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Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases

★Acknowledgements
★ Preface
★1 General Overview of Child Protection Laws in the United States
  ◆1 The Statutory Framework
     
     
  ◇1.05 The Limited Role of Federal Judicial Oversight in Child Welfare Matters 
     
     
  ◇1.06 The Role of Counsel Representing Parents 
    (a) 肉体的自由の損失よりも大きな損失・・・子ども達のケア、監護そして交わり
(b) 貧困、少数グループ
(c) 貧困
(d) 社会が貧困家庭の子育てを助ければ、施設養育は不要
(e) 施設養育⇒親子の断絶。立証責任の転換
(f) 施設養育は良いより悪い。犯罪、ドロップアウトの確率が高い。
(g) 元気がなくなりやつれる。愛されない、孤立。劣悪な環境。
(h) 施設の判断は正しいとは限らない
(i) 代理人
     
  ◆2 Common Problems in the Operation of Child Protection Laws
  ◆3 The Impact of Congressional Legislation on Child Protection Laws
  ◆4 The Nature and Status of Parental Rights Under the Constitution
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  ◆5 The Limited Role of Federal Judicial Oversight in Child Welfare Matters
  ◆6 The Role of Counsel Representing Parents
     
★2 Changing the Narrative in Child Welfare Cases  
     
★3 First Steps in Representing a Parent Accused of Abuse or Neglect  
  ◆1 Building a Relationship with the Client 
  ◆2 Gathering Information About the Case and Client
  ◆3 The Client Interview 
◇    ◇a The First Meeting  
  ◇b Building Rapport
  ◇c Explaining the Initial Hearing
  ◇d Eliciting Information About the Case
     
◆    ◆4 Advising a Parent Who Is Under Investigation but Is Not Yet the Subject of a Court Proceeding 
     
  ◆5 Advising a Parent Who is Currently the Subject of a Court Proceeding Whether to Exercise the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination 
     
★4 Challengint the Removal of Children  
  ◆1 Introduction
  ◆2 Grounds for Emergency Removal of Children
     
     
     
  ◆3 Factors Courts Must Consider in Deciding Whether to Place Children in Foster Care or Return Them to Their Families
     
     
     
     
     
  ◆4 Strategic Considerations for Deciding Whether and When to Request a Hearing to Chalenge Removal and Seek Return of the Children 
  ◆5 The Importance of Having a Theory for the Hearing
  ◆6 Litigating the Hearing
  ◆7 Conclusion
     
★5 Special Consideration Representing Clients Involved with the Criminal Justice System  
  ◆1 Introduction 
  ◆2 The Child Protection System and Incarcerated Parents
  ◆3 Advising Parents Facing Concurrent Criminal Charges
  ◆4 Rights of Incarcerated Parents
  ◆5 Helping Incarcerated Parents Navigate Multiple Systems
  ◆6 Conclusion
     
★6 Achieving the Client's Objectives to Shorten Foster Care Stays and Reunify the Family: Advocating for Suppotive Placements, Appropriate Services, Parenting and Visiting Time, and Leveraging Opportunities for Advocacy at Conferences and Meetings Outside the Court Process  
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☆Appendix A: A Bridge Back Home: Visit Hosts New York City Administration for Children's Service Division of Family Support Services Office of Family Visiting (2007)  
     
☆Appendix B: New York City Administration for Children's Services Best Practice Guidelines for Family Visiting Arrangements for Children in Foster Care  
     
☆Appendix C: Protocol for Communication Between New York City Administration of Children's Services and Provider Agency Caseworker and Attorneys Representing Children and Parents(2012)
     
★7  Discovery and Pretrial Proceedings
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
★8 Negotiating for Services for the Family in Court; Admission to the Petition  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
★9 The Adjudicatory Hearing  
     
     
     
★10 Representing Parents at Disposition and Permanency Hearings  
     
     
★11 The Indian Child Welfare Act  
     
     
★12 Representing Parents with Disabilities  
     
     
★13 Representing Out-of-State and Non-Citizen Parents  
     
     
☆Appendix: Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children  
     
★14 Termination of Parental Rights  
  ◆1 Introduction: The Relationship between Neglect and Termination Cases
  ◆2 Whether and When to File a Termination Petition
  ◆3 The Client Interview
  ◆4 Pretrial Preparation
  ◆5 Pretrial Motions
  ◆6 Setting the Case on Terms Favorable to the Parent
  ◆7 The Termination of Parental Rights Hearing
  ◆8 The Dispositional Hearing
  ◆9 Special Issues for Termination of Parental Rights Hearing
  ◆10 Appeals
     
★15 Representing Parents on Appeal  
     
     
★16 The Impact of Abuse and Neglect Findings Beyond the Juvenile Courthouse: Understanding the Child Abuse Register System and Ways to Challenge Administrative Child Abuse Register Determinations  
     
★17 Reforming the System  
     
     
Bios of Contributing Authors  
     
Index