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Broken Lives Broken Minds
Contributor(s): Roche, Pamela, Allen, Maggie

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ISBN: 149488853X     ISBN-13: 9781494888534
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
OUR PRICE: $15.74  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2014
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Annotation: This is about parental abduction and parental alienation (PAS). It was written to expose the flaws and loopholes in the Hague Convention and the dramatic rise in parental abduction in the last 10 years. This book exposes the phenomenon of PAS which is too poorly recognized in the family courts today. It is devastating the lives of young children and target parents. These affects often are long-term on the children which extends into adulthood.It is about the injustices that are endemic in the family law system which involve judges, lawyers, psychologists and court appointed therapists. It shows how the legal system is fundamentally flawed and the costs of all this are crippling. There is no Legal Aid for this and often victims dragged into such barbaric custody cases simply can't afford it and may never see their children again or at least for many years. I was only allowed to see my children for a few hours over the years under the most harrowing of circumstances with the supervision of a therapist in an office.The book mentions reference books of the late Dr Richard Gardner, Dr Doug Darnall, Dr Richard Warshak, Dr Terrence Campbell, Pamela Richardson,Lady Catherine Meyer, Alec Baldwin, Dr Amy Baker, Robert D Hare Phd and Stanley ClawarPhD/Brynne Rivlin.MSSThe book has reviews on Amazon.com USA and Amazon.co.uk and the Forward is written by Dr Ludwig Lowenstein the most esteemed expert on PAS in the UK who highly recommends the book and thinks it should be put before the judiciary to enlighten them.To quote. The two reviews on Amazon.com:5 STARS... 'I LOVE THIS BOOK IT IS SUCH A SAD STORY BUT I DO GIVE IT 5 STARS' by Dr Amy BakerIt is hard to say I love this book but I do give it 5 stars. As anyone who has read my books knows, I am very interested in true stories about alienation, having written books on true stories of adults who were alienated as children (Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome) and a book based on true stories of parents currently alienated from their children (Surviving Parental Alienation). I have heard many tragic stories and will add this one to the list of other well-written memiors written from the perspective of a targeted parent. This story shows as many other stories of alienation do, how unenlighted and incompetent legal and mental health professionals can do real damage to the lives of famlies and children affected by alienation. It is maddening and heartbreaking to see how the alienating parent are supported by the system designed to protect children. There is obviously much work to do to protect this very serious form of child abuse. 5 STARS: STUDENTS OF PSYCHOLOGY & LAW, READ THIS BOOK!! by Dr William BernetPamela Roche sent her two young sons to spend a Christmas vacation with their father and they did not return. It is easy to see the subsequent events were maddening, and endlessly depressing for Ms Roche. One of the messages of this book is we need to educate mental health and legal professionals in the US and other countries about PAS. This book would be an excellent assignment for student psychologists, psychiatrists and lawyers . It explains step-by-step how the children's experience of PAS was created, perpertuated and then mishandled by therapists, psychologists, attorneys and judges.There are so far 12 other reviews on Amazon.co.uk one of which is written by Lady Catherine Meyer whose children were abducted by her ex to Germany.All these stories are truely harrowing and unbelievable that this can happen in this day and age.I wrote this book for one reason which is to raise public awareness about this insidious form of child abuse. I am not an aspiring author, I was just driven and compelled to get this story out there and I hope it will help others who may be going through a similar plight. This dirty little secret called PAS needs to be exposed and given more recognition. The story is set in the UK, New Mexico and Texas. Pamela Roche
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Family & Relationships | Abuse | Child Abuse
Dewey: 362
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.65" (1.10 lbs) 288 pages
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