For forthcoming updates please consult the wikipedia article on "Föräldraalienation", in Swedish (Jan 1, 2012).


A Nordic Program for Competence Mobilization to Combat Psychosocial Child Abuse

Proposing a

Transdisciplinary Competence Center for Integrative Social Medicine and Clinical Research for the Treatment and Care of Victims of PAS

The case of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) as an Interdisciplinary Challenge to the Social Quality and Safety of Life for Children and Young in Fragmented Families

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Themes: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of PAS abuse, Awareness and Education of Health and Legal Professionals, Mobilization of Social Action and Public Policy Change. Mobilizing Awareness of State-sanctioned Deprivation of Family Network and the Attack against Children's Access to their Parents, especially the severing of the Father-Child relation. Forms of sanctioned persecution against parenting in Sweden, Europe and other countries.

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President Bush: The White House Declaration of The Father's Day: "Now, therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 18, 2006, as Father's Day. I encourage all Americans to express admiration and appreciation to fathers for their many contributions to our Nation's children. I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day. I also call upon State and local governments and citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities."

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ALLIANCE FOR THE CHILD announces its constructive dialogue with CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS (CIR), Washington D.C., USA, and is proudly informed about the bequest to CIR by late Dr. Kaj Areskoug, Associate Professor of Banking, New York University Stern School of Business, in memory of his  Legacy of Defending Individual Rights (Docket Report Fall 2002, page 16).

Barbara Hendricks (Barbara Hendricks Foundation) congratulates with her best wishes to the founder of Alliance for the Child (through her Swedish representative, in Oct 2008).

Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2008, congratulates founder of Are Akademi to the Alliance for the Child activities (Nov 19, 2008).

The Swedish Government, Social minister Göran Hägglund, replies to the Alliance for the Child proposal of a Human Rights of the Child conference (2 pages).

Archbishop in Uppsala KG Hammar presents the Swedish Church social policy for children in letter to founder of Are Akademi (Febr 1, 2006).

We provide a link to the nearby convention site at Engelbrektskyrkan, Stockholm


METALINKS TO INTRODUCE THE CONCEPT OF PAS: Diagnostic Manual, Metalinks,,Social Action (for introductory coursework please consult the metalink "collection of articles on PAS" under "Informative Websites" below); Open Directory Project (DMOZ) includes a useful list of links (e.g. Dr. Frank S Williams "Preventing Parentectomy Following Divorce")


An introductory contribution to relevant dialogue on narcissism and psychopathy in reference to PAS with links to resources and documents including papers by Rune Fardal and Frode Thuen, Hemil-Senteret, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway. (docs, pdfs, ppts, htmls). Explore the website - e.g. "Barnet som symptombaerer".

Föräldraalienation och Psykosocial Barnmisshandel (Parental alienation and psychosocial maltreatment in Sweden) by Prof. Dr. Nils-Göran Areskoug, in: Inre och Yttre Verklighet, Strömstad akademi Antologi 2011, pages 36-49 (An introduction to social dialogue and critique with an invitation to political debate on a neglected problem in Sweden - text in Swedish)

Parental Alienation Disorder (PAD) and DSM-V: Proposal submitted to the Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Work Group for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, August 6 2009, by William Bernet, MD, Wilfrid v. Boch-Galhau, MD, Joseph Kenan, MD, Joan Kinlan, MD, Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD JD, Richard Sauber, PhD, Bela Sood, MD, and James S Walker, PhD. (37 pp, published with permission of Prof. William Bernet Feb 6 2009). William Bernet, MD, Professor at Dept of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is the editor of "Parental Alienation - DSM-5, and ICD-11", a comprehensive anthology and the most recent full-size volume on the disorder, authored by a broad range of professionals in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social sciences and the law (Charles C Thomas Publisher, Illinois, USA).

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Robert B Innis, MD PhD; Development and Affective NeuroscienceDaniel Pine, MD; (* * *)

Barns rätt till två föräldrar - Brännpunkt, SvD, December 27, 1979 (in Swedish)
Ny Lag Behövs till stöd för Barn som Berövas sina Pappor - Newsmill March 23, 2010 (in Swedish) - policy debate article
Children in Sweden and Perils of PAS - an account of the social problem, and of a dysfunctional societal system for protection of children in divorce, in Sweden

Recension av två viktiga handböcker om PAS: Föräldraalienation och psykosocial barnmisshandel (in Swedish)

Nordiskt Kompetenscenter för behandling och klinisk forskning om PAS - motion till Regeringen. Proposal to the Swedish government. (in Swedish)

Förslag till FAS om plattform och nätverk för forskning om PAS ("Allians mot PAS") - 2007-02-14 (in Swedish) - in revision (May 25, 2008)

FNs rapport om rätten till hälsa i Sverige  - UN Rapporteur on rights to health Professor Hunt's Report to UNHCHR - a critical review of conditions in Sweden - and Sweden's Fourth Periodic Report to the UN Committe on the Rights of the Child 2002-2007 (in English) does, in a possible state of denial, not mention PAS, although statistics point at around 11% of children in Sweden having lost all contact with one of their parents, according to Barns Rättigheter / Comment to the UN report (forthcoming)

The UNICEF Innocenti research Center "An Overview of Child Wellbeing in Rich Countries", Card 7, 2007

Letter to former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan and Cardinal Professor Walter Kasper who both earned their Linnaeus honorary doctorates in Uppsala, in Spring 2007 (forthcoming)

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FATHERING, CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CHILD PSYCHIATRY: Link to world leading Nestors of research on conditions of fathering and its impact on the quality of father-child relationship and of the child psychosocial development: (1) Dr Kyle Pruett,  Clinical Professor in Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center and Yale School of Medicine, author of  books like Nurturing Fathers, Fatherneed and Me Myself and I and numerous articles and lectures listed in his cv, with related links (Alliance for Childhood, AFCC which provides resources for Restoring Play and information on works by Linda B Fieldstone, Christine A Coates, Nancy Williams Olesen and Leslie Drozd with Alienation Questionnaires with a chapter on Children and Absent Parents: A Model for Reconnection by Rhonda Freeman). In US both governmental bodies such as US Department of Health & Human Services and National Fatherhood Initiative as well as NGO initiatives  like the Civitas, Father's Forum Online are among organizations concerned with Fathers and Fathering. (2) Dr Remo Largo, Professor emeritus, Universität Zürich, paediatric expert in child development with scholarly publications and advisory books translated globally (wiki, phsh, research, cv), (3) Leading biopsychiatric expert on brain effects of the four types of abuse, Professor Martin H Teicher, McLean hospital, Harvard Medical School, reports four types of brain damage in breakthrough research (links and references to articles and his official homepage, articlecv): Clinical Unit Based Research - Biopsychiatric Development Research Program; the Dr Martin H Teicher blog on "brain development and child abuse/adversity" (links included with his permission): *  * .


SOCIOLOGY AND SCIENCE PHILOSOPHY: SchismogenesisGeneral Semantics, Stockholmssyndromet

THE DEVELOPING CHILD AS A VICTIM OF TERROR: Incubated in Terror - Neurodevelopmental Factors in the 'Cycle of Violence' by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. at Child Trauma Academy with Resources

PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: Recently and academy for rights of children, Barnrättsakademien, was inaugurated at Örebro university (with resources).

POLITICS AND MEDIA: Dr Phil Show on PAS (info in Current, link to Dr Phil show)

SOCIAL POLICY AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN EU: A Counterpoint to growing public and private femifascism in Sweden


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In honor of  Dr. Richard A. Gardner (1931-2003), Columbia University, New York



For recent articles and News on PAS search in MEDLINE and Medscape Paediatrics

Online Bibliographies on PAS - (metabibliographic list in progress)

Medline or PubMed search on Alienation, Parental Alienation (PA), Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and Parental Alienation Disorder (PAD),  PAS Attorney, Shared Parenting Information Group SPIG (UK) maintains an Article Base (updated by Delphi) 

Handbooks and Reference Literature

Dr. W. Boch-Galhau (2003) editor of PAS Conference volume: - The Parental Alienation Syndrome - An Interdisciplinary Challenge for Professionals Involved in Divorce, International Conference, Frankfurt am Main, 18.-19. October 2002 (We have received important updates in March 2008 on bibliography and international court decisions from Dr. Wilfrid Boch-Galhau and refer you to his hompage for further details: Dr. med. Wilfrid v. Boch-Galhau, PAS Arbetisgemeinschaft, and )

Gardner, R A, Lorandos, D & Sauber, S R (2006) editors: The International Handbook on Parental Alienation Syndrome, USA 2006

Dr. Deirdre Conway Rand, forensic psychologist, Mill Valley (CA, USA), authored a competent tripartite survey, The Spectrum of Parental Alienation Syndrome (I - III), developed special courses targeting PAS and Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy at Zurinstitute, California, and, together with Randy Rand, EdD, a program for Intervention (Rand, D.C. (1997a). The Spectrum of Parental Alienation Syndrome Part I. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 15(3), 23-52, etc)

Hellblom Sjögren, Lena (PhD, certified forensic psychologist) (2008) Behöver psykologen bry sig om PAS?, Psykologtidningen Nr 8, 2008, pp. 25-28; numerous articles in books and journals; Book indirectly relevant for the methodology of differential diagnostics: (1997) Hemligheter och minnen - Att utreda tillförlitlighet i sexualbrottmål. Norstedts Juridik, Stockholm. This thorough investigation of legal aspects relevant for the evaluation of evidence in court also contains concise passages on the PAS phenomenon (426 pages volume with full-size section of references and documentation; in Swedish)

Overview, Definitions and Diagnostics & List of selected peer review articles

Sherrie Bennett at Family Law - Parental Alienation Syndrome - a concise bullet list / Paskids  is a basic overview, easy to read and understand, comprising the essentials under headlines such as symptoms, risk factors, stages and alienator types  / Stan Hayward's introduction on PAS - in English / Wikipedia article on PAS - CAVE - this is not up to required quality - please read with critical awareness / Richard Gardner's list of Peer review articles until 2003, not complete. A key paper by Gardner with his refutations addressing of the common misunderstandings of the definition of the PAS symptomatology is Recommendations for Dealing with.Parents Who Induce a Parental Alienation Syndrome in Their Children (J of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol 28, 3-4, 1998, 1-21) / Gardner, Richard A. : Commentary on Kelly and Johnston's 'The Alienated Child: A Reformulation of Parental Alienation Syndrome' in Family Court Review, 39 (3), July 2001, published posthumously in: Family Court Review, Vol 42 No 4, Oct 2004, pages 611-621. / A Diagnostic Manual for PAS - An overview of criteria and systems for the diagnosing of PAS (Areskoug) / Definitions of Emotional Abuse (in progress) (compiled) / Metalinks to Resources on PAS (in revision) (compiled)

Informative Websites and Scholarly Resources (with links to references):

Vaeter für Kinder e.V., a German philanthropic association headed in Munich under the direction of Professor Christian T Dum, is providing the probably most thorough collection of links and references to scholarly works on PA/PAD/PAS at the website ("Beide Eltern", both parents): Under "Eltern-Kind-Entfremdung" you find an updated list of (and reviews of) selected quality works in the field. 
F.A.C.T. (Fathers Are Capable Too) - a formidable collection of articles on PAS from the Canadian site for social action. Mandatory reading for anyone who wants to deal with children in divorce in a responsible way. After reading the collection of articles, nobody can hide any longer. /  Dr. Richard A Gardner - links to his works on PAS and related resources for reference / Dr. R.A. Gardner:  Differentiating between Parental Alienation Syndrome and Bona Fide Abuse-Neglect, in: The American Journal of Family Therapy. Vol. 27, No. 2, p 97-107, April-June 1999. / Dr. med. Wilfrid von Boch-Galhau - PAS Arbeitsgemeinschaft in Würzburg Germany is a collaborative competence team for research and therapy on the syndrome.  Collaborators include certified psychologist U Kodjoe, W Andritzky PhD, and P Koeppel PhD in Law. Its homepage with links at and (see also under "Handbooks and Reference Literature"). Recent bibliographic updates (March 2008) and introductory articles include: Internationale Literatur zu PAS , PAS Literatur , DSM-V Koordinator 2008-04-21 engl , Introductive Remarks to PAS by Dr W v Boch-Galhau and Rundbrief engl 2008-04-18  / Dr L.F. Lowenstein - homepage with links.A New Book:  Dr L.F. Lowenstein: Parental Alienation- How to understand and address parental alienation resulting from acrimonious divorce or separation,  Russell House Publ 2007 / The "Stockholm syndrome" - there are some similarities between the "brainwashing aspect" of PAS and the so-called Stockholm syndrome (a term minted by late Dr Nils Bejerot, a noted social psychiatrist in Sweden) / Dr. J. Michael Bone, PhD, P.A. - homepage with links / Prof. Glenn Cartwright, Dean, McGill - homepage with links:  (I) and (II)  / Prof. Germund Hesslow, Lund, papers on "Feminismdebatten" - his critique and remarks in contribution to debate on feminism / Dr. Richard Warshak - homepage with links / in memoriam Dr. Rick Lohstroh - killed by his son in a state of induced PAS / Walter Andritzky et. al. - homepage with links / Dr. Deirdre Conway Rand /  Dr. M.L. King homepage with links / Dr. Katherine Andre homepage with links / Amy J.L. Baker, PhD, The Cult of Parenthood / Dr. Reena Sommer, USA - Resources and Articles / Simone Veil, ACALPA, French organization against PAS with links / Fathers are Capable Too - FACT - Canadian organization against PAS /  Children Held Hostage - study / Väteraufbruch and Vatersein - in German - and Verantwortungsvoll erziehende Väter, Schweiz, one of several Swiss organizations against PAS, with link to a paper by Horst Petri Psychosoziale Folgen des Vaterverlusts (Deutsche Ärzteblatt 2007; 104(22): A 1572–4) and his recent book:  Petri H: Das Drama der Vaterentbehrung. Herder (Herder, Berlin 2006) and links - in German - a conference paper (AIM Gender) by Jörg Fichtner: Väterlichkeit und Vaterrrecht / American Coalition for Fathers and Children ACFC and Childrens Justice / PAS Awareness Day; Things You Can Do / UK Men's Movement - hompage and links / Dr. Douglas Darnall, Phd, PsyCare Inc is a quality selection of links. His articles include What Does a Severely Alienated Child look like? Look for PAS Directory. His is a good starter / Robert A. Evans, PhD with resource page / Rachel Foundation - who runs a program for treatment of PAS. The site Stop Parental Alienation of Children provides resources including an informative article, "Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS): Its Causes, Cures, Costs, and Controversies", ranked as an excellent introductory account of the PAS phenomenon, by Jayne A. Major, Ph.D. Adult survivors of PAS are studied in books by Amy JL Baker, PhD, with suggested ways to solutions in her presentations. Daniel J Weigel & Kimberly A Donovan provide some new aspects in "PAS - diagnostic and triadic perspectives" in  The Family Journal 14, 3, 274-282 (2006). 
Useful information is available at American Men's Studies Association and at The Men's Studies Press which provides an informative pdf, "The Men's Directory - A World Directory of Research and Resources".

"Sapientia" means wisdom. Here it is symbolised by the icon of a music instrument. From Codex Gigas, early 13th century Benedictine manuscript now in Royal Library Stockholm. Great wisdom and courage will be required of the society that will once be the first on earth to eradicate the disease of PAS and of any psychosocial abuse of children and the young, and this will be possible only through establishing a competence center for integrative clinical, social and legal research and treatment of this deleterious condition.

INTERVENTION AND THERAPY PROGRAM FOR ALIENATED CHILDREN AND VICTIMS OF PAS (in progress) developed by ALLIANCE FOR THE CHILD . RULES are simple: (1) An alienator should never have custody, (2) If an alienator by error has custody it must be changed immediately to protect the child. No delay is permitted. These rules follow from the conventions of human rights. It is a crime to violate them.

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ACADEMIC MEDICAL RESEARCH is not listed here - it can easily be accessed through excellent medical search machines available at all medical universities (PubMed and Medline). For further reference see . Library resources or ask your own university librarian for assistance. As an example of research relevant to the issue of PA and PAS we refer to a recent longitudinal study that evidences the positive effects of fathers' involvement in the children's early life (A. Sarkadi, S Bremberg, et alia: Fathers' involvement in children's developmental outcomes: a systematic review of longitudinal studies, in: Acta Paediatrica 2008, 97, 153-58)


NORDIC SITES ON PAS (in Scandinavian language - på svenska, norska eller danska)

Alliance for the Child - the present initiative, a collection of resources and alerts to incite a conserted competence action and combat the entrenched and prevailing ignorance that allows the syndrome of PA and PAS to shamefully still prevail in our modern societies.

 Stan Hayward Föräldra Alienations Syndrom / Umgängesrätts Föräldrarnas Riksförbund, UFR - Märt Söber - provides a page with useful quality links (in Swedish) including translations of important manuals for handling cases of PAS by Turkat and others / Föräldrajouren - Information om PAS linking to a report in DN with Agnetha Svensson and Gösta Emtestam on PAS in Sweden "Barn kan fås att hata sin pappa" (DN March 2, 2003) /Pappa-Barn - ny svensk organisation / Barns rättigheter / Arne Wirén / Lena Celander-Jörgensen /  Ole Texmo, Krisesenter, Norge / Transkulturellt Centrum Stockholms läns landsting / Ericastiftelsen / UNICEF Barnkonventionen och Barns rättigheter i Sverige / Uppsala Mansjour / Lennart Sandelin's Weblog / Barns Rättigheter /Sveriges Mansjourrers Riksförbund (SMR) /

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 The ALLIANCE FOR THE CHILD Foundation is an international independent nonprofit non-governmental organization (NGO) and a legal personality. Reference is made to the European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations (*). The foundation is in search of funding to develop its Interdisciplinary Competence Center of Excellence with a program of (1) Research and Education, and (2) Clinical Treatment, Intervention and Psychotherapy of alienated children and target victims of PAS. Donators are asked to write to ARE AKADEMI Collegium Europaeum to request further information. ('Stiftelsen ALLIANS FÖR BARNEN')

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