Amen Support Services Ltd. is a voluntary group, founded in December 1997, which provides a confidential helpline, a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse. Thousands of men and supportive members of their families have contacted the helpline since it was set up.
The organisation campaigns for greater recognition and support services for male victims from political and statutory bodies and for the inclusion of men, men’s groups and men’s experiences in the formulation of relevant social policy and legislation.
Canadian Children's Rights Council
The Canadian Children's Rights Council, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which provides information about violations of children's rights in Canada while advocating for the solutions.
This website is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in Canadian children's rights and responsibilities and current child rights issues in Canada.
he Canadian Children's Rights Council Inc. - Conseil canadien des droits des enfants inc. was formed in the early 1990's to monitor compliance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada.
We have testified before various provincial and federal committees and ministerial consultations concerning the rights and responsibilities of Canadian children.
We are a non-profit, non governmental, educational and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the rights and responsibilities of Canadian children and providing critical analysis of governments' policies at all levels of government in Canada.
We research and present issues and solutions regarding violations of Canadian children's rights to every level of government in Canada as well as non-government institutions and organizations.
Our role is also to provide information, education and critical analysis of Canadian laws and the implementation of child rights across Canada as expressed in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Comparison of Child Support Schemes in Selected Countries
An overview of how child support schemes operate in selected other countries in terms of government assistance and interaction with family law
This chapter gives an overview of how child support schemes operate in selected other countries, of the contexts of these schemes in terms of government assistance and interaction with family law, and of the major problems and positive factors of the schemes. The UK, Canada, and NZ were chosen for comparison because they share with Australia the British tradition of law; Norway was chosen as a contrasting system that provides "advance maintenance" and explicitly assigns child support liabilities on the basis of set costs of children; and the US was chosen because our current scheme was based upon theirs, and for the policy contrast it provides. These countries are all similar to Australia in that they generally calculate liabilities using a formula as at least a guideline, if not as an absolute prescription. The majority of other countries do not have a child support scheme or agency as such; instead, they largely rely on discretionary court awards.
In almost all countries, and certainly in all the countries reviewed here, government helps families with some of the costs of children, whether this be through tax subsidies or cash benefits or through the provision of goods such as public education, health, and transport. However, the level of assistance to families varies widely, in line with differing views on the appropriate mix of public and private contributions to the raising of children and to support of individuals. It would therefore be unreasonable to examine the various child support systems in isolation from their wider social policy and legal background.
Historically, there has been a much higher level of government contribution (and of taxes paid to government) in countries with leftist governments and with more homogenous populations. Sweden and Norway fall into this category, though to a lesser extent now than a generation ago. The United States is at the other end of the this spectrum, at least amongst the countries surveyed. Countries with lower birth rates also tend to provide more generous family benefits. In addition, more ambitious social policy/extensive social reform is usually to be found in countries with central governments, such as Sweden, rather than in federations of states or provinces, particularly where the states are wary of federal government "interference". This wariness seems to be greater in the United States than in Australia or Canada.
Of course, it is always difficult to make international comparisons of complex structures such as a child support scheme or family benefit regimes, where the tax, law, welfare, education, and health systems are all involved. Countries do not necessarily collect the same data in the same way, and some factors, such as community values, are problematic to measure or analyze, let alone compare. In addition, benefits provided to families may vary greatly between high- and low-income families, single- and dual-income families, and families with different numbers of children, so it is difficult to ascribe a particular "level" of benefit to a country. This chapter aims, therefore, to give a reasonable impression of the child support system and related issues of various countries, rather than strict comparisons of dollar amounts paid, for example.
Counselling Directory - England
Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
Facts & Figures
Mental health affects an estimated 450 million people world wide, yet despite this figure many still feel ashamed to seek diagnosis and support. Current figures state that each year in Britain an estimated 1 in 4 adults will experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem, though only 230 of every 300 who need help will actually visit their GP.
Mental illness is an extremely common form of distress and exists in many different forms of facets, each of which can have a debilitating effect on both your mental and physical well-being. This section of the site features information, facts, figures and studies which provide an insight into the various aspects of mental health.
Families Need Fathers
FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. We offer information, advice and support services for parents who could otherwise spend thousands of pounds without achieving a positive outcome for the children. Our network of over 50 UK branches offers the pro-bono advice of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts; a dedicated helpline; this website and resources for members that will help you to have a relationship with your children.
Parental divorce or separation should not mean that children lose the love and care of one of their parents.
Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain, for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children; enough for the children to realise that both parents are fully involved in their lives. Legally, parents should be of equal status.
Responsibilities and obligations, caring and financial, should be fairly shared between the parents.
Families Need Fathers is firstly a social care organisation, helping parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat. We offer information, advice and support services for parents on how to do the best for their children. We are the only organisation that provides these services on a national basis.
Our support services win widespread praise, from, for instance, Dame Elisabeth Butler-Sloss, former President of the Family Division of the High Court and Deidre Sanders, trustee of the National Family and Parenting Institute and Britain's most respected Agony Aunt. We also pleased and proud to have The Rt Hon David Blunkett, Dr Hamish Cameron and Nigel Planer as our patrons.
Families Need Fathers also lobbies in a professional and highly effective way for changed legal and social attitudes. We have regular contact with politicians, the judiciary and the media. Our immediate priorities are getting courts orders for shared residence, improvements in the time children are allowed to spend with their 'second parent', more effective action taken when one parent defies a court order requiring them to allow their children a relationship with the other parent, and replacing adversarial court hearings over children-matters with child-centred discussion.
FNF depends on subscriptions and donations for a substantial amount of its work. Membership costs less than the price of one letter from a solicitor - a modest price for access to our additional services and support for our work.
Fathers.co.za is a non-profit research and education organization whose mission is to champion the role of responsible fatherhood by inspiring and equipping men to be more engaged in the lives of children.
We believe that fatherlessness is one of the most significant family/social problems facing South Africa. Research supports the facts that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to be involved in crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens. The cost of fatherlessness is high. Unfortunately even when a father is physically present in a home, he may be emotionally absent.
We believe that beyond one’s personal experience, these research findings will provide convincing evidence that restoring responsible fatherhood is a critical priority for our children, families, communities and nation.
Fathers for Justice & Equality
Create and promote awareness of duties, obligations and rights of Fathers in the twenty first century
Fathers for Justice & Equality is a charity service providing FREE counselling, friendship, advice and research data to men and their extended family.
"Families, Fathers & Friends is a charity that provides specialised counselling, mediation, information, advice, support and educational workshops to individuals, couples and families so children do not lose out on the love and care of both parents in the event of family breakdown".
We provide an accessible and affordable high quality service to address other issues such as low self esteem, personal development, anxiety, anger, depression, marriage and relationship breakdown and suicide.
In an advisory capacity we inform clients of their rights and responsibilities with regards family law, social policy and its applications. This includes issues of child access, custody, legal guardianship, child and spousal maintenance. We believe mothers and fathers should have an equal standing in law and all aspects of every day life.
Grandparents Apart UK
We are a self help group dedicated to ease the suffering of grandparents and grandchildren and extended families torn apart. If you feel your problems could be resolved by mediation a trained counsellor is available to help you with your problems before the trauma of court cases, that splits families and harms children emotionally.
When someone comes to us with a problem we comfort them and give them a friendly ear , try to help them to build bridges, hoping to bring the family back together again, and prevent further alienation we will also act as go-between (mediation) with anyone who is willing to repair family relationships.
We also hope to have a help line, drop in centres, (funding permitting) and hold group meetings where experiences are shared and friends are made. We do not give legal advice but have excellent family lawyers, there is also a buddy service available for anyone who is nervous of going to court or anywhere with an official air about it.
We will also write letters for anyone who feels pushed aside or is receiving a raw deal from officialdom or otherwise.
Ultimately to highlight the injustice of grandparents having to prove themselves worthy in court (guilty until proven innocent) to contact their grandchildren when they have done no wrong, not having legal right of contact, (not necessarily parental rights) but their moral rightful place in the family, grandparents have the time and patience in today’s world of rush, but for the sake of upsetting the children many grandparents do not pursue contact and broken-hearted they suffer in silence hoping one day they will see their grandchildren again, the children are the terrible losers in this game of power.
Parental Alienation - Southern England Psychological Services
Parental Alienation (PA) is the child's unjustified campaign of denigration against a parent that results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent's indoctrinations and the child's own contributions to the vilification of the target parent. When true parental abuse and/or neglect is present, the child’s animosity may be justified.
What are our areas of expertise?
Children: intellectual and personality assessment, children with abuse problems, minimum and maximum brain damage, delinquent or criminal activities, psychological aspects, failure to receive education according to their special needs.
Adults: with emotional and behavioural problems, serious crimes wherein there is a psychological factor explaining the behaviour, crimes committed as a result of subnormality or moral imbecility, Münchausen Syndrome, post-traumatic Stress and client accused of Rape, Homicide, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Dyslexia, Kleptomania, Arson, diminished responsibility, divorce, child custody and access, parental attention syndrome (PAS), mental illness, criminal responsibility, psychiatric and psychological disorders, brain injury, child sex abuse and special needs (Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dysorthographia) and road rage (aggression in driving).
Also personality testing, aptitude testing and interest testing. Recently much work has been done on mediation and conciliation work with couples. Within business and industry, there have been requests for help in resolving personality clashes and in improving communication, participation and morale within such small or larger organisations.
Support and Advice for Single Dads
If you have recently become a single parent or if you have been one for years, or indeed you are on the verge of separating, you will find this website an invaluable resource. If you can't find the information you need, please do contact us and we will try our level best to point you in the right direction.
"Any parent bringing up a child on their own needs support, and OnlyDads provides that support in an easily accessible way. I support any organisation which encourages fathers to play an active, responsible role in their children’s upbringing. OnlyDads does just that.
Support and Advice for Single Mums
What we do:
Established in 2007, we are a national on-line support and signposting service for parents who are going through or been through separation/divorce.
We are a UK registered not-for-profit Community Interest Company. (Company No. 8293558)
Our core ethic is listen to what parents need and in response provide free, accurate, and easily accessible professional advice to parents whatever their background, ethnic group, sexual orientation or family set-up.
We currently provide:
Sign-posting to a range of professionals including family solicitors and mediators .
Up-to-date articles covering issues of interest to mums & dads including family law, finance and parenting.
A Panel of Experts; a team of national professionals who offer free advice on key issues including: housing, family law, benefits & welfare, drugs & alcohol, and debt.
Support group(s) for fathers. Click here for more information.
Not gender specific
Not a political or campaigning organisation
Here to support parents: To be clear, that means parents with full-time care through to parents with little or no contact with their children. Both mums and dads.
In Beratungen, Newsgruppen und Foren werden immer wieder dieselben Fragen (faq = Frequently Asked Questions) von einer grossen Zahl Väter gestellt, die sich in verzweifelten Situationen während oder nach Trennungen befinden. Kinder weg, finanziell ruiniert, Gerichtstermine, Ärger mit Jugendämtern - die häufigsten Fragen dazu sollen hier ansatzweise beantwortet beziehungsweise Hilfen bereitgestellt werden, um selbst Antworten zu finden.
Väteraufbruch für Kinder e.V.
Hauptanliegen des Vereins ist die Aufrechterhaltung der Beziehung der Kinder zu beiden Eltern nach einer Trennung, indem er sich für das Recht der Kinder auf Vater und Mutter als unentziehbares und unverzichtbares Grund- und Menschenrecht einsetzt.
Diskriminierung nichtehelicher Väter per Gesetz
Mit der Neuregelung kann der nichteheliche Vater auch ohne Zustimmung der Mutter die Beteiligung an der gemeinsamen elterlichen Sorge erlangen. Bei einem Nein der Mutter wird er nun nicht mehr per Gesetz vom Rechtsweg ausgeschlossen. Das ist ein richtiger Schritt zur Chancengleichheit der Geschlechter.
Wenn Frauen ihre Männer schlagen
153 Mal wurde die Karlsruher Polizei im Jahr 2011 wegen häuslicher Gewalt gerufen. Bei den teils handgreiflichen Streitereien zwischen Ehemann und Ehefrau oder zwischen Lebenspartnern waren aber nicht immer nur die Männer die Täter. Wegen steigender Nachfrage hat der Karlsruher Verein für Jugendhilfe nun eine Anti-Gewalt-Beratung für Frauen eingerichtet. Auch ein Anti-Gewalt-Training soll angeboten werden.
Väter für Kinder
Ziel des Vereins ist es, das Wohl der Kinder durch Stärkung und Verbesserung der Kind-Eltern-Beziehung zu fördern.
Unser (ges. geschütztes) Logo weist bereits auf die wesentlichsten Vereinsziele hin: Ziel des Vereins ist es das Wohl der Kinder durch Stärkung und Verbesserung der Kind-Eltern-Beziehung zu fördern. Sofern gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen kinder- und familienfeindliche Auswirkungen haben, will er diesen entgegenwirken. Zu diesen gehören insbesondere die immer häufigere, gravierende Beeinträchtigung der Kind-Eltern-Beziehung bei Trennung und Scheidung mit ihren langfristigen Folgen für das Kind und letztlich die Grundstruktur der Gesellschaft. Die Kind-Vater-Beziehung ist davon in weit größerem Ausmaß betroffen; rein zahlenmäßig bei Trennung / Scheidung, aber auch weil sie primär stärker als die Kind-Mutter-Beziehung durch gesellschaftliche Normen bestimmt ist. Im übrigen ist unsere Arbeit völlig geschlechtsneutral. Sie steht Müttern und Vätern, Großeltern, sowie allen anderen an der Entwicklung guter Kind-Eltern-Beziehungen Interessierten gleichermaßen offen.
Livestream-Internet-Radio - Nach einer Trennung verliert jeder dritte Vater seine Beziehung zu seinem Kind, bei etwa der Hälfte der Kinder klappt der Umgang nur mangelhaft. Kinder werden in ihrer Liebesbeziehung zu ihren Vätern nicht ernst genommen...
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Nach einer Trennung verliert jeder dritte Vater seine Beziehung zu seinem Kind, bei etwa der Hälfte der Kinder klappt der Umgang nur mangelhaft. Kinder werden in ihrer Liebesbeziehung zu ihren Vätern nicht ernst genommen. Im Familienrecht werden die Kinder immer noch wie das Eigentum der Mütter behandelt. Derzeit kennt das Familienrecht und die damit beauftragten Institutionen nur Gewinner und Verlierer, wenn sich die Eltern nicht einigen können. In der Regel sind die Väter die Verlierer, so dass sich Uneinigkeit für Mütter lohnt. Die Kinder verlieren bei einer Ausgrenzung immer - sie verlieren das Beste was sie haben, ihren anderen Elternteil.
In unseren europäischen Nachbarländern werden Trennungseltern gleichwertiger behandelt. Der europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte hat mehrfach Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch deutsche Gerichte festgestellt. Gespräche, Berichte, Reportagen machen auf diese Situation aufmerksam. Diese Sendung ist allen nichtsorgeberechtigten Elternteilen gewidmet.