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What happens to a child when the mother is admitted into a psychiatric hospital?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Relatives/Foster car
The children of a hospitalized parent (single, psychiatric or otherwise) would likely be cared for first by relatives.
Children's services office of the state would likely be involved to monitor that situation & arrange temporary foster care if it should become necessary.Social workers on staff of most residential facilities/hospitals do this stuff routinely.

In brief: Relatives/Foster car
The children of a hospitalized parent (single, psychiatric or otherwise) would likely be cared for first by relatives.
Children's services office of the state would likely be involved to monitor that situation & arrange temporary foster care if it should become necessary.Social workers on staff of most residential facilities/hospitals do this stuff routinely.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Psych Hospital
If the mother is admitted in a psychiatric hospital for danger to self or others, it will be determined by the treatment team is she is a danger to herself or baby or is she able to care for self or the baby the treatment team will determine clinically and legally whats the safest for mother and child.

In brief: Psych Hospital
If the mother is admitted in a psychiatric hospital for danger to self or others, it will be determined by the treatment team is she is a danger to herself or baby or is she able to care for self or the baby the treatment team will determine clinically and legally whats the safest for mother and child.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need supervision
Often a relative will step in and provide emergency supervision.
Sometime it is necessary for child protective services to provide temporary custodial arrangements or respite care. Occasionally the child can be admitted simultaneously to a child psychiatric unit of the hospital.

In brief: Need supervision
Often a relative will step in and provide emergency supervision.
Sometime it is necessary for child protective services to provide temporary custodial arrangements or respite care. Occasionally the child can be admitted simultaneously to a child psychiatric unit of the hospital.
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
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