American Academy of Pediatrics and Parental Alienation

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a 2016 clinical report in one of its journals entitled “Helping Children and Families Deal with Divorce and Separation.”

It mentions alienation 5 times, notes that “alienation can cause distress in a child” and that “Alienation of a child and the targeted parent is a frequent problem that needs practical professional input to correct the negative effects on all parties.”

Furthermore,  it references a paper entitled “Working with alienated children and their targeted parents” and one entitled “The Psychosocial Treatment of Parental Alienation.”

What is an AAP clinical report and how does it differ from an AAP policy? According to the AAP website, “AAP recommendations form the basis of pediatric preventive health care. The AAP issues policy statements, clinical reports, technical reports and practice guidelines on a broad range of topics.” “Policy Statements Organizational principles to guide and define the child health care system and/or improve the health of all children. Clinical Reports provide guidance for the clinician in rendering pediatric care.

There was a previous version of the report in 2002 that did not include parental alienation.



Foundations: The Book

This is awesome!!!!!!!

Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based "Parental Alienation" (AB-PA)

My book “An Attachment-Based Model of Parental Alienation: Foundations” is due for publication in the next few weeks.  This book is the culmination of my work over the past seven years to redefine the construct of “parental alienation” from entirely within standard and established mental health constructs and principles.

This book will fundamentally alter the current discussion surrounding the construct of “parental alienation” and will provide a solution for targeted parents to their nightmare.  

“Foundations”provides a complete and elaborated description for the construct of “parental alienation” from entirely within standard and established psychological principles and constructs to which mental health professionals can be held accountable.

After reading“Foundations,” mental health and legal professionals will no longer be able to say, “I don’t believe in parental alienation” or “parental alienation doesn’t exist.”  It exists. It is not a matter of belief.  And “Foundations”describes what it is.

We begin…

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