Parental alienation syndrome

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  • Essay about Parental Alienation Syndrome

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    Parental Alienation Syndrome is defined as a syndrome where one parent (usually the custodial parent) alienates the child or children from the other parent. A child psychiatrist organized this syndrome by the name of Richard Gardner. The fact that Parental Alienation Syndrome is used in custody litigations makes it a very controversial issue. The syndrome tends to target one parent and favor the other, sometimes leaving the child in compromising situations. Also, Gardner's 'syndrome' lacks scientific

  • Persuasive Essay On Child Divorce

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    to as parental alienation. Justice Parker, a judge in London’s Family Division of the High Court of Justice, didn’t mince words when expressing her feelings about it. “I regard parental manipulation of children . . .  as exceptionally harmful,” she said in a case she handled in 2014, quoted Custody Minefield, a family law website. How damaging it could be for a child? Parker added: “It distorts the relationship of the child not only with the parent but with the outside world.” Parental alienation

  • Parental Alienation Analysis

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    and Maria Verrocchio. “Parental Bonding and Parental Alienation as Correlates of Psychological Maltreatment in Adults in Intact and Non-intact Families.” Journal of Child & Family Studies 24.10 (2015): 11. Academic OneFile. Web. 20 Oct. 2016 A study was conducted on a group of Italian citizens from both intact and non-intact homes to determine if parental alienation existed in the homes, and if the negative effects of the psychological maltreatment outweighed the good parental practices that were exhibited

  • The Theory of Alienation Proven Wrong : People are more Alienated in their Community.

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    There term alienation is a phenomenon when people feeling isolated. This could be due to the environment they live in or as a result of other factors. Most people believe that there is a tendency to become alienated when they live their communities but in most cases it is the other way around, people can still be alienated even more than an outsider in their own communities. According to Karl Marx’s Manuscripts of 1844, alienation is defined as: the separation of things that naturally belong together

  • Frankenstein: Abandonment Essay

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    Analysis Paper Abandonment indicates a parent’s choice to have no part in his or her offspring’s life. This includes failure to support the child financially and emotionally, as well as failure to develop a relationship with his or her child. Sadly, parental abandonment leaves a child with doubt and uncertainty about the future. Throughout his or her life, this particular child could suffer from lasting questions of self-worth. In the opposite direction, the child could learn to resent his or her parents

  • Relationship Between Child Support And Child Relationship

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    Parent to Child Relationship Analyzed by Child Support and Disconnection I am writing about the topic of how child support can affect the relationship a parent feels towards their child. In a sense that it can make the parent feel as if the child is an expense. As something they have to constantly keep up with like a phone bill or water bill. I chose this topic because I feel that there is a disconnection between parents that are required to pay child support toward their child. Those parents paying

  • Syndrome-Based Defenses

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    Syndrome-Based Defenses, Title Page The Exploration of Unique Syndrome-Based Defenses Kathryn Davis Nelson Staples CRJS 256 Criminal Law March 25, 2010 Syndrome-Based Defenses 1 Abstract Many court cases involve some type of syndrome-based defense, whether it be anything from battered women’s syndrome to Vietnam syndrome to fetal alcohol syndrome to attention deficit disorder. In these cases, the accused tries to use their disease or disorder as a reason to get a not guilty charge. A syndrome-based

  • Kendra Randall Jolivet's Study

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    need to know that the divorce was not their fault. A Parental alienation is the creation of one relationship between a child and one parent, to the exclusion of the other parent typical indicator of this would be a child who does not wish to have contact with the target parent and expresses negative feelings towards that parent with no real reason why. There are four forms of parental alienation: mild, moderate, overt, and severe. Mild alienation occurs when a child feels significant discomfort

  • Parent Trap Analysis

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    In her article, “Parent Trap: Are False Abuse Charges a Common Tactic in Child Custody Battles?”, Cathy Young addresses the issue of child custody disputes in relation to the gender wars. She begins with laying out the two differing views of false abuse cases: feminism versus father’s rights activists. Young states that, “Both sides in this controversy--the feminists and the fathers' advocates--see wrongdoing, arrogance, and abuse of power by the courts and the social welfare agencies... Although

  • Recurrent Themes Of Structural Family Therapy

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    Recurrent Themes A common issue to be brought up during the sessions will be Frank’s abandonment along with his alcohol and drug use, inability to care for others, and all-around selfishness. Frank will experience blame from Fiona and the rest of the family. Fiona’s newfound guardianship of her siblings, and role confusion will be identified and obvious during the counseling sessions. Debbie’s pregnancy will also be brought into the session often, as it was what brought the family to counseling