Child Protective Services and Policy Interference with Family Relations: A Constitutional Perspective (Chapter 3 in Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Child Protective System: A Critical Analysis from Law, Ethics, and Catholic Social Teaching).
Catholic Social Thought.
Rosman, Michael E.
Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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This chapter considers how the basic American constitutional principle of due process has been held by courts to apply in family and parental rights questions generally and in child protective services (CPS) removals of children form their homes specifically. The kinds of evidence courts have held to be necessary for temporary removals are discussed, as well as Fourth Amendment implications of forced CPS medical examinations of children, mandates for medical treatment, and parental consent to monitoring of their family relations. 140 references.
Due process; Constitutional law; Removing child from home; Child protective Services; Parental rights; Child abuse; Roman Catholic Church; Human rights