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Second Time Foster Child How One Family Adopted a Fight Against the State for Their Son's Mental Healthcare While Preserving Their Family

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ISBN-10: 1614481601

ISBN-13: 9781614481607

Edition: N/A

Authors: Toni Hoy

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In a juvenile courtroom, the judge reprimanded the caseworkers, the attorneys, and CASA for responding to a no-fault dependency case as an abuse case, “There is nobody bad here!”There were no criminals. There was no crime.Then why were we sitting in the accused chairs?As an infant, Daniel entered the foster care system as a result of severe neglect, which manifested in violence and aggression later in his childhood.Desperate to get their adoptive son, Daniel, into a residential treatment center and keep their other children safe, the state of Illinois left Jim and Toni Hoy with two options. If they brought their son home from the psychiatric hospital for the 11th time in 2 years, the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Foreword
An Autobiographical Perspective
Two Boys and the Importance of Permanency
Diagnosing Trauma and Mental Illness in Chip
Diagnosing Trauma and Mental Illness in Daniel
The Psychiatric Revolving Door
The Relinquishment: The Devils Dea
Juvenile Court: The Child Abuse Lens
Fighting Back
Lack of Synergy
The Juvenile Court Response
The CASA Debacle
Emotional Damage to the Child
Emotional Damage to the Family Unit
Secondary Stress: Thrice Traumatized
The Adoptive and Safe Families Act
Solutions
Changing Systematic Response
Immoral, Unethical, Acceptable
Journey to Advocacy
Conclusion
Afterword
References
Glossary
About the Author