“Great interview with Australian PA expert Counsellor & Psychotherapist Stan Korosi this Thursday on our website Dad’s On The Air & on iTunes.”
Stay tuned for my interview about parental alienation on the community radio network “Dad’s On The Air”. Check out the ‘Scourge of Parental Alienation on Dads On The Air’ to hear the interview by podcast (scroll down to the bottom of the article to listen).
For those of you wondering why I was interviewed by Dads On The Air given that I have always presented myself as gender neutral, promoting both men and women, mothers and fathers my answer is as follows:
- Firstly, it is valid to be interviewed from the perspective of being a father because I am a father and stepfather and because fathers would be interested in this perspective. However, as you listen to the podcast you will hear that it favours both genders,
- Secondly, I would be happy to be interviewed by “Mums On The Air” or equivalent, noting that approximately half of my client at any given time are women; mothers who are the target parents of the egregious form of child abuse and family violence that is parental alienation. However as far as I can tell there is no “Mums On The Air”. An initial search of social media websites came up with more fathers groups supporting each other against parental alienation than mothers groups, notwithstanding that there are a growing number of non-gendered social media support groups starting up, and
- Here in Australia, a well-known fathers support group, Dads In Distress has started a ‘Mums In Distress” group to help mothers address similar issues that fathers face.
So, an open question folks, in the face of the “epidemic of family violence” here in Australia at least where are the women’s groups who are able to support mothers whose children have been alienated from them by their fathers?
Do women’s groups have a problem with women, mothers being the victims of parental alienation either being falsely accused, which is a form of family violence or being a target parent and having a loving relationship with their children ruptured by an alienating father?
I am asking because I do not know the answer. All I have to go on are the anecdotal reports of some of my women clients who tell me that they have nowhere to go once their relationship with the children is ruptured or under threat. If you do not know where women can go to be supported in the context parental alienation especially in Australia please let me know.
- Response to UN Special Rapporteur’s Call for Input: Custody Cases, Violence against Women and Children
- The Growth of Parental Alienation Advocacy and Support Groups in Australia
- Parental Alienation Symposium-Adelaide, Australia
- Are Mothers and Children being Silenced in the Family Court?
- Family Violence Orders: Should You Really Apply For Them?