In the continuing efforts to help people who are alienated or love someone who is alienated the International Support Network for Alienated Families (ISNAF) announces the release of a handbook to validate and corroborate the experiences of alienated parents dealing with Parental Alienation (PA) to other individuals in their lives that may not understand PA. Although the average therapist, attorney, minors’ counsel, and family law judge may have a limited knowledge of PA and find the handbook a valuable resource, the main goal of the handbook is to be used as an informational tool for alienated parents. The handbook briefly outlines in a succinct format important information from books, articles, and papers written by the professionals with which ISNAF has collaborated and recommended to its members. Professionals such as Dr. Amy Baker, Dr. William Bernet, Dr. Steven Miller, Dr. Michael Bone, Linda Gottlieb LMFT, Brian Ludmer, and Catherine MacWillie have presented to our families and worked on their cases.
ISNAF, the International Support Network for Alienated Families, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 2008. Our Board is comprised of Alienated Parents and Former Alienated Parents who have first-hand experience dealing with this type of abuse and have been successfully reunited with their children. Other members are currently in the legal process, as well as those that continue to strive for reunification with their adult children. ISNAF works with individuals and families dealing with PA by offering monthly in person support group meetings and conference calls. Many have attended our Conferences, Workshops, Colloquium, and Symposium. For additional information about the organization, please visit our website at http://isnaf.info/
The handbook provides essential and useful information regarding PA. Practical advice on navigating the difficulties of divorce and custody by those affected by PA is discussed in detail. Highlights include a thorough explanation of PA, its causes, ways to effectively deal with the life-altering situations caused by it, as well as useful parenting suggestions for those suffering the effects of PA. Also included is information on choosing an effective attorney, expert witness, court strategy, dealing with social services and false allegations, restraining orders, and problems caused by social media.
Additionally, personality disorders and how they manifest themselves in individuals involved in PA is another useful facet of the handbook. Hope for reunification is offered in a thorough discussion of this important topic. A glossary of terms closes the handbook and provides a comprehensive definition for terms common in the world of PA. The handbook is a must-have for anyone dealing with the heartbreak of PA and its related issues. It has proven to be a useful tool for parents who are trying to educate their families, attorneys, minors’ counsel, evaluators, therapists, clergy, pediatricians, and educators.
The handbook brings practical knowledge and information to families, professionals, and lay people without having to read endless books or frivolously spend limited resources. Moreover, it provides an easy to use tool for both parents and professionals to learn about the dynamics of PA.
To purchase the Handbook go to thewebsite at http://isnaf.info/ where you can use PayPal.
In Texas everything is bigger, including the abuses of the court evidently. One man was jailed after his inability to pay spousal support and attorneys fees for the Con Artist who tricked him into a marriage while she was already married ! Thats bigamy and it’s illegal but under Texas law the judge ruled he has to pay her support and attorneys fees.
Family court reform is making slow progress in Texas with an equal parenting bill that passed but was then not heard.
“Reducing incentive for parents to fight over children should be a priority in Texas. Equal Shared Parenting laws overwhelmingly and on a bi partisan basis passed out of the Texas House this past session but never made it to the floor. Children should be able to have access and love from both fit parents, and parents should not have incentive to fight with their children’s lives and instead have to practice equal shared parenting. This would reduce the factual devastating effects on children that this fighting and parental alienation causes because parents will be forced to share costs and parenting instead of parents using their children as pawns to get a little more parenting time to hurt their ex or to be able to get more child support or be awarded legal fees for their lawyers.”
More on this story here.
The Japanese family court system is known as one of the most restrictive and punitive in existence. Traditionally when a divorce happens child custody and care is granted solely to one parent. This system has the twin negative effects of either keeping people in marriages that are dysfunctional in or order to have access to the children or to impose an erasure on the non-custodial parent.
Scott McIntyre’s wife took their children for a grandparents visit in May of 2019 and he has hasn’t seen them since. In trying to locate them and get information he was arrested and held for 45 days for entering the common area of the grandparents apartment complex.
he appeared in court with a shirt that read Stop Parental Alienation in both English and Japanese.
More on this scary story here.
If you need a reason to get away and go see the Gold Coast of Australia, this coming June 17-19, 2020, there will be an international conference on Parental Alienation happening. For those who are in the legal or mental health world, here's a way to get that trip to Down Under partially written off!
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Topics that will be covered this year are:
This is from ISNAF.INFO
Are you suffering from debilitating grief due to parental alienation? The grief that goes along with the loss of relationship with your child is surreal, misunderstood and often debilitating. The pain can prevent you from carrying on in daily life with feelings of despair and hopelessness.
ISNAF has designed a program to help heal the grief from losses suffered as an alienated parent. The Parental Alienation Grief Program (PAGP™) will help you work through the pain and loneliness caused by losses as a result of PA and move forward in your life powerfully.
For more information contact Lisa Camp @firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website @www.isnaf.info
New sessions beginning week of January 20th. Weekday and weekend time slots available.
ISNAF is a NON PROFIT 501c 3 Organization
ISNAF International Support Network for Alienated Families supports families dealing with Parental Alienation.
For those in the midst of dealing with parental alienation they have private Parent Coaching now available. These are one to one coaching calls with an experienced alienated parent who has been through the challenges of parental alienation. They help parents understand the multiple dynamics of alienation cases and support them in overcoming their fears and empowering them to deal with the various challenges that arise in alienation cases. They understand firsthand the emotional and financial challenges families deal with.
For those that have suffered the loss of access to their children there is the Parental Alienation Grief Program. This program leads them through conversations and exercises to say goodbye to the pain, find acceptance and forgiveness then create new possibilities for moving forward.
Lastly ISNAF offers monthly conference call support meetings where families have the opportunity to interface with other parents and grandparents dealing with the alienation dynamic. To learn more about the programs go to ISNAF.info or contact them at email@example.com
ISNAF is a 501(c)3 non profit organization established in 2008.
They are operated by volunteers that are all alienated parents. The programs are non theraputic and intended to offer support.
ISNAF looks forward to continuing to be of service to the families in need.
For most parents who are rejected there is a burning need to learn more about how to fix the problem in the alienating parent. While it is true the AP needs help so does the targeted parent. This course is provided to help the targeted parent learn the he skills and actions to take to make sure that when contact is reestablished it goes as well as possible.
I have not met with the organizers and don’t have a business relationship with them. This is offered as an announcement and not an endorsement.
More info on the clinic is found here.
January 04th, 2020
Here is a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded by a father who was alienated and his second wife. The children from his first marriage were alienated and this is their story.
The pain of alienating children doesn’t impact only the parents,, it reaches their new spouses and the extended family that is cut off as well.
Thank you to Cheryl for working so hard over the years to document her and her husbands experiences for others to learn.
This is an important article not just for the content of what it says about the devastating effects and impact of Parent Alienation but for the fact that the American Psychological Association is even addressing the issue!
PA has been the third rail of custody and remains so, but the fact that the APA is starting to talk about and bring it into the light is HUGE!
this is a good starting point for learning about the scourge of PArent Alienation
ISNAF Symposium Is On Video
In June of 2014, ISNAF the International Support Network for Alienated Families held a symposium with world famous experts like Dr Willam Bernet.
In attendance were parent alienation targets and experts. The video can be rented on Vimeo for $0.99 which benefits the nonprofit ISNAF.
Watch the video here.
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