Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

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Dear Dundee City Council,

Per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply me with all information contained in your records:

Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced children?’

Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

Please acknowledge receipt and I shall look forward to your full and frank disclosure within 20 working days

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr

DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

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Lynn Watson left an annotation ()

I've been following this with interest as my son has been a victim of severe parental alienation. He's been isolated from me (his mum) my parents & other family members & long-term friends & neighbours. This escalated in August last year, following a particularly awful meeting at school (with Principal teachers of 'guidance' and 'learning support' who reduced a depressed 15 year old to tears: told him he had no options in 5th year & they didn't believe the details of his ill health which I'd been passing on for 4 years. He went to 'hide out' at my ex's & never returned to school or home. He pretends we don't exist.

I contacted Social Work & their only response was that they'd spoken to his Guidance teacher & his welfare was best dealt with through the school. From all evidence, his guidance teacher is dangerously incompetent.
My son has provided statements to the school saying everything is fine - and including comments I know are not true.
These directly contradict statements he made a few months earlier.

Despite being informed that serious concerns were raised about parental alienation by a family counsellor at Relationships Scotland ( and he told me to go & read up on it so I knew what I was dealing with) school has made matters much worse.
I have had no response from social work or GP.
My son's statements were used to tick off SHANARRI indicators, and the school pushed him in the direction of Skills Development Scotland, so they could tick the 'positive destination' box. That's all they were interested in.

Dear DCC FOISA System,

Coercive psychological systems use psychological force in a coercive way to cause the learning and adoption of an ideology or designated set of beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or behaviors. A victim may be subjected to various types of coercive influence, anxiety and stress-producing tactics over time.
In a psychologically coercive environment, the victim is forced to adapt in a series of small "invisible" steps. Each step is sufficiently small that the subject does not notice the changes or identify the coercive nature of the process until much later, if ever. These tactics can be reinforced in a group setting by well-intended, but deceived, "friends and allies" of the victim. (Good-cop/Bad-cop).
This keeps the victim from setting up the ego defenses normally maintained in known adversarial situations.
Psychological coercion overcomes the individual's critical thinking abilities and free will - apart from any appeal to informed judgment. Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent. Their emotional defenses, cognitive processes, values, ideas, attitudes, conduct and ability to reason are undermined, and decisions are no longer through meaningful free choice, rationality, or the inherent merit or value of the ideas or propositions being presented.

https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...

Yours sincerely,

Ms S Kerr