Family Law Act Must Be Changed Make Child Safety The Priority
WHEN it comes to family violence, there is a huge gap between the rhetoric and the reality. We all want women and their children to be safe from abuse, but at present the system is particularly stacked against the kids.
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You might be surprised to know the rights of an abusive, violent parent comes before the rights of their child. That’s right. Under the present law, a father can threaten to kill his partner, hit her and set her house on fire and he can still get access to their children. This is very wrong.
Clearly, the law needs to change. Violent men should not be allowed to play happy families every second weekend.
My name is Dee Ansbergs. I lost custody of my children first to the father who had molested them. Then to family services when he molested them again. I have not been allowed to see them since, and that was seven years ago. He also moved a local DCFS worker into our home within days of my leaving.
This phase of my research is for mothers who have lost custody. The next phase will be for fathers and couples. I had to find a way to fight back. That resulted in this project in my graduate studies in a women and gender studies certificate program based in my own experience as a mother in losing custody of my children.
This questionnaire and its associated project are my way of fighting back.
To this end I have created a questionnaire about non-custodial mother’s experiences that I hope you will all participate in by completing it. I will later do a survey for fathers, and then one for couples. The more data we compile the better. This will raise awareness of our situations and I hope, lead to further research and changes that will benefit our children and us as mothers. The following is the link to the survey. There is a question that asks where you heard about this project and I hope that you will include that information. Also a place where you can ask for a copy of the completed project if you wish.
Please share this with other people and please take a few minutes to fill out the survey! Every voice helps!
You are my heroes!
Dee Ansbergs, Utah State University
Non-Custodial Moms Survey
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I believe that keeping silent when an injustice is taking place is condoning it.