FACT (Family and child treatment)


Parental Alienation (In the process of development)

The Parental Alienation Syndrome (P.A.S.) is the extreme end of a custody battle gone "real bad". P.A.S. is a most negative consequence of an increasing number of high conflict divorces. In these cases, children become the victims of a relentless and destructive "tug of war" between their parents. It is a war that children cannot win or defend themselves against. It is a war where the "enemy" (the alienating parent) is someone whom the children dearly love and depend upon for their needs to be met. For children, PAS is about loss, insecurity, fear, confusion, sadness, hopelessness and despair. In fact, some experts consider PAS to be a form of child abuse because:

1. it robs children of the security provided by the bond they once shared with the targeted parent

2. it embeds in children's minds falsehoods about the targeted parent that are injurious to their own psyche and their sense of self (i.e., "Mom/Dad never really loved you";"Mom/Dad left you and doesn't want you" "Mom/Dad is dangerous"; "Mom/Dad has done inappropriate things to you").

3. the process of aligning children against the targeted parent often involves threats, lies, manipulations, deprivation and even physical abuse

Please go to the links below and educate yourself on P.A.S.

Chrissy Chranowski was aliened against her mother by her Father

Info on P.A.S.




The Parental Alienation Syndrome (P.A.S.) is a burden that a child is forced to bear when one parent fails to recognize their child's strong need to love and be loved by the other parent.