ERASURE OF THE FATHER Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction BRIAN W. PRAGER ABSTRACT Erasure of the father, the expulsion of a caregiving natural parent from the lives of young children, is epidemic in Japan today. Today roughly three million children in Japan have meager-to-no contact with one parent after divorce, … More Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction
I’m pleased to report that Senator Barbara Boxer of California introduced a resolution today (August 2, 2012 ) to condemn International Parental Child Abduction, asking that more be done to prevent and resolve our children’s abduction cases. In introducing the resolution, she and fellow Senators Lautenberg, Kerry, Lugar, and Inhofe are responding to the frustration … More Senate Resolution: Resolve Cases of Children Abducted by Parents Across International Borders
After Odysseus had been away from his home in Ithaca for 20 years or so, Telemachus, who was an infant when Odysseus disappeared, set out to find him. Late in The Odyssey, Telemachus having followed Odysseus trail through many adventures, himself a decade away from home, returns as Athena advises Odysseus to show himself to … More Odysseus and Telemachus (“Like one escaped from death.”)
What value should be placed on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assurances that the Department of State wants to help parents recover their kidnapped children in Japan? Judge this question for yourself. This is a link to recent public statements made by the U.S. Secretary of State, during a Washington “open house” event organized … More What Are U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Assurances Worth to Abducted Children and their Parents?