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Capital Plaza Hotel

405 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY



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Conference on Parental Alienation and Shared Child Custody

Children, Parents/Parenting

A conference coming to Kentucky in October will bring alienated parents, grandparents and experts in the field together for presentations and discussions on the growing issue of parental and family alienation. The Parental / Grandparent Alienation and Equal Shared Parenting Symposium, hosted by Family Access – Fighting for Children’s Rights, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2019 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, Kentucky. An opportunity to meet the experts who will be speaking during the event will take place the evening before, Oct. 4th, at a buffet dinner. Alienation affects thousands of children, their parents and grandparents. Too often children are the silent victims of bitter divorces and broken family dynamics. Making matters worse are the lack of laws and court systems that result in family cases being handled more like a financial lawsuit than one with the best interest of the child and overall family. Children are sadly, in many cases, treated as win-or-lose objects. While children are obvious victims, the others are parents and grandparents who are alienated in the process due to bitterness or revenge. Often, absentee parents are treated more as an ATM than a parent deserving of rights to have a real, contributing relationship with their children. Grandparents are very frequently ignored in family court, with very little rights in most states. “We hope to educate families, the courts and the media on how devastating alienation is for everyone involved,” Elaine Cobb, founder and president of Family Access – Fighting for Children’s Rights and course coordinator for the event, said. “I know firsthand the pain of being alienated from family members you love." Details on the symposium, as well as registration information, can be found at or by sending an email to


• Sat 10/5/19 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM