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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D."][/caption] "Parents who have lost a child due to parental alienation are using their pain and suffering to educate themselves and the community about this terrible form of abuse to children. It is only through their concerted efforts and awareness that changes can be generated to spur improvements in family law, mental health, and social service programs to meet the needs of these vulnerable families. Parental Alienation creates immense suffering for the rejected parent as well as all the children and must be stopped. Conferences such as this one represent an important step in that direction.' Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D. Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert in Parental Alienation, researcher, author, developmental psychologist, and advocate, will be the keynote speaker at the "Southern California Parental Alienation Workshop: A Community Responds" this Saturday (11/13/10) at the California State University at Northridge Student Union Thousand Oaks Room. The All Day Conference will go from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presentations include:
The Exponential Impact of Alienation: The Emotional, the Physiological and Long Term Relational by Valerie R. Houghton, RN, MFT, Esq. Our Stories: What Can We Learn from the Telling? by Glenda Gerda, MA Adolescents Who Reject Parents by Albert R. Gibbs, Ph.D. Our Community Responds: What we cannot do alone we can do as a community by Karen Lebow, MSW/MA, LCSW
To learn more, see the conference flyer here.

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