CALL TO ACTION
THIS ISSUE IS TIME SENSITVE. CONTACT LEGISLATORS NOW AND URGE YOUR CONTACTS TO DO SO AS WELL!
7.1 The consensus among the vast majority of academic researchers, practitioners in the mental
health professions, and judicial officers around the world, is that parental alienation is a form of
child psychological abuse and of domestic abuse; that its effects on children are severe and last
into adulthood; that its effects on alienated parents are devastating; and that there are no
statistically significant differences between women and men as perpetrators and victims.
7.2 There can be no doubt that judicial decisions in cases involving children must take account of
all aspects of the family dynamic, including all types of abuse and family conflict. There is a
need for qualified professionals to assist the court in assessing whether there is abuse, and if so
its severity and how it should affect child-parent residence and contact arrangements.
7.3 Kayden’s law reflects gross misinformation about parental alienation and is based on
opinions that are unsupported by scientifically peer-reviewed research. Policies and laws should
be based on strong, scientific evidence, not the opinions of well-funded advocacy groups who
push a one-sided agenda. We are very disappointed that the opinions reflected in the law were
not more thoroughly critiqued and researched by the legislators supporting the bill and their staff,
and that other scientists studying family violence were not consulted on this matter.
7.4 Kayden’s law needs to be repealed or amended to reflect accurate and transparent scientifically sound research on parental alienation and domestic violence. The law should acknowledge that:
CALL TO ACTION
You can make a difference!
- First, write and/or email to the sponsors and cosponsors of Kayden's Law SB 3623 as well as your own state Senators and ask that it be repealed or amended.
- Second, write and/or email to the President and ask that Kayden's Law be repealed or amended.
- Third, contact your state legislators and alert them to the fallacies and dangers of Kayden's Law in order to prevent it from being enacted in state legislation.
- Fourth, share this website and information with your social network.