We were recently published by the
ACFLS Family Law Specialist, for our work on a research article:
Clash in Public Policy: Rights of Privacy in Psychotherapeutic/Patient
and Physician/Patient Privileges vs. Best Interests of Children.
In the article, we discuss the struggle when trying to balance the protection
of a child and protecting the privacy rights of a parent or guardian.
When regarding cases involving a parent’s mental illness substance
abuse, or physical ailments, the courts will want to side with what is
in the best interest of the child. But disclosing this information can
be a violation of that individual’s rights to privacy and creates
You can read the
entire article here.