Slowly, hope is building for children suffering from a form of psychological abuse known as “parental alienation” because of the growing awareness about parental alienation and its harm to children. One example is the relevant authors of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) saying that parental alienation is in DSM-5. […]
Heroin and Ohio’s Zombie Apocalypse
Are some grandparents, caregivers, neighbors, educators, and relatives facing a real “zombie apocalypse”? The Heroin and Ohio Problem For years I have heard about a “Zombie Apocalypse.” I generally understood the concept, using my “knowledge” of zombies gained from popular movies and television shows. The probability of an actual zombie apocalypse, though, seemed to be […]
Why is the State Taking My Children & How Can I Protect My Family?
It’s rarely a pleasant experience interacting with the state, so it’s vitally important to know your rights if the state tries to take your children.
The Effects of Spousification on a Child
Divorce is probably one of the most traumatizing experience in many children’s lives. Parents are often unaware of the emotional burden most children bear, especially those parents who are involved in a nasty, prolong custody battle. Children of divorcing parents often struggle with fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and overwhelming pain of pending loss. Often confused as […]
Child Maltreatment Concerns in Custody Evaluations
Not every custody case requires a mental health expert. Many times, parties are ordered to attend Custody and Parenting Time Mediation and can resolve their dispute. Other times, one party files a pendente lite motion (applied to court orders that are in effect while the divorce is pending), seeking custody, and the Court’s Order resulting […]
When Your Child May Have Been Sexually Abused By A Sibling
If you or someone you know is dealing with the issue of a child being sexually abused by a sibling, you should consult an attorney immediately.
Suspicions of Child Abuse by the Other Parent: What to Consider
What do you do when you have suspicions of child abuse from your ex-spouse? Deciding how to approach the situation is important for everyone involved.
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