Tag: mandatory-reporters

Bystander Reports Parents to Police After Seeing Boy’s “Tangled” Hair and “Small” Pants

Last fall, Mary Cobb and her husband spent the afternoon at the lake with their five-year-old son who struggles with autism and is often prone to meltdowns, self-injurious behavior, and violent outbursts. On that day, however, he had dressed himself (in one-size-too-small pants), let his dad help him put his coat on, and had enjoyed […]

Can a Broken Arm Break a Family?

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

Doctor Reports Mom to CPS for Feeding Goat Milk to Her Baby

Doctor Reports Mom to CPS for Feeding Goat Milk to Her Baby

When her newborn son Carson did not take to breastfeeding, Alorah Gellerson began feeding him a vitamin-fortified goat milk baby formula. When her doctor found out, the doctor reported Mrs. Gellerson to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. CPS then got involved. She came in and threatened to take him away and put […]

Kevin Swanson interviews Don Hart on Generations Radio

Heritage Defense Founder and President Don Hart was recently interviewed by pastor, homeschooling dad, and popular conference speaker Kevin Swanson on his radio show, Generations. Here is Mr. Swanson’s title and introduction for the show: When Social Services Knocks on Your Door: The Real and Present Risk of Losing Your Children   Anonymous tips. Mandatory […]

Informants: Some Doctors Practice Double Standard when Reporting Child Abuse

By law, medical doctors are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect in nearly every state. Consequently, doctors are among the most common informants for social services agencies. However, recently there has been some concern that some doctors may report parents for minor concerns, but overlook serious acts of child abuse among their own colleagues.

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