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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Permanency Planning Order – Ceasing Reunification Efforts (access required)

In re I.K. Although the respondent-father once disciplined his teenage stepson with a bull whip, there is no evidence in the record to support the trial court’s conclusion that there is a reasonable probability he would use this method of discipline on his young daughter, “Ilka.” Respondent has attended all treatment, parenting classes, and mental health assessments ordered by the court; the evidence indicates he has no problems with anger or impulse control, and he now recognizes that using a bullwhip is not an appropriate form of discipline.

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