Title

Child Abuse/Child Witness

Faculty Sponsor

Amanda Zelechoski

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Psychology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 3-21-2018

Abstract

In this recent case that has been taking over the media, a young four-year-old girl was killed at the hands of her mother and her mother's boyfriend. After an emergency custody battle with the father and a number of other witnesses including the child, the father was denied rights and later the child was found unresponsive with blunt force trauma and malnutrition. In this project, we will conduct an amicus brief to show the effects of child services actions on father's rights and child witness.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

This story is significant and relevant to my field of choice in my future career as well as related to class topics that have been recently discussed.

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