Parenting Abused Children: Hope, Healing & Insight

Title: (Opinion) Child abuse: when family courts get it wrong  

Author: Kathleen Russell, cofounder and staff consultant to the Center for Judicial Excellence in Marin County, CA

Source:The Christian Science Monitor

Retrieved: 12/30/2009 http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2009/1014/p09s02-coop.html

Summary: Family Courts are awarding custody to dangerous, abusive parents, “according to one conservative estimate, more than 58,000 children per year are ordered by family courts into unsupervised contact with physically or sexually abusive parents following divorce in the United States…”. Victims of domestic violence seeking protection for their children in Family Court are often punished for speaking out against abuse, the effects of this are devastating–especially for vulnerable children placed in the custody of alleged abusers.

The injustice and bias victims of domestic violence face in Family Court can seem beyond belief–we want to believe the courts uphold the laws, that everyone is guaranteed equal justice. Sadly, that is not…

View original post 276 more words

Advertisements

About Admin

#DomesticViolence #ChildAbuse #SexualAssault #ProtectingMother #SecondaryTrauma #ParentalAlienation #Survivor #ProtectiveParent #Victimology #StudentOfNaturalLaw

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s