Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
The traditional model of family has suffered in the last years important changes and a great increase of splitting and divorces have been produced. It's important to guarantee the fundamental right of children to be related adequately with both parents, mother and father, keeping on all their affective attachments. However, sometimes one of the progenitors hinders the relationship among the other one with their children, and it leads to the Parental Alienation Syndrome, one of the most subtle ways of mistreatment in children, almost unknown up to now, although it is getting transcendence since it produces an important damage in the emotional welfare and the development of children affected. Parental Alienation Syndrome is presented in this paper as a way of children abuse and some kind of mistreating behaviours, psychopathological consequences on childhood and the ways to intervene are exposed. Two cases taken from our experience in the Familiar Meeting Point Service of Seville, where the existence of this syndrome has been detected, as well as the ways of intervention are also presented.
Palabras clave : Divorce; Familiar Meeting Point; Parental Alienation Syndrome; Children Mistreatment.