Research and Resources – Parental Mental Health and Child Custody

Research and Resources – Parental Mental Health and Child Custody 2017-11-11T16:40:54+00:00

Parents with a Mental Illness and Implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Examines how implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) may affect families in which a parent has a mental illness.

Friesen, B. J., Nicholson, J., Kaplan, K., & Solomon, P. (2009). Parents with a mental illness and implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act.GE 102

 

Involvement in the Child Welfare System among Mothers with Serious Mental Illness

Mothers with serious mental illness were almost three times as likely as other mothers to have come to the attention of the child welfare system or to have lost custody of their children.

Park, J. M., Solomon, P., & Mandell, D. S. (2006). Involvement in the child welfare system among mothers with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 57(4), 493-497.

 

Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities: Technical Assistance for State and Local Child Welfare Agencies and Courts under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to help child welfare agencies protect the welfare of children and ensure compliance with nondiscrimination laws.

Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities: Technical Assistance for State and Local Child Welfare Agencies and Courts under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services): http://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.html (link is external) Author: Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services. Published: 10 Aug 2015

 

Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

The report provides a comprehensive review of the barriers and facilitators people with diverse disabilities—including intellectual and developmental, psychiatric, sensory, and physical disabilities—experience when exercising their fundamental right to create and maintain families, as well as persistent, systemic, and pervasive discrimination against parents with disabilities.

Powell, R., Callow, E., Kirshbaum, M., Preston, P., & Coffey, L. (2012). Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children.