The Bias Against Against Mothers & Children Surviving Abuse Is Widespread

Here are just a few of the large publications beginning to address court treatment of abuse survivors.

Schmidt, Samantha. (2019, July 29) ‘A gendered trap’: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/a-gendered-trap-when-mothers-allege-child-abuse-by-fathers-the-mothers-often-lose-custody-study-shows/2019/07/28/8f811220-af1d-11e9-bc5c-e73b603e7f38_story.html

Dickson, Sean & Meier, Joan S. (2017) Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Volume 35, Issue 2, Article 10. Retreived from https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1576&context=lawineq

Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Involving Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations (2019); Joan S. Meier, Sean Dickson, Chris O’Sullivan, Leora Rosen, Jeffrey Hayes. Retrieved from:  https://scholarship.law.gwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2712&context=faculty_publications

Joan S. Meier (2020) U.S. child custody outcomes in cases involving parental alienation and abuse allegations: what do the data show?,  Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 42:1, 92-105, DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1701941
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2020.1701941

LOCAL COVERAGE:

Moms say county is forcibly reuniting children with abusers

 

https://lacrossetribune.com/news/group-of-la-crosse-county-moms-says-courts-unfairly-favor-abusive-fathers/article_e342cac1-d950-57b8-8fa3-6cd7f8ccd2f8.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

 

This is an image of a child pointing at a sunset over a cornfield, from piggy-back on her mother.