Monday, July 26, 2010

Interview With Jocelyn Andersen

Betty Jean Kling  Blog Talk Radio interview with Jocelyn Andersen

Friday, July 16, 2010

Child Custody Sessions at NCADV's Conference

FROM DISGRUNTLED LITIGANTS TO THE CANARIES OF THE CUSTODY COURT SYSTEM: Protective Mothers Were Right-They Are Being Mistreated by the Courts

Opening remarks from Ms. Joye E. Frost, Director, Office on Victims of Crime. The new book, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE and CHILD CUSTODY establishes that the routine use of outdated and discredited practices has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers. The research is now readily available to challenge and prevent the common mistakes that so often harm children. The success of the abuser tactic seeking custody to maintain control over their victims and failure of the courts to recognize this tactic undermine the work of our movement and have led to an increase in domestic violence homicides after many years of declines.
  • Mo Therese Hannah will discuss the research available to help protective mothers.
  • Judge Mike Brigner will explain how judges are getting it wrong so often.
  • Garland Waller exposes the failure of the media to report this scandal.
  • Barry Goldstein will explain how to use this information in your home communities as we use the research in the book to reform the broken custody court system, prevent the unfair attacks on protective mothers and make sure no child has to cry herself to sleep because a court separated her from her safe, courageous, protective mother. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Annihilate Family Court

Family court reforms are urgently needed, but this monster doesn't just need to be reformed, it needs to die altogether. Is anybody pushing to get rid of family court entirely? If they are, can anyone tell me who?

Phyllis Schlafly, who wrote the Father's Day article,  "The Awesome Power of Family Courts"  is a powerful evangelical who is an enemy of women, but she is right about family court (I just wish she would advocate for "parents" instead of "fathers" She is very much in bed with the father supremist camp).

Schlafly's article is one reason I invited Janice Levinson, co-founder with Lundy Bancroft of the   Protective Mother's Alliance International to speak at the  Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Woman's Rights Convention to be held in Orlando, FL later this month. It is a rotten shame that Phyllis Schlafly's voice is so loud and respected among evangelicals, and protective and/or non-custodial parents are not getting the support they need within that group. I want to see all of the above changed.