Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Anlee Kuo, JD, MD, a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist co-authored a chapter on forensic child and adolescent psychiatry in the Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2004. The chapter includes the following sections and topics:

  • The Changing Status of Children’s Rights
  • Overview of the Legal System
  • The Forensic Evaluation
  • Ethical Issues in the Clinician’s Practice
  • Legal Issues in the Clinician’s Practice, including Confidentiality, Privilege, and Duty; Informed Consent & Competence; Civil Commitment; Professional Liability; Child Custody and Divorce; Child Abuse and Neglect;
  • The Child as Witness
  • Youth Violence
  • Dependency, Delinquency, and the Juvenile Court
  • School-Related Legal Issues
  • References

To download a copy of Dr. Kuo’s chapter, click here:

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