Medical Child Abuse Panic

A Child Abuse Pediatrician’s Ethical Obligation to “first do no harm”

Rookie child abuse pediatrician deemed expert above all others CARES Northwest Pediatrician Heather McKeag was the State’s primary witness to her own diagnosis of Medical Child Abuse (MCA) in the Oregon dependency case against Trisha DeLaurent. In a May 2nd jurisdictional decision, Judge Susan Svetkey repeatedly praised Dr. McKeag’s work on the case in spite of glaring inconsistencies and circular…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Judge Svetkey’s Ruling: Unpacking the Bias Against Defendant & Expert Witnesses

Three highly respected experts in their medical fields testified for the defense in the DeLaurent dependency case. In her written Findings of Fact, Judge Susan Svetkey failed to cite a single element of the actual opinions provided by the three witnesses whose statements emphatically disputed the State’s claims. From a combined two full days of their expert testimony, Judge Svetkey…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Jurisdictional Chicanery – Oregon Judge Rules Non-Judiciously against Washington Family

Portland, OR ~ On May 2nd, after a 3-week deliberation in the case of Oregon DHS v. Trisha DeLaurent, the long-anticipated jurisdictional decision that began 18 months ago was finally handed down by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Susan Svetkey. In a 7-page diatribe in which her bias opinion was neither supported by law nor the record, Judge Svetkey continued…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Open Letter to the Multnomah County Commissioners Re Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Dear Multnomah County Commissioners, It is said that words are like weapons and can be used as a tool for either good or evil. Whether elected or appointed, we entrust those placed in positions of authority within government, via our consent to be governed, to carefully deliberate when dispensing judgment upon us. We do not expect, nor should we ever…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic, Multnomah County DA's Office

Closing Arguments – Oregon DHS v. Trisha DeLaurent

Portland, OR ~ On April 10, the two sides presented closing arguments in the case of Oregon DHS v. Trisha DeLaurent before Multnomah County Juvenile Court Judge Susan Svetkey. The State Attorney General’s Office was represented by proxy through Multnomah County DDA Charles Mickley, and DeLaurent was represented by Lake Oswego attorney, Shawna Meyer. Over the past 18 months, the…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic, Multnomah County DA's Office

Final Arguments in DeLaurent Dependency Debacle

For 18 months, Oregon Juvenile Court has held highly-questionable “temporary emergency jurisdiction” in a dependency action against a Washington State family. On Tuesday, April 10th, Multnomah County Judge Susan Svetkey will hear closing arguments in the case. It is the State’s burden to prove that continuing jurisdiction exists, and that evidence presented proves that medical child abuse occurred. The lengthy…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic, Multnomah County DA's Office

Bombshell Buried Evidence – EXPOSED!

Dr. Craig Childress, well-known Clinical Psychologist and expert in Factitious Disorder (formerly known as Munchausen Syndrome; recently repackaged as Medical Child Abuse) was the first witness scheduled to testify before the dependency court in response to the State’s allegations against Trisha DeLaurent. The doctor had written a 24-page report from medical records and case materials based on his professional knowledge,…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic, Multnomah County DA's Office

State Has Jurisdiction Problem Alleging Medical Child Abuse

Portland, OR ~ After 11 days of witness testimony over the span of 5 weeks, the defense for Trisha DeLaurent rested its case on Friday. DeLaurent has been engulfed in a custody battle with Oregon DHS for the past 17 months. The State has built its case upon ambiguous allegations that DeLaurent intentionally abused her oldest son. Oregon DHS was…

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Washington Foster Care Crisis

Urgent Safety Threats: ICPC Placement

As investigative journalists, Voices Network staff has had the opportunity to vet the qualifications of, meet, interview, and listen to testimony of many of the individuals who support Trisha DeLaurent  against allegations that she medically abused her oldest son who was diagnosed with, and treated for, complex medical conditions since early childhood. The qualifications and background of witnesses for the…

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Washington Foster Care Crisis

Three Men and a Vulnerable Child: DSHS Error in Judgment

On March 1, 2018, headlines in the Vancouver, WA Columbian newspaper read, “DSHS pays 3.1 million after placing Vancouver girl with known rapist”. The article told of CPS placement of an infant with her biological father, even though he had a known history to indicate this situation would present a direct and serious threat of harm. The child remained in…

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