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Message ID: 9036
Date: 2011-11-28

Author:NCCPRaol.com

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

It's happened before. There were cases about a decade ago in New Mexico and Indiana. Earlier this year, ABC News revisited the New Mexico case: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/childhood-obesity-call-parents-lose-custody/story?id=14068280#.TtO4_bJCqU8 What I found fascinating in this most recent case is how much more help the child welfare agency apparently is willing to give to the foster mother than to the birth mother - and the fact that the mother is now even allowed to visit the child for more than two hours per week. Details, and a link to the Plain Dealer story are on our Child Welfare Blog, www.nccprblog.org Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 703-212-2006 www.nccpr.org In a message dated 11/28/2011 10:24:39 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, clynngd@umich.edu writes: 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.

It's happened before. There were cases about a decade ago in New Mexico and Indiana. Earlier this year, ABC News revisited the New Mexico case: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/childhood-obesity-call-parents-lose-custody/story?id=14068280#.TtO4_bJCqU8 What I found fascinating in this most recent case is how much more help the child welfare agency apparently is willing to give to the foster mother than to the birth mother - and the fact that the mother is now even allowed to visit the child for more than two hours per week. Details, and a link to the Plain Dealer story are on our Child Welfare Blog, www.nccprblog.org Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 703-212-2006 www.nccpr.org In a message dated 11/28/2011 10:24:39 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, clynngdumich.edu writes: 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.