In re Kelsey M.

Connecticut Appellate Court

April 20, 2010


In this appeal of an Order of Temporary Custody decision, the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s determination that the children were in imminent risk of harm as a result of their mother’s history of untreated mental health problems, her recent threats to hurt herself and others while in the presence of her children, and her and her spouse’s denial of the gravity of these developments. The court rejected the mother’s contention that the trial court inappropriately evaluated the evidence within the “predictive neglect” framework, and the court held that the trial record contained ample evidence of the clear and imminent threat to the children’s safety and well being.

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