Evidence in Dependency Proceedings

Admissibility of Parenting Evaluations
This issue brief aids attorneys representing parents in child welfare proceedings by: (1) describing the components and methodology of a typical parenting capacity evaluation; (2) describing the uses and limitations of a parenting capacity evaluation; (3) reviewing the evidentiary standards in Oregon for admission of scientific evidence, particularly psychological testing; and (4) offering a roadmap for challenging the admissibility of parenting capacity evaluations as evidence in child welfare proceedings.

By The Juvenile Law Resource Center, Noah Barish, 2009.

Child Abuse Pediatrics Subspecialty
This website describes the eligibility requirements and content for the relatively new subspecialty in Child Abuse Pediatrics. Parents' attorneys might use this information to challenge the qualifications of an expert witness who has not achieved certification for this subspecialty.

By the American Board of Pediatrics, 2009.