This post was submitted to our 100K Stories Project by Patricia Mitchell, founder of Patricia’s Children, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children and parents who have become unjustly separated. A Regretful Visit Patricia had just discovered that the father of her unborn child (‘Sonny’ aka Brian, aka… Read More4.24.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
Family Court Reform
THESE ARE THE FACS:
Each year, 58,500 children who seek protection from abuse through the U.S. family courts are ordered into the custody of a violent or sexually abusive parent.
A mother risks losing custody when she fights to protect her child from the child's abusive father. These cases then get turned against her. Research published in 1999 in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse found that when a father wants custody he wins it 70 percent of the time. When a parent is accused of child abuse by the protective parent the abuser gains full or partial custody 90 percent of the time. And where there is domestic violence, the court tends to overlook the fact that these abuses were perpetrated by the same man.
This abuse of the child becomes part of the overall abuse scenario, complicating and magnifying the pain as the abuser gains control of the child while losing control of the mother in the divorce. The people who are supposed to be protecting these children (judges, custody evaluators, court appointed specialists, social workers) are failing miserably.
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM. At a support group in Texas, I was drawn to a tall, blonde woman wearing unusual… Read More3.27.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM $115,544,338,886.00 How did we get here? One hundred and fifteen billion, five hundred and forty-four… Read More3.23.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by an anonymous writer. In January 2011, I took a part time job at a video store in a bad area of Kansas City, Missouri. I needed this job because I was struggling as a single mom of two…. Read More3.10.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
This piece was submitted to our 100k Stories Project by an anonymous writer. Maine – Family Rights – Summary of events – trying to protect my child from abuse by his father. 7/3/13 Child reports sexual abuse by father to mother. 7/7/13 Father makes false police report that… Read More3.6.2017 / Heidi Ganahl