➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: It takes a village-How parents with mental health conditions can be successful
The Columbia Chronicle – May 08, 2017
Stories of abuse and neglect perpetuate the stereotype that parents with mental health conditions are unfit, leading to tragic, unfair and unnecessary consequences. “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” a report released in September 2012 by the National Council on Disability, found 70 to 80 percent removal rates with parents with a psychiatric disability. Parents with psychiatric disabilities were almost three times as likely to have child welfare involvement or child custody loss and 27 states have laws restricting the parenting rights of people with psychiatric disabilities, according to the report.
Report: Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children: http://www.ncd.gov/publications/2012/Sep272012