Posted on August 14, 2017 by Margaret Mc Gee

When children reject parents whom they love

As a consequence of parental conflict, children may reject a ‘good enough’ parent. Children who unreasonably reject a loved and loving parent are considered to have been alienated from a loving parent by the other parent. This scenario, referred to as parental alienation, can have marked adverse outcomes for both alienated children and the parents (and significant others) whom they reject.
This symposium aims to take a practical look at the issue of parental alienation and how family law legislation and services are structured to protect children, as well as mums and dads (and significant others). Our guest speakers will review the steps that parents (and others) can take and the resources available to them. The latest research addressing this important, complex and emotive social issue will also be presented.
When: Thurs Sept 14 2017
Time:   5.30-7.30 pm
Where: South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Auditorium, North Terrace (West), Adelaide
Guest Speakers:
Stan Korosi  M.Counselling, MACA, Clin. PACFA, ARCAP Reg., Family Law Counsellor (ACA).  PhD candidate (Gold Coast University) Stan Korosi is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in parental alienation and parent-child reunification.  He is a member of the international Parental Alienation Study Group comprising 340 mental health and legal professional members across 32 countries, He is currently undertaking research into the social definition of parental alienation. Stan’s focus is working with excluded and alienated parents to reunite them and their children and where this is not possible working with alienated parents to reconcile with themselves.  He also counsels and coaches parents through the family law legal process and in engaging with family consultants in order to obtain recommendations in favour of their children and their children’s relationship with them.
Kerry Antoniou BLaws (Hons) Uni of Adelaide Kerry is a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia. She is Director and Principal Lawyer at Alpha Family Lawyers in Adelaide and Associate Teacher in the Law School at the University of Adelaide where she has been teaching family law since 2002. Kerry has been actively involved as a member of the Advisory Panel of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights Inc. between 2003 and 2005.  She was also a member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia between 2008 and 2012. Kerry is also a member of the Australian Family Law Council and the Women’s Lawyers Association of SA Inc.
Craig Rigney CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti  (KWY) Family Services and Consultancy Craig is a Ngarrindjeri man born in Gawler, country SA. While Craig was working with SA Health, Aboriginal Health Branch, as the Senior Project Officer, he identified gaps in health services for Aboriginal males and the need for an Aboriginal male health service and a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal men. This led to the development of KWY  Family Services and Consultancy, of which Craig is the Chief Executive Officer and Director.
Hosted by: The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, the University of Adelaide, and Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme, SAHMRI