Mutcherson, Kimberly M. WHOSE BODY IS IT ANYWAY? AN UPDATED MODEL OF HEALTHCARE DECISION-MAKING RIGHTS FOR ADOLESCENTS, 14 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 251 (2005).
Brooklyn Law School held what looks like an amazing symposium on reforming child protection law. The TOC of the law review issue that came out of it is below. You can access the full issue for free here.
Symposium: Reforming Child Protection Law: A Public Health Approach
Introduction by Introduction by Marsha Garrison, J.D. and Cynthia Godsoe, J.D.
Taking the Risks Out of Child Protection Risk Analysis
Marsha Garrison, J.D.
Neuroscience and the Child Welfare System
Clare Huntington, J.D.
Public Health Approaches to Child and Parent Screening: Implications for Child Protection
Sheila Smith, Ph.D.
Just Intervention: Differential Response in Child Protection
Cynthia Godsoe, J.D.
Assessing Public Health Strategies for Advancing Child Protection: Human Trafficking as a Case Study
Jonathan Todres, J.D.
Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Study the Relationship Between Sources and Types of Funding and Mental Health Outcomes for Children Served by the Child Welfare System in Ohio
Susan Vivian Mangold, J.D, Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., Gregory Kapcar, Crystal Ward Allen, Kim Kaukeinen, And Hua He, Ph.D.
Remarks Delivered April 13, 2012 to the Brooklyn Law School Symposium on Reforming Child Protection Law: A Public Health Approach
Hon. Edwina Richardson-Mendelson, J.D., Ph.D.
I’ve been behind on posting the news, but what a news week it has been:
News #1. Judge Antonio Marin allows a three-person adoption: two moms and a dad. DO NOT read the comments unless you want your eyes to roll out of your head.
News #2. Judge Michael Hanzman writes a very long order giving AHCA and DCF hell over admission of severely ill kids into residential treatment. I have my own wordy thoughts on this topic, which will wait for another day. For now: great job, Judge Hanzman.
What I’m reading…
- Handbook of Nonverbal Assessments.
- Teaching to Transgress
- Journal of GLBT Family Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1-2 (2011)
- A Hologram for the King
Have a great weekend, everyone!
This Article analyzes how the U.S. prison and foster care systems work together to punish black mothers in the service of preserving race, gender, and class inequality in a neoliberal age. The intersection of these systems is only one example of many forms of overpolicing that overlap and converge in the lives of poor women of color. I examine the statistical overlap between the prison and foster care populations, the simultaneous explosion of both systems in recent decades, the injuries that each system inflicts on black communities, and the way in which their intersection in the lives of black mothers helps to naturalize
social inequality. I hope to elucidate how state mechanisms of surveillance and punishment function jointly to penalize the most marginalized women in our society while blaming them for their own disadvantaged positions.
I’m about a year behind on law reviews, but here are some recent articles of interest. I’ll get to my backlog later.
Robin Rosenberg and Sarah Campbell are proposing the use of next friends to assert a child’s request for an attorney in dependency proceedings. The next friend would then have standing to appeal a denial of the order to appoint counsel. Has anyone tried this?
I was prepared to eye-roll, but this ACYF memo is the most comprehensive government document on psych meds I have seen yet.
Until all drugs are properly studied in the populations for which they are being used, the lack of specific evidence-based recommendations reinforces the need for close supervision and monitoring for patients receiving psychotropic medication for off-label uses.
If you have not seen the Juvenile-In-Justice blog yet, you should. Stark pictures of a system that is not living up to anyone’s expectations.
The resulting photo-survey, Juvenile-In-Justice, documents 350 facilities in over 30 states. It’s more than a peek into unseen worlds — it is a call to action and care.
“I grew up in a world where you solve problems, you don’t destroy a population,” says Ross. “To me it is an affront when I see the way some of these kids are dealt with.”