"There is help. There is hope."
Like clockwork, Emily Heist Moss split her time between her dad’s house and mom’s house after they divorced. Here’s why she’s glad she did. (While you're directed to the Good Men Project website, check out the diversity of articles from around the world, and consider subscribing.)
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Most Dads make mistake after mistake with financial settlements and they need help. This article by Melbourne-based Dr Steven J. Enticott (senior partner and founder of the tax, business and investment practice www.ciatax.com.au) is written specifically for Dads attempting settlement and the many challenges they face in their post-divorce recovery.
It's always refreshing to hear sane women like Miriam Stoppard break ranks and highlight injustice inflicted on men and children. This article originally from the Daily Mirror is posted on another sight worth checking out: www.realfathersforjustice.org
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There is one standout singer who has been in the face of ‘Stupid Girls’ (and guys) for the last decade, challenging them to avoid the mistakes she made in her troubled adolescence. This is a must-read for anyone estranged from their Dad.
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For most people the high costof legal representation is prohibitive, and they decide to represent themselves. Robert Larkins specialises in family law and his book "Breaking Up" is a guide to courts and the law.
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All dads struggle from time to time to connect with their kids. If you are separated then it may take some extra ingenuity to make it happen. So you're technophobic? In this practical article Dads just like you talk about what has worked for them.
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When it comes to contact with their own kids, some parents have been banished... seemingly exiled to spend the remainder of their days on a lonely asteroid in space. Like aliens they roam around lost, estranged from their home world - casualties of parental wars. Not a good place to be in, but at least E.T. could phone home!
With an estimated 70,000 relationships ending each year in Australia, many men and women feel like the world, and even their children, have turned against them. Without opportunity to answer the charges or redeem themselves they are estranged from their families and excluded from all contact.
Stan Korosi could be called one of them, but rather than adopt a victim mentality he has devoted his life as a psychotherapist to help others stranded in alienation come to terms with their plight, and maybe one day get a message home.
Stan is sharing his story and insights to the DIDSS Victorian Volunteer Forum on May 14.
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A growing number of resources are hitting the shelves talking up the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Parenting Educator Rob Koch, the founding director of Better Men Australia, provides this brief overview of some of the research to encourage and challenge all dads - whether living under one roof full-time or not.
In his seminars across Victoria and at DIDSS Volunteer Training Forums, Rob is quick to remind separated dads that...
"All is not lost just because you don't live full-time with your children. You never did. No one does! In fact, if you make the most of your contact time you are probably doing a better job than many dads from intact families. Often I hear dads report that the quantity and quality of their time with the kids is better now that the war is over than when they were all living together, taking each other for granted.... The impact you have as a separated father can not only help them recover from the breakdown of the marriage, but also lay a great foundation for their entire lifespan."
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Recently Dads in Distress Support Services completed a thorough process of reflection on the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011, resulting in a comprehensive submission to the Senate.
Despite the Bill being passed on November 22,2011 DIDSS CEO Barry Guidera is remaining positive.
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After a lengthy process of consultation and deliberation, in July 2010 Dads in Distress Support Services (DIDSS) launched its new logo, gaining wide acceptance among the growing volunteer base, as well as the men who come for support. The reaction from the service providers DIDSS rely on for referrals has been very encouraging and has even opened up a new dialogue and openness to work together.
In this visual world, it seems a logo can do a lot to carry the message of the organisation it represents.
Why was it felt a new logo was needed?
What is the rationale behind the new logo?
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You may not be a big fan of Facebook for all sorts of reasons, but DIDSS has always been keen to provide safe places for people to talk, because talking, and the encouragement that follows helps you feel less alone in your pain. It's here to stay so check out the CASE FOR then get on our FaceBook page to tell us the CASE AGAINST! (lol)
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