The Family Court System in the United States is broken.  More and more abusive parents are awarded custody of their children because they know how to manipulate the
family court system.  National attention if finally being given to this problem.  Parents, especially women, contact me frequently with pleas for help.  On this page I share
links to groups and organizations that are tying to assist parents caught in this trap and/or trying to change the law.  I also include sights directed to the safety of children.  
National Alliance for Family Court Justice:
Founded by Liz Richards in 1993, this group is dedicated for victims of exploitative family and custody court authorities. Works with other protective mothers and incest survivors to reform the system
and learn winning strategies Learn more about troublesome custody issues of Parental Alienation (PAS) and Fathers Rights.

The Center for Judicial Excellence:
A community-based organization in Marin County established to improve the public accountability of the judiciary and strengthen and maintain the integrity of the courts.  

Family Court in America: Working together to protect our children in our nation's family courts.

Mothers of Lost Children:
The mission of Mothers of Lost Children is to support, nurture and pray for mothers who have been forcibly separated from their children by the family law and juvenile courts. Our primary goal is to
bring to public awareness the fact that children who report abuse, particularly incest, are regularly given into the custody or unsupervised visitation of the identified perpetrators.

Battered Mothers Custody Conference:
This group seeks to  raise public awareness by documenting civil, legal, due process, and human rights violations perpetrated on victims of domestic violence (women and children) by  family courts,
their professional appointees, Child Protective Services, other government systems, and all who have built an industry which profits from the suffering of mothers and children trying to escape domestic

The Courageous Kids Network:
This organization, started by children survivors, is dedicated to stopping the continuing assault on children's human right to live free from abuse

California Protective Parents Association:
The Mission of the California Protective Parents Association is to protect children from incest and family violence through research, education and advocacy.

Rights For Mothers:
This group is committed to get fairness, equality and justice within the gender biased family court and circuit court systems.

Custody Preparations for Moms:
This website is intended to help fit and loving mothers who wish to continue to be the primary caretakers of their children.

Mothers for Justice:
This group is the campaigning 'voice' for everyone who has suffered an injustice with the corrupt judiciary system. We endeavor, through our campaigns to bring out into the open the appalling number
of injustices (particularly) those relating to child access issues.

Women's Law:
Topics include staying safe, preparing for court, know the laws, learn about abuse, where to find help, legal statutes.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project:
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents in family law cases.  Our
volunteer lawyers provide pro bono legal representation to (1) survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, visitation, divorce, child support and immigration cases  (2) children in high-
conflict custody cases (3) foster parents in adoption, guardianship, placement and licensing matters  (4) third-party caregivers in custody cases

WORLD Law Direct:
WORLD Law Direct is the leading interactive provider of U.S. and international legal solutions. Today we're helping to fill the need for understandable and efficient legal solutions. In addition to an
expanding database, our systems automatically re-route designated issues to our global law team when necessary, providing thorough, up-to-date advice on commonly-faced legal issues in over 26
international jurisdictions including the United States. We put the resources of a global law firm to work for you.   They have a page devoted to domestic violence.

AARDVARC: An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection
This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them, both public and private. The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and support
those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive
nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".

Child Support Enforcement Expert:  Geraldine Jensen
WMs. Jensen is a child support enforcement expert. She founded of ACES (Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc.) the nation's largest child support advocacy organization.  She has
appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, ABC Primetime Live, Fox News, CBS Morning Show and the Today Show just to name a few. Her life story was an ABC movie of the Week
special presentation .   She has written the book "How to Collect Child Support."

The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start
Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence.

If you have a child or children with a psychopathic con artist, this site will help you "immunize" your kids against developing antisocial behavior. The site also links to a forum and other resources to
enable you to help your child(ren) cope with the psychopathic parent.

The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service
providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.  Search by STATE or COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable
thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get
better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years. Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic
stress disorder. Getting treatment as soon as possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the
behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  They offer
materials and resources.

Children with psychopathic parent may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem that no parent can afford to ignore. All teens are at risk of using drugs and alcohol.
Taking a proactive stance can help reduce that risk and may also strengthen the relationship between parents and their teenage children. Discussion is at the heart of preventing any type of drug
involvement. While this is a positive step for many, it can also have a negative backlash if done incorrectly. Parents need to learn how to discuss drugs and alcohol with their children to lessen the
likelihood that they will use drugs.  Contact Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Florida, for more information.

Psychopaths and sociopaths are predators that love the Internet.  This government site helps you learn how to talk with your kids about Internet safety and may also help you, too.

Chances are, your kids are a bit more savvy on the computer than you are. This is OK, but it's not to imply that you shouldn't take proper steps to ensure their online safety. Let's dive in at this site nd
take a close look at the rules your kiddos need to abide by when it comes to using the Internet.

The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be
defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic bullying,” “e-bullying,” “sms
bullying,” “mobile bullying,” “online bullying,” “digital bullying,” or “Internet bullying.”
This web site serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology.

Kids are using mobile devices at increasingly young ages. It’s not uncommon for tweens to have smartphones, leading schools across the country to implement mobile device policies to prevent kids from
texting during class and cheating during exams. That said, mobile devices like tablets are gaining speed as valuable educational and therapy tools.  Whether you look at kids using mobile devices as a
positive or negative, the issue of safety is a real concern. All parents want to keep their kids safe, so it’s important to educate yourself on the potential dangers of mobile devices for kids and the best
ways to protect the.m

Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help kids and families cope with
stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their
feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.

Art therapy for children can provide kids with an easier way to express themselves since children are more naturally artistic and creative. A young child is likely to be more comfortable initially expressing
him/herself with some crayons and markers, for example, than he/she is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through words
Sacramento Conference Presentation and Battered Mothers Custody Conference
Two different presentations taken from the Center for Judicial Excellence documentary "Family Court Crisis: Our
Children at Risk."
Breaking the Silence -- Children's Stories: PBS Documentary sponsored by the Mary Kay Foundation:
Crisis in Family Court:  Transcript of the 1st of a series of shows that Dr. Phil will do on this topic.  Aired 4-14-2010
Child Abuse: When Family Courts Get It Wrong
This is Really Hard to Believe:  an opinion written by Barry Nolan
Rates at Which Batterers Receive Custody:  an article written by Joan Meier, Esq.
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Barbara Bentley
Motivational Author and Speaker
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