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Judge seeks to reunite dad, kids who were sentenced to camp

Jennifer Roark, a professor of social work at Utah State University and an expert on domestic violence, said research shows that true parental alienation is rare and authorities should be concerned when children say they have witnessed domestic violence. One of the Tsimhoni children has said in court he saw his father shove his mother. “When we have a 14-year-old say, ‘I saw Dad do this,’ it seems to me that’s what needs to be investigated, not the alienation,” she said. “On the surface, these children appear to be self-confident and well-adjusted, so maybe we should be listening to the kids.” (full story in the Detroit Free Press)