Post-Separation Control and Parental Alienation Training Course

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This elearning course was authored by the Voice of the Child team using the Cafcass Knowledge Bite Post-separation Control Knowledge Bite as the foundation.

References used by Cafcass to construct their original Knowledge Bite:

Gardner, R. (2004). Commentary on Kelly and Johnston’s ‘The alienated child’. Family Court Review, 42, 611-621.

Fidler, B., Bala, N., & Saini, M. (2013). Children who resist post separation parental contact: a differential approach for legal and mental health professionals. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kelly, J., & Johnston, J. (2001). The alienated child, a reformulation of parental alienation syndrome. Family Court Review, 39, 249-266.

Wallerstein, J. & Kelly, J. (1976). The effects of parental divorce: Experiences of the child in later latency. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 46, 256-269

Update – 22nd October 2017

If you view the completion rates for Cafcass Knowledge Bites in our research post (cafcass-knowledge-bites) you’ll see that only 9 Cafcass employees accessed the Knowledge Bite on Post Separation Control in the whole of 2016 and 2017.

Within 24 hours of launching this training on our website here we had 77 users who PASSED the training.

9 Cafcass employees in 2 years.

77 users in less than 24 hours.

To read more about Cafcass and their ability to take Parental Alienation seriously, never mind resolve it, please read the following research posts:

And don’t forget to have a go at the training course above.

In a Family Law system designed for combative parents there is no real allowance for the views of children and any understanding of how Family Law ultimately impacts on children most of all.

We speak for the children in Family Law so that, finally, the children have a voice.

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