Public symposium: children who reject their parents

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Not every Father's Day or Mother's Day is a happy one – just ask the parents who love their children, but have been rejected by them and no longer have any contact.

This difficult and emotional issue is the focus of a free public symposium being run by the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) next week.

The Parental Alienation Symposium (Thursday 14 September) will hear from experts in the fields of family relationships, family law and Indigenous health and wellbeing.

The symposium will take a practical look at the issue of parental alienation and how family law legislation and services are structured to protect children, as well as mums, dads and significant others.

How does parental alienation impact on the whole family, including grandparents? What steps can parents take to try to resolve conflict with their child, and what resources are available to them? What does the latest research show about how to address this complex and emotive social issue? These questions and more will be addressed in the symposium.


Stan Korosi (Family Law Counsellor, Dialogue in Growth; and PhD student, Gold Coast University)
Kerry Antoniou (Director and Principal Lawyer, Alpha Family Lawyers, Adelaide; Associate Teacher, Law School, University of Adelaide)
Tod Stokes and Tony Minniecon (Directors, Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) Family Services and Consultancy)

WHAT: Parental Alienation Symposium
WHERE: SAHMRI Auditorium, ground floor, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), North Terrace, Adelaide
WHEN: 5.30–7.30pm Thursday 14 September 2017
COST: Free and open to all. Registration essential.

This event is co-hosted by The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, University of Adelaide, and the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children theme, SAHMRI.


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