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Truth Fuels Flight, Lies Ensnare. Don’t Hang With, Serve (or Donate to) Tricksters or Their Targets. It’s a New Year — but there is STILL no excuse for abuse.

[captioned Jan. 2018, still true in Jan. 2019!]

You are reading the front page of my blog; you are here:  

LGH Top Picks, Themes, Tables of Contents, and Why My Gravatar is a Blue Jay taking Flight. (Publ. Jan. 27, 2018)

Entering the basic url (address) “FamilyCourtMatters.org” always brings up this page (brings you here). A WordPress-generated shortlink to this page also leads here: “https://wp.me/PsBXH-8o0”  It is case-sensitive (Capital “P” matters).


FYI, Front Page Under (Re)Construction alert: I’d you happen to be reading this December 8-11, 2018, FYI, I am revising and moving sections around, taking some out, but as you can see, adding some too.  Doing this on a “live” page means saving between different revisions (mid-move) or risking losing that work, which may also means some sections or paragraphs may look or be out of sequence (more than usual!).  When I’m done, for now, I’ll remove this “FYI Front Page Under (Re)Construction” alert (paragraph).

(It may be a while before it gets back to a condensed, “final” version…Trial and error is involved, alternating between writing and editing, copyediting, etc.  By “condensed,” I mean, from the original size, not necessarily “short.” //LGH).


To learn about blog navigation, this blog itself, and an extended work sample of what I’m doing on it, keep reading.  IF you keep reading this front page, expect to see major exposure to the field from an angle most advocates do not and cannot take — because unlike them, or volunteer individuals (on-line, off-line) who primarily associated with organizations or professionals that run them, instead of operating as a nonprofit, I research the involved, court-connected, advocacy/reform-connected nonprofits and their funds.

[Next two paragraphs in fine print, light-blue background, may speak to some readers, so I’m including it. If the points of reference are unclear/unfamiliar, please just continue reading below them; the topics will come up again later. Repetition of key points occurs throughout the blog.]

I began doing those lookups originally seeking answers why certain topics were forbidden territory — there was a “Bermuda Triangle” surrounding select, specific, crucial and central topics.  Individual comments from the sidelines (including from victims) on these topics disappeared into that mysterious unknown oblivion while, on the surface currents raged over the more popular themes.  While I have been habitually looking up, more nonprofits continue to sprout up, but from which seeds is possible to determine by becoming familiar with the subterranean, less visible (in public debates) roots.  

With the silence, failure to even MENTION the topics by name for so long, people trawling the internet lacked search terms to lead to more information on them, which (as it turns out) suited the apparent agenda of the advocacy groups who chose not to deal with those topics.  After years of blogging, some of the names are no longer sacred territory not to be spoken aloud on-line, however (from my observing activity on Twitter, or posts featuring the classic family court topics), in general, using a label doesn’t automatically indicate understanding of the substance or thing labeled.  The essence is understood in context, and with specific identifiers which can be applied across a category.

To instead browse current posts (I force people to scroll past “Top Sticky Posts” first, though, which contain key concepts and Tables of Contents), go directly here (This link also on top right sidebar widget, and repeated below at least once):


My research includes: nonprofits claiming advocacy/reform status of the family courts; nonprofits (some, trade or professional associations) helping RUN them; nonprofits taking mandated-consumption (i.e., court-ordered) business referrals from (friends and colleagues in power) those courts — i.e., spinoff nonprofits.

Then there are others nonprofits who specialize in taking major federal grants year after year that many still seem unaware are indeed affecting family court outcomes in them (as intended to).

For each cause, there can be an “umbrella” nonprofit and dozens (or, at times just a few) of similarly-named and themed nonprofits named after state or more local jurisdictions, and/or the subject matter.

If you think about it, “large umbrella nonprofit and dozens (or more) state and local-jurisdiction related (but fiscally independent) members” is a good description of two big ones:  speaking of USA, The American Bar Association (“ABA”) and The American Psychological Association (“APA”).  For that concept, just look at them.  (Name search “bar Association” or “Psychological Association” and nothing else at FoundationCenter.org or apps.IRS.gov/app/eos (use quotes for “bar association” and set results to 250 a page and start scrolling.  I found 1,086 today, some were “foundation of ” or Project of” but scroll to see some of the scope and naming categories) or your local State business — often at Secretary of State website, or Corporations Division —  or charitable registration database (here’s California’s Business Entity Search; here’s New York’s Charity Search website)

However, the same organizational concept (with or without the state-level bar or board licensure as a pre-requisite) is replicated within almost any social cause nationwide; popularizing phrases and names, but preventing full accountability, really, for who’s spreading them.  Popular causes are picked up and dropped and local jurisdiction entities promoting them come and go, or are shut down for failures to file.  But when they start, often a curriculum or procedure gains favor, is branded, funded, facilitators trained or certified, and disseminated. I’ve featured several in this blog over the years.

The overall result? So much of what we may think to be local, isn’t. [Read More HERE**]

** How Local (Truly Representative) is ANY Government Entity with All These Kinds of Nonprofits? (THE Power & Class Divide: Taxed vs. Living off/Managing The Taxed).(…).  (Under 2000 words; case-sensitive shortlink for this Page ends “-9l0”). My impromptu expression based on years of acquaintance/observation.

Next image is from the end of that short page:

(closing excerpt from LGH subsidiary page to Home Page; commentary..Click to enlarge or click HERE to read that short page).


Blog Navigation, again: For more current posts, see sidebar “Current Posts, Most Recent on Top,**..(<==or click here) on top right, underneath the calendar (Archives) or, if seeking within the last ten published, “The Last Few[10] Let’s Get Honest Posts” widget on the right sidebar a bit further down.  

Or, from the top six posts on Current Posts page, access any Table of Contents which links to a full year’s worth (or more) of posts including both dates published and full titles.  There are several tables of contents pages and all are on “sticky” (top six) posts.   The blog does not generate Tables of Contents automatically; they take a LONG time to compile and upload through a few different applications when provided in 8X11 (pdf) format for browse & click or for printing.

This “Front Page” to the blog provides:

~ Introduction (December, 2018 ongoing concerns).

Shows where I’m coming from and why it’s still “uncommon analysis” compared to so many players in the same arena. …has several images and quotes. The blog was reformatted and most research on this Front Page was added January, 2018 and shortly after (up through April), but the Introduction is December, 2018. In between those two dates I’ve had a major relocation out of state (originating state, California). After that,

1) Navigation: To explain basic blog structure and navigation to the “Current Posts” page, and to the Tables of Contents on the Topmost (“sticky”) posts on that page.

I understand WordPress is now updating its software platform to make restructuring and placement of images, graphics and texts within the pages much easier.  That’d be great — another learning curve for this self-taught blogger.  Wonder what will happen to existing posts where placement was such a big deal.

2) A Table of key posts and themes (2012-2017 at least) with links to them (short)

and below that,

3) An extensive summary (longer than most posts) incorporating and combining major subject matter of the blog to date, and detailed drill-downs on a few symbolic organizations and people that most do NOT do drill downs on, or show how they connect with each other — although they are connected, and it’s in the public interest for (ALL of us) to know how.

Some of this I off-ramped (moved) recently; link provided below; you’ll see it when it comes up.


I kept so much information here in a central place (i.e., “FamilyCourtMatters.org,” front page) realizing from years of awareness that most advocacy groups have groomed and conditioned people to argue rhetoric and cause,** seek publicity and mainstream media coverage of the problems surrounding “family courts” rather than, as I do, following the money behind the rhetoric, and identifying ways it moves from federal to state, from public to private, from private to public (courts) and back into private hands again through “court-connected corporations,” how these self-organize to self-perpetuate.

(**“arguing rhetoric and cause,” including domestic violence, child abuse, “fatherlessness,” “parental alienation,” violations of due process, stripping of family wealth where there was any to start with;, runaway children, impoverishment, continued life disruptions and too often, still sometimes injury and death.)

The family court system categorized evolved among other “problem-solving courts” and the number and types of problems to be solved in such courts seems to be increasing.  Family courts as self-described are allegedly seeking healthier circumstances for children and families {{not necessarily individuals IN those families}} nationwide (main focus this blog USA, but as the systems collaborate internationally, it cannot be the only focus}}, alleviating public debt burden (i.e., welfare).

I know from years of networking and interacting with people on-line social media, off-line by phone, and in person, it takes more than a few factoids or exposures to only a few professional organization names — to see the major components and drivers of the system. I have no interest in continuing to “re-invent the wheel” and repeat things already written down and annotated in detail.  Nor can I continue doing this for past information while following more recent and talking about the directions they are going (expansion of services on the same themes, re-branded periodically to seem new and improved without ever switching the train tracks).  So the Front Page is something of a witness or testimony on key players (both people and organizations).  It tracks some of the organizations back to their beginnings, and shows the globe-trotting factor.


~ Introduction (December, 2018 ongoing concerns).  This section has images, quotes, and some of my current commentary, introducing some of the topics and terms.

First I have an introduction which explains why you don’t get much of an “About Me,” but in doing so, gives the general idea.

This section (which I may still move again) contains some more recent references and images to things I’m concerned about, long-term, and and watching on-line as they’ve developed and moved as standard “models” from the US (West Coast, East Coast, MidWest) to the United Kingdom and Australia (for starters), spearheaded by men (with women in the now established domestic violence profession) appropriating the “prevent domestic violence movement” with batterers intervention, involvement, and outreach as central to it.

Core to this model is NOT talking about what I wrote this blog for — to talk about.  Who’s funding what, and why is the US funding both sides, it would seem, of a gender war played out especially in the family courts (but not only), and forcing the public (we are still a large country…) to FUND both sides of the ongoing conflict of interests….  I also talk extensively about what the “protective mothers” movement which I put in quotes because the term has become common place (it’s been so promoted) and I believe that real protective mothers would acknowledge what’s been going on for a few decades and talk with each other about it.  However, talking about this doesn’t seem to match the chosen agenda of federalizing/standardizing and privatizing “best practices” in family courts which haven’t even been in existence that long, in the US.

From the start (blog started March, 2009) I talked openly on-line and on this blog about the next organization and its membership (see next several images chosen, somewhat at random, from existing “Media library” on this blog, that is, ones I’ve already posted) because it, and how others relate to and talk (or don’t talk) about it is key** to understanding the whole.

It is “key” (adjective) not the only key (noun), but I believe understanding how this organization itself, and this organization as a type, as well as how this organization acts in association (conferencing, networking, incorporating (or not) with others of similar interests, most of them publishing individually and with members prone to publishing a LOT)  is key, and opens a wide door to further doors of understanding to walk through:

Click image to access webpage and be able to click on any of the subtitles (or menu items at the top). My screenshot I see was taken about a year ago (12/21/2017)/LGH on “Front Page” 12/11/2018

AFCCnet.org, one of several events in a grid announcing them (M. Saini)

Five AFCC-named chapters (CT FL MA NY TX) SShot 2017Sep12 @1.43PM  (i.e., the search string was “AFCC” not the name written out.  Chapters vary in naming practice. The question I have, however, is whether those properly registered, in general, matches the list on AFCC main page.

 

 

 

 

 


Who am I and Why Does This Blog Look and Talk So Different Than Others on “Family Court” matters?

 

 

 

It appears that this was a one-hour webinar (!) as posted at AFCC, with this bio blurb for presenter Dr. Saini:

Michael A. Saini, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and holds the endowed Factor-Inwentash Chair of Law and Social Work.  He is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. program and the Course Director of the 48-hour Foundations to Custody Evaluations. He is a Board Member of the Association of Family Conciliation and the Courts and an editorial board member for the Family Court Review and the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. He provides risk management consultation for working with families involved in high conflict child custody disputes, he leads parent groups for separated families, he provides parent coaching, and for the past 18 years, he has been conducting custody evaluations and assisting children’s counsel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Ministry of the Attorney General in Ontario. He has over 100 publications, including books, book chapters, government reports, systematic reviews and peer-reviewed journal articles. His publications have focused on access to justice, child custody disputes, interparental conflict, cultural dynamics of separated families, alienation, supervised visitation, virtual visitation, child protection services and parent competencies post separation and divorce.

Recorded Webinar  Certificate of attendance will not be issued for recorded webinars  Handouts


I considered putting here an “About Me” “Who Am I” and “Why the heck this blog?” section but still don’t feel comfortable with it.  I am not functioning as, nor is this blog tied to, any nonprofit enterprise nor soliciting any tax-deductible contributions.  So far (and that’s a long time!) nor have I been through this blog or separately selling downloadable or print/electronic media product, coaching services, or (like many) certification on some franchise involving managing family court cases.

So, I am blogging, period.  If what I’m saying is worth consideration, then consider it, maybe even talk it up (if you quote it definitely provide links to THE page or post quoted, and cite both blog name and page or post full title (and date)– thanks!)   If not, then keep moving and find something more entertaining to do with YOUR free time.  I know what I’ve done with mine, most of it…

Speaking of “Conference Circuits” San Diego-based Alliance for Hope International (Formerly National Family Justice Center Alliance, before that some version of San Diego Family Justice Center (Foundation, or “Inc.”) i.e., Casey Gwinn & Gael Strack (paid officers) et al. on the conference circuits — including at BISC-MI (image, 2009 with long caption shown nearby on FamilyCourtMatters.org “Front Page”) 2003 George W. Bush White House approved and sponsored “model practice” caught, above in 2016 failing to provide proper documents (after ALL these years!) with a routine state-level charitable entity filing..The Specific info. omitted (for 2015 RRF) above gives exact names, addresses & contact info for any government grants once the filing org. checks “Yes” (Q6 Pt. B) on the otherwise one-page simple form..

[PREVIOUSLY POSTED CAPTION + IMAGE IS FROM, I THINK, the CALIFORNIA version of SVN (“Supervised Visitation Network”) after recent legislation establishing who is and is not a “professsional” provider//LGH Dec 9, 2018]]** “Pleasepayattention” commenter on the Tabachnik (5/11/2017) article re: Reunification camps directed readers to (her) website FamilyLawCourts.com. I looked again for any comprehension of the private associations organizing to work the funding and court-referred services. Shelly LaBotte is associated with at least two I know (not to mention AFCC): SVN (Supervised Visitation Network) and CASVSP (acronym, whatever order it occurs in, refers to professionalization at the California STATE level of those supervised visitation professionals who get paid for it. Training, and getting legislation in place to mandate it — just for the professionals of course — was involved. Having a trainer/provider/association organizer presiding over federal grants to the state to fund the same profession is one big red flag. Where’s any reference to (ANY of this) in this context, on the website? (See my TOC for more on this, 2016 or possibly back in 2014 or before…) **No:  The image is from FamilyLawCourts.COM (“No one over eleven believes it’s working”) the work of Bonnie Russell (San Diego area) who now has a wordpressblog under her own name)…She’s been focused more on media coverage and specifically (the last I looked), GPS for more effective restraining orders. Our styles and interests differ though some subject matter overlaps (also note — she’s been able to read my blog over the years too…. //LGH Dec. 2018


REGARDING PRIVACY: Several people (mothers, fathers, professionals) in this field already know my name. It shows up occasionally in very fine print on annotated image in the blog in part because, with all the trouble I take to look it up, take screenshots, annotated them, post them, caption them on the blog, I believe some credit is due…  One time in recent years (not this year or last) I felt so jeopardized, based on chronic and no signs of changing behavior of certain people (relatives), I went public to ensure a public record — and posted a petition elsewhere, referencing it on this blog.   I was being held economically hostage to people involved in aggressive destruction of income/profession during the post-DV/Family Court litigation years. …I still: do not answer phone calls from any number or area code I do not recognize; seek to spend more time in public places than isolated even in where I sleep overnight; and am a “bear” about maintaining access within as few short steps as possible to (my) transportation and try to patronize places with both a front and a back door —   once you’ve been trapped in small places with (a batterer), stalked (as I was), or, as for a season I also was, living in a street ending in a “cul de sac” or an apartment without a back door, (all of which my ex took advantage of after I filed for protection and despite that protection), you plan ahead as much as possible.  So no, I am not ready to make this blog about “my story” — because it isn’t “my story.”  It’s about the systems.
If my position on further self-relevation changes, something will show up here, most likely.  Like many people who have tangled for years with the family court (that much will come out eventually on the blog, and has), I have certain safety concerns around specific individuals from whom NO government or government civil servants charged with protection has shown any inclination to protect me and (specifically) California, “The Golden State,” certainly did not – nor did the belated (1994) Violence Against Women Act or the US DOJ “Office on Violence Against Women” charged with administering its (largely discretionary) grants.

In 2018 I am still fighting for the right and means to plan a future which involves anything more than two or three months in advance and does not depend on the mood, or professional ethics, of other human beings with no legal right to enforce their world views (and what place I should hold in them) upon me. So I feel that overall,  Evan Stark of Rutgers “The State University of New Jersey” and related, proprietary “Coercive Control” conferences in the UK have nothing on many of us who’ve been dealing with “coercive control” violent and nonviolent from many different sources  — not just an abusive spouse or ex-partner or even immediate family members — and for many years.

Professor Evan Stark’s [age at Rutgers, “The State University of NJ” (viewed recently, 12/10/2018).

Regarding Professor Stark and co-author Anne Flitcraft, M.D.

…Evan Stark is a leading authority on woman battering and child abuse and has won numerous awards for directing The Yale Trauma Studies in the 1980s with Anne Flitcraft, M.D.

His new book, Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life won the excellence award from the American Publishers Association; it was named the 2007 best book in sociology/social work.

Dr. Anne Flitcraft is a 1977 graduate of Yale.

Interesting “NLM.NIH.Gov interview with Dr. Flitcraft  (<~~a good read) describes beginnings of her involvement (as post-doctoral intern) with using medical records to identify battered women before it became a “field,” and how again it was submerged under other issues (years later, “gender disappeared”).  It also references her having been with (at least working with) Evan Stark since the 1980s (met in California?) and his having gone to England (that long ago) on a Fulbright scholarship.  I recognize many, not all of the people named.

1996 “The Costs of Domestic Violence” ℅ Victim Services of NYC, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, & Domestic Violence Training Project (New Haven, CT), Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation (just found this one), lists Stark on the front cover, and Flitcraft (also on the Roundtable) in fine print at the very bottom among many other names. (The names at the back are alpha by last name).

QUICK COMMENTARY: I see from more recent testimony in Connecticut and (retrospective, Washington State, WSCADV.org) that Professor Stark is with (aligned in interests) with David Mandel in favor of “Safe & Together” and seems to set a bottom line that there MUST be Batterers’ Intervention; cutting funds for it somehow endangers women.  That bottom line goes back to at least the 1980s (if not earlier) and dissent with that position, that bottom line seems to be heresy.  A recent conference list at “BISC-MI” (most recently, involved in out-reach to the faith community and changing the corporate name from “BatterERS” to “BatterING” because the “-ERS” characterized the person, jeopardizing the concept of behavioral modification   (excuse me), “change.”

I say, why MUST we support all these professions which then have networked nonprofits, publications, policies and of course RoundTables with people basically in agreement with SOME of the basics — like the health paradigm, coordinated community response, and in general sticking the public with if not the costs of domestic violence, the costs of treating and “preventing” it…?  And why must “father-engagement” be central to all forms of abuse prevention, whether in child welfare services, or in the family courts, in child support agencies, in prison/re-entry situations — at all points?

So I’ve noted even more now, seeing the alignment of Mandel/Stark, that follow-up is in order, particularly as David Mandel has made nice connections for his programming (as has Stark) around the Commonwealth countries (Australia, UK — Mandel; at least UK – Stark)…  (About: TheNewJournalAtYale, Oct. 16, 2017 “From the Ground Up” by Mark Rosenberg, like the 1996 Rockefeller Foundation-sponsored study linked above, starts with a story of domestic violence (this one, starting in 2013), then eventually gets down to business after the problem is stated as anecdotal evidence from a woman can’t safely be quoted or fact-checked, as she’s had to flee the area..  quoting experts, citing statistics and announcing (promoting) new programming: Another Family Justice Center because the real problem is that services aren’t coordinated and centralized enough.  They toured models in San Diego, Manhattan, Bridgeport and “hey, what a great idea!” — and this is being promoted to Yale students now, free of charge.  WHO follows up on them?

New Journal [at Yale] (10/16/2017 article “From the Ground Up” by Mark Rosenberg, referencing Stark & Flitcraft.

“It took Valerie over three years to escape her abusive partner. “I moved three or four times,” she said. “I had to start all over again. I had to change my job, the vehicle I drove, everything.” … In 2013, Valerie’s partner began to act erratically and stopped taking his medications. (Victims’ names have been changed to protect their identities.) She met with her partner’s mental health counselors repeatedly to try to stabilize their relationship, but he began to make verbal threats against her. In July 2014, she contacted the New Haven Police Department, seeking protection for herself and her two children, both under ten years old. An officer drove her to a police substation across the city from her home. But the officers she met there were unsympathetic… …

New Journal [at Yale] (10/16/2017 article “From the Ground Up” by Mark Rosenberg), announcing planned “Hope Family Justice Center.”

Today, The New Journal is published five times during the academic year by The New Journal at Yale, Inc. Two thousand five hundred copies of each issue are distributed free to members of the Yale and New Haven community. The New Journal is printed by Turley Publications, Palmer, MA; bookkeeping and billing services are provided by Colman Bookkeeping of New Haven


Many of us who’ve lived with in-home violence (rarely restricted to the home environment only) could “write the book,” on coercive control, probably without that label.   Some have written their own personal accounts, but the moment this goes into “the conference circuit” that’s not really in good company — and without the travel budget (etc.) impossible to keep up with AND manage one’s own life AND continuing research.

I may self-publish this blog, but as to conference circuits — I want my life back and am going to get it, too.  My life -pre-abuse, post-abuse was never about professionalizing how to deal with abuse and I’m just crazy enough to believe that this option still exists and I can get to it.

CONF on COERCIVE CONTROL (website) (Min Grob, Evan Stark, Lisa Aaronson FontesPhD (UMass-Amherst, U w/o Walls + IVAT)

Link is: biscmi.org/aboutus/history where BISCMI is a nonprofit. This image covers two diff’t conference dates.  Note participants of each. USDOJ/OVAW has accepted the Batterers Intervention field and a private business membership association of its providers. “CCR” is a concept pioneered by DAIP (theduluthmodel.org), Pence’s org.  Ellen Pence has been called the “rock star of domestic violence prevention” (or similar term), and died in 2012.  This conference ALSO has adopted the common practices of using names (“IDVAAC” written out) which do NOT represent any business or legal entity as if they did.  One cannot “partner” with a non-entity, so describing a “partnership” above is diversion from the underlying reality and shows a willingness to, basically, lie for the cause. That its partners ARE legitimate lends legitimacy to the non-entity… The word “Institute” has no business or legal definition, and can mean or be used to describe almost anything, anywhere, but here was associated with a major research university in MN, meaning, “good luck” tracking any financials.

The conference circuits/ created-professions professional networks are a basic part of the problem in the first place!  I know from years of having read (“waded through”) the rhetoric, looked up the participants, looked up the tax filings, corporate statements, registration habits, and (if available) often the financial statements of so many regulars in conference circuits (US, Canada, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, etc.) about how to handle things we deal with, in person, ongoing — all the time. If I were a dozen or more people, or managing a team of volunteers for a nonprofit, we could do an entire blog per cause-based conference circuit cause showing those financials — or the lack thereof– and at least a few slush-funding behaviors among them, including “chameleon-corporation” (changing names), state-jumping (getting confronted in one state, closing down or letting status get administratively revoked, then opening up again in a nearby — or distant — jurisdiction, and I’m talking cross-continent (USA) or transAtlantic.   And another blog to link them all together as they operate within the family courts (etc.) ..

Or, getting administratively revoked and NOT opening up (legitimately registered) anywhere — or at most under a “dba” where dbas are only recorded at (for example) the county level.

Until then, what you have is basically this blog.  Ongoing surveys of others around show classic “avoidance” behavior dealing with these situations — i.e., nonprofit behaviors (not philosophies, but behaviors and specific profiles).

Think about it: why would chameleon corporations, state-jumping corporations, “ghost” corporations (existed once then dissolved and went underground or ‘MIA”) or even habitually (a) late-filing and (b) incomplete filing — be necessary in the ethical conduct of an honest business enterprise?  I see it continually (often!).  

As to the FJC’s (Family Justice Centers) I believe that’s the real “model” involved, not the policies referenced. I’ve looked at several different instances of the model in US cities, not just the one in San Diego and posted on the problems with this model, “herein.” (earlier on this blog). I’ve gone down that rabbit hole (drilled it down, looked it up) and also walked in the door asking for help, was told to “write it up” and (no response thereafter).

The year the one in our area was breaking ground and publicizing its great self was the same year (in fact month), local law enforcement enabled a child-stealing event in our family’s life, and re-cycled us all back into family court, ℅ mandatory mediation (of course) again, which essentially ignored the felonious components of the current situation…  Later, that “Family Justice Center’s” first Executive Director (married to a famous, and I have to say, respected, career politician) ended up less than competent to keep herself (1) off drugs; (2) out of an abusive relationship herself and (3) faithful to that husband, (4) fully functional as her next major life responsibility, County Supervisor.  She was the 3rd husband of a man 30 years her senior and had a child with him; overall showing remarkable lack of judgment, common sense and leadership.  Yet the opening salary, we later heard, was $90K — while women I know in Family Court were not seeing their own children, some had become homeless (California and elsewhere) and supervised visitation was being turned against them instead of on the abusive partners.

Again — news of local failures and fiascoes is a little easier to cover up if you can run to another state and report only the good stuff, peddle some more “Hope,” like “Hope (for) Justice…”  There needs to be a database on ALL the Family Justice Centers created since San Diego and Indianapolis (I believe among the first).  Note it started in some very conservative cities…


Latest reported example of some of this CHAMELEON CORPORATION (etc.) behavior on this post, see my December 2018 post on Center for Divorce Education +  Family Works, Inc.  (Donald A. Gordon & Jack Arbuthnot).  While posting on one, another one (“Solutions for Families” co-parenting, taking court referrals in Southern California) run by an involved volunteer director) showed up and had already received an award (in 2011) although it’d self-dissolved back in 1999 two years after registering!

It takes my personal time (and if you do it, your time = our time) to find and even more time (time=life, wasting it sucks up life energy) to post on these corporate mazes and timelines.  NOT doing it then codependently enables the ongoing (essentially, fraud — deceit of taxpayers). … What I also found odd regarding so many welfare-reform enabled marriage/fatherhood grantees– the US DHHS seems to prefer if not even favor, such corporations.  What does that say about the largest grant-making agency charged with HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES and under it  (1991ff) its ADMINISTRATION (for or of) CHILDREN & FAMILIES (“ACF”)?  //LGH.



This “Front Page” to this Blog serves three important purposes:

1) To explain blog structure and navigation to the “Posts” page,

(Basics already shown above, but displayed another way here…When I reformatted the blog, wanted to make sure how it was put together was explained).

2) To include a short Table of key posts and themes with links to them,

and below that,

3) To hold an extensive summary (as long as most posts) incorporating and combining major subject matter of the blog to date, and detailed drill-downs on a few symbolic organizations and people.

In that summary, and further below on this page (after 1) and 2) are handled) I show some tactics (chameleon corporations, cross-country globe-trotting conferences) and some timelines too all relating to why family courts function and operate as they do, at least in the USA  — and why this is so alarming to people who expect this country to represent is founding and stated legislative principles on our civil and legal rights.  After all, if we live here and financially and with our reproductive and work life energies support such infrastructures, should those infrastructures help us, or destroy us?

In the arena and through the “tool” of family courts, any one can be destroyed — if not killed when without the courts, the individual family members might NOT have been killed. I call it “roadkill.”  The media tend to pair it with words like “estranged” and “disputes” or exceptional, out-of-character behavior by the person (alive or dead also) accused of committing the murder.  Attempting to maintain work, household/home, and parenting while dealing with such possibilities year after year, is an insane and ridiculous state of affairs.  Ask me how I know that…  Or ask someone locally; these are widespread and known conditions.  Agencies and policies are built around handling it exist in many countries.  WHY is it now so normal?


Blog platform/technical limits: I cannot technically shorten this Static “Front Page” and, now it’s been up almost a year, don’t think I’m about to either.  Take it or leave it as a snapshot of my research and understanding nearly nine years into this blog. “Take it” is recommended.  The bottom section on the gravatar is human interest only, certainly not essential, if a high word-count scares off readers (which I’ve heard through the grapevine social media it does, although from a lawyer (!) complaining about the length.

(Was truth really just not worth the time of day, or was it that non-lawyers/colleagues couldn’t possibly have a handle on it?)

1) …Blog structure and navigation to the “Posts” page:


Screenshot of my blog Administration page shows one is labeled Home and the other “Posts” Note: The abbreviate (Click to “Read More” link after intro) function does not work on a page. It works and I use it for posts. Therefore this long “Front Page” could be treated as though it had such a link by simply clicking on “Current Posts” page, and reading this one as time allows or in stages.//LGH Dec. 9 2018 (image caption revised)

In January, 2018, I restructured this blog to have two home pages. One — this one — links to the other and has besides a LOT to say.

While it’s a substantial read, with many illustrations (annotated images and quotes), if you are really new to this subject matter OR to my approach to the subject matter and why it continues to bear (the juicy) fruit (of understanding), I still say it’s worth your time and patience to get to. Just jump in, immerse yourself for a while, and you’ll get a sense of the blog and identify (possibly recognize) many organization and professional’s names (and how they interact) which are leaders in the field, and most of whom I’m challenging on both assumed authority (versus granted authority, legitimate) and on their basic agenda and operating procedures — that is, organizing and rehearsing it in the private sector, to be applied on the public sector for (population control, exploitation and resource-extraction, ongoing).


My Administration page this blog recognizes the “Static” and “Posts” designation (see image) of two new Pages.

All Posts should be visible through the “Posts Page” (next link).  You’ll still see one sticky post,  “Table of Contents…” remaining at the top, which that the Posts Page” (next link) also explains…

For Current Posts, Most Recent on Top, Click Here. (Page short-link ends “-8v2”) (or use “-8Ly”…both work)

That should be explanation enough, however, here’s how I first introduced it while learning-by-doing how it functioned myself (as written about or not too long after January 2018)

If you know Twitter, a “Sticky” post is like a Pinned Tweet, except the blog allows several of them, not just one. It stays on the top.

This page is a “static” Front page replacing ten “sticky posts” formerly pinned to the top of the blog, each with its brief intro before the “click to read more” divider. This prioritizes more current writing without losing sight of what I still consider key posts and information, and have for years, as expressed by making the posts “sticky” in the first place.  The sticky posts also include more than one “Table of Contents.”

I have, after all, been blogging since 2009 and there are several hundred posts involved, plus pages.

The separate Posts page (Current Posts, Most Recent on Top..(short-link ends “-8v2”) (or use “-8Ly”…both work)) , also static (except its changing contents, the posts) now houses the posts, one after the other, most current on the top in the style of most blogs.

To handle that first, here are the most formerly sticky posts, in chrono order, starting with two on the same day, 9/22/201_,  which on the blog displayed in reverse chronological order (most recent sticky post on the top), but for this table I’m listing in chronological order (oldest first).  This list unfortunately skips abstracts which better explain the typically long, and sometimes sarcastic titles.

“SHORT-LINKS ending” comments on most posts & pages: I include shortlinks for my own (technical, cross-referencing) reasons; they are also useful for Tweeting because shorter. I include estimated lengths and published dates* as a courtesy to readers.

*Typically any post important enough to be on this list will have updates, or sometimes several, when I had occasion to quote them years later. Click on any title to get to the latest version of that post; all are within this same blog.   FYI, Later posts are probably better formatted and less likely to have expired links or missing graphics due to broken links (I’ve since switched techniques for posting images to avoid that). They show a learning curve on the subject matter, but most of the basics were grasped early on in the blog.

I see that “Posts Page” is transparent (nothing typed on it actually displays when clicked) so here is the short message I’d included there:

[Title: For Current Posts, Most Recent on Top, Click Here. (Page short-link ends “-8v2″)]

Most Recent on Top” except one Table of Contents Post (a little complicated) remains “sticky” to the top.  It gives a quick visual and panaroma of the many post titles which I believe is helpful.

A list of formerly sticky posts is easily accessible now through the new Static Home Page,

LGH Top Picks, Themes, Tables of Contents, and Why My Gravatar is a Blue Jay taking Flight. (New Jan. 11, 2018)[Just published Jan. 27, 2018] {<~it’d been started 1/11!}

That new home page has major information to process a (long, panoramic) “birdseye” overview, I guess, at this point of major themes and current interests, while demonstrating how I do those drill-downs with specific organizations.  It leads into more subsidiary posts showing more of the international connections for this important subject matter.

All other posts should display right below the Table of Contents Page/s (so long as I leave it categorized “sticky.”).

I am a self-taught blogger.  Thanks for patience during transition, and submit feedback about the new format at any time through a comment.  All posts and pages should also have comments enabled.  Comments link is at the top of every post near the title.  “Like” or “Share” links near the bottom.  Once approved, comments show up at the bottom of each post.


“LGH” is me, the blogger “Lets’ Get Honest.” You’ll see “LGH” from time to time in posts or image captions, for example after some comment updating the information.  FamilyCourtMatters’ blog motto is still not properly visible on top right, separate from blog title.  It still references (bolded, below) what I consider two key posts from 2014, as well as listing the recent post and page counts and age of the blog.  One easy way to access those posts is using the “Archive” function (set to March, 2014 and choose those dates):

A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment‘ | ‘Suppose I’m Right Here?‘ (@ March 23 & 5, 2014). More Than 745 posts and 45 pages of Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

This NEW HOME PAGE (1 of 2 for blog reformat purposes) and its link: LGH Top Picks, Themes, Tables of Contents, and Why My Gravatar is a Blue Jay taking Flight. (New Jan. 11, 2018) (Or use WordPress-generated, case-sensitive Shortlink here: https://wp.me/PsBXH-8o0. Either link version should work).

2) Table of key posts and themes with links to them.

Here’s that subsidiary page & title:

For added insurance, I copied this table to a separate page:  Are You New To This Blog? Want My Position Summary? Or Not, and Want a Review? These Ten Key Posts From 2012-2017 Should Help. (Under 3,000 words; basically just the table. This Page’s case-sensitive short-link ends “-8tE”).

I originally started this page so I could un-stick the “Top Ten Key Posts” list and reformat the main posts area without losing track of their group identity as key posts and top picks. One of those “formerly sticky” posts in this list connects to blog Tables of Contents.

Over time in 2018 I added more “Tables of Contents” pages and stuck them to the top of the blog.  These are NOT the same “Top Ten Key Posts” but ones that either handle more current issues, or are simply quick-access tables of contents. There are six or seven as of this edit (Jan. 13, 2019), however, scrolling past them should be simple enough.  Note: Tables of Contents are for the posts only;  most of my 46 (so far) published pages are already listed on the right sidebar, so I’m not producing a table of contents for them.

“Table of ten key posts and themes, with links” (and some abstracts or images for a few of them)…


Ten key posts from 2012, -13, -14 (none 2015), 2016 and a few from 2017

~~ End, list of ‘formerly sticky’ posts~ ~

Again, for added insurance, I copied this table to a separate page which calls this one its “parent:

For added insurance, I copied this table to a separate page:  Are You New To This Blog? Want My Position Summary? Or Not, and Want a Review? These Ten Key Posts From 2012-2017 Should Help. (Under 3,000 words; basically just the table. This Page’s case-sensitive short-link ends “-8tE”).

3) …extensive summary … incorporating and combining major subject matter of the blog to date, and detailed drill-downs on a few symbolic organizations and people.

 


This page is anything but short.  I write “show-and-tell” with both links and many images which are part of the show-and-tell function of this blog, most, at least many, images have captions which contribute to the word counts listed at the top of any post.

WHY SO LONG: I am not personally available for on-line or dynamic interactive discussion, and so am laying out what I can find leaving as few questions as possible to from where (which evidence and types/sources of data) I came to my conclusions and declarations.  I blog primarily to compensate for information that has been under-reported, strategically, over several decades regarding these systems. People that may disagree with my interpretation may wish to provide another interpretation which dismisses far less evidence and types of evidence (to support the statements), or can argue — meaning, prove, logically — that somehow it’s irrelevant.  In my opinion, arguments that dismiss the most, and sometimes biggest and longest-standing, basic evidence around should be dismissed first, after pointing out the situation and asking, first oneself then others, why would any bona fide (truly concerned) advocacy group or movement only have premises valid under conditions of significant censorship?

And why can’t (so to speak, at times it doesn’t look like a genuine “can’t” but a “don’t” which leads to other questions “why not?”) some well-connected nonprofit leaders keep their corporations registered, and while doing so, fill out a tax returns following its basic directions, most of which deal with categorizing income and expenditures, and having supporting Parts supporting the Summary Page (for example in a Form 990, that’d be Part I). And why doesn’t the federal department of Health and Human Services leadership have more problem with directing millions of dollars to such organizations, year after year (speaking of healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood, “HMRF” for short, funding).

Meanwhile, groups which on the surface, and in some of the casework would seem to be advocating “against all odds” for battered mothers NOT to lose custody of their children, in asking why it happens IN the family law system, come up with explanations which ignore the afore-mentioned federal “HMRF” funding and say it’s lack of resource for appeals AFTER they’ve lost at the trial level (when in fact, many family law cases don’t even involve trials, but instead hearings)? One FVAP — Family Violence Appellate Project(referenced, but in passing, below) was formed 2012 in Berkeley, obviously after the model of a much earlier one in (I believe it’s) the DC area, “DVLEAP, which now has a menu link called “The Problem.”

SO MANY IMAGES, SO MUCH DETAIL ON THEM… I counted the individual images in one preview at about sixty (60), and those grouped within about a half dozen multi-image “galleries”  To view images in the galleries, click on any image, then either use cursors that appear to navigate within the gallery, or where no cursors do (meaning I didn’t choose “slide-show” option), just click the image again to bring up the next one.  Some on-line news articles, or some blogs or organization websites with slideshow home page banners use this function.  For me, this simplifies the image-to-text layout process by grouping. On this blog, those images are usually not there for decoration or “general impressions,” but typically will be full of both fine-print text and numbers (although some may be just a logo or other graphic), from which to better understand a particular element I am discussing at that time.

Such numbers often represent categories of public-funded projects, with receipts for public funding we know obtained in part from taxation, service fees, registration fees, and more (court-filings for those participating:  marriage certificates, birth certificates, etc.).  This page doesn’t feature tax returns, but does show at least one organization’s summary tables, to show size — the organization, a tax-exempt private (it files Forms 990PF) family foundation named after a well-known family lawyer isn’t that large, yet it shows long-term connections to other organizations, local and international.  The table is a visual which over time on this blog compares to other similar visuals of major tax-exempt foundations influencing the legal, judicial.court, and social service systems. It also has active links to underlying tax returns, a source of much more information.

In looking at family court and court-connected corporations, and how they operate, in protection of public interest, a basic sense of numbers here  is NOT optional.  Remembering the concepts of income/out go, and assets/liabilities in individual entities (private or government) matters AND, with this, an understanding that someone’s revenue is someone else’s expense (and vice versa).  One organization’s “assets” are someone else’s liabilities.  Functional adults understand this personally or go hungry or homeless, or dependent on others, which also means, controlled by them.  Sooner or later they have to pay bills.

(from Dictionary.com)

Why, then go “brain-dead” or “I’m too busy to consider it” or any other number of excuses, when the income/revenue, assets/liabilities are just recorded differently, are much larger (collectively) and involve actually identifying the To/From in the public/private partnerships about which we are constantly told and “sold” as essential — or told should be cut due to BUDGET deficits — when it comes to public (government) entities dealing with private ones, and with private (so-called) individual citizens?  Not for all, but for many, I believe it’s simply just not as entertaining and is “post-poned gratification” that won’t maintain or acquire social status, inclusion, or such.  We are not usually paid be curious about such things, but plenty of others, evidently are paid to ensure we don’t get too curious about them, or start learning the lingo — the “vocabulary or dialect of a particular subject or group of people.”

Mathematically expand that comprehension (One’s assets are another’s  liabilities, one’s revenues (or “income”) is another’s expenses, and the cumulative, compounding factors of time) by multiple grantees, participants, players in this routine and yes, you do have a kind of maze, and puzzle.

That’s simply some functional vocabulary in economic matters.  Anyone who doesn’t have it with effort can develop it. I have heard frequently “I’m a visual learner” and “I don’t have a number sense.” (How many fingers do you have?  That’s a number sense. Can you, making a purchase in a store with cash, count the change?  Or by some other matter, compare receipt to stated price?  That’s a symptom of having number sense. Can you cross in a traffic area without getting run over, possibly (where they exist) comparing not only any street signals, but also looking or listening (some are blind and can’t “look”) for oncoming traffic (i.e., potential danger)?   That’s a symptom of conceptual thinking for short-term survival in one’s current environment, and as a routine part of life.

I don’t buy the “completely unable to think conceptually, numerically: and I don’t like to read and process the written word, and compare one source of information with another  — give me some graphics, simplify it!” excuse any more.  Human beings are designed to think conceptually, and to survive as other than infants (and even as infants) we all must learn some basics and continue to learn throughout life BECAUSE our environments continue to change.

Right now, especially in “Family Court Matters” and related ones, we are dealing with entrenched systems of self-proclaimed experts, developed over time (In the US when it comes to a few of the professions here, over a century, with women LATE on the scene particularly when it comes to law, attendance at Ivy League (top) colleges, and even to the legal right to vote).  These experts collectively — and they do operate for the most part collectively, in associations and subsidiary associations —  who have a collective vested financial interests in dumbing down most people to comprehend government in terms of visuals, graphics accompanied by PR — buzz words, sound bytes, and politically expedient terms.  MINUS the accountability, although government entities MUST produce financial statements, and so must most private ones, for-profit or not-for-profit.

BUT, we are being constantly conditioned as to work, act like an adult (keep those tax receipts coming, and produce kids to continue the process) — but when it comes to raising our own children, knowing how to divorce, how to marry, how to co-parent, and how to THINK about life-and-death matters, including whether or not to put space between oneself and people who have injured, harmed, threatened to kill, threatened to kidnap, or otherwise shown destructive capacity towards ourselves, and/or our neighbors and immediate relatives, in THOSE categories, we are being condition to act like children.  To dissociate from understanding even the basic economic concepts of government and of public/private relationships which, these days, are how it operates.

We are essentially being discouraged from independent thought which might lead to independent action based on acquired individual assessment of what is, as coming from what was, and where it’s likely going.  We are also being coerced, in many fields, into consent to things not based on law, and as alleged to be in our own (again, group, collective) best interest.  The appearance of choice has been downgraded into the less important matters of life, and of self-government.

The concept of time as measuring degrees of change, and what kind of change: ALSO important to develop a sense of change over time to organizations whose maze-like financials matter should be developed if it’s not already there.  I have, both individually (people in my life) and as a US citizen (systems affecting that life course, damaging and derailing it, this century after I by choice left a dangerous relationship, likely just in time…). It’s counter-intuitive to survival and to the human spirit, which has no desire for ongoing enslavement, to go back into denial once one is aware of how things work and what some of the primary operators are.


My images often have added comments one or two ways — they may be annotated (look for the extra color, arrows, rectangles, ovals and, often, fine-print comments added to the image itself) — then I may add captions.  The added captions showing underneath a specific image may have their links to that image, or to elsewhere.

Here’s an extreme (heavily annotated AND has a superimposed image) example referring to one organization merged into another, which then changed its name and has continued running expensive court-connected parent education programs under the new name. The heavily annotated image is of a search results page from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The name which formerly identified said network (shown as second owner in the trademark image, apparently as of about 2006) as part of a nationally known and well-organized (with “parent” corporation) network of interconnected nonprofits, on which I have both recent posts and a new page, was changed as recently as September 2017 (I write late January 2018), with a new name that conceals that connection.  Meanwhile, it is running classes targeted (see trademarks “Goods & Services”) to (a) children of separating or divorcing parents, and (b) to such parents.  Next to that I’ll show images of the new curriculum as claimed by the newly-renamed organization’s with logo (1st clean image), and then a listing of recent classes (2nd clean image) — although this hasn’t even shown up yet in the state Business or Charitable Registry pages (!!) and (3) the sliding scales shown costs for such (based on parent household incomes!) ranging from $102 to $1.2K (that’s over $1,000!!), and among other places, are run out of San Francisco State University.  Note: It looks like the USPTO trademark hasn’t caught up with the namechange yet, either… (Safe & Sound Organization website reflecting these classes).

USPTO.gov search for Kid’s Turn trademark, heavily annotated and with superimposed image of the curriculum as currently run by Safe and Sound (formerly SF Child Abuse Prevention Center).

Logo and description (in faint gray font; but read it anyway!)

Recent schedule of classes run (SF Bay Area) under organization that only changed its legal business name in late Sept. 2017), per state databases (SOS and RCT)

Sliding Scale breakpoints for Kids’ Turn curriculum fee hikes. Note: this is one of the most expensive areas in the country to live. NO parent with household income under $30K in the area should be charged that minimum to sit through a class originally concocted by family law judge, family lawyer, a UCSF Psychiatrist (I learned), and for purpose perfectly aligned with organization agenda of a private judges’ ~ lawyers’ ~ mediators’ ~ other mental health (Psy.D., PhD in psychology) etc. private association, none of which professions are exactly financially “strapped.” This (racket) has been going on since the late 1980s, at least as pertains to this parent education curriculum.. it is also taking place internationally, as shown below [on this new home page for FamilyCourtMatters.org].

I tend to go “above and beyond” in those categories of explanation, and do so knowing that I cannot expect a “just take it on faith” as so many subject matter experts with degrees, and a trail of publications in the field, may expect. I do this realizing I’m not on a national (or international) conference circuit, publishing and distributing books on my “to the contrary” analysis. Basically, it’s this blog, and interactions with people over the years on-line or in person, discussing the material on it.


There’s a lot to cover, and extracting sections in the middle to shorten it would complicates the detailed proofs and flatten some background “depth perception” although not strictly “proof” I feel necessary for what I know is an opposing position on the main directions being taken in this venue AND the main direction in which most court-reform has been taking for the last about two decades! I am in fact adamantly opposed to the current practices and policies, and how they are being carried out.



So this page also provides (more than) a representative sample of how I will systematically look at a single organization and connections through, for example, a board of directors, or known grantees, and just “drill down” until I have a basic grasp of where it connects with other, similar organizations, and how the connections have been maintained, whether through flying internationally to run trainings in another country, or an organization holding conferences in, coincidentally, wonderful vacation places to visit — like Hawaii, or (case in point below, and coming up next month, actually) the island of Malta just off Sicily in the Mediterranean.

How much of fees for parenting classes supplementing civil servant salaries goes into supporting such international flights by judges, custody evaluators, family law professionals, court-appointed mediators, directors of administrative sectors of the courts, and people who run centers, for example, at law schools as professors or associate professors? Even if the answer is “none” (which I doubt), what chance do people HERE (and I’m West Coast USA) have of informing the various international organizations — sufficiently — that, FYI, reports on the success and benefits of certain programs from the USA have been highly exaggerated, and are less than half the real story?  The situation is ridiculous!

So, I found writing this page (like most pages) more fascinating than exasperating because of the time it took to write (and will take to read, too).  I hope/believe that readers with the attention span and who are motivated will also find it so, and that those whose personal situations haven’t yet provided that motivation may start to wake up as well.

Indications are that many of the groups I’m reporting on (or at least government entities from which some of them are operating, as well as major universities, counties, cities, and international visitors) are also visiting.  So even if no one really “gets” this, a major part of my blog purpose in addition to PUBLIC interest is that leadership of these PRIVATE entities doing ever-expanding business with the public institutions (such as the courts, associated family court services, child support systems, social services, etc.) “get” that: as some of us have been left nowhere to hide from former abusers, or from being exploited through this court system for a decade or more while our children grow up, eventually they may have no place to hide for documentation that the profits from that, in my opinion, exploitation, have been made untrace-able.

…That the basic classification and categories of participants and their overall (and individual) financial inter-relationships has routinely been submerged, “obfuscated” or separated from the public relations parts, and in favor of consistent attempts to distract the public from following the money — in very real terms OUR money where public institutions are involved or where we are forced to consume services from them without corresponding genuine need, or real benefits from the consumption.

… That playing both sides of a Good Cop, Bad Cop routine, will eventually be seen for what it is, as well as will the obvious ongoing intents to undermine country jurisdictions and dilute what civil/legal protections might be left in the United States with policies from other (particularly but not only) Commonwealth nations, some of which still have national religions, and many of which have far different structures.

… And that telling the truth in functional language and vocabulary — as opposed to dysfunctional, misleading and appropriated/proprietarily owned language — is the START of public benefit.

Even if the blog strategy here of getting most people (including those who still don’t see where they are stakeholders even if they are not personally involved in the courts) doesn’t succeed in my lifetime, my posting is at least an ongoing witness. Sure, it’s personal, but over time I continue to write and documented in such a way it can’t be brushed off as just a private opinion, or a “disgruntled” parent or litigant. You may disagree with my interpretation of the evidence, or its relevance, but you can’t explain it away into complete non-existence.  My evidence comes from on-line sources available for free to anyone with on-line connections and the basic skills and mentality (persistence being the main one!) to find them.

In general, regarding the family courts, and part of the claimed subject matter, reduction or prevention (or even “treatments”) of domestic violence and child abuse,  in addressing those matters, basic and important principles have been violated from the start (DECADES ago) — not a good foundation for anything labeled “for the kids,” which it has been — and then these basic principle violations are “baked into the system” — with further modifications never addressing the originally broken principles, but providing an appearance of responsiveness to new developments, or, naturally, more applications by demography (culturally) or geography (rural/urban).

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While creating a page for this purpose, I also took time to provide a 2018 re-statement on the blog’s purposes, and sample of how I’m presenting information to emphasize documentation over rhetoric, and to call out rhetoric where I see it in light of the financial backgrounds of involved parties, speakers, promoters, etc.

Creating this new page has taken over two weeks, and unearthed more background information on an organization I historically paid attention to and have been recently blogging. Some of this recently unearthed background puts one individual designer (now deceased, and not much information on-line about her) of a basic and mandated parenting education class associated with divorce actions as also having worked for a Northern California nonprofit “the Center for the Family in Transition” (in the 1980s!) and as quoted in Parental Kidnapping: A Form of Child Abuse.

I discovered this individual’s name in a book about the organization founded in the mid-1980s to push parenting education  (psychoeducational curriculum and classes, both parents pay the fees) designed to reduce parental alienation. Excerpts from that (published 2002 and revised in 2009) book are shown below on this page featuring all three of those curriculum designers, AND I have an (extended) section on each of three designers.

Again, this came up reviewing one well-known (in the field) sponsor of a conference.  One reason I chose this sponsor this time was the connection to that parenting education nonprofit; another was the individual family lawyer’s simultaneous involvement in an overseas membership organization ALSO listed as a sponsor of the conference.  The constant push to internationalize United States law, practices, and in effect, government (my concern — I live here!) should not be underestimated just because it’s happening incrementally, piecemeal, and over time.

It’s also happening, when it comes to the matter of children and families and who controls their futures, in a well-coordinated, organized, networked, and with long-term goals becoming progressively clearer over time fashion. “Yesterday” would have been a great time to address this, but we are at “Now,” so I say 2018 is the time to take the blinders off, deal with the glare, and stop exploitation of the public interest for private purposes, and profits.  For many, this supplements for YEARS afterwards, existing public pensions at the expense of the low-income families the same are continually saying they’re intending to and are helping.

So, this particular drill-down, below, further reveals organization of the family courts, and professionals’ habit of constantly quoting their colleagues without fully revealing the private connections, when proving a point, typically the point that yet more interventions are needed, especially services of more psychologists and psychiatrists in helping make custody determinations, and other points, such as that the courts are so overwhelmed that services should be consolidated and combined, or further outsourced.

LGH Sept2012 post Another POV on the Center for Family in Transition (excerpt)


One of my older (9/2012) sticky posts is a “drill-down” on several versions (registered entities under the name) of the same Center/entity. That post is a long read which has undergone several updates in other years. In it I talk both about the use of “Families in Transition” as jargon (applied to divorcing families and other situations, i.e., families who became homeless and are moving back into housing) and about the rotation of registered entities by that name, not just in California.

I also, for the “suppose I’m right here” (in nearby image) defined my “supposition” simply, in large letters inside two thick-bordered, prominent boxes on the post. It’s numbered: Suppose I’m right that (1) and (2) are …. (1), (2) & (added later) (3). Those are broadly summarized based on years of detailed readings and I believe a broad sample of cross-sector data.  You might want to glance at that supposition before getting into this post (the page-down or scroll function will be necessary to get past text on the various updates) as its an underlying foundation of this post and reflects my observations over time).   There are many corollaries IF that supposition is even close to true — although I think it’s right-on.  That post link and title:

Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders) (Publ. 9/22/2012)(WordPress- generated shortlink ends in “-190” which is all numbers, no alpha character for the “0” which otherwise would look like this:  “O”).

(I recommend not getting lost in its details, as I have plenty more here, January 2018, with illustrations, and over time, have gotten gradually better at the show-and-tell.  Not to mention several of the databases those linked to have changed since also).

There have been, however, several entities within California by similar names apparently somehow connected to the key personnel involved in this Center for the Family in Transition (from which Dorothy Huntington in the 1980s worked on a Child Abduction project) — with different EIN#s, charitable filings, and etc. Some are called the “Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition,” at least one other has since then changed its name and another dissolved itself, with the major contribution (of about $25,000) going to the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, per the paperwork on file and uploaded at the California Office of Attorney General.  That’s hardly surprising given who was running it.

The image above, again, just a screenshot of my earlier post, comments on the circulating sets of organizations that it seems originally concocted, appropriated, and continually publish and reference this jargon (and, over time, other specific terms), and do so while organized to disseminate trainings, treatments, or prevention programming for whatever the declared problems are — such as revised family structures.  The problem here is centralized control organized privately, and internationally, for “R&D” application domestically, cross-jurisdiction, and forced upon the public with the public paying at least three times:  

#1.  supporting public institutions; #2.  tax-exemption is a privilege, but the public NOT operating, for the most part, tax-exempt, through government continually funds tax-exempt partners (contractors grantees, consultants, etc.) and #3.  We are then charged ‘fees for services’ with the fees often going to private contractors with the courts (as in “Kids’ Turn: A Safe & Sound Curriculum,” shown above – parent education).

#4. Sometimes those service inflict further financial harm by violating basic human nature to raise and protect one’s own offspring, to move if necessary to work in geographies and schedules best for preserving the rewards of work and work/life (parenting) balance, and through this, even the ability to plan for more than the immediate situation, for ANY future, not having control of the variables introduced through policies that can rapidly disrupt or destroy ANY family.

Now I see more recently that the term “Transitioning Families” (simply a new tweak of the same, OLD idea —  “Families in Transition” — as applied to (a specific) referring one (now dissolved) LLC (business/company) running “reunification camps” is being popularized through conferencing.  And (I looked) it was trademarked about a decade before the business formed up as a California LLC, briefly.  (That specific name appears on an image below also, among sponsors of recent AFCC conference. I don’t deal much with it here because I already have in at least two recent posts on the topic. Look for the word “reunification” or “Transitioning Families” under January, 2018 Archive, if you’re reading this after they’re not longer displayed in “most recent posts” section on the right sidebar).


The above recently-unearthed information** squarely connects the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts personnel and with effective obstacles (beyond that put, domestically, by the family law system itself!) placed in front of women with children who really do need to flee domestic, and as it pertains to international conventions or treaties.

**(from above, I’d said “Creating this new page has taken about two weeks, and unearthed more background information on an organization I historically paid attention to and have been recently blogging. “)

This individual Dorothy S. Huntington was quoted in a later (1999) article by Nancy Faulkner, PhD, on the same topic, — while Faulkner was testifying before the UN Commission on the Rights of the Child in special session, I believe, to deal with this topic. [That area is not my focus; I’m still mastering some of the terms, and the timeline of specific laws, here, and conventions/treaties internationally, although writing this blog it’s impossible not to become aware they exist].

One place this Nancy Faulkner article citing, near the beginning, prominently to Huntington is now posted is on a Canadian “CRC” page which looks like this.  Please notice that the framework is “Parental Alienation is Child Abuse” and the website describes itself as dedicated to the enforcement on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Canadian Website on Children’s Rights quoting Faulkner Testimony (underneath “Parental Alienation is Child Abuse” and showing where the article was first delivered

Excerpt from Faulkner article as posted at Canadian CRC website. Click image to enlarge).Notice she quotes Huntington, and later references to other AFCC leadership (Johnston, Wallerstein) in this context.  “Dr. Linda Girdner” (unknown to me, until I looked further) was director of the ABA Center on Children and the Law, but has also published alongside some of the AFCC professionals; there seems to be some alignment. Notice the title is “Dr.” not “…Esq.

 

Canadian Website on Children’s Rights, About Us” page with left sidebar links). I suggest also clicking on some of their UN Convention links to the left, while noticing that “Fatherless” is a key theme…

 

 

 

 

Who else is quoting Nancy Faulkner, and the scarcity of information on her, including PhD in WHAT, is a whole separate story.  I learned through continued searching and some help from the WayBack Machine (Internetarchive.org) that an organization “SOC-UM” (Safeguarding Our Children-United Mothers) was formed ca. 1994? by Deborah Mahoney, a (single) mother in Tracy California who was shocked to find her Lawrence-Livermore-Lab engineering neighbor had been arrested for molesting children, including her 12-year old son; with others involved in “NAMBLA.” [Some of this information only shows up in “WayBack Machine,” i.e., earlier versions of posts no longer here.  The drill-down is complicated and requires patience, and the websites are not professionally put together, though the story is compelling. If you can’t wait until I post on this and want some links before then, submit a comment… But I will say that Faulkner’s over-riding concern seems to have been preventing not just child abuse, but particularly child sexual abuse, “Pandora’s box.” On the surface, she would not seem a good match for the many “fathers’ rights” organization prone to referencing her famous 1999 piece.]

How she met Nancy Faulkner, whose “C.V.” only as of 1993 I did find (it was not traditionally, or academically formatted, yet it did say, PhD in Developmental Psychology from Indiana State University), I don’t know.  SOC-UM doesn’t appear to have become a California entity (business or nonprofit) despite calling itself one.  Likewise, the organization P.A.R.E.N.T., referenced with Faulkner’s paper, I have yet to find (=/= it can’t be found, but how odd that a paper so well circulated — particularly among fathers’ rights groups on the net — doesn’t better define it or lay down a few clues — like what the acronym stands for, or, in fact, anything).

Nancy Faulkner, in turn, writing in 1999 quotes an earlier Dorothy Huntington who wrote in the early 1980s.

(Source url shown on image). See footnotes.

I only found about the Faulkner/Mahoney connection and ‘SOC-UM” from an (expired, but then I searched the newer version) url in a footnote from an ABA article also referencing the 1999 Faulkner piece.  Amazing how a single article, if quoted enough, will outlast other information about its author on-line. I also found it odd that an ABA article would use a consumer mental health marketplace url to reference Faulkner.  (See nearby image).

I also found Faulkner (same article) quoted on a site labeled “ICareFoundation” (which wasn’t a foundation) (apparently a 2012 post) by Peter Thomas Senese, who got arrested and sentenced to three years in prison (!) for preying on parents with abducted children, falsely claiming he had a foundation, and charging parents thousands of dollars to get their children back.  It didn’t take long to perceive (broken links and lack of geography helped) that ICareFoundation probably was no legitimate foundation (I run a series of standard checks in looking for this, not to mention the series of broken links), but only searching the individual’s name came up with this 2017 release by the USDOJ (link in this paragraph) that the guy had been caught.   The prosecution was in Southern District New York.  And he was citing to Nancy Faulkner in 2012.

(USDOJ Press 2017 Press Release found here or click (both) images to enlarge.

(see previous image for link, click this one to enlarge for comments).

Strange….I’ll try and post the “Faulkner and who quotes her” information separately; it does have its own lessons on what types of details to pay attention to FIRST when reading an organization claiming to be a nonprofit, and soliciting donations because of it. It’s a very interesting situation, because her background doesn’t seem to have much to do with the parental alienation promoters, and particularly when someone with such a sketchy academic background, and in the name of a scarcely-there organization, actually two of them, ends up testifying in front of an international UN Convention in 1999.

Additionally, I’ve already moved most of my other discussion on Parental Abducting and the Hague / UN (international) conventions context to a subsidiary page** (making this a “parent page,” the second one from this post so far), but I’ve summarized it here with an image and some points of reference under a “Personal Relevance” section because  parental child-stealing event, after separation from abuse through legal intervention and in the context of a family law case, has had so much to do with why I eventually felt it necessary to produce this blog, and to continue year after year posting information that lawyers, experts, advocates, and others, for the most part, simply refuse to, although it’s obvious they reasonably know.

Although one can see in hindsight, most were aware of it, something I’ve seen in feminist legal circles, not just in the family court reform coalitions which formed up later.  ** That subsidiary page is:

#These people, organizations and the organization’s websites historically and now, simply chose not to broadcast or publicize the information as in any way relevant to ongoing problems within the family law system, which they sought to adjust, reform, and improve through publications, trainings, training up new generations of lawyers in how to think about the problem and what would best help solve it (i.e. DIScouraging critical thinking) while collectively controlling as much of that field as possible.

Part of my own family history included a child-stealing event on a court-ordered overnight visitation many years ago, involving two children I had lived with and raised since they were born.  The basis for this having turned from a felony crime (which it is in California) to a financial boon for my in-arrears ex-batterer even though he immediately sought to completely eliminate my contact, visitation, and eventually, even phone calls to our minor children without any court order doing so (i.e., no protective order, no termination of parental rights — there was no basis for doing so).  I was falsely labeled an abduction risk, a ludicrous charge, thus a local family court system (organized in a metro area of nine counties including San Francisco) effectively altered the consequences of crime from penalty and dis-incentivizing, to reward, and encouraging it.

But that pales in comparison to what type of financial boon it is for “ancillary services” that can be court-ordered to help parents get along better.

So, as mentioned above, I have an “offspring” or subsidiary page to discuss the local coordinated network situation as it intersects with my personal case (now about a dozen years post-child-stealing event), but this section introduces it:

PERSONAL RELEVANCE / MY SITUATION (as to the unprosecuted Child-Stealing event subsequently steered back to family law venue)

I was the “left-behind,” not the abducting parent —  we exist; we are not always making headlines (less so the older any child is) but courts tracking runaway kids after they are ordered out of their mothers’ lives still are, and reunification programs for them are being actively promoted by AFCC membership, as I have posted recently.  I remember reading the Faulkner article at the time and (apparently, mistakenly) believing it might be considered relevant and helpful to this case in the subsequent family court hearings, to something I’d just witnessed involving my own children.  At the time, however, I was not aware and awake to the organizations and federal grants behind the innate conflicts between the family law system and the criminal (penal code) law.

Compounding my sense of distress, alarm, and fear at the time, itself a shock delivered during a time of escalating harassments and even HIS (not my!) threats to kidnap, was a sense of confusion and betrayal witnessing the conflict between public declared positions on domestic violence by prominent anti-DV groups and professionals in this area with the courts, law enforcement, and involved family court professionals’ experience of it post-child-stealing event by ex-batterer…and the refusal of prior interested DV nonprofits to lift a finger, or explain why they wouldn’t.

I sensed, saw, felt this within the courts, in our case earlier years also, particularly each time I talked (separately, because of the prior domestic violence restraining order) to a court-appointed mediator, but personally witnessing the legal, judicial, and law enforcement basic NON-response to a child abduction left “credibility” to the system nowhere to hide — without adequately explaining WHY even have such extensive operations (family courts, district attorneys and what seemed like dozens of nonprofit advocacy groups in the immediate area claiming concern about domestic violence, experts (as if we dealing personally with it weren’t good enough witnesses…), writers, lawyers, and politically active women, in particular, often quoted after each new related headline involving blood (of the “it bleeds, it leads…” and domestic violence-involved) when such an easy task (from law enforcement perspective, in our case) in preventing abduction, prevention was just bypassed.

It seems that the officers in two neighboring counties already had some prior practice in dismissing mothers’ complaints and concerns. 

To see the individual results progressively over time doesn’t explain the motivation, the incentives, or how and why might such behaviors be showing up in the public institutions. …Let alone that the motive …. but systemically just might be money,** and that it might be coordinated beyond the local level, or that private associations had already set up camp in public office within the State, and were working to coordinate this not just statewide or nationwide, but internationally, too, and that for this purpose, “Family Law” suits them just fine.

  • ** not just for a father who’d previously maintained control through a combination of battering AND economic coercion AND threats (i.e., classic “domestic violence”) while we were together..
  • and, as it developed, for other family members who stood to profit by discrediting me and helping bring on further chaos around these events.  Both these could be labeled “individuals” or “extended family” involvement — but that still doesn’t explain why the courts, law enforcement, and judiciary rule as they do when faced with identified criminal behavior.

especially as this had occurred in the politically progressive San Francisco Bay Area, home to a major player in the Violence Against Women Act passage (Futures without Violence, current name), and to one of the early “Family Justice Centers” also featuring its protective function, and an area long home to well-known domestic violence experts such as UCBerkeley “Lecturer in Domestic Violence Law/Director of [DV] Practicum” Nancy K.D. Lemon <==CV) who, literally, helped write the early DV curriculum, casebooks  — and, notably, existing (California) penal code criminalizing child-stealing by one parent EXCEPT with provisions for if that parent had been a victim of domestic violence. (I found the law after the event, not before…)…

What I’m saying above is somehow, the concept of “progressives” having women’s interests in place still held some water in my thinking, especially having come out of a battering relationship in the framework of traditional religious, patriarchal, and as such, “conservative” gender-based values, not that this was my personal background religiously or as shown in prior work or education (i.e. college).

C.V. for Nancy KD Lemon from law.berkeley.edu

**** Ms. Lemon passed the California Bar in 1980 (UCBerkeley Boalt Hall), as you can see, has been employed at UCBerkeley in this field since 1988; has a BA from UCSanta Cruz in Women’s Studies (a major she helped create) and helped create the nation’s first domestic violence law curriculum, while also working with a battered women’s groups, and over time, many well-known organizations in the field (Family Violence Education Fund, now Futures without Violence; California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, the Family Violence Law Center (before it was incorporated into the Alameda County Family Justice Center ca. 2005); Battered Women’s Justice Project (before it “came out” ca. Sept. 2011 or 2013, as its own entity, spun off from Duluth, MN’s “Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs” formed in 1980); Lemon has been published alongside Joan Zorza (of DVLeap), Legal Momentum, and many others.  Including the NCJFCJ, which is both a membership (focused on juvenile and family court judges) and a charitable organization formed (per main org’s tax returns) in 1975 in Nevada. See that link to CV near image or above (same link) with attention to years, organizations, and co-authors or editors.

Few women in the situations these laws address are privileged with such a steady platform and work life from which to speak about it — but still, that doesn’t excuse speaking FOR us without telling the whole, known truth about the field — all relevant parts of it.


Then (meanwhile) within the family court circles, we continue hear about limited resources, the need to outsource more services, the need to turn the digital (it comes up in this page if you’re still unaware), and, it seems endlessly, what to do about “difficult” (high-conflict) parents — what more programs can be ordered?   In practice, this goes beyond, speaking figuratively, “ambulance-chasing” (or, for general concept, NOT specific application, see Ambulance-Chasing Attorneys exposed for illegally soliticing clients, 8/24/2016 from WXYZ Detroit/ABC7 News) to, metaphorically staging the accidents, complaining about them, then soliciting more services (tax burden) or reduction of existing services, to handle the custody catastrophes, while, in solicitations for more programming, blaming it on the both drivers (parents) in a given “accident,” then, separately, ruling at times as if only one was the real cause.


On this Page

You will see on this page, and on a typical post, images from websites (often annotated extensively), excerpts from tax returns, tables of tax returns, quotations, and my comments and questions on the same.  The statements on this page include “show and tell” regarding, for example, the incorporation of “fatherhood” promotion as a key, and state-level feature of child abuse prevention (within California), references to Children’s Trust Funds (involved in this) and featuring the most recent annual conference brochure from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

These situations continue to “morph” and evolve, as they are intended to, over time — and to expand.  They affect governmental policy at the federal, state, metro-regional, and individual county levels as they have for years.  They involve partnerships, understandings (written or unwritten) and movement of funds between and among the private for-profit sector, the private NOT-for-profit (i.e., tax-exempt, and for which, often though not always, donations to that sector also represent tax-deduction for the donors) with provision of government services — blending social services with family court services.

You will be able to see, clearly I believe how private associations organize and network to constantly promote their colleagues products and services, which products (as a byproduct of services) can and are force-fed to the public whenever and wherever a family court judge, or administrative judge with authority to set local rules (etc.) mandates individuals approaching the court for remedies to consume curricula which may not even originate within the state — or even within the country!  While sold as “in the public welfare” under conditions pretty close to extortion given the other options available, and using public funds in public institutions to promote practices that the FEW wish ALL to consent to, or be forced to consent to.

How this happens is fascinating, but it is also basic information I think ALL people should be aware of:

~ It relates to how much freedom, privacy, choice, and ability to exercise personal judgment and initiative exists now.

~ It relates also to people not exercising personal choice to engage basic life activities involving human reproduction (i.e., having kids!) themselves, their partners/spouses (staying or leaving them), their children, and what role individuals may be able to continue playing in their children’s lives before they become adults.

~ It also relates to where on the spectrum criminal behavior by individuals towards others they are related to (by marriage, parenthood, or by blood) is categorized within law.

If I’d seen more coherent and substantial writing on these matters over the years, I might have backed off some on personal energies put into this blog.  But I haven’t.  Reporting and teaching on these subjects has been sporadic, and it has been more often journalistic style, or soliciting memberships or donations to some advocacy group — or individual “stories” to tell justifying the cause.  Reporting on the problems surrounding “Family Court Matters,” issues such as divorce, child support, visitation, and high-lethality, dangerous scenarios around domestic violence and child abuse (including child sexual abuse) — which even references that private enterprise entrenched in the courts and social service systems might even BE the problem (and names specifics in such a way they might be recognized in other settings) still goes through phases and investigations often stops short of showing how the elements of networked organizations connect, or what are primary vehicles (structures) by which they do so.  I not only stay on it, but also report obvious (if one pays attention) practices of putting roadblocks into obtaining information on participating private enterprise within those court, i.e., disconnecting the dots on the money trail.


If that assessment is wrong, then show me someone else who, as a routine, expects others, average people, to identify and follow through on the tax returns of court-connected corporations, pay attention to their evolution in status, name, and size over time, notice when they’re habitually delinquent, call out (publish in posts like this one) falsehoods agreed upon among those operating or referring business (such as establishing systems, dockets or even separate “courts” which by design can steer more cases) to them, apparently, in sponsored conferences such as the one featured below.

Or show me who provides an alternate narrative accounting for the elements missing in the typical ones — but a narrative well-documented from what’s available to someone of my status, i.e., someone able to do the drill-downs, but without academic institutional connections or access to the range of on-line journals that might provide (except where these have been voluntarily made available, such as through “digitalcommons” and otherwise) discussing the fate of “commoners” i.e., those who are deliberately excluded from such exchanges, roundtables, councils, and so forth. I.e., someone not currently a professor, professor emeritus, graduate student, or even college student.  I went to college first, established a work and professional life in the field, THEN married and had children later; and I wasn’t working in academia.  I don’t remember ever having been interested in doing so, either.

We must have the stomach for the details and a willingness to look at numbers as relevant, labels as critical, and to where appropriate challenge arguments presented by those with a trail of degrees (or just one or two major ones:  PhD, J.D.) behind their names (which sometimes turn out to be just certifications, trainings they’ve sat through; other times, they are without question from Ivy League, well-respected institutions) not based on our social position, but based on the merits (logic) of the argument.

Having a decade or more of publications and/or recommendations from friends and colleagues is obviously an achievement, BUT this has to also be considered in light of who were the sponsors (including government grants from HHS, USDOJ, etc.), and how many of the recommendations and mutual cites are from private societies or associations the speakers/writers have joined to promote mutual business interests. And THAT can’t be known without looking.



Again, this page, and its shortlink: LGH Top Picks, Themes, Tables of Contents, and Why My Gravatar is a Blue Jay taking Flight. (New Jan. 11, 2018) (the link becomes “short” only after page is published).

What inspired me to reformat home page/s of the blog: I published a substantial (12,000 word, multi-topic) post recently and, reviewing the main “familycourtmatters.org” website realized how far down (inaccessible except through the sidebar “The Last 10 Posts” widget) it was, despite condensing the lead-in (before the “Read More…” links)  to the top ten “sticky” (meaning permanently stuck to top of the blog, pushing down all current writing beneath them) posts.  That’s a lot of work for my writing only to have it posted visually so far down on the main page of the blog. I feel makes readers work too hard to get to current writing.  The top ten posts are more for people new to the blog who may not otherwise see why I’m researching topics as I do, a sort of “consciousness-raising” introduction. It takes some time (exposure) to understand where I’m coming from, and keeping the introductory material constantly near the top, “in your face” for existing followers isn’t really fair.

Technically, on the WordPress platform, it seems there may be an alternative way to keep the introduction, top ten posts (including that Table of Contents, actually spread over more than one table), but not obscure current writing so far down on the main page.  Being just one person and a self-taught blogger (technically), I hadn’t seen it earlier, or didn’t see how this might be viable. WordPress instructions require picking one static and one changing page, the latter one I gather for the parade of posts, month after month (in reverse chronological order). In creating the “static” page I developed it and restated some key themes. a.k.a., spoke about what’s on my mind as of January, 2018.

So on this page, look for several different sections. One talks significant content (and will be continued in 2018 as a focus), another talks about the gravatar’s symbolism (for me), and another will be those formerly sticky “top ten” posts. Until I’m done writing, I don’t know in which order the sections will be. But I will number them.

{{[MAJOR MATERIAL, ABOUT 14,000 words with images & drill-downs] BEING (RE)MOVED TODAY — LINK TO ITS RELOCATION (<~post short-link ending “-9ld” where middle character is a lower-case “L”) TO BE PUBLISHED/ACTIVATED SOON..//LGH DEC. 11, 2018}}

While here (since I had to add a page for the purpose), I talk about the changing databases so often used in research, and the image I adopted a while back, which came up again under “customize” the blog options…

Thanks in advance for your patience (meanwhile, read the latest post, which links to the new page (published 1/2/2018) also! The latest post’s title doesn’t reflect this, but it has a major section and certain proofs re: Reunification Camps and commonalities between those who run them, as well as a footnoted, major section on “Dr. Richard Warshak’s” (he has the Ph.D., but like many PhD’s NOT MD’s, enjoys using that form of address) formative influences and mentors (two of them) which should speak loudly to anyone expecting gender neutrality as a component of justice and understood citizen’s rights, in the treatment-obsessed family courts. )

Link: Family Bridges. See also “About the Author” page for his political involvement on family law reform, custody, and involving the White House

Many of these professionals are, essentially, “inbred.” No wonder stopping domestic violence, child abuse (including incest) is not a long suit.  And, as so few of other professionals, their colleagues (by areas of practice and degrees) involved in the same courts, or in the domestic violence prevention & advocacy fields, seem to be calling them out on the in-breeding (and on the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts connections so symptomatic of the practices, such as forcing — court-ordering — children into “reunification camps” therapy founded and run as LLCs (compliant or noncompliant) or 501©3s by other AFCC members, and where possible, both parents too in my opinion, properly drawing such negative press), I’d have to say the silence on this obvious in-breeding indicates co-dependence and acquiescence.  Calling it out will have to come from some other quarter…

When people cannot speak things THIS obvious, they are avoiding it, or have been brainwashed/conditioned, or possibly threatened into complicit endorsement. In such situations, wiating on psychologists, or lawyers, or the best-known advocacy groups, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing BUT the truth, defies logic and, in my opinion, common sense.
Some still have too much position, or possibly revenues, to lose. They have mortgages or landlords, and clients with hope of future clients.  Perhaps — just perhaps — it’s up to those of us who have already lost our own revenues, social position or niche (and although we too have mortgages and/or landlords and must live SOMEwhere, year after year) — to fill in the gap of information.
//LGH Jan. 9, 2018.


Truth Fuels Flight, Lies Ensnare. Don’t Hang With, Serve (or Donate to) Tricksters or Their Targets. It’s a New Year — but there is STILL no excuse for abuse.

Check out “Most Recent Posts” or the archives, and you’ll see I’m publishing more often, and continuing to correlate themes across multiple posts.

I intend this as a teaching blog; and ongoing repetition and many posts on a single topic or theme makes sense.

This blog is essentially the opposite of any major newspaper which seeks to correlate all interesting and CURRENT events, yet I’ve found in writing this over nearly nine years that the material illuminates a surprising amount of front-page news anyway, even to periodically having reported on some organizations or institutions before they make that front page.

It seems that’s what happens when you read tax returns and attempt to follow (taking “core samples” of specific foundations, or government “violence prevention” programs implemented over time).

Also, since I’ve started, databases that have radically altered their function and appearances include but are not limited to:

  • California Secretary of State Business Search (formerly kepler.sos.ca.gov; now simply “BusinessSearch.SOS.Ca.gov — but functioning quite differently)
    • So have other Secretary of State websites (not all, but some: PA, GA among them).  I just don’t recall which ones off-hand.  AZ has changed in some aspects, but still links to those lousy, barely readable images of file documents…
  • The U.S. Federal Department of Health and Human Services “TAGGS.HHS.Gov” database of grants.
    • A Major drawback in use:  Never rely only on “Basic Search results.”  Always repeat the same search under “Advanced Search.”  Differences in total grants shown can be in the millions, and sometimes ⅔ higher, I’ve found. But if you never use “Advanced” you’d never know.
    • The moral being:  Cross-check wherever possible.
  • In more superficial ways (initial search results fields now display EIN# and a few more columns), the California Office of Attorney General’s “Registry of Charitable Trusts” (or “OAG/RCT” as I sometimes call it on the blog) registry search (“Verification“) page.
  • And for looking up tax returns, years ago, in both color and content, a database I most consistently use for showing tax returns — the “990finder” (http://99finder.foundationcenter.org).  I retained the older color scheme for consistency, but will often include screenprints of search results showing the new one.
  • While listing these, the IRS Pub. 78 “Exempt Organization Select Check” page (choose one of three options)

All those links are also on my sidebar under “Vital Links” which they still are.  Some other states’ databases user interface pages have likewise changed over time.  The thing is, to remain aware they exist, and in each case what the limitations are, and any workarounds that might help over come some of those limitations.

For example, 990foundationcenter.org is truly “out there” in magically producing wrong “entity names” on a name search.  Do a basic search, acquire an EIN# (either here or off-site — if here, click through to see the entity name on the corresponding Form 990 or 990PF, 990EZ etc. shown) and repeat the search using the EIN#. AND know that no matter how much workaround, the data may also e not the most current, and may contain built-in search results errors of which you are simply unaware.

But those limitations are nothing compared to the fiscal blindness one has by never looking in the first place!

In addition, there is the ongoing evolution (sic) of organization names, and their websites … and at times of government structures within the state, and often in the “social services” parts of state government.  Within universities too, there will be ongoing establishment, funding, or sometimes winding up of various “centers” as I’ve continued to note, and sometimes attempt to study in detail — usually without much concrete results, as one of the key features of such “CENTERS” is difficulty in tracking their exact financing while they are seeking to restructure government operations from a position of academic presumed superiority and superior research skills and resources.

So, it should be no big deal if I restructure this blog to better accomplish my purposes, rather than just abandoning it and (not having the resources, or personal energy/desire) starting another one from scratch, or almost.  Been there, done some of that…

(2) About the Gravatar Image of a Flying Blue Jay.  

Its basic image to me is “flight” but I also consider the blue jay, crow and raven (below) for some other admirable qualities which I feel people, especially women and mothers, dealing with the many systems intended to continue ensnaring us in forms of abusive control AFTER we declared “No Excuse!” by filing for protection, and temporarily obtaining SOME….

Nothing too deep — it just helps me to consider the survival qualities of species common to North America.  For example, attempts to wipe out crows were made (and attempts to wipe out independent-minded mothers raising children without a resident controlling man — or “the state” instead of him — calling the shots, making major decisions, and substituting for our own good judgment and common sense, the “state” official policy towards our kind.  Meaning, mothers who don’t get or stay married to the fathers of their children and aren’t apologetic about it, either.  Moms who still believe they have a right to fight for what’s best for themselves and their children — and no innate duty to submit to further degradation, abuse, or domination by people who  don’t see what we see, haven’t experienced what we have, and may not comprehend when “NO!” means “NO!”

The professions, as an “economic habitat” attract certain fauna and flora.  The problem isn’t just the critters, it’s also the habitat.  And as to these, where the public contributes is through public institutions.  WE FUND THOSE.

IN GENERAL, THIS GETS DOWN TO…

HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND AT LEAST STATE (but ALSO COUNTY and ALSO FEDERAL) GOVERNMENT ENTITY FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION?

HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING APART FROM THE PROPAGANDA MACHINES, OR THE EXCLUSIVE PORTRAYAL FOCUSED ON POLITICAL PARTIES?

Those are aspects I had to address in my own life, and make up for the information gap.  While learning myself, I also posted. IF I HAD KNOWN about the federal incentives, dating back a few decades, to set up and follow through with the “family court fiasco” post-domestic violence, and the aggressive, consistent attempts to saturate professional journals with minimization of it (when not running media campaigns ABOUT it omitting the same government agencies funding fathers’ rights movements specifically mandated — it’s in their original documents — to counter a perceived “maternal” bias in social services and in the family courts — I would have made even fewer compromises.  NOT KNOWING THIS prevents women from bonding around it.
That is also why I felt it necessary to post on the “Broken Courts, Flawed Practices” nonprofits, some from Northern California, (since 1999, 2006, respectively) on the “Battered Mothers’ Custody Conference” (since 2003) (and its adherents and regular presenters) and in the methods used to continually find new “poster child” cases to “throw under the bus” for more publicity to further the “technical consulting and training” conferences, webinars, and speaker resumes of the field.

This is, again, theater — it’s there for a reason, and that reason is NOT the ones stated on the front pages.  It is there to derail viewers from the bedrock realities of the system, lest they mutually organize to do something effective about it.  It is there to perpetuate the abuse systems, while “tweaking” and adjusting them slightly back towards “fair” — for which of course, SOMEONE has to train and sell publications.



IN CASE readers are wondering why I am adamant about certain things, and ready not to just “survive through compromise” but dismantling  any system which tolerates ram-rodding decent parents into as deep a hole as possible, and which doesn’t abide by its own definitions of the legal process, or justice, or anything approaching — to put it crudely and personified, “tear ’em a new one…”

I know experientially that compromise on the basic principles of life and relationships does NOT have a good ending.  The result is further compromise, followed by yet more, and yet more, and degradation of the neighborhood, while clearing the overall habit for increasing levels of built-in criminality. This doesn’t mean all are criminal, but those who are find great places to roost, and those who aren’t, don’t have, apparently, the integrity or ability to flush them out — which would also destroy their own habitats and incomes. I am talking about the penchant to refer-out to “community services” things that deserve a track record, and protection of due process.  In order to get rid of that, a whole different set of “courts” were created.

This appears to be a major thrust of the family court system itself an the enmeshment of behavioral/mental health “standards” as if they were solid, and science (rather than a combination of population control, individual coercion with a mix of religious beliefs and cults among the practitioners… This type of systemic change, I’ve found (through writing this blogs, and in dealing/networking with others about their experiences, but only as add-ons or emphases to what the research already proves) goes ALL THE WAY  to the top of government and relates to privatization, taxation and tax-exempt status.

Focusing on the family — and conciliation — courts as venues driven largely by a few private societies brought the situation into better focus.  I still feel that dealing with them as venues NOT subject to reform, or principles of honesty, integrity, and clean financials — EVER — would be one efficient way of “cleaning house” and reminding us that in this country, the “top dog” should still be law — not the “mental/behavioral health Archipelago.”  Have we learned NOTHING from history yet???  


Truth Fuels Flight, Lies Ensnare. Don’t Hang With, Serve (or Donate to) Tricksters or Their Targets. It’s a New Year — but there is STILL no valid excuse for abuse.

(2)(b) A BIT ABOUT THE IMAGE, BLUE JAYS AND RELATED BIRDS AS METAPHORS.

 

 

 

The Blue Jay Image (and recently added caption):  This image encouraged me at a low point in my post-domestic-violence life, when there seemed no end to the ongoing fight for independence from individuals insisting that a condition of leaving that batterer was to simply exchange one form of abuse and set of abusers for another.  While I live in California and blue jay habitat isn’t listed as Western United States, as a bird they have many admirable qualities appropriate, I feel, for people concerned about protecting our young, and keeping predators away.  They also contribute to the environment, and are probably a pretty smart (survival-minded) species.

Blue Jay Information, Photos & Facts (from “American Expedition.us”)

“Bluebirds will mimic the calls of predatory raptors to test whether or not their predators are nearby.”

Blue jays are highly beneficial to the flora and fauna in their ecosystem: their characteristic ‘jay’ call warns other birds of predators, and their fondness of acorns is credited with spreading oak forests across North America.

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

BlueJayFacts from AmericanExpedition.US

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a large, crested songbird native to North America with bright blue coloration. Blue jays are known to be beautiful, intelligent and highly aggressive birds. American Expedition is proud to present informationfactshabitat infobird feeding tips and pictures of the Blue Jay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the “Cornell Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds” for this species.  A few of the “Cool Facts,”  This website also shows “habitat” and that the “Blue Jay” is more eastern US and Canada, while “Steller’s Jay” shows the Western coast.  The quote describes the Blue Jay, not “Steller’s”

From Cornell’s “Ornithology Lab” All About Birds – habitat of the Blue Jay.

This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

  • Thousands of Blue Jays migrate in flocks along the Great Lakes and Atlantic coasts, but much about their migration remains a mystery. Some are present throughout winter in all parts of their range. Young jays may be more likely to migrate than adults, but many adults also migrate. Some individual jays migrate south one year, stay north the next winter, and then migrate south again the next year. No one has worked out why they migrate when they do.
  • Blue Jays are known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds, but we don’t know how common this is. In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs. Most of their diet was composed of insects and nuts.
  • Tool use has never been reported for wild Blue Jays, but captive Blue Jays used strips of newspaper to rake in food pellets from outside their cages.
  • The black bridle across the face, nape, and throat varies extensively and may help Blue Jays recognize one another.
  • The oldest known wild, banded Blue Jay was at least 26 years, 11 months old when it was found dead after being caught in fishing gear. It had been banded in the Newfoundland/Labrador/St. Pierre et Miquelon area in 1989 and was found there in 2016.

Steller Jay takes the Western region, Blue Jay, Eastern US & Canada, it seems…

Blue Jays, the Audobon (Field) Guide to North American Birds tells us, belong to the family containing “Crows, Magpies, Jays,” which according to this site includes ravens.

 

I thought contrasts with the Common Raven (corvus corax, making a comeback in Eastern US) and the American Crow also interesting. I grew up in the Eastern US and while no formal birdwatcher, watched and heard plenty of them growing up. I still miss the sounds of so many types birds, all four season, but no longer so common… Then again, I’ve been living mostly in major metropolitan areas (a.k.a. large cities) as an adult.   (I’m partial to a diversity of birds — but also of people!!)

COMMON RAVEN:

Ravens disappeared from much of the east and midwest before 1900.

In recent decades they have been expanding their range again, especially in the northeast, spreading south into formerly occupied areas.

Of the birds classified as perching birds or “songbirds,” the Common Raven is the largest, the size of a hawk. Often its deep croaking call will alert the observer to a pair of ravens soaring high overhead. An intelligent and remarkably adaptable bird, living as a scavenger and predator, it can survive at all seasons in surroundings as different as hot desert and high Arctic tundra. Once driven from much of its eastern range, the raven is now making a comeback. . Both sexes build nest and feed nestlings….

Typically forages in pairs, the two birds sometimes cooperating to flush out prey……regularly eats carrion and garbage.. [[Which means it helps clean up some of that crap!!] Imagine the  planet, whether dry land or ocean, without scavenger animals..]

 

THE AMERICAN CROW: (corvus brachyrhynchos)

Audobon.org, Field Guide to North American Birds / American Crow.(See bottom-right image detail for photo credit)

Audobon.org, Field Guide to North American Birds / American Crow.Habitat (red = breeding; purple= all seasons..

Attempts at extermination in past have included dynamiting of winter roosts. However, the crow remains abundant, and is increasingly adapting to life in towns and even cities. (!!)...

Woodlands, farms, fields, river groves, shores, towns. Lives in a wide variety of semi-open habitats, from farming country and open fields to clearings in the woods. Often found on shores, especially where Fish Crow and Northwestern Crow do not occur. Avoids hot desert zones. Is adapting to towns and even cities, now often nesting in city parks.

Crows are thought to be among our most intelligent birds, and the success of the American Crow in adapting to civilization would seem to confirm this. Despite past attempts to exterminate them, crows are more common than ever in farmlands, towns, and even cities, and their distinctive caw! is a familiar sound over much of the continent. Sociable, especially when not nesting, crows may gather in communal roosts on winter nights, sometimes with thousands or even tens of thousands roosting in one grove.

 



The image of a bird taking flight was metaphorically where I wished to be, vis-a-vis certain controlling personalities and tactics applied, and economic vehicles through which they were applied.  And I’m well aware of how it’s tougher now than it was two decades ago, in many ways, for women and mothers to exit battering relationships involving the father of their children — because official federal, state, and often passed down to local (I mean, for the United States geopolitical system, essentially county, or where it applies, regional metropolitan areas organized as such) social policy has continued to emphasize, families and children as father’s property, and those who take exception to this for violent behavior by the fathers as needing their heads examined, and their attitudes “adjusted.”
Where this isn’t the “in your face” practice, there’s still the constant pressure to compromise with rights of competent, law-abiding adults to function as independent human beings once they have given birth or sired children, so to speak.  And that’s outrageous!  Let alone archaic.

The only “respectable” way to institute such outrageous standards and enforce them is to continue to appeal to social science, and the behavioral health, mental health fields as THE standard — even though there’s plenty of sects within them, some are more overtly religious (again, new age or “fundy” would be to labels discernible among the fields), and among common practices is to pick a common theme, TWEAK it, TRADEMARK it, and of course MARKET it.  The movement to again subjugate half the human race (the female half) to male domination as “the norm” and female-headed households or families as “abnormal” is incrementally, and from positions which would seem to be, pardon the term, “impregnable” through academia, and through major control of publishing platforms specialized in the social sciences, and rapid sharing of these among those who “qualify” or can afford the subscriptions.


Another way of funding much of this is to have the public chip in through major support from the largest grant-making agency, at least int he federal government, which I understand is still the Department of Health and Human Services.  But when it comes to projects, the trends consolidating branches of government, place-based social services, and use of regionally based intermediary PRIVATE sector organizations to pump up the credibility.


So, in 2018, there is still no VALID excuse for abuse– that includes economic coercion too — although we all continue to hear the usual ones for it, including from some circles which have branded themselves as preventing it.  

By “abuse,” I’m also referring to abuse of power by those claiming to protect women, children and men, and exercising this power through concealment of their own resources and networks which serve to entrap ALL into financing, somehow, systems which can sustain the climate of “MIA” financial reports, dissociative thinking about how government enties interact with the private sector, dissociative thinking about actual resources available based on ACCOUNTING practices.


Likewise, in 2018 as in prior decades, an organization’s — or the US Federal government’s — budget is still NOT a comprehensive financial statement.   Whether it’s a nonprofit, a government entity, or the collective nonprofit wealth and/or collective government wealth (such as contained in institutional funds, pooled investment funds, and so forth). More people need to grasp this and demonstrate an insatiable curiosity to read these, using functional vocabulary, not that which has been spoon-fed, shrinkwrapped and censored and oversimplified (with distraction from how stated “truths” are only true in certain contexts, and as such, extremely limited when the larger context is even brought into the picture…).


So, I’ve continued working hard on posts and getting them and the occasional new page out there.  I realized that even in condensed form, those ten “sticky posts” in the main part of the blog still distract from current writing.  Unlike many of the nonprofits I’ve studied, I do not change my username, this blog domain name, service provider (it’s still WordPress) or basic appearance regularly.  And I’ve only changed the “Gravatar” (image associated with myself as a user) once over nine years.  The former one was a bumper sticker, cellphone snapshot of an unknown person’s car (vehicle license # not shown as I recall) which read:

“There’s No Excuse for Abuse!”

A statement I still believe.  Over time, I’ve just gotten wiser on how it’s implemented, structured, enacted, and rationalized nationally, and with that understanding, I still believe, a more effective way (other than just reporting) to discourage “business as usual” in the public/private partnerships, maintaining class systems, and attempts to put women back into the “dark ages” based on their reproductive biology and invented practices and world views masquerading as “science” to give the impression we are somehow progressing, and turning the United States into a paternalistic, patriarchal theocracy while in the name of “public welfare.”

Again, simple list of Top Ten (formerly “sticky”) Posts (very short post itself):

For added insurance, I copied this table to a separate page which can be linked to this one as its “parent” only when this one is actually published (!):  Are You New To This Blog and Want My Position Summary? Or Not, and Want a Review? These Ten Key Posts From 2012-2017 Should Help. (Page started Jan. 25, 2018, link activates when page is published). (Under 3,000 words; basically just the table).

And (3rd time shown in this Front/Home Page) to access current posts as they are written:

For Current Posts, Most Recent on Top, Click Here. (Page short-link ends “-8v2”)

As the image shows, from now on, there is a Front Page and a Posts Page. The name of and an active link to that posts page is directly above.

(Pages are fairly stationary, and are listed also on my sidebar titled “Vital Info/Chrono Alpha Links” (Far down on the right side).  Posts  can be found as above, some of them under “Recent Posts” and all of them — but without titles, and only a month at a time, under the Archives Function.  In other words, if you know what date it was published, that’s another way (and at the top right of blog) to get to a specific posts, or to click and review a month’s worth of posts, regardless of their titles.)

Recent snapshot from my WordPress Administrator Dashboard.


Image above, the page “For Example, National Children’s Alliance…” inbetween is also good reading, and connects to what I’m currently blogging on.

 

 

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      • Could you be more specific?

        If that’s a first response, OK, fine, and all you wish to say, fine. The rest of this comment addresses what may be a common concern (“too long”) or you don’t get the connections among the topics on this single home page.

        Below next two lines = my impromptu response to possible unasked questions above. I am not a mind-reader, so any response is a courtesy effort here. ____________________________________________________________________

        Typically what I say I mean. I write on what concerns and alarms me. Readers’ concerns should be: is it true, is it rarely reported (and if so, why?), and how relevant is it to the readers, to the general public?
        _____________________________________________________________________
        This static, “front” or “home” page could’ve (by my “administrative staff” which doesn’t exist) been broken up into perhaps 5 parts, at which point I’d have to add connectors between each part to explain — while restructuring the blog itself…

        Instead for now, I have it all in one place. It comes in sections. It follows certain topics. Too long? Forget the bottom section about my gravatar, the blue jay, if it doesn’t speak to you, and look at one section at a time.

        It also needs some editing from “In Transition” status. Unfortunately I am now also “in transition” as a blogger and will not be giving it that kind of sustained attention or a re-write, while continuing to post on current (related) events…

        I’m writing in English with periodic pictures, and with paragraphs and for the most part in complete sentences.

        I do “drill-downs” on specific court-connected organizations and sometimes on their boards of directors or founders (shown above for “Kids’ Turns.”) Many of these operate in networks, which I’ll also mention, which is good to know and consider as coordinating private efforts across state (or other jurisdictions, such as country) lines — along certain “functional” categories, like family courts, domestic violence, noncustodial parents’ rights.

        ====>>If you will put more effort into the question, I might put some more effort into an answer.

        Otherwise, for people who just don’t like the concentration involved in following a long post I can’t help with that just now. This post unravels associations which sometimes do not want to be “outed” as related. That takes time comparing one source of information to another. It also requires a functional vocabulary in that practice (of doing “drill-downs,” i.e., basic information look-ups).

        I’m not a graphic artist. Even if I were, the important part of pie-charts, graphs, maps etc. is the points of reference, the fine-print details of where it came from, who published it when, and conflict-of-interest-free (if it is such) backing for their production.

        ====>Check out my recent Twitter activity which gives information in short bursts with max 4 attachments per Tweet. If you came here from there, then jump in and stay a while, get your hands on the same databases I’ve been looking at and eventually it should start making a whole lot more sense without “personal coaching.”… HANDS-ON..

        If you already have these skills, then please consider applying them to some of these organizations for public benefit and blogging/publicizing it. Or reviewing my posts and re-posting them (with link to the original and as my work of course…). Use quotes where quoting… etc.

        Thanks.

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