Faculty Notes

Prof. Andrew Schepard Quoted in Columbia Chronicle Story on Parents With Mental Health Conditions

Andrew Schepard, Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law

It Takes a Village — How Parents With Mental Health Conditions Can Be Successful
By Arabella Breck
The Columbia Chronicle
May 8, 2017


“You don’t want parents facing the challenges of mental illness to be deprived of their children,” Schepard said. “What you need is a system of social supports for them. We spend the money on the legal system making the choices rather than spending more of the money in supporting them and providing them with treatment.”

Read the full article on the Columbia Chronicle website.