Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    By Travis A Cushman

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    By Travis A Cushman

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-590-5
    Product Code: 5150491
    2016, 148 pages, 6 x 9, paperback

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System is designed to help protect children from child abuse and neglect. The book is also a guide to understanding the child welfare system overall.

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    By Travis A Cushman

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System

    By Travis A Cushman

    Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System is designed to help protect children from child abuse and neglect. The book is also a guide to understanding the child welfare system overall.

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    Children deserve our love, support and most of all our protection. Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the System is roadmap for anyone that wants to help keep children safe.

    This guide suggests practice standards to help judges, parents’ attorneys, children’s attorneys, CFS workers, GALs and family members ask the questions that need to be asked in every case. The author of the book, Travis Cushman indicates that if the strategies outlined in the book are followed, it should reduce the chance of costly formal litigation.

    This book includes informative checklists such as:

    • Receiving an Initial Report of possible Abuse or Neglect
    • Danger Assessments – To Remove or Not to Remove
    • Family Functioning Assessment
    • TIA vs. TLC – Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Drafting an Affidavit in Support of a Court Petition
    • Show Cause Hearing
    • Mediation

    Topics covered in the book include:

    • What is the “System”
    • The Need for a Balanced and Neutral System
    • Biases – Inherent, Personal and Avoidable Ones
    • Children in the Courtroom
    • Show Cause Hearing
    • Mediation
    • Extension of Temporary Legal Custody
    • Hearing to Dismiss/Reunify
    • Guardianship Hearing
    • Termination of Parental Rights and Appeal
    • Roles of Parties Before and During Hearings

    Product Details

    Sponsor Groups

    Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Travis A Cushman

    ISBN

    9781634255905

    Page Count

    148

    Product Code

    5150491

    Sponsor Groups

    Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Travis A Cushman

    ISBN

    9781634255912

    Page Count

    148

    Product Code

    5150491EBK

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