A big thank you to all the targeted/alienated parents, grandparents and caregivers who have responded to the call for research participants in research into the lived experience of parental alienation in a social context.
The call for participants is still open, for more information please go to this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Social_Research_PA.
Thank you also for all the warm messages of support for this research.
Every response is valuable, and we need as many as we can get to build up a picture of what sort of social experiences targeted/alienated parents and caregivers have. Even if you don’t think the questions are relevant to your experience, your answer still helps us locate your experience in a social dimension. Some respondents have given particularly poignant responses about their social experiences in the open-ended questions.
I would like to particularly encourage people to consider volunteering for interviews because this is where we will get into the depths of social experiences of being a targeted/alienated parent or caregiver.
The research is open to all those who identify as a parent, grandparent or caregiver of any particular orientation. I would like to encourage people in same-sex relationships to consider responding regarding their experience of alienation. I have received enquiries from women in same-sex relationships who have been alienated on the basis that they did not give birth to their child.
What makes this research unique is that we are asking about parental alienation from the framework of society in which we live in the social contexts in which we relate with others. This is in contrast to research done in the past that relates to psychological impacts (such as anxiety depression et cetera) that affect individuals. For example, we are interested in knowing the effects of alienation upon people’s values and beliefs about family, about their social identity as parents. The results so far suggest that we are asking the right questions.
The social implications of alienation upon the way families are reconfigured and the way in which targeted/alienated parent’s social identity is impacted could be relevant to current debates about what constitutes children’s best interests when it comes to deciding with which parent they should have a relationship in the context of family law.
So, this is your chance to be heard and listened to about your experience and have your input shaped the results of the research and its conclusions.
For research enquiries, please contact me on:
Mobile:+61 (0) 457 466 337