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International Parental Alienation Awareness Day

This poster has been produced to mark this date by organisations from a wide range of countries - from Argentina to Iceland.  Click on the thumbnail image to see them all.

This joint action shows that there is growing understanding of Parental Alienation (PA) and what can be done to counter it, but there is still a long way to go. 

In Scotland we need more family therapists and child psychologists to be prepared and trained work with the children and parents affected by PA and other aspects of children resisting contact, and also far wider understanding amongst social workers, teachers, health professionals and family lawyers and sheriffs. 

The aim would be to provide appropriate support to families as soon as possible, and for the court system to act swiftly and firmly when contact is interrupted.  The imminent consultation on family law reform in Scotland will be an opportunity to consider this issue, but we don't need to wait for law reform to bring about changes which will prevent children from losing contact with one of their parents.

Families Need Fathers Scotland will continue to raise this issue whenever possible and help build up awareness in Scotland.  Here are links to posts from Richard Warshak and Nick Child that also mark PA Awareness Day.

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