Section Newsletter Articles on Child Abuse and Neglect
Anticipatory neglect—Protecting children or going too far?
, March 2010
It is well-established law that parents have a fundamental constitutional right to the care, custody and control of their children, and this right is given great deference and protection by our laws. However, in the context of child abuse and neglect, this right is subject to termination.
Family treatment court
Bench and Bar
, October 2009
At a meeting with social workers and others involved in child neglect cases to discuss the DCFS Permanency Enhancement Initiative, the topic of drug-addicted parents and the high frequency of termination of parental rights in those cases came up. The consensus of opinion was that these cases are particularly challenging and frustrating for everyone involved.
Anticipatory neglect across state lines: What can a parent appeal?
, December 2003
A recent appellate case, In Re A.H., Jr., presents an unusual fact pattern and several unusual questions. Can neglect to one sibling allow the court to find another sibling neglected-even if the second child resides in another state, with a non-neglectful parent, and the minor was not even present when the alleged neglectful behavior took place?