Q & A – What is a reunification camp

reunification camp

A reunification camp is a program designed to help families who have been separated due to high conflict, parental alienation, or other issues, to reunite and rebuild their relationships. These camps are typically run by mental health professionals and are aimed at providing a structured and supportive environment for families to work on their relationships and develop new communication and coping skills.

During a reunification camp, families may participate in group therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, and other activities aimed at building trust, improving communication, and fostering positive relationships between family members. The specific program and length of stay may vary depending on the needs of the family and the goals of the program.

Reunification camps are not suitable for all families, and they may not be effective in all cases. It is important for families to work with mental health professionals to determine whether a reunification camp is the right choice for their situation and to ensure that they receive the appropriate support and guidance throughout the process.

©Linda Turner http://parentalalienationpas.com 2023

Family courts practices can lead to tragedy

In 2017, a Los Angeles man was sentenced to 5 years to life in prison for suffocating his 5-year-old son to death in his car seat, a move he admitted was to punish his estranged wife, the boy’s mother, who was fighting for full custody.

When the man failed to hand his son over during a planned custody exchange in April, the mother reported her son missing.

Officials believe the 35-year-old had attempted suicide after he was found alone the following day in Arroyo Seco Park, passed out from prescription pills in a car doused with gasoline.

Investigators searched the area surrounding Lake Cachuma several times before the boy’s remains were finally discovered on June 30, according to the Daily Mail.

Last February a Sacramento man, David Mora, shot and killed his three daughters during a court-ordered supervised visit, visits he was able to maintain with his children despite a history of documented violence and mental health problems.

Their mother had asked a judge not to approve the supervised visit.

Just last week, three people were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a child-custody exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 23, according to KPRC.

At some point during the exchange, the mother’s current boyfriend and her ex became involved in an altercation, according to police.

The ex-boyfriend, his mother and his brother were all hit by the gunfire, local media reported.

Reunification Programmes!

Empirical evidence and clinical literature have consistently revealed that the greater the level of severity in parental alienation cases, the greater the likelihood that the child and rejected parent will not reconcile with of without traditional therapeutic approaches.

The treatment for severely alienated children and their family members is entirely different from that of mild or moderate alienation cases. In severe cases, the alienating parent and alienated child are too determined and too delusional to respond to any form of traditional therapy

(Darnall, 2010; Fidler et al., 2013)(Baker 2006; Darnall, 2010, Gardner et al., 2006; Reay, 2007, 2011; Warshak, 2010)


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