Susan Remus – remarkable achievement.
Florida State Senator Victor Torres – Much respect and deep appreciation to you. You are truly a worthy and steadfast advocate for the healthy emotional and psychological development of our children, and for the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse. You have our deepest respect and appreciation.
Florida State Senator Victor Torres has filed legislation to amend the mandated child abuse reporting laws in Florida to specifically identify child psychological abuse as warranting a mandated child abuse report, explicitly specifying the construct of parental alienation in the draft legislation, and defining the construct of parental alienation using the three diagnostic indicators of AB-PA. What’s more, the legislation also requires the Florida Board of Psychology to mandate continuing education for psychologists in psychological child abuse “including, but not limited to, abuse through the use of manipulation or parental alienation.”
Read the legislation:
The Florida Senate: SB 1432: Child Psychological Abuse
An attachment-based model of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) provides the rock-solid Foundations of established psychological principles and constructs on which we can stand and fight for your children. And stand and fight we will.
This is all the work, determined persistence, and love of Susan Remus. Much respect and appreciation to you. Your children should be very proud of their mom. And all children are grateful to you. With their voice, I say “thank you.”
Now let’s get this law passed. “Parental alienation” is not a child custody issue, it is a child protection issue.
The winds of change are coming. This nightmare ends.
Susan’s wonderful, but she’s not miraculous. She’s just one parent – just like you. You have more power than you know. AB-PA gives you the rock solid Foundations on which to stand and fight for your children.
Because of parents just like you, a formal Working Group is being created in the APA to address the issue of revising the APA position statement on “parental alienation.” The winds of change are coming.
Because of grandparents just like you, on June 1 when I’m back in Boston with Dorcy to present at the AFCC Convention, I’ve been invited by Mass. State Representative Chris Walsh, another staunch ally and advocate for protecting children from child abuse, to provide a briefing for state legislators and their aides on the family tragedy of erased families and erased grandparents. The winds of change are coming.
We should all be deeply appreciative of the support for our children offered by Senator Torres and Representative Walsh. Their support will change the lives of all children across the country by serving as a model for what child protection means. Please reach out to them in an email or letter and let them know how much you truly appreciate what they are doing for you and your children and grandchildren. They are truly great men who are changing the lives of children.
The time is now. We stand on the battlefield for your children now. This nightmare must end. Now. You have more power than you know. Come together into a single voice for change; together you can become an unstoppable force for change. Your voice can make a difference. Right Susan?
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857