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“I didn’t become this way in one night” : How Alienation is a process not a single event with intergenerational effects

The following except came from this article- it’s a perspective that isn’t talked about enough. My comments will be in bold and italicised. The conditions associated with parental alienation are such that being the child who is used as a aspawn in a dispute creates a toxic environment that the child feels forced to align […]

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind

This article is written by Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. September 18, 2018 Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. is a research psychologist and Parental Alienation Syndrome expert. This article has been edited and excerpted from Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind (W.W. Norton & Company, 2007). Dr. Baker is also the author of Surviving Parental Alienation: […]

Parental Alienation, the Courts, and Emotional Distress

What is Parental Alienation? The intentional alienation of a child’s affections with his or her parent without cause. The tactics used after methodical and calculated acts of child abuse which can result in severe consequences. The alienated child an targeted patterns can suffer irrepairable harm.  Even if the child and the targeted parent once had […]

(Audio) Imagine THIS Conversation being one of the last times you spoke to your child

It was 4 days before Christmas, 2004, when I arrived at my scheduled visit with my 8 year old son. The visitation center was getting ready to be closed until after the new year. I waited, and waited. I had driven over two hours in sleet and snow with an arm full of presents to […]

P.A.S.: What Grief Does to the Body & What it did to mine (warning: graphic picture)

What is Parental Alienation Syndrome or P.A.S. ? Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a term introduced by child psychiatrist Richard Gardner in 1985 to describe a distinctive suite of behaviors in children that includes showing extreme but unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent. Parental alienation is the intentional targeting of a parent by the other parent, but […]

Parental Alienation is Child Abuse and it Taints Relationships

When Ties to a Parent Are Cut by the Other Credit… Sylwia Kapuscinski The New York TimesBy Michael WineripSept. 23, 2007 This is a nice moment in Joe Rabiega’s life. At 31, he has a good job as a research coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is happily married and […]

Big news!! Trump signs executive order strengthening the CHILD welfare system

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump acted to strengthen America’s child welfare system by signing a historic Executive Order (EO) aimed at improving outcomes for children and families. This EO focuses on three key areas of action: improving partnerships, improving resources, and improving oversight. “President Trump’s executive order demonstrates how his administration has prioritized placing […]