Parental Alienation... Family Violence Lost in the FOG conference 17-19 October 2018

About Us

Our VISION is:

  • For children to be free to love and spend time with both parents
  • For children to be free from child abuse and family violence including being manipulated by one parent to unjustifiably reject the other parent (a phenomenon currently referred to as parental alienation) [1]

Our MISSION is to:

  • Reduce the prevalence and impact of parental alienation and its consequences in the Australian community
  • Develop promotion strategies to increase community awareness and understanding of parental alienation
  • Develop prevention strategies to reduce the prevalence of parental alienation
  • Provide information and resources about parental alienation to alienated children, alienated parents and service providers

Our GUIDING VALUES are to:

  • Serve our mission with empathy, respect, integrity and courage with the best interest of children at the centre of our work
  • Work collectively with other organisations, service providers and families affected by parental alienation to achieve our mission
  • Act professionally and responsibly at all times with the families and service providers who access our resources and services

  

[1] Parental alienation is the outcome of emotional manipulation and abuse where a child’s rejection of a parent is unjustifiable. Parental alienation is not the same as estrangement where a parent acts to protect their child from the other parent who is abusive.

Our Board

Amanda Sillars

(CEO and Founding Director)


Amanda has experienced parental alienation as a child, losing her mother Nola in 1993 as a result of parental alienation and the legal systems. She  has also experienced parental alienation as an adult with her own 2  children, reuniting with her son in 2015 and her daughter in 2017. 


Amanda is dedicated to educating, raising awareness, providing resources  about parental alienation and working in collaboration with the University of Tasmania on research of this special population. 

Mandy Matthewson Ph.D. BA (hons)

(Director)


Dr Matthewson is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer. She currently works in private practice as a senior clinical psychologist. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in teaching a variety of core and applied areas of psychology.


Dr Matthewson's specific areas of teaching interest are in psychological assessment, developmental psychology and counselling and professional practice skills, with an interest in technology enhanced learning and experiential learning.

Louis van Aardt

(Director)


Louis van Aardt, Managing Principal of LVA Legal, is a respected barrister and solicitor in Western Australia with over 15 years of experience in advising clients on corporate and commercial law. Louis is regularly sought after to advise on all things to do with businesses, shares and  assets.


Louis has worked as a lawyer in London, New York, California and Western Australia.

Andy Gough

(Director)


Andy has an extensive background in media production, writing and editing. After experiencing alienation from his only daughter after separation and engaging with the legal system he undertook a Bachelor of Laws. Currently in his final year of study, Andy is in the process of conducting a systematic review of family law cases as part of an honours thesis investigating how the Family Courts deal with the issues of contact denial and parental alienation. He has a keen interest in family law reform and in educating the judiciary and legal fraternity as to appropriate responses in cases where parental alienation is a live issue, to ensure the best interests of, and outcomes for, the children involved.

Fiona Blane

(Director)


Recently appointed. 

Eli Bernstein

(Director)


      Eli Bernstein is a Perth-based entrepreneur, strategic consultant  and blockchain advisor.   He has contributed to startups, change and  innovation and has also advised on energy policy.       


Eli is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a  JD and MBA from the university of WA.       


Eli is most interested in the intersection of finance, technology,  and the law.  As part of his law studies, Eli researched the  application of technology to family law dispute resolution.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

We are an AUSTRALIAN based, advancing education and health services charity.

Messages are not checked on a daily basis. While we make every effort to answer messages in a timely manner, we cannot guarantee this.


Please do not use this form for crisis support.

Australian crisis and support numbers are listed on our Young People and Parents pages.


We do not not provide individual counselling and cannot give legal advice.

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation

PO Box 3873, Victoria Point West, QLD 4165, AU

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