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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Custody Relinquishment for Families of Children with Mental Health Needs

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Felicia De Haney

All Authors for this paper: Felicia De Haney; Karen Friedman

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: The study was designed to gain a better understanding of the variables relating to custody relinquishment in the state of New York. Data were collected from a mailed survey to 110 caretakers who were either required, told, or advised to relinquish custody in order to get mental health services for their children. It was concluded that the processes leading to custody relinquishment was widespread among families having a child with serious mental health problems. Several demographic, family structure, insurance coverage, and mental health factors were significantly related to actual and threats of custody relinquishment.


Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM