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Australia’s Social Policies

A new study mapping when children spend time with their father after divorce, has revealed a shift away from children only spending time with their father every second weekend.

Children Benefiting as Shared Parenting Taking Hold in Australia: New Study Finds

The study, based on a random sample of 408 separated parents registered with the Australian Child Support Agency, found that despite the complexity of some parenting arrangements, children generally moved between homes two or four times each fortnight.

Led by Dr Bruce Smyth of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences the study found that modern parenting schedules post-divorce show a greater sharing of parental responsibilities and richer paternal involvement than previously evident. Read the entire article here.

Canada’s Social Policies

Two Out of Five Federal Parties Support Shared Parenting

The Green Party of Canada’s Equal Parenting Policy

If you click on the image below you will be linked to the Green Party of Canada’s Equal Parenting Policy.

The Government of Canada’s Equal Parenting Policy

If you click on the image below, you will hopefully link to the Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration website. The government’s equal parenting policy is in Section K, item number 68 on page 21.

If you click on the quote below, you will link to a petition that has some interesting Canadian history and statistics. Before MP Vellacott’s Equal Parenting Bill C-422 in 2009, there was Bill C-245 by Mr. Hill in 2002, and Senator Ann Cool’s For The Sake of the Children Committee recommendations in 1998.

WHEREAS the vast majority of the Canadian public, 78 percent, supports Equal Shared Parenting legislation, with a high of 86 percent in the province of Quebec, and among supporters of major Political Parties in Canada, Equal Shared Parenting is supported by 78 percent of Conservatives, 78.5 percent of NDPs, 80.6 percent of Liberals and 83 percent of Bloc Quebecois. – Petition to the House of Commons of Canada

British Columbia’s Social Policies

Premier Clark Calls For Safe BC Schools

In the video link at the end of this paragraph, Premier Clark says that we need to create safe schools for kids. She says being bullied does not build character and it is not a right of passage. Our Premier says we need to create safer, kinder schools for our children. The Nov 2011 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) meeting, held at W.A. Fraser Middle School in Abbotsford was the only District meeting I have ever attended where all of the 47 PAC presidents were invited. At that meeting I mentioned that we needed to create safe schools for kids, but the response from senior education administrators at the time was that we did not have a safety problem in our schools. Since then we have run more anti-gang programs, school-based substance abuse programs, an internet safety program, anti-bullying programs, and made our community aware of the crime of parental alienation. All of these were responses to significant serious problems in our schools and are starting to make a difference. As we prepare to start a new year, and an election year, I think it is appropriate to call for safe schools for our kids. Despite frequent attempts to silence these conversations, I see Christie Clark’s battle against bullying and Jill Egizii’s war against parental alienation as following long paths in one direction, with sincere motives. These campaigns are supported by the vast majority. I suspect we will continue to see both these ladies fighting for children regardless of their political campaigns.

Watch Premier Clark’s Call For Safe BC Schools in our legislature.

During the holidays, parental alienation is particularly difficult for families to deal with. Many of you may relate to one of these stories, explaining why Parental Alienation is Child Abuse. Fathers and Families hopes to put an end to stories like these, with equal parenting.

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Favourite Links

Dr. Richard Gardner.com via Dr. Richard A. Warshak.com

COCHEM, GERMANY: The Cochem shared parenting model

L’Action des Nouvelles Conjointes et Nouveaux Conjoints du Québec

ACALPA – UNE ASSOCIATION CONTRE L’ALIÉNATION PARENTALE pour le maintien du lien familial

NOT ALL DADS ARE DEADBEATS in ONTARIO

Canadian Children’s Rights Council – Conseil Canadien des droits des enfants

Canadian Equal Parenting Council – Conseil de L’Égalité Parentale du Canada

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