American Coalition for Fathers and Children - ACFC
We, the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts to the creation of a family law system, legislative system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family or establishment of paternity.
ACFC was founded in 1996 and is commonly referred to as America's Shared Parenting organization. Over the past 15 years we have been working to assure children maintain full relationships with both their parents in the event of divorce or in cases of unmarried parentage.
We have spent years getting 'the other side' of the story into the public. In conjunction with our network of affiliated organizations we have launched numerous campaigns and efforts to improve the processes affecting the lives of parents and children, particularly those not living in intact environments.
Currently, nearly 40% of our nation's children will spend part of their childhood without one of their biological parents residing in the home on a day-to-day basis. While there are numerous reasons which explain this phenomenon, research tells us that outcomes for children are decidely worse when only one parent is present.
Most of the time the missing parent is the Father. Through various influences over the past forty years society has been conditioned to see father absence as a consequence of fathers abandoning their families. As the old adage goes: 'Nothing could be further from the truth.' Of course there are men who have abandoned their families, however that stereotype is far from reflective of the case for most men. Given half a chance most fathers who are separated from their children want nothing more than to be with them.
Research shows our Family Court system presently operates in manner at odds with what is truly in the best interest of our children. As you read through this website you will find many resources. We invite you to join with us as we work to assure a future where children have both parents fully engaged in their lives.
Arizona Father's and Families Coalition - AZFFC
Our mission includes developing opportunities to promote the advancement of those in poverty towards maintaining family sustaining incomes, developing healthy family relationships and increasing the involvement of responsible fatherhood. We are committed through effective services, education, training, and advocacy to make a difference in the lives of fathers, mothers, children and communities.
FFCA strives to provide the premiere national services for those working with fathers and families. We do this by providing professional development training. We differentiate ourselves through our distinctive capacity to connect to diverse organizations and populations nationwide and internationally. This is accomplished through unique networking forums, our national conference, professional development venues, advocacy, and collaboration development.
In 2012-2013 we strive to develop collaborative relations to expand the needs of providers and parents internationally. As an example our Fatherhood Practitioner & Healthy Relationship Educator Certificate is the gateway towards our Leadership Credential and on-line accredited courses. FFCA use of social media, on-line forums and affiliates will allow us to conduct outreach initiatives through state and regional institutes.
Borderline Personality Disorder Central
BPD Central is a list of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD). We are one of the oldest and largest sites about BPD on the web.
Being a borderline feels like eternal hell. Nothing less. Pain, anger, confusion, never knowing how I’m gonna feel from one minute to the next. Hurting because I hurt those whom I love. Feeling misunderstood. Nothing gives me pleasure. Wanting to die but not being able to kill myself because I’d feel too much guilt for those I’d hurt, and then feeling angry about that so I cut myself or take an overdose to make all the feelings go away.
Dads Divorce provides legal information and resources to fathers who face a divorce or other issues such as custody, paternity, child support orders, or visitation rights. Dads Divorce is essential for all men, who want to continue playing the role of father in their children's lives.
DadsDivorce.com came to fruition when Joseph Cordell realized that about 98 percent of his clients were men. He saw the need to level the playing field and provide an attorney service that focuses on the men's side of the divorce. The unique perspective from the male side allows clients to feel comfortable that their point of view is implicitly and accurately represented in court.
It's become common practice during the litigation process of a divorce that the man takes the brunt of financial and property responsibility while losing vital custody battles. This isn't necessarily because the father deserves it; instead the man just doesn't have the right representation. We at DadsDivorce.com have the knowledge and experience that comes from more than 20 years of knowledge from Cordell & Cordell and defending fathers across the country to get a fair shake in the divorce process.
Fathers and Families
Fathers & Families is a Massachusetts non-profit organization advocating for the right of every child to have two parents. Called by some a "fathers' rights organization," Fathers & Families is made up of men and women who believe that fathers are an essential part of a child's life and that divorce or separation should not change this.
Fathers and Families has the best record of legislative success, the largest membership base, the highest media profile, the most funding, and the most successful legislative representation of any family court reform organization.
Fathers and Families has established a media presence as the voice of loving fathers, and we seek to make the need to reform the family courts on behalf of children and parents a constant presence in the media. We are increasing your use of social media and the internet to rally thousands to act on issues affecting families.
Our mission is to help unite fathers and fathers groups into a single voice to change the sexually biased, unfair and corrupt family legal system. The divorce system has become nothing but a cash cow and power machine for lawyers, judges and other government bureaucrats that hurts families and children. These people have lost touch with "We the people".
Our mission is to help educate all parents and unite groups into a single voice to change the gender biased, unfair, money driven and corrupt family legal system. The "Divorce and Domestic Violence INDUSTRY" is out of control and is literally ruining the lives of millions of parents and children daily. Buckle your seat belts because what you are about to learn is a bit unbelievable. However, you will find all the evidence of this corruption and incompetence here.
To eliminate this problem both parents MUST have equal custody rights in EVERY divorce by default, unless there is real proof, to a "clear and convincing evidence" standard, of harm to a child in front of a jury! This is what the U.S. Constitution and most state constitutions say. These laws trump all state statutes under The Law of Supremacy. Therefore any judge or lawyer not doing htis is a civil rights viollation for which they have no immunity. However, judges protect judges and even federal judges are illegally dismissing lawsuits against these criminals!
Dads are important for the integral development of kids. A father's influence starts to be important from very early on. GreatDad.com is a leading source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads-delivered from the male perspective. GreatDad.com currently offers the only pregnancy countdown newsletter written by dads and for dads.
Dads Are Important for the Integral Development of Kids
Research has revealed that interactions with a father are as important as interactions with a mother in a child's integral development.
A father's influence starts to be important from very early on. One study, conducted in Germany, showed that dads who interacted with their kids in sensitive, supportive, and challenging ways, starting from the age of two, continued to have a good rapport with them through their teen years.
Dad is important to a baby's social development 5, 10, and 20 years down the line. Researchers found that kids less attached to their dads at age 5 were more anxious, withdrawn, and less self-confident at age 9. This resulted in lower acceptance by peers and made them less well adjusted at school.
Another study revealed that kids from families where dads work together with children on household chores, proved to be better adjusted and more socially aware. This provides a win-win situation for dads, moms, and kids. It might interest sex-deprived dads that this same research also found that dads who did more housework fared better in their sex lives with their wives.
Just another disenfranchised father
Blog: Documenting the destruction of fatherhood or: when did you last see your children?
Among the many, many consequences of my experiences in recent years is that I notice now that I am not at all quick to judge anyone who stands in the public eye, accused of some crime or another. I have come to realize that "innocent until proven guilty" does not come naturally to the human animal. As a species, we prefer to bay for blood when it is offered, and we're not good at putting ourselves in the designated victim's shoes. That legal principle, a presumption of innocence, is woefully fragile.
Parental Alienation Awareness Organisation
The PAAO are the founders of Parental Alienation Awareness Day every April 25th which draws attention to this growing form of child abuse where a child's mind is poisoned against a parent, sometimes with tragic results.
Parental Alienation Awareness Day (April 25) & Organization was founded by Sarvy Emo, who learned about Parental Alienation in 2005 through a close friends' children experiencing these behaviors.
Because most people do not know about PA & HAP until they experience it, the idea of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization was put forth to help raise awareness and provide education about this growing problem of mental and emotional child abuse.
Our goal is to educate the general public, schools, police, mental health counselors, religious leaders, as well as the perpetrators who may be unaware of the effect of alienating behaviors, and how these behaviors harm children. Our goal is education.
We believe that with education comes understanding, and the will and power to stop the emotional and mental abuse of children.
Separated Parenting Access & Resource Center
SPARC's goal is to ensure that children of divorce continue to have meaningful relationships with both parents, regardless of marital status. We advocate on behalf all non-custodial parents to ensure they get equitable treatment in court and continued access to their children. In addition, we work to promote gender equality in Divorce and Custody issues.
SPARC recognizes the value of both fatherhood and motherhood, and supports the practice of true joint custody where parents work together for the best interests of their children. When joint custody is not possible or workable, we often advocate for fathers as custodial parents. Statistics show that custodial fathers are the most likely to encourage a positive relationship between their children and the other parent and to raise happy, healthy children.
SPARC operates as a provider of information and support resources, and we provide our services without cost. The information and services available through SPARC are intended to promote fair and equitable treatment, not to give one parent or the other an unfair advantage.
The Second Wives Cafe
Who we are. Honestly, we are just a couple of regular moms. We aren't psychologists or social workers; we don't have a radio show or a bestselling book. We are second wives. We are stepmoms. We love our husbands, but we gotta tell you, being a second wife and stepmother is the hardest thing either of us has ever done.
I am just a regular mom. I'm not a psychologist or social worker; I don't have a radio show or a bestselling book. I am a second wife. I am a stepmom. I love my husband, but I must tell you, being a second wife and stepmother is the most difficult thing I have ever done.
This site was started because I know I am not the only one. I've created this online home for others in our situation: second wives, stepmoms, wives and girlfriends of widowers. No one will understand what you're going through like another second wife or stepmom.
This site is all about you. It's about the daily emotional struggles &emdash; and joys &emdash; of trying to deal with the hardest jobs you'll ever have: being a second wife and a stepmother.
The Second Wives Club
Our Mission is to provide a safe haven for women who are currently involved in either a subsequent marriage or relationship for either the wife or husband and/or who are involved in a blended family, to network with others who share common ground and to give and receive support, information, and friendship.
Being a mom is tough. But being a stepmom is 10 times harder.
Perhaps you and your stepkids do not get along.
Perhaps the ex-wife resents you and makes your life miserable.
Perhaps your husband or partner doesn't want to deal with the situation.
Regardless of your situation, being a stepmom or second wife means you are dealing with complicated situations. But you can make it work. And you don't have to do it alone.
Up To Parents
If you are a divorcing or divorced parent, you will find on this unique website your best defense against unnecessary hurt, turmoil, and expense: focusing on protecting your children.
To talk about us requires a peek into our family, and I'm always afraid that families who speak well of themselves publicly (even if entirely truthfully) are destined for conflict themselves. Our website developer, however, tells me that I owe it to those using our websites to say something about the people and motivations behind them. For that reason alone, I share this snapshot of who we are.
My partner (in both marriage and our websites) is Barb. She's perfect. Enough said. Just know that's not me talking, everyone says so. Over the past several years we've both eased out of our former careers (social work and counseling for Barb, trial law for me) and into our family charity. Every piece of wisdom on the sites has come from or been vastly improved by Barb.
It was in the course of mediation work with parents that we began developing what has evolved into the Commitments and Exercises on these websites. Our original purpose was merely to use them with the couples coming to our office. But we soon found the materials virtually indispensable in reminding parents how focusing on their children's needs' can help everyone in the family.