Friday, April 10, 2009

Case Update -- Termination of Parental Rights Vacated Because Counsel Appointed for Parent Only Two Weeks Before Trial

The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision in In Re Hudson/Morgan Minors on April 8, 2009.

(MIF 4-10-2009)

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Science and the Drug Exposed Infant

As part of a program at New York University School of Law recently on Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and Law Have to Say, Dr. Deborah A. Frank, Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine presented a lecture on Prenatal Drug Exposure: What Does the Science Tell Us?   She explores the social meaning of certain drugs and exposes some of the myths laden in the term "crack-addicted babies".  The entire lecture is about 15 minutes and would be especially useful in child welfare classes and clinics.  The video can be viewed at http://www.vimeo.com/3916613 (last visited April 6, 2009 bgf)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stimulus Funds Available To Prevent Foster Care Placements Due To Inadequate Housing

The National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW) has published an issue brief identifying more than $2 billion in stimulus funding available for emergency housing to prevent placement of children in foster care.  Trade journal Youth Today summarizes the issue brief here.

(MIF 04-05-2009)

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