Parental Alienation & the Three Wise Monkeys

I was inspired to write this article following my own reading of Dr Childress' latest blog entitled The Door of Empathy. In this article of his, Childress explores the behaviour that an alienated child expresses when required simply to survive. In further understanding this, the targeted parent is more able to understand the importance of … Continue reading Parental Alienation & the Three Wise Monkeys

A Simple Ethical Question!

[The following is an anonymised experience contributed by an alienated parent. This yet again highlights the flawed system that is the Family Justice System.]  Approximately a week ago I emailed the Senior Service Manager of my regional Cafcass Office. I asked him three or four questions by email. By far the simplest question I asked … Continue reading A Simple Ethical Question!

Parental Alienation; is change on the horizon?

Regarding the raising of awareness of parental alienation I believe change is on the horizon. I am not naive enough to believe it will happen overnight. However, very much like the general public's past lack of understanding of mental health, parental alienation is now starting on that same journey. Last week parental alienation was reported … Continue reading Parental Alienation; is change on the horizon?

Is ‘Parental Alienation’ the New ‘Mental Health?’

What I mean by the above title is that twenty or so years ago mental health was simply not discussed in the public domain the way it is now. Be it via television reports, shows, documentaries or social media, mental health is now discussed and reported on across numerous mediums in a much more positive … Continue reading Is ‘Parental Alienation’ the New ‘Mental Health?’

Cafcass, Why Do You Not Care?

The following is an anonymous contribution from an alienated parent that approached us, wishing to share his experience of parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I recently found out that I am not just John, a primary school teacher from Northern England. What it was that I recently found … Continue reading Cafcass, Why Do You Not Care?

I was in Family Court the Other Day…

The following is an anonymous contribution from one of the alienated parents that we support. In the interests of professionalism and confidentiality we have changed the individuals' names. So I was in family court the other day for the umpteenth time. My name is John, I am an alienated parent. I am a father to … Continue reading I was in Family Court the Other Day…

Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass

Dear Mr Douglas, Thank you very much for your prompt response to our recent letter acknowledging that you will now take on board our points as part of the reform process. However, unfortunately you haven't addressed any of our concerns. While we again appreciate your reiteration that "we recognise parental alienation," you haven't explained why: There … Continue reading Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass