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Viewpoint 38-4: Mothering with Disabilities

In 2012, child welfare authorities sought to remove a new-born baby immediately after birth from a couple who both had cerebral palsy. Authorities identified that the parents would need support in caring for their child, but instead of the state providing that support, they were willing to spend significant dollars to remove the child from […]

Authors:

Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman is Manager of Community Outreach, Family Law Project for Wes Coast LEAF which is currently the only organization in British Columbia that uses the law to further women’s equality. They expose, amend, and educate about discriminatory policies and practices to create a more equitable society.
 

Corporal Punishment and Domestic Violence: The Case for “Anti-Spanking” Legislation

Recall conversations among parents deliberating the joys and perils of raising children – does the following sound familiar? “I wouldn’t normally spank my kid, but if he crosses the road without looking, you bet I’m gonna make my point! That’ll be the last time he does that.” While spanking is reportedly becoming an a gauche […]

Authors:

Lana Wells
Lana Wells
Lana Wells is the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.
 

Alina Tanasescu Turner
Alina Tanasescu Turner is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary (2013).
 

Co-parenting: Doing your best for the kids during separation and divorce

Separation or divorce is one of the most emotionally taxing situations a person may face. On top of that, a parent is usually trying to maintain some semblance of normal life for their children. Some guidance in the midst of this can help. Family Justice Services offers Parenting After Separation seminars all across Alberta. You […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 

Bench Press 38-1: Defining Dads

This is complicated. R and H were in a same-sex interdependent relationship and decided they would like to have a child.  D, who was also in a same-sex relationship, agreed to bear a child for them, using R’s sperm. A child, S was born and was raised for her first three years by R and […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 


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