In my post yesterday, I dealt with yet another strange and badly researched article that seeks to cast aspersions on the Family Bridges program. Family Bridges is a four-day workshop that attempts to reverse the process of parental alienation, usually in kids with the most severe form of alienation. It’s been around for 20 years and logged an astonishing record of success. That success is both anecdotal, as I’ve reported before, and scientific. Dr. Richard Warshak has conducted two studies of its efficacy and found the program highly successful at reintegrating children with their targeted parents. No such program could hope to be 100% successful and Family Bridges doesn’t hit that mark, but, all things considered, it seems to work well. That’s why countless judges, custody evaluators and others have referred/recommended alienated children and their targeted parents to the program over the years.
But that success doesn’t keep incurious, mendacious and virulently anti-dad “journalists” from attacking FB anyway. Such a piece was the NBC Bay Area one I discussed yesterday.