Welcome to our new business and website work in progress.

Those who gather here are compassionate advocates for justice and equality. We are a resourceful collaborative forum interested in understanding and solving problems related to child psychological abuse from various disciplines and our own particular point of view in relationship to one another.

Child psychological abuse is an aberrant and deplorable parenting practice that underpins much of the evil in society. We believe it can be prevented and that is our mission.

We agree there are three diagnostic indicators that, when all three are present in a child, establish the basis for identifying what child psychological abuse is.

Our practice is not to exploit or alienate one another but to work together and not undermine the value of each contributor. We are transparent and authentic in the way we conduct business.

We resign ourselves to a new paradigm for parental alienation which is, in fact, pathogenic parenting; parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome are dubious methodologies and there are no psychological constructs in therapy that satisfy the meaning for reunification either. No parental alienation and no reunification therapy. This is our stance. As time goes by we will see a language and practices develop that heal society in the assorted ways that take on new definitions against pathogenic parenting.

The work we do is attributed to Dr. Craig Childress, clinical psychologist, who has proven to fairly sort out the theories and identifiers that call out child psychological abuse as it is, and for this we are grateful.

6 thoughts on “Greetings!”

  1. Grateful for your work in helping combat Attachment Based Pathogenic Parenting. With the absence of sexual or physical abuse – Kids DESERVE to love and be loved by both normal-range parents.

    1. Thank you, Karen! I appreciate that.

      I agree. And plenty of love is good for children … they should not be deprived of it. We have to get a grip on what child psychological abuse looks like. Prevent it now!

      Question to everyone: Can you spot child psychological abuse when you see it or hear of it?

  2. To Suz Remus,
    I am Richard and it was such a blessing to meet and converse with you (sat, Aug 18th) about your work. I hesitated to call it work because it is beyond that. It is rare to find apn individual with such passion (in your case it is beyond that also, it is more of a calling) in what they do, it is even more rare to find that passion for the most noblest of causes and our most precious resource, our children.
    We spoke of loss, and grief, and of how abandonment of children could possibly lead to detachment as a sort of a survival/defensive mechanism in them. I have a layman’s thought that was touched on by a letter from Dr. Childress involving the effects on the brain involving abandonment. My thought involves the pathways and more specifically, the direction of them.
    In the ten minutes you spoke can be a study that leads to volumes. I look forward to buying an autographed copy of your first book. It seems to me that your mantel in Florida has had a nationwide ripple effect. You have inspired and motivated me. If there is anything I can do in Colorado for the cause please do not hesitate to contact me. Keep fighting the good fight,
    Sincerely, Richard

    1. Hi Richard!

      I want to thank you for your tremendous words of encouragement. It was a pleasure meeting you and the blessing is mine (I think it was a divine appointment).

      Also, thank you for sharing your “ahha” about abandonment (I’m wondering what Dr. Childress letter you read that led you to it). In working through my own childhood trauma, now and here (Denver) from where it all began, I guarantee you that child psychological abuse is real. I want to mention here from my experience that the issues of abandonment are real too, but not like what we think we know abandonment is in the physical realm. The brain of the parent that holds their child captive has abandoned their responsibility to protect them. They hold false beliefs that separate them from the child they think they protect, leaving the child vulnerable to a society that accepts and reinforces their delusions. It also TRIES to separate the child from the love bond of the parent society turns on.

      Our children are counting on us to figure this out and do something to save them (some of us have to save ourselves first).

      I am happy that you are motivated and ready to take a stand! That means you are an extention of the office of the attorney general (private attorney) in Colorado. … Parens patriae… “The principal that political authority carries with it the responsibility for protection of citizens unable to protect themselves” (Oxford Dictionary).

      You are a true fellow advocate, Richard… believe me, I will take you up on your offer to stay in touch. We can motivate each other to act on what we know is right.

      God bless,


  3. I have been following Dr. Craig Childress though a gentleman named Vincent. I wish something like this Could have came up in 2015. Here in the state of Pennsylvania parent alienation is like a parade going down the street with the court the attorney it’s a joke it’s a monopolize system in Pennsylvania and too many people in this state are still ignorant if you had your child taken you deserved it. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you can see is many more parents and children going through the devastating torture Plama and devastation.

    1. Marianne,

      Thank you for your post and to Vincent for leading you to the work of Dr. Childress. The pieces fit together. Psychological constructs explain what is popularly termed as “parental alienation.”

      The good news is — the state of Pennsylvania will soon find out that citizens cannot, nor will they any longer, tolerate this most wretched form of child abuse. I guarantee that every state has this problem. It is not an issue of the locale; it is an issue of the evil intentions of a human heart. What I mean by this is like what you said; the parade; the court the attorney, whoever consents to a child being broken down for the actions of his or her parents, is just wrong.

      Every state and country is culturally conditioned to “see” the problem of child psychological abuse the wrong way. When you know what to look for, the pattern is revealed and you only need to perfect the technique by which you saw it in the first place. Sort of like Gestalt– the 3-d stereograms or “magic eye pictures.”

      The culture of looking the other way when child abuse occurs is changing. When pathogenic parenting is pointed out to you and you finally can see it– the fingerprints of the perpetrator on the child or their hands around their neck, if your conscience is not fried or dead, then you will be able to do something about it; deescalate it and stop it or report it. There are so many variables but the psychological abuse is clear.

      There is a paradigm shift and the shift is happening right here on this no-frills little white page, no icons, no color, just a pure and simple shift to protect our children and ourselves from this abuse of the heart. Child psychological abuse has nothing to do with “alienation” (although this word was used by Richard Gardner when he coined “Parental Alienation Syndrome” back in the ’70s). Alienation is what happens when you do something wrong that separates you from the one you once loved. It is not from the lies of a deceitful heart and a blind culture. Now is the time to “see” and time to heal the brokenhearted. Between you and me there is recognition of child abuse. What we do is talk about it and not allow others to influence our discussion. This is my long lament to what you posted. It breaks our hearts.

      I have just pulled parallels from an article I’m reading about feminism, to the conversation we’re having, “Only the solidarity my co-author and I enjoyed enabled us to resist the impulse to withdraw our work.” We cannot go backward and join the parade, knowing what we know now. The article is called, On Resistance, Ambivalence and Feminist Theory: A Response to Carol Gilligan. Marianne, I can relate almost anything to what so many families are being tested to endure, including my own.

      I appreciate your encouragement! Good luck to you too, okay? Resist the impulse to withdraw.

      The best,

      Stacey, J. (2006). On Resistance, Ambivalence and Feminist Theory: A Response to Carol Gilligan. Gale. Retrieved from

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