“The failure of the family court system in America is a national scandal.
Sadly, the mainstream media, whether out of ignorance or fear,
refuses to cover it. That media silence means that every day,
these American human rights abuses continue to occur.”
– Garland Waller, Award-Winning Documentary Producer
National DV Support
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24 hour crisis intervention; safety planning; domestic violence information and referrals to local providers; hotline advocates having access to more than 170 different languages through interpreter services.
1.800.799.SAFE // http://www.thehotline.org/
DV Support in Bergen County New Jersey
Alternatives to Domestic Violence
Devoted to domestic violence issues, including crisis intervention, counseling, legal advocacy and assistance, court appearance preparation, court accompaniment, individual, group and family counseling, information and referral to other needed services, community education and professional training.
One Bergen County Plaza, Second Floor
Hackensack NJ 07601
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 201.336.7575 // http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/
DV Support in Bergen County New Jersey
The Center for Hope and Safety
Assisting women and children victims of emotional, economic, sexual and/or physical abuse.
24 Hour Hotline: 201.944.9600 // http://hopeandsafetynj.org/contact-sos
Free Jasmin from Court-Ordered Abduction
In April 2014, when my daughter Jasmijn was 10 years old, she was brutally deported from The Netherlands to her father Dave H. in Marin County, California despite expert evidence of abuse, molestation and neglect by him, despite the fact that he admitted to the court that he has a severe drug addiction to heroin and cocaine and despite the fact that he has been diagnosed with Narcissistic and Histrionic personality disorders.
Her father, with whom she has not lived since she was 1 year old, keeps her hostage at an undisclosed location, demanding money. He has terminated all contact since May 9th, 2015, thereby breaking all court orders.
Not only have I been bankrupted trying to fight this in Marin County Superior Court, Judge Wood has threatened me that if I were to pursue a custody trial she would make sure I would lose it, I would never see Jasmijn again and she would seize my mother’s assets in The Netherlands (there are none!). Judge Adams ruled that she allows the father to get away with breaking her own court orders and is not willing to investigate the matter through a 3118 child sexual abuse investigation and drug testing of the father. She is not facilitating contact between my daughter and me and she is not allowing me to know where my daughter lives either.
How come the father has not been detained yet for criminal custodial interference Cal Penal Code 278.5?
How in the world could this have happened? If you really want to know the truth then this site is for you. Instead of arriving at conclusions based on hearsay and wild allegations, allow me to introduce you to all the people involved in this court-ordered child trafficking case and present you with all the evidence so you can make up your own mind. Then confront the folks responsible for this situation.
Learn More // http://www.freejasmijn.com/
- The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children
by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
https://drshefali.com/books/This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development. Once parents are learning alongside their children, power, control, and dominance become an archaic language. Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results from this, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunctionality. In contrast, in Dr. Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting, children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self.
- Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft
- Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues
Edited by Barry Goldstein, J.D and Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D.
- Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life
By Evan Stark
- The Worst Interests of the Child: The Trafficking of Children and Parents Through U.S. Family Courts
by Keith Harmon Snow
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest medical investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. This research began in 1998 under the leadership of Dr. Vincent Felitti. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego continue to work in collaboration of this research today.
More than 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) members undergoing a comprehensive physical examination chose to provide detailed information about their childhood experience of abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. To date, more than 50 scientific articles have been published and more than100 conference and workshop presentations have been made.
The ACE Study findings suggest that certain childhood experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death, as well as poor quality of life, in the United States. It is critical to understand how some of the worst health and social problems in our nation can arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences. The good news? All of them are preventable. ACE’s can include a child’s exposure to:
* Domestic Violence
* Sexual Abuse
* An alcohol or drug addicted parent
* Being separated from a primary attachment parent
Understanding these connections and taking action to prevent them, in particular when families are in the process of divorce and custody litigation, will improve the health, safety, and overall wellbeing for the lifespan of that child.
For more information about ACE’s visit: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Click below to watch Dr. Burke Harris’s Ted Talk on ACES: