A parent who plants the seed of false allegations of abuse is also planting the seeds of the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). The term Parental Alienation Syndrome was developed by Dr. Richard Gardner to describe the circumstances that he observed in high conflict divorce cases. PAS is completely and totally rejected by Loudoun County Child Protective Services, their training completely and totally dismisses it. It is generally accepted by mental health professionals.
The burden of proof in a false allegation case is horridly low and the odds are in favor of Sandra Glenney and CPS. Your most efficient and useful weapon is science , research and how you present this information to a Judge. Sandra Glenney argues before various Judges in Loudoun often, trust me they knew her lack of knowledge and that of CPS. Your attorney needs to turn the hearing into a lesson and the the County’s ignorance. The County will not know the research, if they took time to learn the latest research they could not ethically work for Loudoun CPS. Be certain that the mental health professional who was hired by the County or the accusing parent will be very critical of PAS and Dr. Richard Gardner. Know your research so you can counter their claims.
You and your attorney will need to educate the judge about PAS and layout point by point how the accusing spouse has engaged in the attempt to alienate you from your child. A few researchers and published articles that will aid in demonstrating the validity of PAS ; see below
Finally the following book will aid you and your attorney greatly.