The International Access and Visitation Centers conference was held in Toronto last month.
PAAO was there and spoke to most of the 200 or so practitioners. Of course all were familiar with alienation and it's results. Everyone was not only gratified to see PAAO at the event, they all also acknowledged that PA is either a form of Domestic violence or on the continuum of Domestic Violence behaviors.
DSM UPDATE - While the terms; Parental Alienation or Parental Alienation Syndrome did not make it into the DSM IV, not all is lost. Instead, what you will find is a discussion regarding the 'Child/Parent Relational Problem' where the discourse surrounds the cognitive issues of the problem that have the potential to include; "negative attributions of the other's intentions, hostility toward or scapegoating of the other, and unwarranted feelings of estrangement." According to Dr. William Bernet, one of the proponents for the PA language inclusion, "That's a pretty good description of a child's view of the alienated parent. “ At the very least, what has been acknowledged here is the conditions that must be present for alienation of one parent to occur. This is similar to what Dr. Craig Childress calls the 'parental alienation dynamic'. Same/same. All it really amounts to is the DSM IV acknowledging that these behaviors can lead a child to have cognitive problems of feeling 'unwarranted feelings of estrangement' towards what we call the 'target parent'.
Here are links to resources we hope you find helpful:
ArticlesAre you an alienating parent? by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Four Myths that Surround Parental Alienation Syndrome by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Getting along for the kids by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Keys to understanding Parental Alienation by Mike JeffriesClick to View
Learning to live with Parental Alienation by Mike JeffriesClick to view
Parental Alienation and the need for love, respect and responsibility by Reset Parentinghttp://resetparenting.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/paternal-alienation/
Parental Alienation: Hope for Healing by Vicki Louk Balint for Raising Arizona KidsClick to view
Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About It by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. WalshClick to view
Parental Alienation Syndrome – The Problem by Dr. Reena SommerClick to view (.pdf)
Parental Alienation Syndrome: The secret killer of parent/child relationships by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Parental Alienation Syndrome: What do you do when your child stops seeing you as Mom or Dad? by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Parents Who Have Successfully Fought Parental Alienation Syndrome by Jayne A. Major, Ph.DClick to view
Repairing the child-parent relationship after traumatic separation, alienation by Jeff OppermanClick to view
Symptoms of Parental Alienation Syndrome by Douglas DarnellClick to view
A book review of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation by Mark Roseman, Ph.D., Certified Family Court MediatorClick to view (pdf)
Parental Alienation Dynamics as Child Abuse & Negative Parental Influence and Spousal Conflict by Dr. Craig ChildressClick to view (pdf)
Audio and VideoDadsDivorce.com PodcastDadsDivorce.com editor Rick Ortiz interviews Mike Jeffries about the dynamics of parental alienation, the impact parental alienation had on his family and how Jeffries came to write his book, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation on the DadsDivorce.com April 19, 2009 Podcast.Listen to the interview
Dads on the Air interviewAuthor Mike Jeffries talks about parental alienation and A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation on Dads on the Air, the most successful community radio program in Australia, April 21, 2009.Listen to the interview (.mp3)
Get Your Justice Live PodcastAuthor Mike Jeffries talks about parental alienation and his book, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation on Get Your Justice Live with host Lary Holland on April 1, 2009.Click to listen
Parental Alienation Hurts/Get Your Justice LiveAuthor Mike Jeffries provides tips for non-custodial and alienated parents who will not see their children during the holiday season so they can not only survive the holidays but enjoy them. With hosts Chrissy Chrzanowski and Lary Holland on December 17, 2009.Listen to the discussion.
Split n Two
Mike Jeffries joins the Split n Two founder Tawnya Maddox to talk about parental alienation and his recently published book, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation on the Split n Two podcast on July 7, 2009.Listen to the podcast (.mp3)
The Single Parent ShowAuthor Mike Jeffries visited the “The Single Parent Show” on CFAO 94.7 FM, Alliston Ontario’s Best Variety, to talk about parental alienation and his book, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation on January 7, 2010.Click to listen
Mike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, discusses marriage, the legal system, and parental alienation with the U.K.’s Natasha Phillips on Researching Reform, a program highlighting developments in England’s legal system, on February 9, 2010.Podcast
Parents Rule!Author Mike Jeffries discusses Parental Alienation Awareness Day and the proposal to put parental alienation in the mental health profession’s DSM with Parents Rule! Host Pat Montgomery on Radio Sandy Springs and Americas Web Radio on April 15, 2010.Listen to the podcast (.mp3)
Divorce Source RadioMike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, joins Divorce Source Radio host Steve Peck for one of the most informative, enlightening discussions on parental alienation you’ll find anywhere. June 17, 2010.Listen to the podcast.
DC Rally Fest 2010 for Family RightsMike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, talked about surviving parental alienation at the 2010 Family Rights Festival in Washington D.C. on July 24, 2010.
Watch Mike’s speech, Part I and Part II.
Family MattersMike Jeffries, Author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, hosts Family Matters, an internet radio show dedicated to parental alienation. Jeffries’ guest is parental alienation consultant Dr. J. Michael Bone, and they discuss the do’s and don’ts of presenting a parental alienation case in court. November 17, 2010.Listen to the podcast.
Co-Parenting MattersMike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, talks about how alienated parents can fight for their children without sacrificing their emotional health and well-being on the internet radio show Co-Parenting Matters with hosts Deesha Philyaw and Talibah Mbonisi. January, 23, 2011.Listen to the podcast.
Information and OrganizationsA Child’s Right is an organization dedicated to a child’s fundamental right to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated by both fit and willing parents.http://www.achildsright.typepad.com
A Family’s Heartbreak Facebook Page is a social networking page designed to connect people struggling with Parental Alienation.http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=61789494087&ref=ts
Amore de Pappa is a Chilean website with the dual objectives of protecting the rights of children in the family court system and preventing the development of parental alienation.http://www.amordepapa.org/
Associacion Nacional de Afectados del Sindrome de Alienacion (ANASAP) is an Argentian website devoted to Parental Alienation.http://www.anasap.org
Association Child-Divorce is a Croatian site advocating children’s rights to parents and families.www.udruga-dijete-razvod.hr
Association Contre L’Alienation Parentale is a French website devoted to Parental Alienation.http://www.acalpa.org
Bienvenue sur le site SEPARATION is a Belgium website devoted to Parental Alienation.http://separation.be
Children Rights Council (CRC) works to assue a child frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with parents and extended family after divorce or separation.http://www.crckids.org
Coalition for Equal Parenting is a gender-neutral, non-profit organization that promotes equality for all parties of divorce and advocates on behalf of parents who have been impacted by Parental Alienation.http://www.coalitionforequalparenting.org
DadsDivorce.com carries essential information and resources for fathers at any stage of divorce.http://dadsdivorce.com
DivorceMagazine.com provides information and advice about divorce law, divorce lawyers, family law, children and divorce, and other divorce-related issues. The site also carries excerpts of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation at:http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/Parental-Alienation-Syndrome/
Divorce Recovery Suite is a user-friendly family law site providing a chat room, information on state statutes, and a collection of links regarding divorce, law, forms, rights and healing.http://www.divorcerecoverysuite.com
Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children.http://www.fnf.org.uk/
Jewish Unity for Multiple Parenting (JUMP) campaigns for improved relationships between divorced parents and their children in the Jewish community.http://www.jump-parenting.org.uk
Keeping Families Connected offers resources to identify, battle and recover from Parental Alienation.http://www.keepingfamiliesconnected.org
Komitet Przestrogi przed Oddzieleniem Rodzica is the website of the Parental Alienation Warning Committee in Poland. The committee focuses on international social events to raise awareness of parental alienation and other problems of children in single custody homes.www.kpor.pl
Lee PAS Foundation is dedicated to bringing awareness and education of Parental Alienation and parental kidnap to the public.http://www.leepasfoundation.org
MensENews.org keeps readers apprised of up-to-date news and information in order to promote the health and well being of men, boys and their families.http://www.mensenews.org
Parental Alienation Help provides support and resources to alienated parents, family members and professionals. The site also features upcoming parental alienation events, presentations and research opportunities to participants who meet the study criteria.www.parentalalienationhelp.org
Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO) Pennsylvania State Chapter is a local affiliate of the national organization. The Pennsylvania group’s goal is to provide local support to Moms and Dads dealing with parental alienation.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PAAO_Pa_State_Chapter/
Parental Alienation Shop on Cafe Press provides a cohesive group of strong and immediately recognizable images. There are wearable, as well as professional and office items for personal and group/conventional use, including “targeted parent” items.http://www.cafepress.com/Parental_Alienation_know_the_facts
PAS-Eltern e.V is a German website dedicated to Parental Alienation.http://www.pas-eltern.de
Partners in Prevention offers educational and healing resources for both male and female survivors of family violence and legal domestic abuse.http://www.enddomesticabuse.org/consulting.html
Pertubuhan Memupuk Asas Ikatan Keluarga is a Malaysian website dedicated to Parental Alienation and fostering family ties.http://www.pemalik.org
Prevent Parental Kidnap is a non-profit organization led by an adult survivor of parental abduction who believes that education is the key to stopping the abuse.http://www.preventparentalkidnap.org/
Public Lies is a layman’s blog on parental alienation and includes articles, resources and support materials others may find helpful.www.publiclies.wordpress.com
The Rachel Foundation for Family Integration provides reintegration services for parents and children whose bonds of love and affection have been damaged or destroyed by abduction and/or alienation.http://www.rachelfoundation.org
Schutzraum eSK is a German website dedicated to Parental Alienation.http://www.eskhilfe.de.vu
Sindrome da Alienacao Parental is a Brazilian website devoted to Parental Alienation.http://www.alienacaoparental.com.br/
Support GroupsAlienated Grandparents Anonymous (AGA) is a Naples, Florida-based support group that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from their grandchildren.
Bristol Grandparents Support Group is a U.K.-based group for grandparents denied contact with their grandchildren due to a family breakdown.www.bristolgrandparentssupportgroup.co.uk
Child-Centered Divorce is a support network for parents that provides a free weekly newsletter, articles, coaching, advice and valuable resources designed to promote positive co-parenting before, during and after divorce.http://www.childcentereddivorce.com
Greater Boston Parental Alienation Support Meetup is for parents who have suffered, or are suffering, some degree of parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), or Hostile Aggressive Parenting (HAP) in high conflict divorce. http://www.meetup.com/mass-pas-support/
The Joshua Rose Foundation is a faith-based support network for non-custodial parents, alienated family members and survivors of parental alienation.http://JoshuaRoseFoundation.webs.com
Mothers Apart From Their Children (MATCH) supports mothers after their children have been abducted abroad or alienated from them after high conflict divorce.http://www.matchmothers.org/index.html
Parental Alienation Awareness Austin, Texas is dedicated to providing educating and support to parents and children who are victims of parental alienation.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parental-Alienation-Awareness-in-Austin/374069599277066
Parental Alienation Support and Advocacy Group NJ is a New Jersey-based Meetup group dedicated to helping parents and loved ones affected by parental alienation.http://www.meetup.com/Parental-Alienation-Support-and-Advocacy-Group-NJ/
Parental Alienation Support New Jersey supports targeted parents in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Parental Alienation Support and Resource Group is a Rochester, New York-based support group that meets monthly in various locations around Rochester.http://www.rochesterpas.com (website pending). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents Against Parental Alienation (PAPA) is an online Yahoo support group where alienated parents share support, suggestions and advocacy opportunities.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ParentsAgainstParentalAlienation/
Parental Alienation Risks Kids (PARK) is a Canadian-based group that helps families and individuals recognize the warning signs, and learn how to reduce the risks, of alienation.
Parental Alienation Support is a Stamford, Connecticut-based online support group for parents trying to sort through the pain and confusion of parental alienation and looking for others who will share experiences, resources, hope and support.http://www.meetup.com/Parental-Alienation-Support/
PASParents is the Rachel Foundation’s free, online support group providing empathy and support for alienated parents.http://www.rachelfoundation.org
Southern California Parents of Alienated Children (PAC) is a support group of targeted parents who meet monthly in person, through Skype and by phone. Members share experiences, resources, information, support and hope. The group’s mission to to prepare members for healthy reunifications with their children.www.parentalalienationsupportgroup.com
Professional ServicesDr. Michael Bone has a website dedicated to addressing issues related to Parental Alienation.http://www.jmichaelbone.com
A Center for Human Potential is Dr. Robert Evans’ site and provides a continuum of comprehensive divorce-related services.http://www.acenterforhumanpotential.com
Covenant Counselors in central Colorado offers a wide range of domestic relations services and has experience addressing Parental Alienation issues.http://covenantcounselors.com
Dabbagh & Associates provides cross-border family mediation, case support and expert testimony. The firm also specializes in international child abduction cases.www.dabbaghandassociates.net
The Divorce Center is a website maintained by Florida divorce attorney Howard Iken. The site contains extensive resources on family law issues — including Parental Alienation.http://www.18884mydivorce.com/resources/parentalalienation.htm
Kloth Consulting is a life coach and counselor specializing in Parental Alienation Syndrome.http://www.klothconsulting.com
Leadership Career Solutions is the career coaching practice of Glenn J. Kaufman. He specializes in career and life coaching for business leaders and professionals at all levels.www.LeadershipCareerSolutions.com
Dr. Kathleen Reay, author of Toxic Divorce, A Workbook for Alienated Parents, is an experienced licensed psychotherapist, child custody evaluator, litigation-related consultant and expert on parental alienation.http://parentalalienationhelp.org/
Stop Parent Alienation is Dr. Jayne Major’s site and features numerous articles on parental alienation and a revolutionary new way of completing family law that is fast, efficient, and cost saving. This method arrives at solutions for high-conflict families where disturbed people are identified early so that children and targeted parents do not have to undergo the misery of parental alienation.http://www.stopparentalalienation.org
Dr. Richard Warshak, author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex, provides a variety of resources for alienated parents on his site.http://www.warshak.com