HEALING LIVES NATION WIDE & PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE
Reform & Advocating for CHANGE in Child Protective Services & Family Courts

  • 2On December 11th 2015, Patricia spoke to Michigan's Governor' private 'Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect,' after United State's Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan requested Patricia to share her experience, research and input to this Task Force.
  • 3June 2017, Patricia Mitchell became an Official Contributor to the Huffington Post, as a Child Advocate. Arianna Huffington asked Patricia to "be the Voice for Children" Publishing her first World Wide Article entitled 'USA Children used as Currency.' A weekly Article will be published in the Huff Post thru June & July 2017
  • 4In May 2017, Patricia's Children INC. received our Official IRS Exemption Status, (receiving our 'Determination letter' from the IRS!
  • 5In January 2017, Patricia's Children INC. website went live on the Internet. Our Website is still a work in progress
  • 6August 2016, 'The 2016 'CPS' Child Protective Service Comprehensive Report, by Patricia Mitchell, was requested by Professor Janelle Washburn of Denver University Graduate School to be used in her Graduate Courses in Social Work
  • 7In June 2016 Patricia Mitchell became an official Member of the world wide honorable, Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization "IRE"
  • 8On June 16th - 21st 2016, Patricia Mitchell attended the IRE 'Investigative Reporters and Editors' National Conference in New Orleans
  • 9May 6th-8th 2016. Patricia Mitchell and Maralee McLean (member of the Board & Secretary of 'Patricia's Children') were invited to give their own individual 'Workshops' at the National 'Battered Mothers Custody Conference' in Albany NY.
  • 10March 2016 Maralee Mclean was invited to speak at the 'Institute on Violence Abuse & Trauma' (IVAT) Conference in Hawaii.
  • 11March 2016 'The 'CPS' Child Protective Services Comprehensive Report' by Patricia Mitchell (and her Bard College students, in 2014) was UPDATED and secured with footnotes.
  • 12In 2014 Maralee Mclean spoke to the Board Members at the KEMPE National Center in Denver Colo. The Kempe Center & Kempe Foundation was created for The Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • 13In April 2014 Patricia attended the 'Children's Advocacy Submit in Washington DC. In additional to the high profile speakers & professionals featured at this conference; Patricia met with several US Congress men & women, including US Senator Debbie Stabenow from Michigan, who later requested Patricia to speak to the 'Governors Task Force on Child Abuse & Neglect' Committee in Michigan, as well as the 'Children & Families & Seniors Committee' at the Michigan House of Representatives. Patricia also met privately with Mark Shriver, Founder of 'Save the Children' to discuss opening up a domestic division of 'Save the Children' within the USA (to "save" American Children) .
  • 14April 2014 Patricia and her Bard College students completed their deep investigative research on the history and current status of the Child Protective Services Nation wide. Resulting in Patricia's Academic Report entitled: 'The Child Protective Services 'CPS' Comprehensive Report, UPDATED Annually.'
  • 15In 2013 'ABA (American Child Law Journal' Vol 32 No. 6 June issue 2013 published an article by Maralee Mclean entitled 'Mothers Seek Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children & Protective Parents.'
  • 16In 2012, Maralee McLean published her book 'Prosecuted but NOT Silenced.' 'Prosecuted But Not Silenced,' about her heart and gut wrenching experience with the Family Courts & CPS; losing custody of her 3 year old child to the father who sexually abused their child for over a decade. Maralee was only allowed on hour supervised visitation a week for a decade, she watched in agony her little beautiful smart vivacious girl, fade into a hollow vacant girl of despair and aggression. CNN aired a heroin hour investigation into Maralee's case, showing evidence of Maralee's earnest concerns. However, Maralee was prosecuted, and the Judge placed a gag order on her until her child was 18 years old. Available on Amazon to purchase
  • 17In August of 1997, CNN Aired an hour long investigative report on Maralee Mclean's Case, entitled 'Parental Alienation Syndrome.' Maralee was accused by the father of her child of having 'Parental Alienation Syndrome' (when a mother accuses a father wrongly of sexually abuse.) However, the investigation favored Maralees concerns showing several hospital reports, police reports, therapist's report and interviews with teachers & babysitters, ALL the same concerns. They also aired taped conversations with the toddler in her own words and her screaming in her sleep, "agony daddy stop day stop stop it hurts" etc. After the CNN investigation aired Maralee was prosecuted for going to the Press and a gag order was placed on her until her child was 18 years old, in return she got to see her child for one hour at supervised visitation for over 9 years.
  • 18In 1995 Maralee Mclean, was invited to speak in Washington DC at a luncheon for the 'Women of Washington' organization along side of John Walsh.
  • 19In 1993 Maralee Mclean was invited to speak before the 'Barbara Sinatra Children Foundation,' in Palm Springs Ca.
  • 20In 1992 at the request of New York State's House of Representative's Major Owens, Maralee Mclean testified along with ten other mothers who had similar cases where they lost custody of their children to an abusive father or relative. Her testimony was to promote judicial accountability for the perpetrators who are often the father or a relative. Currently courts turn a blind eye to all forms of abuse occurring within the home and/or within the family unit, and consider it a Family problem so the violent crimes remain in the Family Courts, instead of being turned over to the Criminal Courts, where these crimes should be heard.