February 14, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about mental health concerns among foster youth, and how being placed in the foster system can actually be more detrimental to your health because of the trauma of forced separation. According to Preserving Families, Securing Futures (SAFY), “Of the 400,000-plus children in foster care in America, it’s…

February 12, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There are countless studies showing that children placed in foster care suffer from emotional trauma as a result of being forcibly removed from their families and siblings. Even if the care they received in those environments wasn’t the best (and in some cases was actually detrimental to their wellbeing) they still struggle and suffer as…

February 6, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A strange case made headlines again last year, where a Catholic priest from Ostego decided that bubble-wrapping a teen boy and imprisoning him in a janitor’s closet was a good idea. Specifically, he wrapped the boy so tightly he couldn’t move his arms legs or head, covered his eyes and mouth with tape, and then…

January 31, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Bullying, which is another way to say child-on-child abuse, is a form of abuse, whether the perpetrator is a child or an adult. And when your child is the victim, it doesn’t matter who did it, you just want it to stop! As parents ourselves, we completely understand. It’s heartbreaking to know that your loved…

January 28, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve all heard about Larry Nassar. It would be impossible not to have. So we’re going to assume you know who he is and what he did (if you need a refresher on the details you can find them here and here.) But someone you may not have heard about is John Geddert – a…

January 24, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Sometimes as parents you make impulsive decisions in the moment that look terrible in retrospect, but didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time. You lose track of time, choose one option instead of another, or give in to a whim, and in the end, it comes back to bite you. That may…

January 22, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on how the Michigan foster system doesn’t do enough for kids aging out of the system. As we mentioned in the previous article, once kids reach 18 years of age they “age out” of foster care, which means the state is no longer responsible…

January 15, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There has always been a strong sentiment surrounding the fact that kids in foster care get a raw deal. They lose their families, get bumped around from stranger’s home to stranger’s home with very few of their own belongings, and they have little in the way of stability. It’s a rough life and many foster…

January 9, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog then you’re probably already familiar with the case of 16-year-old Hannah Warner, the mentally and physically disabled teen who died as a result of her mother’s neglect. Hannah was confined to a bed as a result of “chromosome translocation”, a disease that resulted in her needing a feeding tube, tracheotomy,…

December 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog (or the news) then you already know who “freezer mom” is – Detroit’s notorious convicted child killer who murdered two of her four children and stored their bodies in a chest freezer by her front door. Mitchell Blair’s crime was discovered when she was evicted from her apartment, and people…