Parental Alienation as a Form of Emotional Child Abuse: The Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions for Research

@article{Kruk2018ParentalAA,
  title={Parental Alienation as a Form of Emotional Child Abuse: The Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions for Research},
  author={Edward Kruk},
  journal={Family Science Review},
  year={2018}
}
  • Edward Kruk
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • Family Science Review
This article examines the current state of research on parental alienation, which reveals that alienation is far more common and debilitating for children and parents than was previously believed. In extreme cases, one can make the argument that parental alienation is a serious form of emotional child abuse. Careful scrutiny of key elements of parental alienation in the research literature consistently identifies two core elements of child abuse: parental alienation as a significant form of… 

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