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Local judge removes 5-year-old from grandparents to live with mom and known child abuser - Michigan

"Placement, even to a biological home can be traumatic if not done in a way that works for the child,” says Day, who believes what appears to be the judge’s harsh decision may have come from a lack of understanding what trauma can do to a child.

“I think part of that is because we have a judicial system that is not trauma informed or hasn’t been trained in understanding the ramifications of these decisions on a child’s development,” she says.

So why did Judge Hubbard ignore expert testimony recommending that, at the very least, Lia be given time to get used to her new home before moving her there permanently? And why did she also ignore the fact that her mom’s new husband is a known child abuser? Judge Hubbard isn’t talking...."


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