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Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Sellers Continue Trying to Push So-called Parental Alienation Syndrome

Note: Cross posted from [wp angelfury] Battered Mothers Rights - A Human Rights Issue.

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Book Sellers Continue Trying to Push So-called Parental Alienation Syndrome

Filed under: Activism, Best interest of the child, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Custody Battle, Child Custody Issues, Child Custody Mediation, Child Custody for mothers, Child Pornography, Child Protective Services, Child Rape, Child custody for fathers, Children and Domestic Violence, Children who witness abuse, Children's rights, Custody Evaluators, Dr. Richard Gardner, Family Court Reform, Family Courts, Family Rights, Legal abuse, Non-custodial Mothers, Noncustodial Mothers, Parental Alienation Syndrome, custody evaluations,parental alienation — justice4mothers @ 10:03 am

On many father’s rights message boards, the word was put out to comment on a recent article in U.S. News & World Report, some of these messages coming from Amy Baker, who writes and sells books on the so-called “parental alienation syndrome.” The article was very slanted towards those who have books and services to sell to the courts and are anxious to get PAS recognized….even though many of the professional bodies and top psychologists have debunked it. I received this casual observation on the continued call to push this well known legal tactic into some kind of “syndrome” by father’s rights advocates (FRAs) (and this WAS sent to father’s groups):

If they believe that PAS is a legitimate syndrome, why do they require the sheer number of letters from unqualified sources (FRA’s) in order to get PAS included in the DSM? AS far as I am concerned, this type of action only dilutes any credibility they might have had in the first place.

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: XXXXXXX

To: XXXXXXX list; XXXXXX list

Sent: Mon, 16 November, 2009 XX:XX:XX XX
Subject: Parental Alienation in the DSM
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: Michael Jeffries <XXXXX@XXXXX>
Sent: Sat, November 14, 2009 4:59:55 AM
Subject: Parental Alienation in the DSM

Hello everyone:

As many of you know, a large number of authors recently submitted a proposal to have parental alienation included in the DSM. The authors of the proposal are asking us to write letters to select members of the review committee in support of the proposal.

We recently posted their names and addresses on our A Family’s Heartbreak blog. We also posted the names of all the contributing authors in case any of you would like to reach out to them and thank them for their work.

Here is a link to the information: http://xxx.xxxxxx.xxxxxx.com/blog/.

Please keep your letters short, concise and professional.

Thanks,

mike jeffries
Author, A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation

See also: Family Court Judge’s Association Warns Claims of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” and “Parental Alienation” Are Often Used By Abusers and Have No Grounding in Reality and Parental Alienation Syndrome Debunked by the National District Attorney’s Association – Part One

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Note: Cross posted from [wp angelfury] Battered Mothers Rights - A Human Rights Issue.

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