Parental Alienating Behaviors: An Unacknowledged Form of Family Violence

  title={Parental Alienating Behaviors: An Unacknowledged Form of Family Violence},
  author={Jennifer Jill Harman and Edward Kruk and Denise A. Hines},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
Despite affecting millions of families around the world, parental alienation has been largely unacknowledged or denied by legal and health professionals as a form of family violence. This complex form of aggression entails a parental figure engaging in the long-term use of a variety of aggressive behaviors to harm the relationship between their child and another parental figure, and/or to hurt the other parental figure directly because of their relationship with their child. Like other forms of… Expand
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