Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Parental Alienation Resources - from Women's Divorces

Parental Alienation Resources

I assembled the following parental alienation resources to help parents who are dealing with an ex who is isolating them from their child's life. While there are no easy answer or solutions, these resources can help you understand what is happening and give you tips on what you can do. Below, you will find books on the subject, websites dedicated to PAS, and articles of interest.

Books on Parental Alienation:

Written by Dr. Richard A. Warshak, this book offers guidance to parents whose vindictive exes use the child as a weapon and systematically destroy the once loving bond to isolate and remove the other parent from the child's life.

Written by Douglas Darnall to help parents understand the effects of your actions on your children. This book recognizes the subtle causes of alienation, as well as the characteristics of alienation, symptoms of alienators, and gives the reader exercises to help get a grasp on your own situation.

Written by Amy J.L. Baker, this book describes the long-term impact of parental alienation based on her research of adult who were victims of PAS. It offers strategies for victims and hope for dealing with the long-term effects. Highly suggested reading.

This book features clinical, legal, and research perspective from the major leaders in the field of parental alienation, such as Richard A Gardner and Janelle Burrill. It has over 450 pages that address the effects of PAS, the role of the judicial system, and issues surrounding reconciliation.

Written by Stanley S. Clawar, this book provides objective methods for establishing that a child parental alienation. Based on a ten-year study of 700 cases in the authors' counseling and evaluative work, this book equips you with the understanding and practical direction needed to protect the child and the targeted parent from the results of brainwashing.

This is the original analysis of Parental Alienation Syndrome by Dr. Richard A. Gardner, this book should be an essential reference for all professionals who work in the field of family litigation. While it's now out of print, you can usually buy a used copy at Amazon.

Written by Michael Jefferies with Dr. Joel Davies. This book takes you into the everyday life and challenges of an alienated parent. From the bewilderment and grief as the author watches his son being turned against him to his frustration with the slow-moving legal system unwilling to step in and do anything.

Written by Pamela Richardson, is the true story of her struggle with parental alienation, from her battles with the legal system to her heartbreak of being isolated from her son. Painful, but powerful reading.

Parental Alienation Websites

www.nancm.org - The National Association of Non-Custodial Moms is dedicated to providing a community of emotional support to Non-Custodial Moms through the provision of educational and supportive resources.

www.amyjlbaker.com - Dr. Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and author of "Adult children of parental alienation syndrome: Breaking the ties that bind, W.W. Norton, April 2007. She has also written "Beyond the high road: Responding to 17 parental alienation strategies without compromising your morals or harming your child."

Solutions4PAS.com was established by Reena Sommer, Ph.D. M.Sc. (Family Studies), Ph.D.(Psychology & Family Studies) and has an large amount of free parental alienation syndrome articles and resources for parents facing PAS.

http://www.warshak.com/ - Dr. Warshak is generally considered one of the world’s leading authorities on parental alienation, and this website was developed by him as a resource for parents, attorneys, evaluators, and therapists. His book, "Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond From a Vindictive Ex" is considered a classic resource for parents in conflict and the professionals who help them.

http://home.att.net/~rawars/pasrefnote.htm - Richard A. Gardner, M.D. introduced the term parental alienation syndrome and pioneered its study. This is a list of references on parental alienation syndrome, a list of legal citations, a list of professional conferences on parental alienation syndrome, and a list of lectures that Dr. Gardner had been invited to deliver on parental alienation syndrome. Parental alienation syndrome references.

The Rachel Foundation in Texas is a unique organization offering providing educational reintegration programs and supportive housing for parents and children whose familial bonds have been damaged or broken.

http://www.parentalalienation.com/index.html - Helpful articles for custodial parent and non-custodial parent, step-parents, and others who have children, are involved in custody or visitation disputes, or have difficulties with shared parenting or dealing with an ex.

http://www.paawareness.com/ - Raising Awareness of Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting with a wide array of articles and parental alienation resources.

http://www.stopparentalalienation.org/index.htm is a non-profit company that exists under the umbrella of Breakthrough Parenting Services, Inc. They have a team of renowned experts on the subject of parental alienation presenting articles and parental alienation resources to help parents who are the victims of a hostile parent.

www.theleepasfoundation.org - Founded for the awareness and education of Parental Alienation Syndrome. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the emotional and psychological well being of the children and families effected by P.A.S.

www.parentalalienation.ca is an extensive site with a lot of information, articles, and videos about PAS and what your options are if you are a victim.

Parental Alienation Articles on This Site:

Parents Conflict Affects Children What's a kid to do when parents hate each other?
Are You An Alienating Parent? - Without meaning to, you may be undermining your child's relationship with the other parent.
Parental Alienation - Recognizing the behavior of a child that is experiencing parental alienation.
Parental Alienation Syndrome - What happens when one parent deliberately damages, and in some cases destroys, the previously healthy loving relationship between the child and the child’s other parent.
Coping as an Alienated Parent - Keeping your sanity when your child refuses all attempts at contact is hard work, not to mention dealing with the insane system called Family Court. These tips can help you deal with the unreal world of parental alienation.

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