Lithuanian Conference on Shared Parenting (Seimas, Vilnius, Oct. 2013)

Lithuanian International Conference on “Equally shared parenting and residence after divorce – children’s psychological stability. Legal and psychological aspects.” (Seimas, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4th, 2013)

On October 4th, 2013 the conference on “Equally shared parenting and residence after divorce – children’s psychological stability. Legal and psychological aspects.” was organised at the Lithuanian Parliament Building” in Vilnius by:

  1. Mrs Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, chairmen of the Child Welfare Group of the Lithuanian Parliament;
  2. Mr. Kestutis Griciunas, President of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA);
  3. Mrs. Birutė van der Weg – Bražiūnienė, founder of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA), Netherlands.

The conference has resulted in the establishment of a Lithuanian taskforce preparing proposals for the reform of family law in Lithuania.

Program and PEF contribution

Below is the program of the conference and a picture of the keynote speech presented by Peter Tromp MSc, secretary general of the Platform for European Fathers, at the opening of the conference.

Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas:

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Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas

Tarptautinė konferencija „Lygiavertė tėvystė po skyrybų – vaikų psichologinio stabilumo pagrindas. Teisiniai ir psichologiniai aspektai“(nuotr. Dominykos Staniūnienės).<br />
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Data: 2013-10-04 – 2013-10-04
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THE PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE – Konferencijos programa – APTA

TIME

SUBJECT

SPEEKER

9.00-10.00

Registration of the participants

10.00-10.10 Welcome word Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, the chairmen of the Child Welfare Group of the Lithuanian Parliament, Kęstutis Griciūnas, the chairmen of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA)
10.10 -10.30 Legalization of Equal Parenting after divorce in EU member countries Peter Tromp MSc, child psychologist, the secretary general of the Platform for European Fathers (PEF)
10:30-10:45 Psychological feelings of children and adolescents during divorce of their parents Valija Šap, medical psychologist
10:45-11.00 The participation of psychologists at the child custody cases in Lithuanian courts: future vision and reality Dr. Nomeda Gutauskienė, lector at Mykolo Romerio University, medical psychologist at Child Development Center
11.00: 11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:30 Possibilities of mediation in family court cases: psychological aspects Dr. Jolanta Sondaitė, lector ar psychology institute of Mykolo Romerio University
11:30-11:45 Parental alienation syndrome (PAS), it’s psychological damage, prevention, diagnostics and psychological help for programmers, children and alienated parents Birutė van der Weg – Bražiūnienė, founder of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA), Netherlands
11:45-12.00 Parental alienation after divorce: the result of children’s psychological abuse, the proof and criticism Kęstutis Griciūnas, president of the Association Against Parental Alienation
12:00-12:15 Negative experience in childhood Dr. Robertas Povilaitis, the head of Children’s Line
12:15-12:30

Discussion

12:30-13.15

Lunch break

13:15-13:30 Relocation freedom vs. child‘s interests: it the peace possible? Dr. Gediminas Sagatys, attorney
13:30-13:45 Family relations in the shadow of the fences at detention institutions Živilė Mikėnaitė, the director of Kaunas Remand Prison
13:45-14:00   Children’s right to communicate with non-custodial parent – legal regulation and putting it to practice  Dainora Bernackienė, the head of the Children’s Rights Protection department of Governmental Children Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labor
14:00-14:15     Children’s right to family ties: from legal regulation to practical ensurance Inga Juozapavičienė, advisor of Children’s Rights Protection Control
14:15-14:30 Child support. From parents dis(agreement) to the judgment  Diana Labokaitė, the Judge at Kaunas District Court, the member of  judicial council
14:30-14:45      Children’s relationship with non-custodial father/mother (The practice of foreign countries) Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, the member of Lithuanian Parliament
14:45 -15:00 The practice of courts judging child custody and visitation disputes Gintaras Putvinskis, attorney
15:00-15:15 Legal aspects of child custody and visitation Dr. Inga Kudinavičiūtė – Michailovienė, lector at Mykolo Romerio University
15:15-15:30 The execution of court orders regarding child transfer and visitation. The bailiff‘s point of view Sonata Vaicekauskienė, bailiff
15:30-15:45 Main child custody reforms Paulius Markevičius, lawyer
15:45- 16:00

Discussion, final arguments, closing

Thank you letter:

Subject: Sincerely thanks

Vilnius, October 8, 2013

Dear Mr. Peter Tromp,

The Association Against Parental Alienation of Lithuania sincerely thanks you for participating in the international conference “Equal parenting after divorce – the basis of children’s psychological stability. Legal and psychological aspects”.

The Association together with Mrs. Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, are happy to have managed, without any external funding, to organise such a high-level conference that gathered great and distinguished speakers and attracted a wide audience of experts, specialists and people concerned with the topic under discussion.

Thank you for your valuable presentation on shared parenting and support for our ideas. Your presentation got attention of the Lithuanian media ((a) http://www.lrytas.lt/lietuvos-diena/aktualijos/po-skyrybu-vakarieciu-vaikai-gyvena-tai-pas-teva-tai-pas-motina.htm; (b) http://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/lithuania/skyrybu-mesmaleje-atstumto-tevo-patirtis-kokios-ietys-istraukiamos-kovoje-del-vaiku.d?id=62959006), induced discussions and thus helped attract public attention to the problem of the unequal status of parents after divorce.

We believe that this conference will pave the way for a change of the public opinion and, most importantly, a reform of family law.

We are highly interested in further cooperation with you and your organisations and we would very much appreciate the possibility to join the Platform for European Fathers.

We would also like to kindly ask you for the abstract of your presentation which would be of use while drafting the resolution of the conference.

Please find some pictures from the conference attached. Also you can find pictures on the website of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter/w5_vaizdas.nuotrauka?p_cat_id=104748&nt_id=174092&p_kalb_id=1).

Yours sincerely,

Kęstutis Griciūnas
Marius Zamulskis
Ramūnas Kvietkauskas
Paulius Markevicius
Tomas Markevicius

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About Pieter Tromp MSc (PEF - president)

Pieter Tromp MSc is president of the European NGO 'Platform for European Fathers' (PEF) and chairman of the Dutch NGO Father Knowledge Centre (Vader Kennis Centrum) Emailaddress: secretary@europeanfathers.eu
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5 Responses to Lithuanian Conference on Shared Parenting (Seimas, Vilnius, Oct. 2013)

  1. Dear Peter,Thanks for the information and well done. I am sorry to say that due to a long illness I am now living in Gozo and staying in a flat with my son and hope to recover and maybe I live a bit longer. It is very difficult to me to continue with my activities and when I have the chance I contribute from my bedroom on Facebook, Youtube and certain blogs.I wish you and the group to continue with your activities and also success in your work and achievments.http://www.freewebs,com/mensrightsassociationmalta John Zammit

    • pefsecretary says:

      Dear John,
      Thank you very much for your good wishes and your compliments.
      I am very sorry to hear that you are strugling with health problems and I do wish you a full and speedy recovery.
      My warm regards,
      Peter Tromp

  2. Dear Peter,

    Thank you for your valuable presentation on shared parenting and support for our ideas. Your presentation got attention of the Lithuanian media induced discussions and thus helped attract public attention to the problem of the unequal status of parents after divorce.
    We believe that this conference will pave the way for a change of the public opinion and, most importantly, a reform of family law..

    Kęstutis Griciūnas,
    the chairmen of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA)

  3. Pingback: PEF Presentation Lithuanian Conference, Oct. 4, 2013 | Platform for European Fathers (PEF)

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