July 16, 2019

Collective Memo of Concern to: WHO about "Parental Alienation"

The World Health Organization is considering the addition of “parental alienation” (PA) as a “caregiver-child relationship problem” in ICD-11, the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision.

Currently, PA is a theory courts accept. Under this theory, abusive parents tend to be granted more lenient access. DV LEAP for many years has been arguing that PA lacks scientific support and has been thoroughly discredited. Additionally, PA in custody litigation causes significant harm to children rather than helping them.

DV LEAP a long with 339 experts and professional organizations have signed onto this memo which requests the removal of all references to “parental alienation” and related concepts in ICD-11.

Read more about this and the memo here:

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Want to be More Connected to DV LEAP? Join the Advocacy Council!

Interested in professional development? Want Board experience? Looking for a way to get more involved with DV LEAP? Consider joining our Advocacy Council!
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