Category: Foster Care System

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…

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…

June 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

We’re not fans of CPS. We’ve spent years battling the agency in court, helping families torn apart by their anti-family policies, and protecting parents falsely accused by CPS workers of abuse and neglect. But much as we can say we don’t like or appreciate them, this one father from Florida took his anger at the…

December 21, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Think about what makes Christmas special for you. Is it trimming the tree with your kids? Opening gifts from loved ones, and having the pleasure of giving them things you selected with care for them? What about spending the day, relaxing with family and friends?  There are many things that make Christmas magical, but for…

March 27, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The issue of gun rights is a highly contested one right now. In the wake of the tragic Florida high school shooting, there has been a great deal of debate and controversy surrounding the issue of weapons ownership in the US. Here in Michigan, legislators have been under a lot of pressure to address…

March 9, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us as we wrap up this subject. If you’ve been with us from the very beginning, you’ll know that we’ve already covered a lot of ground, from the early orphanages and orphan trains, all the way to the early juvenile court and the social security act. Moving on,…

March 7, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us as we continue the interesting (and admittedly very sad) subject of foster care in the U.S. and Michigan. So far we’ve looked at the challenges faced by early orphanages, the orphan trains out of New York city, and the very start of foster care in Michigan. In…

March 2, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this discussion on the history of foster care in the U.S. and Michigan. As we explained in the previous article, the earliest foster system developed for dealing with the thousands of homeless and abandoned children in the US was the formation of massive, institutionalized orphanages, and…

January 12, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Michigan’s prosecutors are a mixed batch. Many of them are very hard working attorneys who do time-consuming and difficult work for a small paycheck. Some of them are truly dedicated to finding justice while making space for mercy and kindness in a somewhat unforgiving system. Like all people in all professions, you get the…