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Name: In re D.B.
Case #: A135254
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 07/11/2013
Summary

Juvenile court properly terminated visits where children responded negatively to visits from parents. Parents appealed the grant of a 388 petition brought by the Department to terminate their visitation with the minor dependent children. The Department offered evidence that the boys engaged in negative behavior after the visits. A consultant testified that the boys loved their parents but experienced severe anxiety about being separated from their caretaker, and that visits were triggers of early memories that were frightening. The appellate court affirmed the order terminating visitation. Although it recognized that the visits included some positive interaction, it could not say in light of all the evidence that the juvenile court’s order terminating visits exceeded the bounds of reason.