Substantiating Child Maltreatment Sometimes Make a Bad Situation Even Worse?
To use the vernacular, is CPS sometimes taking children out of the frying pan and consciously placing them into the fire?
Law and severe mental illness in the child-removal decision-making process.
(ALM Media Properties, 2021-05-17)
When Child Protective Services becomes involved in a case in which either the parent and/or child may have psychiatric issues, how well trained and prepared are they to make informed, reasonable decisions about removal?
Born addicted: Legal Intersections of Neonatal Substance Abuse and Child Protective Services
(Somerville, N.J. : Honeyman & Rowe, 2021-09-23)
Attorneys can help ensure that health and education professionals meet the required standard of care in treating and educating children born with NAS. In this way, attorneys are both patient and client advocates.
How Much Weight Does a Social Worker's Opinion Carry in Court?
Social workers are often overworked and underpaid. Nonetheless, they must make time to practice to be prepared for court.
The role of law enforcement in child welfare checks.
(Los Angeles County Bar Association., 2020-01)
Police welfare checks of residences without a warrant generally are permissible if police officers have reasonable grounds to believe an inhabitant inside a residence is in imminent danger.
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 ...