I was supposed to testify as an expert witness to save a child from “The Penis Game” and a mother from a long prison term for trying to protect him.
Evidence provided by Barry Goldstein to the CT hearing. Parental Alienation Syndrome is a debunked theory at the center of the Custody Court Crisis.
For children involved in contested custody cases the answer is a lot more than you think. Both stories involve domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse bill creates an offence of “abusive behaviour. Includes psychological abuse such as coercive control.
Four decades after domestic violence first became a public issue our courts still don’t understand why men abuse women. That’s dangerous for children.
Custody Court Crisis: Genia Shockome’s custody case should have been the easiest custody case ever. I lost my law license. Others lost their lives.
Research shows that child abuse and childhood exposure to domestic violence have life-long negative consequences for kids. But family court judges don’t know this, and until they do children will be harmed
If the United States were to provide the same financial compensation and respect to protective mothers as it provides to Gold Star military mothers, our family courts would change quickly
Everyone agrees that our family courts are broken. But one of the popular proposed remedies will endanger children.
What happens to kids who are taken away from a safe parent and handed to an abuser because of the Custody Court Crisis? Listen to a courageous kid’s story
Is your partner sabotaging your mental health or causing you to relapse into substance abuse? You’re not alone, but you need to understand what it means.
Learn about trauma, your brain on trauma, the relationship between custody courts and trauma, and what we can do about it.
National Domestic Violence expert Barry Goldstein and Stop Abuse Campaign’s Andrew Willis discuss what we can do to fix the family court crisis.
An interview with the director of the upcoming documentary What Doesn’t Kill Me, about family court-ordered abuse
Our current family court system gives children to dangerous abusers all the time. A multi-disciplinary response would help. Here’s how.
New DOJ research shows family courts across the US are more worried about upsetting abusive fathers than they are about protecting vulnerable children.
Custody courts, like doctors, should commit to do no harm. Courts should not hurt children; but there is overwhelming evidence they often do.
Our current family and custody courts are like relying on a general practitioner to treat cancer. We would never expect life and death decisions to be made by people without specialized knowledge in the field of medicine, so why here?
Custody Court Crisis murders. Experts know that batterers use children to further abuse their partners, and that abusers sometimes kill their children.
A child running away from home is at best a cry for help and at worst a desperate act to protect themselves from abuse. So why do we punish kids for it?
Connecticut established a task force to study minors exposed to domestic violence. Better idea, let’s stop domestic violence.
New research from the DOJ found the courts give more importance to discredited alienation theory than domestic violence or child abuse,
The research proves that estrangement from an abusive parent is better for children than being abused. Family courts tend to get that wrong, which is why kids tend to get hurt.
Shared parenting is promoted as the ideal situation for divorced parents, under the right conditions it might be, but it is an abuser’s best friend.
Little Kelly Williams was only in York County where she was killed by her father in as part of a shared custody program between Lane and Kelly’s father, Frankie.
Our broken custody courts must put the health and safety of children first in any custody or visitation decision. The Safe Child Act will make sure they do.
The Safe Child Act has the potential to improve our broken family court system in dramatic ways.
While many people are following the Gorcyca case, there is no consequence that she can experience that will fix the harm she caused to the Tsimhoni children
Why didn’t I leave? I write this is story about how I got into, and then out of, years of domestic violence hell in the hope that it helps others.