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Parental Alienation Awareness Organization founders of Parental Alienation Awareness Day -
25 APRIL 2008
International Parental Alienation Awareness Day
make 2008 the year that all children will be able to give
and receive all of the love they deserve.
are looking for representatives to ask their governors or
elected officials to proclaim or recognize April 25th as
Parental Alienation Awareness Day. We are pleased that the
governors of the states of Florida, Indiana, Connecticut,
Montana, Kentucky, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, and Nebraska, as
well as the country of Bermuda, have issued either proclamations
or recognition of April 25th as Parental Alienation Awareness
Day so far.
The process is fairly easy and straightforward, and PAAO
has the proclamation wording and petition request, along
with statistics, articles, and much information about Parental
Alienation. The requirement, however, is that a proclamation
must be requested by, and sent to, a resident of that state/province
We are calling on volunteers to request proclamations from
their governors, MP's or elected officials, so that everyone
everywhere will be made aware of the pain and damage parental
alienation behaviors do to our children and families.
If you are interested in helping us get proclamations for
April 25th, please go to http://www.paawareness.org/governorspackage.asp
for more information and direction.
Our friends from F4J Canada are planning a Teddy Bear March
to Parliament for Parental Alienation Awareness Day, April
25th. The idea is to place hundreds of bears, each holding
photos or names of alienated children, on the steps of Parliament.
make 2008 the year that all children will be able to give
and receive all of the love they deserve.
pleasure I draw your attention on the publication of the
book by judge Jürgen Rudolph from the German
town which is called Cochem.
Rudolph: Du bist mein Kind. Die „Cochemer Praxis“
– Wege zu einem menschlicheren Familienrecht, Berlin
jugde is famous in Germany as he is the founder of a judicial
practice which in a remarkable way can prevent and can repair
the alienation from children from their parents in separation
or divorce cases. This practice is founded on a full cooperation
of all judicial and social actors engaged in this problem.
It is as to me important to learn about this methodology
and to strive to implement it in your country or in your
With my kind regards
Ghislain Duchateau, Flandres - Belgique
Men's and fathers' issues
radio commentator, and blogger
"A Father's Choice"
For more information on the movie, "A Father's Choice",
see the producer's
web site This IS exciting news for fathers!
has asked for this for years! What if we had a movie about
how fathers are treated in the system of family law?
Could a realistic movie about father's rights change the
attitude of Americans toward their court system?
Last summer an independent film maker in Tennessee finished
working on "A Father's Choice". A movie about
a father, who after having a child outside a marriage,
found he had no rights to his daughter. The movie is realistically
done and shows the cruel abuse and gender bias directed
toward fathers by the family courts, schools, and the
attitude of others in general toward fathers.
Since this is a movie by an independent film maker, it
can only be speculated whether it ever will be shown in
mass to the public. Efforts are in place to make this
Take a look at the web sites listed below. If you have
been negatively affected by family court in any way, you
will thrilled that this movie may finally show people
what really happens to fathers!
- promoted by the Association Manos Unidas por
la Custodia Compartida
Madrid - 10 febbraio 2008
"Custodia Compartida SI - Denuncias Falsas NO - Sindrome
de Alienacion Parental NO"
Web Site & Programme]
from Carlos Caldito - Espana
Click on the image to view video on Utube
Comunication from Diego Cecchini - Argentina
Franco, presidente de SOS Papá de Uruguay, lanza
una convocatoria para coordinar esfuerzos entre los distintos
grupos de papás de latinoamérica.
Nosotros antes estabamos en contacto con Anupa, Apadeshi,
Gadeshi, etc y conocemos gente de Puerto Rico, Chile, Brasil.
Y en casi toda europa latina deberíamos definir una
estrategia común sobre la Tenencia Compartida/Residencia
Alterna, y una firme voluntad de reinvindicar el rol del
padre en el desarrollo armonioso de nuestros hijos.
There is only five days Please sign this petition if you have
not done so earlier.
Again we ask you to get your wife/husband granny/granda to
sign this petition and to join in the discussion. It will
only take a few minutes
need your thoughts on this and the reason it is so important
is a petition is considered by the petitions committee then
on to the government for consideration and replied to. We
actually get them to read what we want them to read and
we get a reply. So now is the chance to tell them all about
the injustices. Get your bit in on the discussion part of
the petition. We need to tell them what’s wrong and
keep telling them until they get the message
by Brian McNair calling for the Scottish Parliament to
urge the Scottish Government to review its family law policies
on the best interests of the children principle
and spending levels to ensure that value is obtained by
the present system in order that greater emphasis and funding
is attached to family mediation services and in providing
more focussed family support to children.
Family Justice System has become a societal cancer Read
The Family Justice System has become a societal cancer, a
place to be avoided at all cost. Like any cancer, if left
unchecked, it will continue to grow, gaining momentum and
eventually destroying its host victims and subsequently the
culture which supports and feeds this malignant growth. It
has removed parental rights and replaced them with parental
responsibilities. However without rights, parents are denied
their human right and duty to responsibly protect and share
the love and care of their own biological children.
We are now looking at a
35 year old cancer that has been allowed to grow unchecked
and is by far the most dangerous place for men, women and
children, to come into contact with, in the event of relationship
It has become a law unto
itself, a dictatorship within a democracy. Secret and seemingly
untouchable, it has been allowed to grow into a multi billion
dollar industry, with many poisonous tentacles which have
gradually and unnoticeably crept into many of our institutions
and bureaucracies. These in turn have each spawned their
own agencies and pseudo expert organizations and bodies,
who play host to a variety of so called professional expert
specialist advisers, who keep feeding the cancer with a
continuous supply of misinformation and dodgy statistical
data, which flows into the system, thereby guaranteeing
Each tentacle of this cancer
is pushing its own immoral agenda, while at the same time
comfortably feathering their nests with billions of dollars
of taxpayer funded handouts, bolstered by the funds plundered
from the hard earned family wealth of unsuspecting separating
All of this is made possible
because society has unsuspectingly and unquestionably accepted
the deliberately deceptive and misleading "Best Interest
of the Child" principle. It is an obscene act of deception
to suggest that the "Best Interest of a Child"
is best served by giving children rights, when in fact they
lack the autonomy and physical ability to enact those rights
and while their young developing brains are so vulnerable
to emotional, and psychological manipulation and control.
Without question the most
dangerous situation for a child to find itself in, is when
its parents are coerced into entering the Family Court system.
This ensures them being infected by this obnoxious Family
Justice cancer, which in fact will guarantee that most of
them will have their ties of kinship with many of their
much loved biological family members severed.
This cancerous industry,
which hides behind the spurious "Best Interest of the
Child" principle, in order to justify the removal of
these vulnerable children from perfectly loving and responsible
family members, is a curse on the health and wellbeing of
our society. To remove those who wish to protect and play
a part in the healthy physical and emotional development
of their biological family, is universally unacceptable
to a civil society.
To allow this dangerous cancer to flourish will eventually
destroy our society. We owe it to the children of today,
who are the parents of tomorrow, to relieve them of the
burden of being forcibly removed by this malignant societal
cancer. If we fail to do so, history will judge us harshly.
"Parental rebellion is not a crime, it is our obligation."
Peter van de Voorde
Fathers 4 Justice Canada
Fathers 4 Justice founder to enter Mayoral race
The founder of direct action group Fathers 4 Justice is
planning to enter the London Mayoral race. Matt
O'Connor, who orchestrated stunts such as the
powder-bombing of Tony Blair in the Commons, has vowed
to bring "theatre and drama" to the campaign.
plans to focus on the breakdown of families, which he
believes is behind the huge number of teenage murders
in London - 27 last year and two already this year. "One
in two black children grows up without a father. One in
four children grows up without a father. In London it's
a real issue," said Mr O'Connor, 40, a father of
need to tackle crime and we need to tackle young offending.
The role of fathers is absolutely integral to solving
Fathers 4 Justice was founded to highlight the difficulty
many estranged fathers have in gaining legal access to
their children but its publicity stunts have caused controversy.
O'Connor almost committed suicide in 2001 when he considered
jumping off Waterloo bridge after being barred from seeing
his two sons from his first marriage.
He expects to launch his campaign on 14 February and stand
for the English Democrats, who campaign for an English
parliament because they believe that England loses out
to Scotland in terms of public funding.
Pilot to ensure children see divorced parents
LUCY ADAMS, Chief Reporter January 07 2008
Scottish Government has ditched a promised pilot scheme
aimed at easing the trauma of the hundreds of children
who lose contact with one or both parents during divorce
December 2005 ministers pledged to run a pilot aimed at
ensuring, where appropriate, that both parents have access
to their children after separation and that court orders
allowing contact are enforced.
In Scotland each year an estimated 700 children fall victim
to court order breaches which mean they lose contact with
at least one parent.
As part of the Family Law Act 2006, Hugh Henry, the then
deputy justice minister, pledged to pilot family court
facilitators and commissioned research into the problem.
Scottish Government has now dropped the plans claiming
there was no suitable candidate found during the procurement
process to run the project.
Brian McNair was granted a court order to see his two
children 10 years ago.
He was meant to get overnight access and be able to take
them on holidays. But he says he has been unable to get
the court order enforced and that his ex-wife allows only
him to see them three times a year for about 10 minutes.
"I am so angry and disappointed," he said. "Dropping
this will have serious ramifications for fathers, mothers
"Children are becoming alienated from their parents
and no-one is doing anything about it. The government
is just turning its back. I have been contacted by so
many fathers and some mothers unable to get access to
their children because there is no-one to ensure compliance
with the court orders."
Pauline McNeil MSP, Labour's justice spokeswoman, has
written to Kenny MacAskill, the justice secretary, demanding
to meet him and discuss why the pledge has been dropped.
"Having fought so hard to get this commitment I am
very disappointed that there is no action being taken,"
"It is primarily about how this affects the children
of those parents who cannot get their contact orders enforced.
"I would look to this government to re-establish
a way of making the system better. I would expect them
to start by reinstating this commitment."
Dr Martin Crapper, of the support group Families Need
Fathers said: "We believe at least 700 children a
year are affected by breached contact orders but this
may just be the tip of the iceberg.
"In England they gave extra sanctions to the court
to use against those who breach such orders including
community orders. I would like to see the same thing happening
here. In Scotland a parent can only be fined or imprisoned
for breaching such an order and the courts are understandably
reluctant to use such measures because of the additional
harm to the children."
Scottish Government spokesman said: "We ran a procurement
exercise to secure a host organisation who would recruit
and manage a postholder in each of the courts. We have
reached the end of the procurement process without identifying
a suitable candidate.
"We have started to look at options as to how the
aims of the pilot could be met by other methods.
"A broad programme of research on contact issues
is under way and is suitably flexible to ensure it can
be adjusted to take account of any conclusions or data
that emerges from other projects."
Latest UK Government e-petition asking the Prime Minister
to stop Parental Alienation
Link to the petition
To date there are 120 signatures on this petition with
the signup deadline being 23 April 2008.
The petition states:
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to
stop parental alienation if an ex partner refuses the
absent parent access to the children then monetry payments
Ex partners are damaging our future generations.Children
need their fathers/mothers and grandparents after divorce
or separation.Therefore if the government were to pass
a law stating that if access is denied then the residing
parent should have their maintenance payments stopped
until access is resumed.Thus freeing up courts dealing
with access rights."
I appreciate that these petitions do have limited impact
on the Government but it is another opportunity to raise
awareness of Parental Alienation through official channels.
Please circulate to anyone who you feel may find this
Parental Kidnapping - Mona Lena
Väterradio.de WANTS YOU
to call in or email your experiences about your child
maintenance obligations in their upcoming January 2008
Nikolai Webel [dnwebel at web.de]
Bundesvorstand des Väteraufbruch für Kinder
( National Coordinator Väteraufbruch for Children
Tel/ Fax 034602-48911
may call in anonymously, you will be able to converse
or write in regards of why you refuse to pay child maintenance,
why you live below poverty level with or without steady
employment. Perhaps you are a parent who is paying child
support but is still denied contact with the child due
to the other parents superiority.
There maybe other interest groups which have not yet been
recognized but want to speak out!
indicated by Ghislain Duchateau from Belgium, the message
by RADAR is really an important one from the U.S. The
problem of desinformation on domestic violence
is not only present in the U.S. but in the whole of the
civilised world, in the U.K, in France, Italy, Germany,
the Low Countries and... in Belgium.
We are all against personal domestic violence, that is
not the question. We all admit that domestic violence
occurs in too many cases and that it causes damage to
women, to men and to children. But together with RADAR
we have to fight against the unilateral and wrong information
which is sent out in so many domestic violence programs
in the U.S. and in so many countries in Europe. RADAR
is urging in the U.S. for a VAWA reform. VAWA - and that
has been proven - has brought along already for so many
years such a lot of misery in families and a change in
that law and in the mentality of people is necessary.
Since a couple of years a similar law is voted in the
Belgian Parliament and is implemented in the Belgian jurisdiction
and it is causing that same misery in families in my country.
Every year here there are domestic violance programs in
my country and protest against the unilateral disinformation
is not accepted by the responsible organisers of those
programs and by the authorities. We don't have the same
strength and people as RADAR has in my tiny country, but
we stay aware of the fact that we have to do what we can
against such unjust treatment of men wrongly accused of
domestic violence whereas women go free for inflicting
harm to men. We know that there are a twohundred scientific
research based reports which indicate and prove that domestic
violence from women to men is almost as frequent as domestic
violence from men to women. But when you shout it out,
you aren't believed.
I want to express my admiration for what RADAR does and
realizes in the U.S. I want to express that same admiration
for what Amen and Mary T. Cleary do in Ireland [http://www.amen.ie/side.html]
but in a different way. I am grateful for all what they
RADAR ALERT: In 2007 We Set the Stage for DV Reform!
2007 domestic violence programs around the country continued
to encourage false allegations, undermine families, force
children into single-parent households, ignore the civil
rights of the falsely accused, and discriminate against
And as RADAR's Special Report "Why Have Domestic
Violence Programs Failed to Stop Partner Abuse?"
reveals, these programs have been flatly ineffective in
reducing abuse rates – and in some cases placed
victims at greater risk of violence. http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARreport...-Stop-Abuse.pdf
involved in the critical effort to protect families and
children. We will make a difference in 2008.
Men's and fathers' issues
radio commentator, and blogger
Presidency of Association ACFC American Coalition for Fathers and Children Dr Linda Nielsen
Stephen Baskerville has returned to academic pursuits,
taking a position as associate professor of government
at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.
Over the past four years as ACFC President, Stephen has
published numerous articles and scholarly reports on the
plight of parents in the family courts, as well as producing
significant commentary on domestic violence and the child
support bureaucracy. Click here to read Stephen's latest
paper on child support printed in the Independent Review.
With the publication of his recent book: 'Taken Into Custody:
The War Against Fathers, Marriage and the Family' Stephen
has once again exposed the system which profits by separating
parents and children. As a result of his teaching load,
responsibilities connected to promoting the book, desire
to continue devoting time to writing and coupled with
the end of his term in office, he is not seeking reappointment
as President of ACFC. He will remain active with the organization,
continuing to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
All of us appreciate his contributions over these past
years and look forward to his future articles and commentary.
The ACFC Board of Directors (David Roberts, Dr. Stephen
Baskerville, Michael McCormick, Dr. Stephen Walker, John
Maguire and Jim Semerad) have been working on this transition
for several months. We were guided in our search by the
principle that ours is an issue which knows no bounds.
It is neither the domain of conservatives or liberals,
poor or wealthy, and pays no attention to ethnicity or
sex. Our issues cross all demographics and our goals are
shared, and should be supported, across all sectors of
our society. Our desire was to bring forward a candidate
that was first and foremost a strong Shared Parenting
advocate. Thereafter, we were looking for someone with
excellent credentials academically and professionally.
We sought a leader who would present the case for Shared
Parenting in a manner appealing to all sectors of our
Welcome Dr. Linda Nielsen
search committee members considered and discussed the
position with several candidates and are pleased to announce
ACFC's new President for 2008, Dr. Linda Nielsen.
For the past two decades Dr. Nielsen has been a proponent
of Shared Parenting. She is a tenured faculty member at
Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Her background
as a social researcher combined with her training as an
adolescent psychologist, make hers a voice which cannot
be ignored in the expanding debate over the need for Shared
Parenting and the important necessity of a Fathers contribution
in child rearing.
In 2004 Dr. Nielsen authored the book, 'Embracing Your
Father' which encourages and provides practical advice
to young women wanting a deeper relationship with their
fathers. As a professor in Wake Forest's women studies
program she teaches a course titled "Fathers and
Daughters." Unique in the nation, this course challenges
young women to break out of stereotypical thinking about
Fathers and 'requires/encourages' them to develop a deeper
relationship with the most important man in their life,
their Dad. To learn more about this book click here.
In 2005 PBS released a documentary on this important work
and it's life changing impact on the women who have passed
through the course. We are working to secure permission
to rebroadcast this film through the ACFC website and
hope to bring it to you shortly.
Dr. Nielsen is already having a positive impact on our
issues. She has completed a straight forward, easy to
use, two-page brochure summarizing the research which
makes the case for Shared Parenting and kids crucial need
for father involvement. Look for this brochure in an upcoming
It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Linda Nielsen. Click
here for highlights of Linda's biography.
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