About CHILD

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty is to end child abuse or neglect related to religion, cultural practices, or quackery through public education, research, legal action, and a limited amount of lobbying.


WE SUPPORT

  • Laws requiring medical care of children, including preventive and diagnostic measures, without exception for religious belief
  • Reporting of child abuse and neglect without religious exemption
  • Licensing of child care facilities including those run by churches
  • Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child


ACTIVITIES

  • Publishing a newsletter
  • Filing lawsuits and amicus briefs
  • Supporting laws that protect children against medical neglect
  • Providing emotional support for victims of religion-based medical neglect
  • Providing speakers
  • Collecting and disseminating information about court cases and state and federal laws


PUBLICATIONS

CHILD will send a complimentary copy of our newsletter and flyer upon request.


CONTACT INFO

We welcome your comments. We also appreciate your sharing with us information about cases of child neglect or abuse related to rigid belief systems.

CHILD, Inc. – 136 Blue Heron Place, Lexington, KY 40511 – 859-255-2200 or 405-684-3970 – admin@childrenshealthcare.org

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President and Board Members

PRESIDENT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Jetta Bernier
    Executive Director
    Massachusetts Citizens for Children
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Paul A. Offit, M.D.
    Director Vaccine Education Center
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MEDICAL CONSULTANT

  • Seth Asser, M.D., F.A.A.P.
    San Diego, California

HONORARY MEMBERS

  • Barton Adrian, M.D., F.A.A.P.
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Randell Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chief
    Div. of Child Protection & Forensic Pediatrics
    University of Florida
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Bette L. Bottoms, Ph.D.
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
    Dean of the Honors College
    Professor of Psychology
    Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Ford Cauffiel, Ohio Commodore
    CEO, American Steel Products Co.
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Lucy S. Crain, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
    San Francisco, California
  • Sarah Davis, J.D.
    Associate Director
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
    MPH and Pharmacy Affiliate Faculty
    Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • James G. Dwyer
    Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law
    William & Mary School of Law
    College of William and Mary
    Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Hon. Charles Gill
    Judge, Superior Court
    Connecticut Judicial Branch
    Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Barbara Knox, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Univ. of Wisconsin Child Protection Program
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    American Family Children’s Hospital
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Michael Morey
    Attorney (Retired)
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Stanley Plotkin, M.D., F.A.A.P.
    Professor Emeritus
    Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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