Rhonda Pisarello was eight years old when her parents divorced. Her sisters were seven and one. Rhonda's father was awarded custody of the three girls. And her mother was granted the right to see them a few days each week. A year after the divorce, Rhonda's father remarried. Rhonda is an adult now and she picked up the story from there. We aired a clip.
Rhonda's story has all the hallmarks of what we now call Parental Alienation. The number of court cases that involve Parental Alienation is getting more attention these days but it is not new to our court system.
Nick Bala has just completed the first study of how Canadian courts and judges have handled Parental Alienation over the last 20 years. He's a professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University and he was in Kingston, Ontario.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
CBC Radio "The Current" features Parental Alienation.
Too late I found out that CBC Radio's morning show "The Current" with Anna-Marie TREMONTI had a segment about PAS today, including an interview with Rhonda Pisanello - a strong supporter of Alberta PAAO and leader of KAPAAO - a kids support program initiated by PAAO HQ in Ontario. Interviewed on the program was Nick Bala, a Prof of Family Law at Queen's University who had presented some of his research into Canadian Cases of PAS to the conference in Toronto in March 2009, as well as Registered Psychologist Mary Korpach from Surrey BC.
Here is a link to the program (part 3/3) where you can listen to the segment and website: