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Message ID: 9032
Date: 2011-11-28

Author:Claudette Lynn Grinnell-Davis

Subject:Known removal of morbidly obese child for "medical neglect"

Well, it's happened. Anyone see the Cleveland Plain Dealer? Here's the link through yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-puts-200-pound-third-grader-foster-care-191032515.html There's been some commentary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that asks the right question: when does morbid obesity constitute imminent risk of harm? We visited this topic as a listserv a few months ago when the researcher from Boston proposed this. What should be done now that such removals are apparently becoming reality? Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, MTS, MSW PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science c/o University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 616.893.6845 (cell) clynngd@umich.edu "The most dangerous of all helpers is the one who has solved his or her own problem and has forgotten what it cost." - Alan Keith-Lucas.

Well, it's happened. Anyone see the Cleveland Plain Dealer? Here's the link through yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-puts-200-pound-third-grader-foster-care-191032515.html There's been some commentary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that asks the right question: when does morbid obesity constitute imminent risk of harm? We visited this topic as a listserv a few months ago when the researcher from Boston proposed this. What should be done now that such removals are apparently becoming reality? Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, MTS, MSW PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science c/o University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 616.893.6845 (cell) clynngdumich.edu "The most dangerous of all helpers is the one who has solved his or her own problem and has forgotten what it cost." - Alan Keith-Lucas.