Parental Alienation is a subject/phenomena that most people haven’t even heard of. Public awareness of this terrible scourge, that destroys children’s social and family welfare around the world, is almost nonexistent.
But the phenomena exists, and is a widespread problem around the world in Human Society. it is also neglected by the Legal System and the Child Welfare Ministries of the countries of the world.
The incapacity of the legal system to recognise, accept and rule on this matter, is a detriment to society, and is ion dire need of addressing. Some countries are looking at introducing Parental Alienation as a real issue, and even perhaps criminalising it.
To inform yourselves of what Parental Alienation is about, i recommend watching the below documentary about Parental Alienation
Hundreds of thousands of parents and children are the target of Parental Alienation, which is a cause of great damage to the child, and great suffering to the alienated parent.
I myself was a child of parental alienation and abduction through retention (abduction through not letting the other parent have access). My own son was parentally abducted across international borders and i was kept from having access to him throughout the court case, which took almost 3 years. Despite parental alienation being mentioned, and 3 requests for regular interim access orders, the court was unable to process the matter, due to the fact that Parental Alienation is not even recognised yet legally.
To deepen your understanding of this terrible plight of parents and children, i would recommend highly listening to the below TED Talk
I would like to quote a statement made at the SSAC 2010 ‘strong stepmom campaign’ ;
“Using a Child to Hurt Someone just because you hate the other parent, really shows how low you will go to hurt the other parent. Do You even care if it will hurt the child in the end? Probably not, because you would have stopped this horrible hate crime by now.”
Knowingly or Unknowingly, Intentionally or Not, Parents who deliberately undermine the child’s relationship with the other parent are committing Child Abuse, and a Human Rights Crime against the other Parent, who has a God given right to access to his or her own child.
The topic of Parental Alienation is in dire need of wider public awareness and concern within society to put an end to it, and to increase human understanding of the issue, so parents can avoid unknowingly abusing their own children when caught in disputes with the other parent, i.e. Divorce and Custody.
Links for Further Study;
International Parental Kidnapping (US Gov Website)
International Child Abduction (Wikipedia Page)
International Parental Child Abduction Australia Government Info Site