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November 19, 2005

More News On Showings Of "Breaking The Silence: Children's Stories"

I received this in e-mail from a colleague. "Breaking The Silence: Children's Stories" has been shown several times in Michigan. Other states are following suit.

The DV Coalition and other county coalitions hosted events showing the documentary. The MI NOW Lobbyist made sure that some key State Representatives seen the documentary. I personally was asked to attend two events to speak on panels.

One was at the Michigan Children's Hospital. [...] The room was packed and most of the health care workers were unaware of the reality women were facing.

We had a great discussion as to how they could be more alert when abused children come into the hospital.

It was wonderful.

Also the PBS affiliate in Lansing hosted a huge event and I was also invited by the DV coalition to attend.
It was attended by a Judge several other DV coalitions and we had great discussions after.

There is another viewing scheduled in Michigan for early next year. This documentary is making the rounds, and the right people are being educated regarding what abused women and abused children go through in contested custody cases. The right people are also getting educated regarding Parental Alienation Syndrome and the junk science that it is.

Posted on November 19, 2005 at 01:00 PM | Permalink

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It continues to show the darkness and the lack of love needed for our children from both parents involved...here is a bit of truth the States leaders are seeing as well - hopefully we will not be censored - for wishing only to share it:

PBS - Children's Stories Under Fire - and is Typical
The recent airing of the PBS documentary about Abuse appear to have backfired on the backers of the production and programming - as the latest court documents and testimony which becomes public record has shown.

Yet - the arguments needlessly continue from both sides against the other in an attempt to dis-credit each special interest groups' side in the matter.

To be balanced - it would appear that both the mother and the father due to the adversarial process we have put into place - have created the negative enviornment for the child - here is an short segment of one sides claims (see if you can pick up on what I mean):

Claim #5) Sadia individually and through Fatima has repeatedly described Scott Loeliger as an abusive husband and an abusive father. These claims have never been substantiated. Despite all the fury and accusations from Sadia and from Sadia through Fatima, neither one of them actually claims that Scott ever physically abused them. The entirety of their claims, even if we were to believe them, is "verbal" and "emotional" abuse. Sadia and Sadia through Fatima claim that Scott is a monster.

Claim #4) In addition to the documents and statements of Arellano and various social workers, therapists, and neutral professionals which detail the mother's - Sadia's - violence and abuse, we also posted a letter from Sara, Sadia's then 15 year-old niece. Sara lived under Sadia's care along with Fatima and her younger sister, and also provided extensive evidence of Sadia's violence and child abuse. In a long, heartbreaking letter written to her father in Kenya, Sara says she feared for her life from Sadia's abuse and tells her father that Sadia "isn't what you think she is." The letter can be read here.

Claim #3) In Sadia's new statement here she claims that the Tulare County Juvenile Court "made its findings despite the fact that both Fatima and I denied, and continue to deny that it [the abuse] actually happened."

A Marriage, Family, Child Therapist who has done investigations for Shasta County Child Protective Services reported "She [Fatima] told me she did not want to go home because she was afraid her mother was going to hit her. She said her mother hits her a lot." To learn more and read the document, click here.

Mary K. McDonald, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who was Fatima's therapist between March of 1993 and December of 1994, reported "I am extremely concerned regarding recent reports that I have received from Fatima Loeliger that lead me to question whether this child is being abused in the care of her mother. On two separate occasions this child reported to me that she was burned 'with a match' my her mother, Sadia Ali Loeliger." To learn more and read the document, click here.

Randi Gottlieb Robinson of the Tehama County Department of Social Services in Red Bluff, California, testified as to the abuse Fatima reported to her at Sadia's Tulare County juvenile court trial for child abuse.

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This is what is being shown by both sides - needlessly - and in the current system the victims are the children involved. Isn't time we created a system whereby, the parents had EQUAL BALENCED LAW that stopped the fighting, and the violence - currently - and clearly shown by this PBS documentary.

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Both sides are / have clearly been making the case for the other.

N.O.W. Please Can We Stop the Fighting and the Selfishness for our Children - and for their future's?

Stephen Rene
www.Fatherswhocare.blogspot.com

Posted by: SRene at Nov 22, 2005 2:37:07 PM

"N.O.W. Please Can We Stop the Fighting and the Selfishness for our Children - and for their future's?"

We'll stop it as soon as you do...

Why don't you stop trying to alienate your son by telling so many lies about his mother to him...

Does his mother know you are saying these things?

What about her attorney?

What about the Judge who mistaken gave you custody?

Fix yourself before you try to preach to others as you are nothing short of an abuser yourself. Using the power of the state to abuse your son and his mother.

Give that child back to his mother and commit yourself to the nearest mental institution for therapy...

That's my advice.

Posted by: NYMOM at Nov 22, 2005 10:44:04 PM

NYMOM, I think everyone has already gotten your point about Stephen Rene. Please don't attack him anymore. I wondered about his custody case, too. The best thing for you to do is to ignore him.

Posted by: The Countess at Nov 23, 2005 9:11:21 AM

This is a True life story of a Woman who was falsely accused of harming her child by her disgruntled ex-husband who made numerous false hot line calls then file and was granted a child order of protection by the Family Courts with no proof of abuse by the Mother..
The mother warned the courts the father was a danger to her daughter but they would not listen. In the end tthe courts removed the child from the father after granting him his THIRD child order of protection finding him to be a danger to the 3 year old child.


For full Story and The Case Time Line Evidence Files Links.http://shreddedsociety.com/Illegal_adoptions/adoption_and_safe_families_act.htmle

Posted by: Sonja at Dec 12, 2005 8:49:12 PM

Yes, NYMOM, by all means ignore him. God forbid we consider another side to any story. As a matter of fact, just ignore all opposing points of view while you're at it. Your life will be much easier if you don't have to consider that you just might be wrong.

Posted by: Jarrod at Dec 14, 2005 11:57:28 AM

It continues to show the darkness and the lack of love needed for our children from both parents involved...here is a bit of truth the States leaders are seeing as well - hopefully we will not be censored - for wishing only to share it:

PBS - Children's Stories Under Fire - and is Typical
The recent airing of the PBS documentary about Abuse appear to have backfired on the backers of the production and programming - as the latest court documents and testimony which becomes public record has shown.

Yet - the arguments needlessly continue from both sides against the other in an attempt to dis-credit each special interest groups' side in the matter.

To be balanced - it would appear that both the mother and the father due to the adversarial process we have put into place - have created the negative enviornment for the child - here is an short segment of one sides claims (see if you can pick up on what I mean):

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How can you be for equality for one gender - and not expect to give the same - in return - to the other? Fair is Fair and this doesn't require a PHd or MD which I have already gone before to show I am okay, equally intelligent in design, and have 2 written eval's concerning a completely healthy mental state - even if those with forward thinking in our past - have been accused falsely of the same- in our nations past...:)

Stephen Rene
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Posted by: SRene at Jan 6, 2006 5:43:53 AM

Stephen, what you've written about "Breaking The Silence" is moot because in the end - in PBS's final statement - PBS came out in support of "Breaking The Silence". PBS found the documentary to be well-researched, open-minded, and fair. The supporters of the documentary have been vindicated. Fathers' rights activists did not succeed in destroying the documentary and the people who had made it. Fathers' rights activists did not discredit the children and young adults who told their stories in the documentary.

Posted by: The Countess at Jan 6, 2006 9:09:47 AM