Elizabeth Brico

Halo Effect//Disposition

HALO EFFECT // DISPOSITION

 

COUNT I

The mother is a heroin addict. The father uses heroin and crystal meth.

The mother is currently “trashed”

The mother has PTSD

The mother was on Methadone

The mother was “on the streets”

The mother refused to speak

The mother denied the allegations

The mother stated she used marijuana and heroin

The mother refused

 

COUNT II

The mother is a heroin addict. The father uses heroin and crystal meth.

The father has mental health issues

The father is currently going to a methadone clinic

The father has not returned home

The father uses crystal meth. The mother is a heroin addict.

The father was voluntarily involuntarily hospitalized

The father was in the mental health hospital

The father has untreated mental health issues

The father is in agreement

 

COUNT III

The mother is a heroin addict.

The mother neglected the minor children

The mother denied the allegations

The minor children are deemed unsafe

The mother refused to speak

The mother has PTSD

The mother will likely seriously harm the children

The mother denied the allegations

The mother is a heroin addict.

 

COUNT IV

The father is in agreement  // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father uses heroin and crystal meth // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father has mental health issues // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father neglected the minor children // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father has a long history of substance misuse // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father has untreated mental health issues // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father was in the mental health hospital // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father placed the children at risk // The mother is a heroin addict.

The father has a disability // The mother is a heroin addict.

 

FINDINGS OF FACT:

The mother is likely a heroin addict. The father uses heroin and crystal meth. The mother was in Miami, likely. The mother is a heroin addict. The mother stated she used marijuana and heroin, however, she does not remember the last time she used them. She is currently using Suboxone. She is not currently using drugs. The mother is currently “trashed.” The parents keep relapsing. The father thinks that a neighbor is trying to kill him. The parents act dangerously in ways that will likely seriously harm the children. The mother neglected the minor children. The acts constituting the neglect include the following: the mother neglected the minor children. The mother is a heroin addict.

 

PLACEMENT:

It is likely in the best interests of the child(ren) to remain out of the parents’ home. The mother is a heroin addict. The child(ren)’s placement is family-like. The mother is a heroin addict. The father uses heroin and likely crystal meth. The mother is a heroin addict. The father who admits to his substance abuse and mental health issues is in agreement with the victim children being in the care of his parents until he receives the help he likely needs. The mother is a heroin addict who denied the allegations. The mother is a heroin addict who is not currently using drugs. The mother is a heroin addict who refused to speak. The mother is a heroin addict who is intelligent and educated. The mother could sell ice to an Eskimo. The mother neglected the minor children and the acts constituting neglect include that the mother neglected the minor children. The mother is a heroin addict. There are no concerns about the parents’ behaviors with the children when they are sober. The drug tests have all returned negative. The mother is a heroin addict. Continuation of the child(ren) in that home is contrary to the welfare of the child(ren) because the mother has PTSD. And, the mother is a heroin addict. The mother was also in Miami. The mother refused to speak. The mother is skilled with language. The mother could sell ice to an Eskimo. The mother

 

DISPOSITION:

On April 11, 2018 a report was called to the Florida Abuse Hotline which alleged that, likely, the mother is a heroin addict, the mother left the home and went to Miami, the mother is currently “trashed,” the mother and father are both on drugs, the father uses heroin and crystal meth but the mother is a heroin addict, the parents keep relapsing, and the mother is a heroin addict who has PTSD.

The mother denied the allegations. The mother is in denial. The mother does not remember the last time she used marijuana and heroin. The mother could likely sell ice to an Eskimo. The mother was on Methadone. The baby was a little jittery. The mother used Heroin up until last year in 2014. The mother neglected the children by neglecting the children. The father has untreated mental health issues. The father receives the help he needs. The mother is a heroin addict.

The mother, a heroin addict, was in Miami. These activities likely harmed the child(ren) and/or caused the child(ren)’s physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. The children showed no signs of abuse or neglect. There are no concerns. The paternal grandmother said the mother is a heroin addict who is currently “trashed.” When asked whether the father made a mistake by marrying the heroin addict, the paternal grandmother said likely yes. The father is in agreement. The father is on the right track. The paternal grandmother presents as a credible witness. The heroin addict denied the allegations. The heroin addict does not remember. The heroin addict is skilled with language and could sell ice to an Eskimo. The heroin addict’s drug tests all returned negative. The heroin addict was likely drug seeking. The heroin addict uses inappropriate coping mechanisms. The heroin addict has PTSD. The heroin addict is likely the mother.

Upon completion of trial, having heard testimony from likely witnesses, the court finds the mother is a heroin addict. And, the mother has PTSD. And, the mother could sell ice to an Eskimo, which the father is in agreement with.

Due to the aforementioned, the children’s safety cannot be assured without judicial intervention.

The permanency goal of this case plan is Reunification with a targeted goal

Elizabeth Brico is a writer from the Pacific Northwest who enjoys interdimensional travel and the company of space aliens and other Earth-rejects. Publication credits include VICE, Talk Poverty, Politico Magazine, Undark, and Vox, among others. 

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