“But what did the 1970s divorce boom mean for the kids? ” by Sasha Aslanian
who is the aggressor ? July 29, 2012
DURHAM, N.H. — A 32-nation study of violence against dating partners by university partners found that about a third had been violent, and most incidents of partner violence involve violence by both the man and woman, according to Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. The second largest category was couples where the female partner was the only one to carry about physical attacks, not the male partner
Source : Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire
interesting info.. July 28, 2012
http://stolenvows.com/ …website is to sell a book written by a former mediator ,I certainly recommend the book but on the left are links to articles and several free chapters..Chapter 3 on ‘California’s Vision’ is very informative..
“Designed by those who would benefit most, no-fault divorce laws were rolled out across the country over thirty years ago. Wedding day promises lost all meaning when the newly-coined standard — Irretrievable Breakdown — replaced former ‘grounds’ for divorce. Within fifteen years each state had its own unique ‘no-fault’ language but the results were virtually the same when couples got to court. The judge was empowered to ‘force’ a divorce on an unwitting spouse and then divide up the family belongings — including the children. Lawyers used unscrupulous tactics to crush any lingering affection in order to deliver the final product — divorce. Capitalizing on the nation’s growing misery, a profitable Divorce Industry arose and wiped away any lingering hope that was embodied in the original cornerstone of the divorce reform movement — the ‘Marriage Hospital’ that could attend to the Family Court ‘casualties’ and enhance opportunities for reconciliation….” :from Judy Parejko
I encourage all family advocates to not just represent the project in meetings or sessions with clients but in everyday life …learn all you can about divorce ,its causes and how it effects all involved ,learn about the laws ,the divorce industry ,social , economic and political aspects ,be a knowledgeable example and spokesperson..
Family Innocence Advocate Training July 26, 2012
A reminder : Family Advocate Training
Saturday, July 28, 2012
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration due July 24, 2012
“Despite pieties to the contrary, no government has a self-interest in reversing the growth of single-parent homes. “I oversee 65 different social programs at a cost of nearly $47 billion dollars each year,” writes Dr. Horn. “Go down the list of these programs – child welfare, child support enforcement, programs for runaway youth, anti-poverty programs – the need for each of these programs is either created or exacerbated by the breakup of families and marriages.” The unstated corollary is that the administrators of these programs have a stake in those breakups. They also command billions to break them up.”…: Stephen Baskerville
A little history of government’s involvement in the marriage business..and something to consider