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Table of Contents 2019, FamilyCourtMatters.org’s Posts + Pages: January 1 – Oct. 31 (so far).

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(Post temporarily under “live edit” as I extend the table through the last day of October) [done] and off-ramp two sections [in process].

YOU ARE READING:

Table of Contents 2019, FamilyCourtMatters.org’s Posts + Pages: January 1 – Oct. 31 (so far).(Shortlink ends “-ayV”. About 9,800 words (w/ three months’ updates extending the table, incl. with some post tags).

Posted August 5,* Updated Oct. 2 (* So this post shows on the table, chronologically under Aug. 5th).  Also a link to it was added to my top right sidebar, within the “GO TO: Current Posts…” widget) which also has  Table of Contents 2018.  With the Oct. 2 update, I also marked this post Sticky, making it generally hard to miss.  If you want an idea what I’ve been blogging recently, TOCs 2018 and 2019 are both recommended reading (browse titles) as well as anything which made it onto my top right sidebar widget.

No single essay (post or page, even with the exhibits) can expose an entire network developed over the decades, expanding and evolving in its many roots, branches, tendrils above and below ground (direct public awareness ℅ storefront websites and periodic MSM feature stories). Understanding comes with exposure over time and seeing some of the basic operating principles in action, which I blog in a show and tell manner.  I’m just not focused on anecdotal narrative based on individual cases, not even my own. (See blog motto: “A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment”).

PREVIEW

Table of Contents 2019 is leaner and less cluttered than previous ones and unlike them (TOCs for 2012-2014, 2016, 2017 and large posts to go with each) incorporates any new pages by date published. Table of Contents 2018 (<~second version, published March 24, 2019; short-link ending “-9y7”) also includes pages. The “ARCHIVES” function does not. Here, I highlit pages bright-yellow because the short-link protocol for them differs (by just one capitalized letter) from that for posts.

While I have fewer pages overall, the ones I do have tend to be as important as key posts and often paired with them.  Some exist to give more in-depth detail on a topic a postmay have introduced.

 

IMPROMPTU COMMENTS (with the latest/October 2 update):

In September 2019, I worked extensively on (condensing) the massive Front Page to the blog, resulting in some off-ramped posts, connecting links, and updates

I’m not sure how much longer I can keep blogging and wanted this blog more accessible.

All my indicators are there’s still nothing like it out there, written by someone with experience of both the domestic violence protection and the family court system but despite that personal experience still focused on obtaining and featuring basic data (i.e., much from databases) available to common people (i.e., people without access to academic journals, insider information on the courts, or individual court cases) to show system organization, and that built-in conflicts of interest within that organization as a rationale and solid — as opposed to “assumptions unspoken/unchallenged, and when challenged, found lacking proof — base for (family court) system reform.** (see “Clarifications added Oct. 3,” next inset)

 

(Post temporarily under “live edit”…Clarifications added Oct. 3 being moved.  

Link “to where” will be provided when move is complete & published//LGH 11/4/2019].

(Footprint left from now off-ramped material):

. . . It seems that what you do (or fail to do) after you know matters the most.


**(Nonprofits who manage to get cited, and eager to file amicus briefs, testify before task forces, and to the extent their leadership has academic connections, publish in a law or other journal), some getting minor USDOJ/NIJ grants to start finally backing up the [ridiculous and barely supported] numeric claims about the family courts, others working more getting their names alongside the former in media articles about the problems in family courts).  See my June 29, 2014 post for a list as of about that time, but I’ve known before then.  Collectively, they make this blog necessary, and its basic work, harder.

In my “58 Essays” and “Acknowledgements” (now second and third sticky posts on this blog) —  Acknowledgements, Executive Summary (Current Projects | Rolling Blackouts) and What Makes This Blog “What You Need to Know” (July 31, 2019). (<~~Click to Access; shortlink ends “-auh”, also marked sticky). I gave these groups a backhanded credit for the existence (as a necessity) of this blog.

~ | ~ | ~ |

[Continues from just above the Oct. 3 inset]

The family court system has been but shouldn’t really be characterized as either politically progressive or politically conservative, whether meaning in the USA or elsewhere.  It is what it is, and developed over a timeline with specific agents, and actors already in place and in power.

In more than one country family courts continue to have damaging effects and outcomes (“roadkill”).

I see that both the actors (people, associations, and/or institutions such as universities, or parts of the federal government (USA) who helped originally set up the family courts and the (self-appointed/system-anointed) family court reform movements (protective parents, battered mothers, family rights, etc.) have professional “story-tellers” with revisionist, fictionalized, or just plain dumbed-down, illogical explanations bordering on mythical fairytales with religious superstition for those bad outcomes, including but not limited to headline-making “roadkill.”

I chose early on to go look at who’s funding such myth-making; what an expedition it’s been!

By the way, more logical answers continue to be hard to argue against, as shown by collective refusal to engage, to co-opt with a highly diluted version (I say this with specific websites in mind), and in general refusal to mention this blog by name while, I know as blog administrator, many of the same groups and their leaders (as well as, per “statcounter” certain universities, government entities, and followers from specific countries) have been following it.  {END, “Impromptu Comments”

Despite their uncomfortable message, we need more logical answers to counter the seemingly easier and strong collective urge to instead “play the fool,” and to continue to be exploited because it’s more comfortable socially to join existing movements than start one.  This reminds me of how, on the surface, it may seem easier to submit to abuse than confront it, something I know about experientially, before, during, and after. You’d better believe it’s a “gender” issue, but it’s also a freedom and economic issue.  Abuse is a form of slavery and exploitation. Those who profit the most from its perpetuation are going to, generally, be the most resistant and likely to try scapegoating just single (demographically labeled) groups rather than correct the system.

I would never dedicate, as I have, ten years of investigative blogging and (as possible at any time) social networking on this issue were it not so deeply dangerous to future generations, and I have been and am a mother, no matter who may or may not wish to acknowledge that socially, or in my own family line once I confronted in-home domestic violence and all kinds of “coercive control” i.e., “abuse” and (ever since) had to also deal up close and even from afar with their intent to stuff it back into the closet, at least as it pertained to my family line and our shared family line.

There is no excuse for the levels of abuse we have condoned through passive ignorance of our own governmental systems in flux  (USA and internationally).  At the heart of this is utilization of tax-exempt status in the private sector to stockpile influence and resources to drive the public sector, which is SUPPOSED to be “wealth-blind” when it comes to legal rights.

//LGH Oct. 2, 2019, tweaked some Nov. 3 during table update (extension to add October’s posts).


The main, but not only important content, on this page is the table which looks like and begins:

2019 FAMILYCOURTMATTERS.org, The Year (So Far) in Posts,* 2019

(with approximate word counts for each and “tags” for some)

URL: short-link ends:
Jan.5, 2019 2018: A Year On This Blog | Table of Contents (Posts) | This One is “Sticky” [@ Jan. 5, 2019]

Under 4,000 words, but see also, below, Table of Contents 2018 (<~second version, better format, published March 24, 2019; short-link ending “-9y7”)

-9p3
Feb. (no posts were published this month)
March 4

 

How 501©3 “The Next American City,” with help from at least Five BIG Foundations, lost its “American,” while Devastated Detroit’s DESIGN is Anointed by UNESCO (Written Sept. 2016, but Published Mar. 2019). (about 8,600 words)

“The post was fully written in 2016 as you see below (except this update in this background-color) but, through my oversight, was not published until now, 2019.”
-4iT

 


(The above was a sample of what the post looks like.  Scroll or page down for the full table…) As of September 30, there are over three dozen posts and pages (mostly posts) in 2019.

FINDING IT AGAIN LATER IS EASY, in several different ways  ~>“Current Posts” widget has several boxes.  Current posts would lead here, but there’s also a specific box with direct link to this post only; ~> As of Oct. 2, it is also marked “sticky” = you’ll see it pinned at or near the top of this blog, the topmost of (as this time) a dozen sticky posts.  “FamilyCourtMatters.org” leads to blog Front Page which links to “Current Posts” (clearly marked) leads here, this one on top until I add any other “sticky post,” which I rarely do.  Also, less direct, but you may run across this doorway: ~>As of Aug. 31, 2019, I added a link to this table to the top of several recent posts (not all of 2019 posts) for convenience; this will show up if you happen to be reading one of those posts. 

IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS: So far it’s only for the first three quarters of the year.  Assuming the blog continues to grow, I’ll update this Table at the end of each month through December 31, 2019.


COLOR-CODING: For some posts I added separate rows with tags, immediately beneath the row for each respective post, labeled “TAGS” in the left column and “n/a” in the right.  I labeled “Sticky” posts “STICKY” in the left column, no extra highlighting.  I called attention to any new pages because they are highlit yellow.  (and marked “PAGES” in middle and right-hand column).

BELOW THE TABLE are some excerpts in the form of screenprints from a few posts I felt held substantial drill-downs and relevance; i.e., I felt that if you understood those, you could understand similar situations and the larger landscape in which our family courts operate (“transferable skills” and awareness).

LAYOUT OF THIS POST:  <>PREVIEW (above, you just read it) [a “Read-more” link] <>OVERVIEW (“year in review & commentary, next, pale-pink background), [a second “Read-More” link] <>”OF INTEREST (A table within a table/blog merger,” tan background describes a special project this year) <>a quick “LEGEND” (explaining the table and use of short-links), <>THE TABLE, then <>”EXTRA CONTENT (excerpts) for SOME POSTS (by date)” some excerpts as described just above.


A lot of words, many links, but structurally nothing fancy:  SUGGESTION: FIRST, BROWSE THE TITLES! (and lists of tags) for a sense of overall content and basic themes.

My LONG TITLES are intentional, to keep some vocabulary, basic concepts which I find are often neglected in standard advocacy or mainstream media rhetoric, in mind through repetition.  The habit also helps me with internal references: after all, over 800 individually written posts is a lot to keep track of!  Within the table, click on any title to access that post (or page).  You can also click on tags, but they are there mostly for description.

I do not re-post (though I often quote others’ writings on blog, mainstream media, organization or public institution (i.e., government websites) as appropriate to comment or respond. If it’s on here, I wrote it except where referencing or quoting others.  The voice on this blog is my own on its subject matter, and the perspective developed over time.

OVERVIEW:

2019 Overview: This year was hard work on several posts, including merging a blog, completing previous year’s tables (2018), cleaning it up, and no real cessation in ongoing attention to key situations.  I continue do this innately, no matter what the season, and hope some day to have more people, others with whom I can discuss this — as opposed to others who may wish me to do their own “homework” for their specific situations, rather than starting to do it themselves — and teaching others how to, or (more common) others who wish I would quit looking things up and bringing things up about the standard “family court practices” advocacy which just, apparently, can’t handle the topics I keep bringing up.

I used to jump to attention more often when specific requests or crises showed up.  Right now, they could surface in almost any state, so I’ve continued to focus on specific KEY states which provide clear examples of how the family courts were set up, and what types of programs are being run through them, and how (where clear enough) financed by both public and private sectors.

In 2019, as other posts have brought up, I was completing an interstate move begun last summer, under duress and having already been forced out of anything sustainable (i.e., a rental lease).  I am still operating solo as to the blog, and for the most part, this type of research and reporting.  I worked hard this year to make it more approachable and complete (tables of contents) and may be reaching (or beyond) the limits of what a blog, only, can convey, without a live person to point to it, run a workshop, etc. — activities my personal situation, for now, precludes doing.


Perhaps some of us — should agreement in lines of research develop or converge–  should form a “semi-secret” society like those I keep running across evidence of, sell it under “social science – economics, “comparative public/private accounting”, get an on-line professional journal started (someone will have to show up with a PhD I guess) and have our own peers review articles. That’s after all, what several key organizations involved in family courts (in various countries) have already done….  Maybe some university could be persuaded to name a special center after it… or we could get an NIJ grant to study other NIJ (and HHS) grants usage in social science R&D and organizations historically tasked with evaluating the same..

(I believe it’s the June 22, 2019, “By Now We Should Know” post which takes on the concept of using the word “professionals” as opposed to specifying “in WHAT” by a certain international, multi-disicplinary organization. But memory sometimes fails, which is where tables of contents (and writing things down!) helps!)

“JUST kidding…”

Just in case, though, I’ll work on some catch-phrases, sound-bytes, and buzz-words… The key seems to be, pick a phrase — just two or three words are all that’s needed —  pick words SO common they’re in use everywhere, assign a context-specific meaning we understand, but the general usage has so many different meanings, no one else would.  Arrange any two of them so it’s unclear whether one is a verb or not, although verbs should be avoided unless they are to STOP something no one could really disagree with — like “Stop Violence”…

Anything with the words Child | Family (or ‘Families’) | Prevent, Stop or End | “Abuse” in any area should do.  Better yet, add “Community” “Action” or “Educate” “Resource Center” “Clearinghouse” “Center” “Initiative” “Coalition” (ad lib, ad infinitum)….

Tweak it some, get the downloadable webinar going… certify others in OUR version of truth, keep it going….such a deal. If it’s an utter failure (like so many existing ones), just add a “QIC” (Quality Improvement Center)… get conference locations in whatever our personal “bucket list” global destinations might be …

(Just describing what I’ve seen in practice…and still, somewhat, just kidding…)

Applying total structural consistency in format can be a roller-coaster ride when you’re running things impromptu from the start.  I’m also tired of being constantly on poor-quality databases, or high-quality (but showing clear bias in their owners) academic journals, plowing through footnotes and bibliographies without the audience to talk to them about who’s on — and not on– those footnotes and bibliographies, in terms of unstated organizational affiliations.

Meanwhile, enjoy browsing the titles, tags, or added visuals (images, an embedded tweet or two) content below the table of contents.

“OF INTEREST”  (A table within a table/blog merger)

Special Project: April 7, 2019 post holds index & links to my Family Court Franchise System blog, basically representing a blog merger).

ONE POST ON THIS TABLE OF CONTENTS, LINKS TO ANOTHER ONE REFERENCING ANOTHER OF MY BLOGS. IN OTHER WORDS, A TABLE WITHIN A TABLE.  OVERLAPPING SUBJECT MATTER, OFTEN ON ORGANIZATIONS, COMMISSIONS (I.E., ABA COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), AND SOME PROFESSIONALS, COURTS, STILL AROUND.  GIVES SOME BACKGROUND. MAIN YEARS ACTIVE: 2012-2013

I started a project this year under duress to preserve content from another of my family-court-related blogs on a non-Wordpress platform, shows up as an April 7 post  —  see “The Family Court Franchise System” (Blogspot.com, 2012 only, 40 posts and 7 Pages) Is Now Grafted into FamilyCourtMatters.org here (WordPress.com) as of April 7, 2019 [Updated (shortened) July 2-5, 2019]. Despite the time and effort spent merging these information onto FamilyCourtMatters.org here,  I haven’t yet hit “Go” to individually re-publishing the saved posts.  Browse the list of post titles (I called it “index” to distinguish from these tables of contents) to see subject matter I’ve been studying all these years. Organizations and situations are named; these organizations and situations continue active, some still “volatile,” still.  THE OLDER VERSION OF POSTS LISTED THERE MAY BE UP IF THE ORIGINAL BLOG DOMAIN STILL IS; LINKS TO BOTH SHOWN.


This also demonstrates in part how long I have been reporting on such things, without charge, in the public interest, and on my own initiative.  Whether that’s the “mother” in me, or the heightened sense of justice which comes, perhaps, from surviving years of (marital) abuse, someone else can judge, but a few times this year, including two posts on June 29, I did state “Why I Continue to Bother…”

In September 2019, I worked extensively on the Front Page of this blog (Shortening, organizing it) resulting in several off-ramped and updated in the process posts. I have also been more active on Twitter in recent months and may includes links to each platform on the other one’s.  Keeping the media straight across various platforms is sometimes an administrative/filing issue as well as technical.

LEGEND: A quick GUIDE to the TABLE

If you’re already familiar with the blog, the “right-hand column” “short-link information” is review.  It’s also (essentially) on the top sticky post of the blog as of today, again. Skip down to the “legend” (Yellow-highlit means a PAGE, blue-green means “Tags,”; such rows belong to the rows above, are labeled “TAGS” in the left column and “n/a” in the right.  I labeled “Sticky” posts “STICKY” in the left column, no extra highlighting….). Table of Contents is (January 1 through August 31). Approximate word-count for each is in the center column under its title, and a few extra comments may show up there too.  Below the table are a few more visuals, but not much more explanation as in some other years’ Tables of Contents.


Right-hand column explained: Not needed just to view.  To view, just click on the post (or page) title.

I publicize the short-links on all (new) posts or pages, and here for my administrative (internal/external cross-referencing) ease, and for anyone who may want to forward or publicize a link to one of those LONG post or page titles.  The right-hand column shows how each post (or page)’s specific link ends.   Easy to use:  “a, b, c.”

(a) Know if you’re on a post* or page.** Pick the appropriate basic shortlink URL below–copy it and paste, or just type (if you’re accurate typist) into wherever you want that link to go (a tweet, a post, a comment, an email).  I have it memorized and usually just type it in, then type or copy in the extra ending characters (as in, from the right-hand column on this table).

*FOR POSTS: Case-sensitive (after the “wp.me/”) short-link for posts begins: http://wp.me/psBXH-

**FOR PAGES: identical, except the “P” is upper-case:  http://wp.me/PsBXH-

(b) Add to that character string you just copied or typed in “a” the three-character short-link from the right-hand column (only one hyphen “-” needed) for a complete url.

(c ) Use combined short-link if quoting, referencing, tweeting, or re-posting (always credit the exact post or page, please; dates published especially helpful too, and my username is “Let’s Get Honest” (Twitter:  @LetUsGetHonest) and this blog’s name is at the top:  FamilyCourtMatters.org). NB: The blog’s name is not the username or vice versa.

I have over 800 posts and nearly 60 pages; failing to include a specific link when referencing something I’ve written isn’t fair play.  If you reference, include the link and date published, unless it’s a very general comment and stated in that way.  Including specifics when discussing, debating and especially when quoting is common courtesy.


“Legend” (Some rows are highlit different colors; others are labeled more “quietly”

  • (1) pages  are highlit yellow)

  • (2) Occasional rows highlit light blue-green contain tags for the previous entry.  Where you see a light blue-green or “TAGS” row, the related post is the row just above.  The tags rows have the most words.  Tags are separated by commas. They can be clicked on, but are here mostly just for description. I don’t tag consistently; to find all occurrences of specific interest (like an organization or professional’s name), use the blog’s “Search” function instead.

  • (3) “Sticky” posts are labeled “STICKY” but not highlit differently
  • (4) Below the table I have supplementary content, which is explained there.

Thanks in advance for considering this information and learning to look and talk up some of these organizations, public/private intersections and situations.  Learn to screen organizations quickly by looking up their basic information. //LGH August 5, 2019.

 

TABLE

2019 FAMILYCOURTMATTERS.org, The Year (So Far) in Posts,* 2019

(with approximate word counts for each and “tags” for some)

URL: short-link ends:
Jan.5, 2019 2018: A Year On This Blog | Table of Contents (Posts) | This One is “Sticky” [@ Jan. 5, 2019]

under 4,000 words | STICKY |(But see also, below, Table of Contents 2018 (<~second version, publ. March 24, 2019; short-link ending “-9y7“)

-9p3
Feb. (no posts were published this month)
March 4

 

How 501©3 “The Next American City,” with help from at least Five BIG Foundations, lost its “American,” while Devastated Detroit’s DESIGN is Anointed by UNESCO (Written Sept. 2016, but Published Mar. 2019).

(about 8,600 words)

“The post was fully written in 2016 as you see below (except this update in this background-color) but, through my oversight, was not published until now, 2019.”
-4iT
March 4 TAGS Post “How 501©3 “The Next American City” Tagged with  (TAGS ARE SEPARATED BY COMMAS). n/a
March 15 Again, the question is: “Don’t like long, convoluted post titles? Don’t shoot the messenger: Did I conceive, gestate, give birth to, nurture and L.A.U.N.C.H. these “Great Ideas” ? (Started mid-Dec., 2018; Publ. “WYSIWYGG” March 15, 2019). (about 12,000 words) -9md
March 15 TAGS Post “Don’t like long, convolusted post titles? Don’t shoot the messenber:..” Tagged with  (TAGS ARE SEPARATED BY COMMAS). n/a
March 20 Interlocking, Dysfunctional Definitions, Cont’d: “NJII, a NJIT Company,” and (how, exactly, NJ became) “the State of Innovation.”
(8,600 words)
-9wS
March 20 TAGS Post “Interlocking, Dysfunctional Definitions, Cont’d: NJII, a NJIT Company” Tagged with   n/a
March 24 2018 Blog Post and New Pages (Full List with Titles) in Standard TOC Format [provided March 24, 2019] (about 4,000 words | STICKY (see also Jan. 5 , 2019 entry, above) -9y7
Apr. 10 Running the Maze, Triathlon-Style, Continuing To Leave a Broad Trail of Breadcrumbs, Field Guides, Consumer Alerts etc. (about 7,000 words / conversational tone /reflects my opinion and perspective) -9IU
Apr. 19. “The Family Court Franchise System” (Blogspot.com, 2012 only, 40 posts and 7 Pages) Is Now Grafted into FamilyCourtMatters.org here (WordPress.com) as of April 7, 2019 [Updated (shortened) July 2-5, 2019].

Approx. 10,000 words including the index (table of contents) to the blog merger... Check back here periodically for which of those 47 indexed reports (post & pages) have been re-published on this blog”  ||  STICKY

-9Aj
May 6 More about those perspectives and key concepts (and actors). (See Also upcoming “A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research..)” (Started April 19, 2019, Published May 6).

The post is too damn long (almost 17,500 words but not going to be split;  read in installments!)

-9MU
May 6 TAGS (Despite the length, it seems I didn’t tag this one.  See below post for “related posts” — May was a busy month) n/a
May 6 Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice (Why my Uncommon Approach is less “Flawed”) [Published May 12, 2019] (About 14,000 words including footnotes.  Introduces a new Page). -9Qq
May 11 PAGE~~>  WHY? Should I Stop! Look! and Listen! (to such long posts)? [May 11, 2019]

Under 2,500 words.  Seems mostly exhortation. (That last character “-9Sl,” is a small “L” ~ ~ ~>)

 PAGE:

-9Sl

May 13 A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”). (Pt. 1 of 3=”-9LJ”)(Written mid-April, Split in 3 mid-May, 2019]

(Started about April 17, 2019. Before split, 14,606 words; Part 1 is about 4,200 words).

-9LJ
May 14 A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”) (Pt. 2 of 3=”9Tx”).

(About 6,500 words here, w/ some overlapping paragraphs added from Part 1.)

-9Tx
May 15 A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”). (Pt. 3 of 3=”-9TC”)  (About 8,500 words). -9TC
May 16 Ten Footnotes to Two Posts: “More about those perspectives…” (May 6) and “Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice…” (May 12, 2019). “(I estimate these footnotes will total about 6,000 words=why they’ve been moved here).”

(Footnote “Susan Schechter Lab” (at UNH)  updated with an “addendum” May 17= post is now 7,600 words)

-9Pt
May 18 Classic AFCC Combos, Collaborations, and Commonalities (Ret’d California Judge/Consultant Leonard P. Edwards, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann) and What’s WITH Middletown, Connecticut? ||(Written May 12, Daytime. By Sundown, Another Mom Was Gone: Dead. Supplemented, Published May 18). Updates to follow, not here.

 material written by Mothers Day 2019; that’s May 12;With updates on events starting May 12, …now 7,500 words.

-9T3
May 19 PAGE~~>DV LEAP’s New Website Still Derails OPEN (Uncensored) Discussion of The PROBLEM, Digging A Deeper Hole for Survivors of Abuse and Their Children (Started Jan. 27, 2018 | Publ. May 19, 2019).

(about 5,800 words)

“I had a need for this info. in a 2019 post; went looking for it, found this one still in draft, published it the next day (May 19, 2019) rather than re-post the same images.  This is a continuing theme, and it fits within my recent (May 12 – 18) posts.  In case you have some doubts when I really did start this post, I’m adding images from the page’s “revision history” at the bottom.”
PAGE:

-8um

May 25 Women Judges still form (funky-filing) Nonprofits to Run Fatherhood Programs | Men Judges still form Countywide DVCC’s + Obfuscate the Funding. Santa Clara County, CA (Six Years Later)

(about 10,000 words).

-9YW
May 25 TAGS (This also includes some “Categories” I’d added):
Posted in (“Categories“) 1996 TANF PRWORA (cat. added 11/2011)Cast, Script, Characters, Scenery, Stage DirectionsChecking Out a Nonprofit (HowTo)DV advocacy +FR networking=More Funding for themWhere (and why) DV Prevention meets Fatherhood PromotionWho’s Who (bio snapshots)Tagged with 


LGH COMMENTS (AUG. 2019): THIS POST HAS SIGNIFICANT CONTENT; ITS PARTS DON’T LEND THEMSELVES TO BEING FEATURED IN INDIVIDUAL SCREENSHOTS OUT OF CONTEXT.  I COULD, BUT THE MESSAGE IS THE CONTEXT, NOT JUST INDIVIDUAL ENTITIES. THE POST DOES HIGHLIGHT A FEW KEY NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, THEN DO SOME DRILL-DOWN ON SPECIFICS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, AS THE TAGS SHOW.
n/a
May 26 What’s ARKANSAS** got to do with H.Con.Res.72? (Passed 2018, U.S. Congress Senses that State Courts Sorta Oughter Better Prioritize Child Safety in (and IMPROVE) Custody and Visitation Adjudications) (Published May 26, 2019]. ”

 ….By Day Two (especially once I got into the Urban Land Institute’s relationship to this situation) it’s … about 14,000 words, including a footnote and all image captions, all post titles, of course. (Middle character of that shortlink is a capital “O” as in Ohio)
-9Ot
May 26 TAGS Posted in (Categories): Business EnterpriseCast, Script, Characters, Scenery, Stage Directionsmoney launderingWho’s Who (bio snapshots)
Tagged with 
n/a
June 16

Mix’ n Match Misleading Terms: QIC, Coordinating Councils, Collaboratives and Commissions | Which Organizations Use Them | Which Parts of Government Control and/or Fund Them…(June 16, 2019)

(About 16,400 words; about ⅓  subject to “sudden post-publication re-allocation”)..

“This post [was long] in draft…from Memorial Day in late May right up to Fathers’ Day mid-June, today.  Finding a stopping point on endlessly connected issues, [including] disturbing, new-to-me examples of [an ongoing] theme, was a challenge.”

-9ZS
June 22 By Now We Should Know!” (Impromptu Re-cap of Key Players addressing [how to handle] Domestic Violence especially as it impacts Family Courts) (Apr 28 ~> June 22, 2019).  (now exactly 6,000 words -9NU
June 22 TAGS Tagged with  n/a
June 29 In About 2,500 Words,** Why I Still Bother… [Published June 29, 2019/#1 of 2]

**Post title originally: “In About 1,000 Words…” I had to adjust the title several times but quit, cold-turkey, before 3,000 words.


Then I <>added two image galleries with captions and connecting text and three or four more individual images ….<>expanded one of the early “**” references while copyediting for grammar, then footnoted it… <> added to the very bottom a bio blurb from one of the added image captions for a Mark Rodgers, of The Clapham Group(Charlottesville, Virginia), on the Alliance for Early Success‘s (“AES” in Kansas but legal domicile Nebraska) Board of Directors,..

which information is fascinating, I’m currently writing on because its a classic example of..

..why we all need better language and to establish the habit of identifying, digging up the financials, and comparing them to the public relations material, even when it shows up at Harvard University (https://developingchild.harvard.edu), or backed by people (with heirs) listed in Forbes if not THE richest in a state, others in the same class.

-ac4
June 29 TAGS-1 Tagged with  n/a
June 29 Three Footnotes to About 2,500 Words on Why I Still Bother (to Blog). (#2 of 2,June 29, 2019)

(just over 3,000 words).

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June 29 TAGS-2 Tagged with  (Should also add “American Conservative Union” (ACU) and its foundation, which are on the post, cf “The Clapham Group”)
JULY  NO NEW PAGES IN JULY, BUT I HAD SEVEN NEW POSTS
July 1
FamilyCourtMatters.org Blog Previews, In Hindsight: Short(ish) Summaries (Collected July 1, 2019ff)I may add some “Taken From/Because” info for each, but in general the reasons are 1) No longer applicable except as a time capsule; life moves on… 2) Too damn long & 3) Embarrassing for other reasons also.  I’m also curious what this personal “Wayback Machine” process may reveal about whether my current writing is just repeating with newer examples or is covering new ground.

(This post is an experiment  | currently about 6,400 words.  I use it to extract excess explanation from other posts; each entry is dated and a Date added to the “Tags” too.  The above footprint text (inside orange border) is left at each point of extraction…The post also provides a sort of ‘Wayback” machine of summary blurbs from the blog.  Post content is still individually interesting; may feature specific organizations under research (see “Devex, Belfer Center, Abt Associates, Raytheon, etc.” in next “TAGS” row.) //LGH Aug. 5, 2019)

 

-adQ

July 1 TAGS Tagged with 
July 9 Many of My Sidebar Widgets, Some Mostly Text, Others Mostly Links, Now Live Here! [Published July 9, 2019].. (Current wordcount, almost 12,000 words (incl. those sidebar text widget contents). -abt
July 9 TAGS Categories: BiosphereBusiness EnterpriseCast, Script, Characters, Scenery, Stage DirectionsChecking Out a Nonprofit (HowTo)money launderingOrganizations, Foundations, Associations NGO HybridsTrain-the-Trainers Technical Assistance GranteesWhere (and why) DV Prevention meets Fatherhood PromotionWho’s Who (bio snapshots)

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July 13 CENIC!! (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California). And National LambdaRail + the New Owner of the Los Angeles Times: My 2019 {{~~ CENIC Notes and Updates.  (about 10,600 words) -aed
July 13 “FYI”  (IF I WERE TWO PEOPLE, I’D MAKE THIS TOPIC A SECOND BLOG.  FASCINATING… CRITICAL TO JUSTICE ALSO: ACCESS COSTS AND CHANNELING OF INFORMATION. THERE’S ADDITIONAL DRILL-DOWNS (NOT POSTED) ON RELATED COMPANIES.)
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July 19 More, Some Earlier, Sidebar Widgets Now Live Here (+ See Related July 9 post) [This one, Published July 19, 2019](about 6,400 words)  -ahh
July 27 The “C” in “Comprehensive Annual Financial Report” Doesn’t Mean “For Nerds Only”! Short Pre-|Review Sampler. (Published July 27, 2019) (about 8,500 words)

(Wide-ranging: a few links to upcoming posts (re: Maryland & Connecticut), for some reason a footnote on Kentucky’s Court Systems (Divorce-Education tying in naturally to AFCC).  When I looked up the word “nerd” a reference to similarities between nerds and (symptoms of) Aspergers was mentioned (Wikipedia).  Footnote not helpful; I looked further and got, very interesting:

“Illuminating article for sure, and situation, and its formal layout (and being open-access) is definitely appreciated..” (MY comment re: the Molecular Autism article).

-ajs
July 31

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Acknowledgements, Executive Summary (Current Projects | Rolling Blackouts) and What Makes This Blog “What You Need to Know” (July 31, 2019).

(10,000 words includes two lengthy footnotes, one of which I expect to remove to its own post. “In an ideal world”…)

-auh
July 31

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58 More Essays (Pages) on Essentials** of the Family Court Arena. **IMHO, as expressed 2009-2019. -ar9
Aug. 5 Table of Contents 2019, Family Court Matters’ Posts + Pages: January 1 – August 31 (so far).

(about 6,000 words)

-ayV
Aug. 7 A Health System Flush With Cash — because ‘Smoking Causes Cancer’ (1998 Tobacco Class Action Litigation MSA Payments, and Tobacco-Related Taxes Impact ‘in perpetuity’ on Systems Affecting Family Courts) ((Begun Early June; Publ. Aug. 7, 2019) Currently 5,200 words -a6m
Aug. 14  What’s happening to the Tobacco MSA Billions? From American Legacy Foundation (2002 Form 990 for EIN #911956621) to ‘Truth Initiative Foundation’ (Same Entity, New Name), Audited Financial Statements Promised but Not Produced. (Publ. Aug. 14, 2019) (about 8,855 words) -aE7
Aug. 14 TAGS Tagged with 
Aug. 16 UPDATE: Truth Initiative Financial Statements (YEJune2018) Surface Within 24 Hours of My Post Noting Their Odd Absence (This Update Publ. Aug. 16, 2019). (about 2,000 words). -aGH
Aug. 16 TAGS Tagged with 
Aug. 24 The Dangers of Derailment from “First Things First!” in Family (and Conciliation) Court Reforms to Save Children from Violent Parents (and/or Prevent or End Violence Against Women)(+/- Aug. 20, 2019) (about 13,000 words)… -aJX
Aug. 24 TAGS [I need to add tags to this post!]
Aug. 28 MY Concerns about the July 21, 2019, Collective Memo of Concern to WHO about (‘What else?’ – parental alienation!) [Aug. 28, 2019]  (After Aug. 29 update, now still under 6,000 words.  EMERGE, Inc. LCCEWA, & more)… -aSg
Aug. 28 TAGS [I need to add tags to this post!]
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Sept. 7  Coercive Control and Co-Opted Conversations in Connecticut (Rutgers Professor Evan Stark, his wife Yale MD, Ann Flitcraft, Serial Global BIP Entrepreneur(?), Safe&Together’s David Mandel) = LGH’s FrontPage Sept. 2, 2019 Subsection #2 (about 8,000 words, revs. stll expected) -aUL
Sept. 8

“Blue jays will attack humans if they get too close to their nesting area.”

‘Cyanocitta Cristata’ | Blue Jays and Other Resourceful, Smart, Related Species and Their Habitats: (About my Gravatar Image) [‘exported’ from LGH Front Page, published Sept. 8, 2019]. (as exported under 2,500 words).

-aXL
Sept. 9 ‘From The Beginning, March 2009, FCM Has Been More About This Organization Than Me’ (FrontPage Sept. 2019 Subsection #1, Published/Expanded Sept. 9).(as off-ramped, only about 1,500 words, with a mini-preview, about 2,500 words only, at the end of the day [9/9/2019] just over 6,000 words). -aUu
Sept.15 Builders and their Blueprints: Who, Really, Designed the Family Courts, How, and Since When? (“The Evidence Speaks”) [Started Aug. 17, 2019, Published Sept. 15].

(Shortlink middle character is capital “I” as in the personal pronoun or “Idaho) (ca. 8,800 words).

-aI6
Sept.16 Caught! Chronically Usurping Communication btw. Government and the Governed, Pushing Back Legal Boundaries Set by Subject Matter and Geopolitical (State and National Borders), Undermining, basically, The USA [Published Sept. 16, 2019] (about 8,600 words with footnotes).  [This post names+explains basics (incl. People, Institutions, Professions, Personalities (Vocabulary, Timelines) influencing family courts’ purposes & principles] -bj4
Sept. 16 TAGS [Over one dozen tags, only added Oct. 2.  Important basic vocabulary/concepts influencing family court purposes & principles]

Sept. 18 Health Systems Still Flushing Cash into — WHERE is it going again? (About 20 Years AFTER Tobacco Master Settlement Agreements + Other Tobacco Tax Revenues like Prop 10 in California Propping Up Public/Private “First 5” Circuitry) [May-June, 2019, Published Sept. 18].   (unbelievably) under 5,000 words!)  -aaH
Sept. 19 Families In Transition due to Parental Kidnapping |An archaeological dig on who quotes whom (Canadian CRC, Nancy Faulkner, Dorothy Huntington, ‘Parental Alienation’): [LGH Frontpage Subsection #3 Sept. 4, 2019, Published Sept. 19].

(as off-ramped, under 4,000 words written, probably between January and December 2018; with lead-in, about twice that). Some lead-in comments made earlier, some just before publishing September 19, 2019.

-aWh
Sept. 19 PAGE~~>If Parental Kidnapping (Domestic or International) is ALWAYS Child Abuse, Where do the UN CRC and the Hague Convention fit in? (D. Huntington then ℅ AFCC-related* The (Judith Wallerstein) Center for the Family In Transition, M.W. Agopian, N. Faulkner (1999), Merle H. Weiner (2000, Fordham) (moved here Jan. 18, 2018, from my then-new [LGH Front] page, publ. as a page Sept. 19, 2019, See Also a new post, Sept. 21)) PAGE:

-8q5

Sept. 21 “If Parental Kidnapping (Domestic or International) is ALWAYS Child Abuse, Where do the UN CRC and the Hague Convention fit in? (D. Huntington then ℅ AFCC-related* The (Judith Wallerstein) Center for the Family In Transition, M.W. Agopian, N. Faulkner (1999), Merle H. Weiner (2000, Fordham)” [Published** Sept. 21, 2019] LGH Front Page Off-Ramp Subsection #3 (under 1,000 words because exists to publish & link to two related subjects w/ some historic, some more “current events”  in both system changes & media coverage of the family court system). -b8j
Sept. 30 ‘We Must Have a Stomach for the Details and Willingness to Look at the Numbers…’ (Orig. Jan. 2018 on LGH Front Page | Updated, Supplemented & Published Sept. 30, 2019). (about 7,500 words) -aYW
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(Oct). ((OCTOBER POSTS HAVE MANY TAGS; Tags Rows for each may be filled in later as a browsing aid, but adding them here is not a top blog priority.  I left blank rows for later updates.  Any posts’s tags already display at the bottom).//LGH Nov. 3, 2019)
Oct. 4
1. ‘Really Want Systems Change?’, |2. ‘LGH. There’s STILL No Excuse. But…,’ |3. ‘To Support and Visually Upgrade,’ and, |4. ‘Technical Training and Assistance Excuse’ [Started Oct. 3, Publ. Oct. 4, 2019].
With additional (top and footnoted) info on Wellesley Centers for Women and the Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project (BMTP’s 2002 “Speak Out” report).  ALSO NOTE: added sidebar widget linking here (under “More Resources”) updated to reflect its added narrative & BMTP/Wellesley contents.//LGH Oct. 11, 2019.

The title names four sidebar text widgets just off-ramped (in their “abbreviated” versions)….About 11,000 words

-bcv
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Oct. 10 Abt Associates, Inc. (1965ff, first in Cambridge, Mass.), Social Research + Evaluation Validating the Social Science R&D ℅ (per Devex.com) that $2B Global Development Industry [Started June 25, 2019, updates Sept. 29, Publ. Oct 10].. (only 3,000 words) -abD
Oct. 10 TAGS Tagged with: [paste any tags HERE] N/A
Oct. 16 Read (with the goal of understanding) Our Own Government’s Independent Agency Annual Financial Reports (at least parts with texts and colorful graphs) and “learn stuff.” Like NSF’s Brain Initiative, Its Big Ten Ideas, and Domestic|Foreign, Public|Private Revenue Sources. I just did…(Published Oct. 16, 2019) (8,700 words with extra section on the NAS [Nat’l Academy of Sciences] as opposed to the NSF, part of gov’t.] and some intro) -bie
Oct. 16 TAGS Tagged with: [paste any tags HERE] N/A
Oct. 17 Exploring “Coordinated Community Response” | London, Ontario, Canada’s CREVAWC (1992), LCCEWA (1981), London Family Court Clinic (“LFCC”) (1974?) (About 7,500 words.  Has a map.). -aPz
Oct. 17 TAGS Tagged with: [paste any tags HERE] N/A
Oct. 19 Behold, a municipal family court clinic, “Inc.”|| London, Ontario, Canada’s Answer to AFCC, USA (or vice versa?): ‘LFCC’ (1974) — I mean, ‘CCF in the JS’ (sometime <2009)– no, make that ‘LFCC’ (2014) but led by at least one AFCC-affiliated “C.Psych”  and, like AFCC, set up privately to feed off [a.k.a. ‘service/help’] BOTH Family (Private*) and Children’s Office (Public*) Court by way mostly, of Referrals & Lots of Gov’t Funding (Publ. Oct. 19, 2019). -bkw
Oct. 19 TAGS Tagged with: [paste any tags HERE] N/A
Oct. 27 Sort and Label: Parent(ing) Coordination,#1 | Parental Alienation, #2 | and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, #3. Which is Source, Which Conduit and Which (Leading-Edge) Content? [About 1,500 words, Publ. Oct. 27, 2019]. Added images & a bit of text at the bottom expand upon a link to “Families Moving Forward” (w/ at least two professionals also AFCC-Ontario board members) so now about 3,000 words. Oct. 28). -bsg
Oct. 27 TAGS Tagged with:   N/A
Oct. 30 Trouble Navigating the pro/con “PAS” Conflict? Keep it simple: FIRST, Identify the AFCC Authors/Speakers/Presenters (often also Judges/Lawyers/Psychs, Program Operators, etc.)! THEN interrogate any remaining non-AFCC, Gov’t.-Funded Violence-Prevention Leadership.. (started July 30, 2019, Publ. Oct. 30). (long!) -asn
Oct. 30 TAGS Tagged with: [paste any tags HERE] N/A
Oct. 31 Trouble Navigating the Pro/Con “PAS” Conflict? Pt. 2 | The Rx Remains: FIRST ID the AFCC Professionals, THEN Grill the Remaining Violence-Prevention Ones About Their Silence. Then Blow the Whistle on Both Sectors. (Published Oct. 31, 2019.) (About 7,000 words at Nov. 3) -brF
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[SIGNIFICANT “EXTRA CONTENT” being moved.  Link “to where” will be provided when move is complete & published//LGH 11/4/2019].

To go back to the top of this post, click on its title again:

Table of Contents 2019, FamilyCourtMatters.org’s Posts + Pages: January 1 – Oct. 31 (so far).(Shortlink ends “-ayV” .  Posted August 5, last updated Nov. 4, 2019  This link also now shows on top right sidebar, on the “Current Posts” widget, clearly marked) and the post is “Sticky” — currently THE topmost sticky post on this blog.//LGH

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