F.A.C.T. REVIEWED AND RECOMMENDED
Children Held Hostage : Dealing With Programmed and Brainwashed Children
by Stanley S. Clawar and Brynne Valerie Rivlin
Children Held Hostage is a superb book dealing with parental alienation. It is not a long book, but it is based on a body of research conducted by the authors into the specifics of the alienation.
Much of the focus is on the process of the alienation and the frequency of the processes and the motiviation of the abusing parent. However, there is also some good, specific, material on the impact of this alienation on the children. Part of the books message is that Gardner's proposals in dealing with Parental Alienation Syndrome, the problem induced in the children, is not strong enough because even low levels of alienation create severe problems for the development of children.
This book will open your eyes to what you children might be experiencing if they are being alienated. It will also be good to make you aware to ensure that you don't do anything to negatively impact your child either if you are involved in a highly charged divorce or separation.
This is a difficult book to find, and it is not inexpensive. Both Amazon and Chapters do have some in stock (likely do to this website's orders). I would highly recommend ordering a copy if you are interested in parental alienation and the process.