Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection and Alienation. Edited by Abigail Judge PhD & Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP
The existing literature on abduction reunification is limited and evolving. Although guidelines for model service approaches exist, few programs address the unique challenges of reunifying children and families following abduction. This article delineates a family-based reunification model that has assisted families affected by abduction since 2006. Model components include a team-centered approach, a stage-oriented reunification process, and pitfalls and strategies related to intersystem collaboration.
Given the grave effects of parental alienation on both parent and child, it is no surprise that Courts are taking aggressive steps to try to restore the parent-child bond.
The trending approach to reunification in parental alienation cases: intensive workshops, comprehensive court orders, and aftercare plans.