AMICABLE is an organization established in Ulster County, NY, by a group of mothers who share something in common. We advocate for victims of domestic and legal abuse. AMICABLE is an organization borne out of necessity, focusing primarily on the mission of helping loving parents who face the perils of losing their children and having them placed in abusive situations, ordered by a broken and ignorant “child protective” and legal system, simply because they seek protection from their abusers. This happens virtually as a rule, when concerned parents turn to Family Court and Child Protective Services for help in an attempt to keep their children safe from abuse. Instead, what they face is shaming and blaming, framing and claiming. Instead of getting the protection they so desperately need, these mothers and children are left unprotected, re-traumatized and further victimized, many suffering from PTSD / Legal Abuse Syndrome and complex trauma due to traumatic abuse and alienation from strong bonds and loving attachment figures. The problem is so widespread that international news agencies have reported on the flaws of the American legal system regarding abuse, and several National petitions to Congress have surfaced over the issue. We hope to shed light on the horrors lived by protective parents and abused children facing similar situations across the country, and to offer help in every way possible, since resources across the board are severely lacking, especially in our founding county, it being the worst in terms of corruption in our nation.
Our organization aspires to educate the masses on how to recognize and acknowledge when abuse is occurring, and the effect that it has, and to offer advice and hopefully find a solution. Furthermore, we advocate for the well-meaning parents who may inadvertently risk the desecration of their family attachment bonds in court by taking a stand, seeking help, and speaking out against the abuse. We aim to make a difference in the way the courts and CPS handle concerns of abuse raised by well-intentioned, protective parents. As we join together, we amass the strength required to stand up to the powers that be, and voice our truths without the fear of losing and harming our children: those most precious to us, and the future of a nation.
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” – Nelson Mandela (22 November 1997)