Our alienated kids have a listening ear in our Tallahassee legislature with Sen. Al Torres sponsorship of Parental Alienation Bill HB1297 / SB 1342 reporting bill.
Most psychologists classify Parental alienation in the same category among the most severe type of child abuse: long term, scars for life. Parental Alienation Bill HB1297 / SB 1342 opens doors for reporting according to Al Yorston – assistant for Senator Torres office today.
The bill opens avenues for reporting parental alienation but stops short of removing the child from the home. The intent is to intervene for the child.
Parental Alienation Eclipses the Civil Rights Crises of Past Times.
Many have seen these alarming statistics:
Mexico and Brazil have criminalized Parental Alienation.
Statistics From Fatherless Homes
Here are some staggering documented statistics that will shock you:
- 24.5 million children never see or hear from one parent in the entire year.
- 63% of youth suicides (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
- 71% of all high school dropouts– 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
- 85% of all children who show behavior– 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
- 90% of all homeless and runaway– 32 times the average.
- About 40 percent of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all during the past year; 24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father.
- 26 percent of absent fathers live in a different state than their children; and
- 50 percent of children living absent their father have never set foot in their father’s home.
Father Factor in Education – Homes with Fathers:
- 70% less likely to drop out of school
- 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
- more likely to get A’s in school.
- more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities.
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.
- Teens in single mother households are at a 30% higher risk than those in two-parent households.
- Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parent homes.
- 43 percent of first marriages dissolve within fifteen years; about 60 percent of divorcing couples have children; and approximately one million children each year experience the divorce of their parents.
CONTACT SENATOR TORRES OFFICE TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS BY SUPPORTING SB1342 / HB1297
- Ortiz.firstname.lastname@example.org – Claribel Ortiz – Senator Torres Asst.
- Yorston.Alfred@Senate.gov – Al Yorston – Senator Torres Asst.
Says bill is in several committees now. Will mature around 1st week in April.
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PASS the Parental Alienation Bill HB1297 / SB 1342 Intervene for Desperate Kids