Category Archives: Public Policy

How & why policy is developed and practiced outside the Family Courts.

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

Valentine’s Day in Romania: A success story

Through the international network PASG, Catalin Bogdan has shared a remarkable success story with Parental Alienation (PA) cases in Romania’s family courts . How did they do it? Years of sustained ground work along with some help from Wikipedia. In the case report below, it

Valentine’s Day in Romania: A success story

Through the international network PASG, Catalin Bogdan has shared a remarkable success story with Parental Alienation (PA) cases in Romania’s family courts . How did they do it? Years of sustained ground work along with some help from Wikipedia. In the case report below, it

Learning about a common enemy

Coercion by direct physical abuse or threat is a crime and a terrible experience. But psychological coercive persuasion is also seriously harmful.  Building on what we know of coercive control found in domestic abuse and in cults, momentum is gathering in the fight against harmful coercion in all

Learning about a common enemy

Coercion by direct physical abuse or threat is a crime and a terrible experience. But psychological coercive persuasion is also seriously harmful.  Building on what we know of coercive control found in domestic abuse and in cults, momentum is gathering in the fight against harmful coercion in all

Scots appeal wins with child-focused thinking

Earlier this summer, a master-class of careful child-focused thinking went into a successful appeal against a sheriff ruling in a family court hearing. A sheriff is a Scottish judge. The full report of Lord Eassie’s Inner House Court of Session

Scots appeal wins with child-focused thinking

Earlier this summer, a master-class of careful child-focused thinking went into a successful appeal against a sheriff ruling in a family court hearing. A sheriff is a Scottish judge. The full report of Lord Eassie’s Inner House Court of Session

Taking Alienation seriously … and getting taken seriously

Writing a blog is easy but mostly reaches the converted. Getting Parental Alienation into a professional journal is a golden achievement, making wider professionals take notice. But getting well-covered in the public media is perhaps the hardest publicity of all. An

Taking Alienation seriously … and getting taken seriously

Writing a blog is easy but mostly reaches the converted. Getting Parental Alienation into a professional journal is a golden achievement, making wider professionals take notice. But getting well-covered in the public media is perhaps the hardest publicity of all. An

Climbing the mountain: 3. In courts

Now on to Part 3 (of 9) of climbing the mountain of high conflict family separation of all kinds. See Introduction, and Before court. Or read the whole lot at once – with feedback added in.  Inevitably there is a British flavour to all this, but the issues are

Climbing the mountain: 3. In courts

Now on to Part 3 (of 9) of climbing the mountain of high conflict family separation of all kinds. See Introduction, and Before court. Or read the whole lot at once – with feedback added in.  Inevitably there is a British flavour to all this, but the issues are

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.