Talk to the press!!! Why Not???


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Why don’t we all get together and write our stories on PAS for the press?

I have been approached before by a national last year but was afraid to go public – Now I am not – I am ready and willing-

What about you?

Earlier this year, Talk to the Press director Natasha was selected to attend James Caan’s business academy, and we’re thrilled to announce that former ‘Dragon’ James Caan has said the following about Talk to the Press: ‘To the lay person who has no idea how to get their story published, I can imagine finding Natasha would be a relief to a lot of people.  I like the conscientiousness and due diligence here.’

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Summaries of Studies about Alienation, Custody, Post Divorce Adjustment, Visitation, and more


Ahrons, C., & Miller, Richard (1993). The effect of the Post divorce Relationship on Paternal Involvement: A longitudinal Analysis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63(3), 441-450.

SUMMARY: The results of the author’s analysis suggest that the relationship between the former spouses have a greater impact on the father’s parental responsibilities than on the amount of contact they have with the children. It also appears that the relationship is a significant predictor of the father’s compliance to pay child support.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: A Research Review


Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) and parental alienation
(PA) are often invoked in legal and legislative contexts
addressing the rights of fathers and mothers in custody
or visitation litigation. Indeed, alienation claims have become
ubiquitous in custody cases where domestic violence or child
abuse is alleged, as grounds to reject mothers’ requests to
limit paternal access to their children. This paper provides a
historical and research overview of PAS and PA, identifies
strategic issues for advocates working with abused women and
children,* and offers guidelines to improve courts’ treatment
of these issues. While PAS and PA have much in common both
as theories and with respect to how they are used in court, they
have distinct scientific and research bases and critiques. This
paper, therefore, addresses them separately.
Parental Alienation Syndrome

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study – RESULTS


Background: The relationship of health risk behavior and disease in adulthood to the breadth of
exposure to childhood emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and household dysfunction
during childhood has not previously been described.
Methods: A questionnaire about adverse childhood experiences was mailed to 13,494 adults who had
completed a standardized medical evaluation at a large HMO; 9,508 (70.5%) responded.
Seven categories of adverse childhood experiences were studied: psychological, physical, or
sexual abuse; violence against mother; or living with household members who were
substance abusers, mentally ill or suicidal, or ever imprisoned. The number of categories
of these adverse childhood experiences was then compared to measures of adult risk
behavior, health status, and disease. Logistic regression was used to adjust for effects of
demographic factors on the association between the cumulative number of categories of
childhood exposures (range: 0–7) and risk factors for the leading causes of death in adult life

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The Supreme Court on statelessness, EU citizenship and proportionality

Originally posted on UK Human Rights Blog:

statelessnessPham v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 19 – read judgment

Angus McCullough Q.C. and Shaheen Rahman from 1COR acted as Special Advocates earlier in these proceedings. They had nothing to do with the writing of this post.

On first glance, this was not a judgment about human rights. It concerned the definition of statelessness under article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and raised issues of competence and jurisdiction in relation to EU citizenship. Its specific interest for human rights lawyers lies primarily in the observations about the principle of proportionality; and in where the case, which most certainly does raise human rights issues, is likely to go next.

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