Contact Robert

I like hearing from people. The lack of community discussion among frontline child welfare advocates is one of the reasons I started a blog in the first place. The best way to contact me about a given post is to just leave a comment on it.

I also appreciate getting tips about events, gossip, or anything else. If you want to contact me directly, you can email at


  1. I do not provide legal advice via email, this blog, or in the comments. If you post a comment asking for advice or representation, I will just ignore it. You can call the Children & Youth Law Clinic or the Florida Bar Referral Service for legal assistance.
  2. I don’t approve comments that include details about specific cases or families. I also don’t respond to them (see above). You shouldn’t be posting that stuff online.
  3. I don’t approve comments that are abusive or rude. You can go post that somewhere else.

Thanks for reading!


3 responses to “Contact Robert”

  1.  Avatar

    Mr. Latham,
    Enjoy your blog and even your love of individual liberty and freedom. I am not sure if you’re practicing dependency but I have a 15 year old dependency case that will be on your radar within the year. Wanted to run the issues by you. I am the foster mother/relative caregiver/adoptive mom of half-siblings stuck in DCF hell. The story is interesting…do you have an email I can reach you at?
    Christina Wilson
    Beaufort, SC

  2. Edward Opton Avatar

    “Too Many, Too Much, Too Young” was the title of a project undertaken by Medicaid medical directors from 16 states, according to an NYT article, “Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics” (12/12/09). See:

    According to the NYT, results of the project were to be published “next year,” i.e., 2010.

    Do you know if the results were published?

    The National Center for Youth Law is has a project on this issue, the PsychDrugs Action Campaign. If you are interested, you can access an article on it in the current issue of our newsletter, “Can Antipsychotic Medications for Foster Children Be Better Regulated?,” via

    Edward Opton, J.D., Ph.D.
    National Center for Youth Law
    405 14th St.
    Oakland, CA 94612
    510-835-8098, ext. 3014

    1. Robert Avatar

      I don’t know of any medicaid reports by that title, and never heard of anything coming out. I would guess you already found the copy of the ACF report on psych meds I posted here:

      Thanks for the link and info.

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