Child Protective Services and the American South

Child Protective Services and the American South

Ms. R lives in a rural town in the American South. And like many poor women, especially those living outside metropolitan areas, she had tremendous difficulty accessing appropriate prenatal care.

Ms. R developed an opioid dependence after doctors prescribed her medication to manage the pain associated with an undiagnosed but relentless medical condition. Over time, her medical disorder was diagnosed. She was thrilled to be able to return to work again, and even more thrilled when she found out she was pregnant.

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