Examines how implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) may affect families in which a parent has a mental illness. View PDF »
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
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. View PDF »
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. View PDF »
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
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. View PDF »
Powell, R., Callow, E., Kirshbaum, M., Preston, P., & Coffey, L. (2012). Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children.