Dan Dailey (wandervogeldiary.wordpress.com) is one of the premier experts and advocates for parricide cases. Thanks to Dan’s tireless advocacy, he has found a compassionate (and successful) law firm that will represent children accused of killing a parent(s) in every state. Defending parricide cases is a specialty and is often poorly done – thus the high number of children incarcerated for many years for defending themselves from monster parents. This law firm cannot take these cases pro bono, but it will do so at reasonable rates. If you have need of this law firm’s services please contact Dan Dailey. He will be your intermediary and your guide through this initial process. Contact Dan at email@example.com. This is a huge coup and a victory for Dan and those children who have been caught up in the system. Thank you, Dan!!Paul Mones is the premier parricide attorney in the United States so, after carefully reading the book, I would suggest contacting Mr. Mones.A couple of other attorneys:Gary C. Mitchell Gary MitchellLaw Offices of Gary C. Mitchell PC443 Mechem Drive, PO Box 2460Ruidoso, NM 88355 US Mr.Mitchell successfully defended Cody Posey, who murdered his parents and a sister. Perhaps the actual credit should go to the judge, who, after a conviction which would have earned Posey a life sentence, sentenced Posey to a juvenile center. Half the jurors also asked for a juvenile sentence, and New Mexico’s juvenile laws are far more enlightened than in most other states. New Mexico’s progressive verdict is quite a contrast to CO, where we have two abused kids who killed their abusers and are serving LWOP. Tom Carberry:firstname.lastname@example.org 303-722-3929One of Colorado’s good guys. He’s defended a lot of juveniles and is an expert on appeals. You can see him on Frontline’s WHEN KIDS GET LIFE. Simmie Baer (Il) is a nationally renowned juvenile defender. Phone: (312) 503-0733E-mail: email@example.comCurriculum Vitae (pdf) Expert Witnesses:Kathleen Heide has been used as an expert witness in parricide cases and has written extensively on the subject. Why Kids Kill Parents: Child Abuse and Adolescent HomicideA Comparative Analysis of Media Reports of U.S. Parricide Cases with Officially Reported National Crime Data Kathleen HeideHeide, Kathleen. and Boots, Denise."A Comparative Analysis of Media Reports of U.S. Parricide Cases with Officially Reported National Crime Data" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 13, 2007 <Not Available>. 2008-12-11 http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p185593_index.htmlKempe Center on Child Abuse in Denver, CO, often had doctors testify in felonies against child abusers. Dr. Andrew Sirotnak, M.D. and Michele Kelly, Psy.D., regularly testify for the prosecution, but could be approached on behalf of abused kids too. Their number is 303 864-5300. If you are seeking insight into the dynamics of abuse, please consult firstname.lastname@example.org. Lone Heron’s story is told through Inherited Rage, which can be purchased via Amazon.com. Lone Heron’s story is unusual in several ways: girls generally do not commit parricide, she was found innocent of the deaths, and, because of the lack of prison time, she has been able to fashion a life of service and healing on behalf of others. As a teacher and expert witness on behalf of abused children, Lone Heron can provide valuable insights to attorneys, mental health experts and ordinary citizens. Because of privacy issues, she has chosen to use a pseudonym, but is willing to speak publicly in if the cause and cause are compelling. Resources: Signs of Abuse One of the most comprehensive web sites dealing with child abuse and neglect is www.vachss.comwww.nextdayfoundation.com or teensintrouble.org. From the founders of The Pendulum Foundation, the site focuses on resources for teens who are in trouble – or who have friends who are being abused, and are seeking help. Warning Signs of Abuse and How to Report It . (Deals with physical, emotional and sexual abuse). Click on links•Facts about child abuse and neglect •Physical child abuse•Emotional child abuse•Sexual abuse in children•Child neglect•What to do if a child reports abuse•Reporting child abuse and neglect•Child abuse prevention•Related linksGeneral information about child abuse and neglect (from www.helpguide.org)Child Abuse Learning Center – The nonprofit that runs the National Abuse Hotline® has a multipage site offering statistics and succinct lists and descriptions of different types of child abuse and their signs and effects, as well as strategies for prevention. (Childhelp)Child Abuse and Neglect – This site, from a bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to basic information about child abuse and neglect and to many other sites and publications that provide more detailed information and help. (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Warning signs of child abuseRecognizing Child Abuse: What Parents Should Know (PDF) – Lists signs and symptoms of child abuse in children and in their parents. Covering physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect, and sexual abuse, this outline is useful for teachers, family friends, and relatives. (Prevent Child Abuse America)Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Abuse – Clearly laid out in chart form, detailed lists of child abuse and neglect symptoms in several different areas. (The National Children’s Advocacy Center) Child Abuse - Signs and symptoms – Detailed lists from a British nonprofit, plus insight on listening to children who may be abused and helplines for reporting abuse. Also available in a PDF brochure. (Kidscape)Physical child abusePhysical Child Abuse – Reviews the definition of physical abuse and signs of abuse, including shaken baby syndrome (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Shaken Baby Syndrome – Clear, comprehensive description of what SBS is, how it causes brain damage and death, its signs and symptoms, and strategies for soothing a baby before the caregiver’s frustration mounts. (KidsHealth)Sexual child abusePrevent Child Sexual Abuse: Facts About Those Who Might Commit It (PDF) – Offers warning signs of sexual abuse in children and in their adult abusers, along with tips on how to prevent and stop it. (Stop It Now!)Understanding Child Sexual Abuse – A clear, objective explanation of the effects of child sexual abuse, the chances of recovery, and strategies for prevention. (American Psychological Association)Sexual Abuse – Good brief description of what constitutes child sexual abuse, how to spot it, and what to do if your child tells you about it. (American Academy of Pediatrics)A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety – Scroll down to the subhead “What Are Signs That Your Child Might Be At Risk On-line?” for ways to recognize possible child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, on the Internet and what to do to prevent and resolve it. (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Emotional child abuseEmotional Child Abuse – Reviews the definition of emotional abuse and signs of abuse (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Emotional abuse – See the “Answers to common questions” on this British site for good advice about recognizing and responding to emotional child abuse. (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)Fact Sheet: Emotional child abuse (Prevent Child Abuse America)Child neglectChild Neglect: Definition and Scope of Neglect – Article on what constitutes child neglect, how it affects children, what causes it, and how the community can intervene. (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Neglect – Succinct lists of physical and behavioral indicators suggesting that a child is being neglected. (Coalition for Children) Effects of child abuseLong-term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect – This government-sponsored site offers details on the physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal effects of child abuse. (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Reporting and stopping child abuseToll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Talking about abuse Discusses what to do if either a child or a caregiver approaches you about abuse. (NSPCC)Reporting Child Abuse – Guidance on how to find out what your responsibilities are and where to get more information. (Darkness to Light) Preventing child abuseTalking to a child about abuse Helps parents teach children how to protect themselves against abuse, including learning about touch, and that they should never keep secrets. (Childhelp) Talking to kids about child sexual abuse Discusses concrete tips on how to protect children against abuse, including talking to family members and avoiding tricks. (Stop it Now)Prevention Tips for Parents – This page carries links to PDF articles and fact sheets that together provide a good overview of how to protect children from abuse. (Prevent Child Abuse America)How to Stop Child Abuse in a Public Place – Tips for how to respond when you see someone mistreating a child. (Child Abuse Network)You Have the Power to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect- Discusses ways to prevent abuse both by education and by strengthening community ties. (Child Welfare Information Gateway)Joanna Saisan, MSW, Ellen Jaffe-Gill, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., contributed to this article. Last modified in October 08.CHILD ABUSE HOTLINES: WHERE TO CALL TO GET HELP OR REPORT ABUSE •If you suspect a child is in immediate danger contact law enforcement as soon as possible. •To get help in the U.S., call:1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) – Childhelp National Child Abuse HotlineTo get help for child sexual abuse, call:•1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) – Stop It Now•1-800-656-HOPE Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Parricide cases cannot be tried in the same way as those involving a regular juvenile murder. If you are seeking help in a parricide case, my first suggestion would be to pick up a copy of WHEN A CHILD KILLS by attorney Paul Mones. WHEN A CHILD KILLS is a definitive source on patricide (children killing fathers), matricide (killing mothers) and parricide (killing parents). It is out of print but is well worth the hunt, beginning with Amazon.com.