Child Welfare Expert Witnesses

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Child welfare expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including family law, social work, psychology, education, and healthcare. Some of the most common child welfare expert witness specialties also include child abuse and neglect, foster care systems, adoption processes, child development, and mental health issues in children. They can opine on the effects of parental rights termination, child protective services investigations, the impact of trauma on children's development, educational needs of children in the welfare system, and the adequacy of foster care placements.

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Foster Care Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Foster Care Expert Witness | New York

This child welfare industry executive has over 25 years of social services experience, including 15 years in leadership roles at foster care agencies. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her M.S.W from Smith School for Social Work; she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She began her career as a Social Worker and Supervisor and then joined Green...

Foster Care  Adoption Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile


Foster Care Adoption Expert Witness | Georgia

This expert has a BA in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on the needs of foster children in rural schools and is the author of several books on foster care books. He is the director of the Foster Care Institute, and acts as a consultant to foster care agencies...

Social Work Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Social Work Expert Witness | New York

This well-credentialed, experienced expert earned her B.A. from Ohio University, her Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York. The expert has worked extensively in the public sector, with government roles including the Director of the Office of Adolescent Services for the New...

Forensic Social Work Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Forensic Social Work Expert Witness | New York

This highly qualified expert earned her BA in Forensic Psychology and her MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. She went on to receive her MSW from Hunter College and her MPhil and PhD in Social Welfare from the City University of New York. She is a certified field instructor and rape crisis counselor and a licensed clinical social worker. She has over 15 years of clinical and research...

Child Welfare Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Child Welfare Expert Witness | New York

This expert has over 20 years of experience in social work. He earned his BA in economics from Hamilton College and his MSW from Columbia University. He also completed several certificate programs, including a graduate certificate in social work administration and an executive certificate through the Institute of Not-For-Profit Management at Columbia University. This expert has completed numerous...

Child Welfare Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a child welfare expert witness in legal proceedings?

A child welfare expert witness provides specialized knowledge on matters related to child protection, foster care, adoption, and family services. They can offer insights into standards of care, policy interpretation, and case management.

What types of cases might require a child welfare expert witness?

Cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, custody disputes, adoption complications, or systemic failures in child protective services often benefit from a child welfare expert's testimony.

How can a child welfare expert witness assist in cases involving foster care?

These experts can evaluate the appropriateness of placements, adherence to regulations, and the quality of care provided. They can also assess the impact of foster care on a child's wellbeing.

Are there subspecialties within the field of child welfare that an expert witness may focus on?

Yes, some experts specialize in areas like domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues affecting children, special needs education, and juvenile justice.

How does a child welfare expert witness contribute to cases involving adoption?

They can provide insight into adoption processes and regulations, assess the suitability of adoptive parents, and evaluate potential impacts on the child's psychological and emotional health.

How does Expert Institute select its Child Welfare expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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