I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

St. Lawrence College presents ~ Introduction to Parental Alienation

You are cordially invited to join the graduating Child and Youth Worker class in their annual conference featuring Dr. Abraham Worenklein.

Introduction to Parental Alienation

Date: April 15, 2010
Registration and Refreshments:
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Address: Royal Brock Conference Centre
100 Stewart Blvd, Brockville
Cost: Professional $25
Student $10
Registration and Payment Deadline
April 11, 2010
Please note, lunch will not be provided.
There were 71,269 divorces in Ontario in 2005.

Join Dr. Abraham Worenklein as we explore the rising concerns of Parental Alienation
through unique case studies, videos, discussion and resources. From this interactive workshop you will learn the indicators, impact, long-term effects, distinctions between children experiencing Parental Alienation versus children who are abused, and how we as multidisciplinary professionals can help.
Student Services—Front Office
St Lawrence College
2288 Parkedale Ave
Brockville, ON
K6V 5X3

Register early, there are limited spaces available!

Registration Form


Katie said...

Thank you so much for making this addition to your blog. I am one of the CYW's hosting this conference and I am thrilled that you have passed this information along to others!

This conference will be extremely informative. The subject of Parental Alienation is one that requires a great deal more public education.

Our hopes are to provide knowledge to a variety of professionals working with children and families in how to identify indicators of PA and the serious effects it can have on children, mothers, fathers and extended families.

Thank you once again.


Katie Holmes
CYW Graduating Student
St. Lawrence College, Brockville Campus

Michael J. Murphy said...


Good luck with your program. As a former target parent I understand completely the devastation this behaviour can have on the children and one of the parents.

There is a growing awareness of the progressive impact it has on children and how they are negatively affected as adults if no intervention occurs.

Even though I have broken through the PA of my two youngest, residual impacts are still evident in their behaviour toward me.

Congratulations for broadening the awareness. Dr. Abraham Worenklein is a dynamic and very experienced clinician and was involved, as you probably know, in one of the first very public cases in Canada back in 1991.

The Honorable Justice John Gomery of Canada stated related to that case, “Hatred is not an emotion that comes naturally to a child. It has to be taught. A parent who would teach a child to hate the other parent represents a grave and persistent danger to the mental and emotional health of that child.” (The above quote arises from PSM vs. AJC, a decision rendered by Mr. Justice John Gomery on February 15 1991 (SCM 500-12-184613895) Pamela, the mom in that case is still active in the PA arena in the USA.

I will be attending our City Council on Monday evening to receive the Parental Alienation Awareness Day proclamation for April 25, 2010.

Katie said...

Fantastic Michael! I am very pleased to hear that you are working on a day for recognition of PA.

Anonymous said...

We are currently in a similar situation, but we (grandparents) are being alienated from our three grandchildren (11,9,& 7). Our DIL is very insecure, jealous, & is a control freak in every way. She lies very convincingly, exaggerates, manipulative, domineering,defensive, pushy, & threatens others with her ability to forbid visits with the children.
Alienation to the ultimate. She & our son have now convinced the children they should be afraid of us, which is ridiculous.