Despite there being no scientific evidence for it, “parental alienation” has been misused in our family courts to the extent that victims of domestic abuse are afraid to disclose abuse for fear of being accused of alienation.
CJE colleague in the U.K., Baroness Arminka Helic, is doing a phenomenal job fighting efforts in her country to add “parental alienation” to the sweeping Domestic Abuse legislation there. She cites CJE research and others in this important OpEd that warns about the horrific impacts of PA/PAS as a weapon by child abusers in U.S. family courts. CJE is honored to consult with her on this. Read more here.