Preserving the Right to Parent: Custody Issues for Survivors with Disabilities

Survivors of domestic violence face barriers within the family court and child welfare systems. When a parent is a survivor with a disability, the odds of losing custody of their child(ren) increase exponentially. As of 2012, 35 states still listed disability as grounds for termination of parental rights even without evidence of abuse or neglect. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the unique difficulties survivors with disabilities may face in child custody and welfare cases – and provide suggestions for improvements to the system to ensure that survivors with disabilities are not separated from their children because of their disability.

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Published on:
April 16, 2019
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Communities of Focus:
Dating and Domestic Violence
Intended Audience:
Disability/Deaf Services Provider, Victim Services Provider