Saturday, August 16, 2008

Why Parents Who Batter Get Custody of the Children

Not only do abusive parents get custody - sole custody - of a couple's children on a regular basis, this has been going on across the country for more than a decade. Newsweek describes how battered parents are fighting back, and family courts are starting to listen. The problem: a junk psychology concept invented in the 1980s called "parent alienation syndrome".

Monday, August 4, 2008

Stalked For A Decade - A Woman Speaks Out

Book review: "Ms. Brennan", 58, a blunt, chipper woman who comes across as nobody’s idea of a victim, said she hoped her memoir, "In His Sights", would give voice to the million women and several hundred thousand men who, according to government statistics, are stalked each year in this country, usually by ex-lovers. This NYT article not only reviews the book, but The Times used its investigative ability, with "Ms. Brennan's" cooperation, to verify its content. This is a true story.