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24 Cardozo J. Equal Rts. & Soc. Just. 315 (2017-2018)
The Impact of Parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Children and Why Legal Intervention Is Warranted

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        THE   IMPACT   OF  PARENTAL NARCISSISTIC
 PERSONALITY DISORDER ON CHILDREN AND WHY
        LEGAL   INTERVENTION IS WARRANTED

                        Samantha Jacobson



                      TABLE  OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION                 ............................................. 316
I. BACKGROUND       ....................................... 318
     A. Expanding Body of Research on NPD and Effects on
         Family Dynamics       ................................318
     B. Impact on Children of Parents with NPD ..... ..... 321
     C. Protecting Children Living Parent with Narcissistic
         Personality Disorder Should be a Priority Despite Initial
         Impressions   ........................ ....... 324
     D. Recognizing Limitations to Intervention ..... ..... 327
     E. Current Legal Treatment of Mental Illness and Parenting
         Ability.   .................................. 329
II.ANALYSIS ............     ..................... ..... 330
     A.Federal Law: Current Child Abuse and Neglect Statutes,
         Rulings, and Preventative Measures ................. 330
     B.State Law: Definitions of Abuse and Neglect; Evidentiary
         Standards     .......................... ...... 331
         i. Definitions and Resulting Challenges in Judicial
            Reasoning     ........................ ..... 331
         ii. Varying Views Regarding Intervention................. 333
         iii. Standards and Frameworks as Starting Points for
            Evaluation of Emotional Maltreatment................ 334
         iv. State Statutes, Ambiguities, and Interpretative
            Dilemmas: New York   ............... ..... 336
III. PROPOSAL: PROTECTING CHILDREN WHILE RESPECTING
      PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY     ........ ........... 339
IV.  CONCLUSION: POSSIBLE IMPACT OF PROPOSAL.....      ..... 343
      A. Custody...................          ............... 343
      B. Caution in Defining Remedies: Ensuring Balanced,
         Appropriate Outcomes..     ..................... 344


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