New Hampshire Girl in Danger: Court-Ordered ‘Child-Deprogramming’ Therapy

Court-Ordered ‘Child-Deprogramming’ Therapy
Forces Children into the Hands of Abusive Parents While Raking in Huge Money


by Kevin Hall

Citizens Commission on Human Rights,
New England Director


Alice Giordano

parent and former reporter for the
Associated Press and Boston Globe

DOVER, N.H. – Very recently, I was contacted by a well-known regional reporter who claims that Dover, New Hampshire Judge Robert Foley has now ordered custody of her 11-year-old daughter to an estranged and very abusive father, with no legal U.S. address, due to the refusal of putting her daughter into a reunification, mind-altering therapy designed to get her into the hands of the abuser.

On the surface, the situation of Alice Giordano and her daughter Faye appeared to be simply one of a bad and uncaring judge, a guardian ad litem (GAL) in it solely for the money and some moonbat social worker/therapist who feels that she can make the relationship between a child and their abuser all lovey dovey. Yet, N.H. State Rep. Valerie Fraser, who has been following Giordano’s case and has attended some of her hearings, called Giordano’s case, “the most outrageous example of corruption she has ever seen.”

Per Giordano, her husband abandoned her and daughter in 2011 and he officially filed for divorce in New Hampshire in 2015. Giordano agreed with the divorce and filed her case documents. She says that the father had no interest at all in the daughter until Guardian Ad Litem Lynn Aaby put the idea into his head. The court’s answer according to the mother was to push the daughter into extremely costly reunification therapy over the wishes of both parents.


Giordano states, “I’ve been put through psychological warfare with the court in Dover, N.H. for the past 3½ years. I think the decision was a vindictive retribution against me for standing up to their long-unchallenged scheme. This is a major reason why I feel Judge Foley is so willing to send my child to a documented abuser.”

According to N.H. Domestic Violence Specialist Kathy Jones, who is familiar with the Giordano case and several other similar ones, “I have seen dozens of families being pushed into reunification therapy. Many have been forced into work with Kathryn Forbes-Fisher and/or Carol James, two providers on N.H.’s seacoast. Multiple children or their victimized parents have disclosed to me how these ‘reunification therapists’ have berated them for their feelings about their abusive parent, and then went on to threaten these children that if they didn’t change their attitudes and feelings towards their abuser…”

Per Jones, two judges, Foley and John Pendleton, and a handful of GALs, with the most abusive ones being Lynn Aaby, Nancy Blais and Tim Cunningham, are all involved in these forced reunification cases that reap fees of “$150 to $350 per hour.” These aren’t covered by insurance companies, as they do not recognize reunification therapy. She points out one case that cost the mother over $750,000 in needless court and mental health fees in an attempt to save her child from an abuser. Giordano herself claims that Judge Pendleton at first was considering sending her daughter to a Vermont deprogramming-like reunification camp that would cost about $45,000, while also seeing Forbes-Fisher at about $200 per hour.

I plan to do more research on reunification therapy and its connection to family courts as it appears to be a systematic form of fraudulent therapy and abuse in many states, and as Giordano puts it, “an invested mental health scheme to victimize children” (while putting them into the hands of abusive fathers). More information will be revealed in future stories, but for now it’s more important to help save her daughter while her mother is trying to fight against the Judge Foley decision. When asking Jones what her major fear would be of getting the girl back with her father, her answer was that she could be human trafficked or killed.

Alice Giordano, as an investigative reporter, put both documents and a long article in my hands per my request. The story is far too long for the Broadside to place in full, but following are excerpts from her story, along with other data she has relayed to me. Please feel free to fight back against this judge and “therapist” with any legal means necessary as the next child attacked for profit through the courts may be one that you know.

From Alice Giordano

While living in my sole care from a very young age, Faye has flourished as a happy child with a high school reading level while only being 11-years-old. She’s a longtime high-honors student at a private school, a pianist and advanced sailor, is a member of an elite debate team, has performed on Broadway, appeared in commercials and a movie, and even was hired by NBC to appear in a music video with Dolly Parton.

The few times she recently saw her father, he physically abused and threatened her. One of these times was at Disney World wherein I was wrongfully hoping they could find a positive relationship in a happy environment. The father told the court that he has no U.S. address, spends most of his time in foreign countries, including Singapore and Thailand, and in the rare times he is in the U.S. he lives in an unheated basement somewhere in Washington, D.C.

Foley refused to look at 20 affidavits of abusive behavior by the father and then arbitrarily awarded Faye to her estranged and dangerous father knowing he was about to leave for a month in Bangkok, Thailand. With his life being mainly oversees, I am very concerned about my daughter being threatened, harmed and isolated in countries with no means to communicate again with me or anyone else she knows.

As an additional note on conflict of interest on this case, Judge John Pendleton first had my case before sending it on to Foley. He is a newer judge that was nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan and previously was a lawyer and the board president of Seacoast Mental Health Center wherein several people from his court are sent. Also, Kathryn Forbes-Fisher became involved in an egregious conflict of interest by officially working for the court on the divorce case as an “assessor” wherein she would be deciding whether her own very expensive deprogramming therapy would be right for my daughter.                              ♦




19 Replies to “New Hampshire Girl in Danger: Court-Ordered ‘Child-Deprogramming’ Therapy

  1. To all readers please share this story far and wide to help innocent families such as this. I am a family friend who personally witnessed the guardian ad litem display bias against the mother in a court room. It is unreal and unacceptable that this can happen.

    1. I’d sue this paper for libel, but it looks like it is written in some guy’s mom’s basement. What would i get? Maria, shame on you. You know better.

  2. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges published a directive on child safety in custody proceedings when abuse is a factor. Virtually anything this directive states to ensure child safety was disregarded in this case, and the opposite action was taken. Many, many provisions of NH child custody code were disregarded in making this decision, not to mention the blatant violation of the 14th Amendment right to due process – resulting in danger to the child.

  3. I am responding to the father’s rights advocates that we expected would emerge and try to discredit the story, which is good they have because that means the story is starting to reach a broader audience. As indicated in the news reports, the evidence is “documented.” As importantly, the evidence — which by the way includes several sworn statements by fathers who witnessed the abuse — predates his divorce petition some years before his disappearance including a report to child protection services by the school, not me. Even after that, I worked tirelessly to find a way to find ways to get him interested in our daughter, but he proved again and again that his only interest was to abuse and torment her.

    I find it very telltaling that your response to our story was to try to discredit me with the very system you say screwed you, an allegation that by the very acknowledges its corruptive practices. My case is documented and that is what is so especially egregious about it. The Court’s answer was simply to wholly and openly declare that it wasn’t interested in evidence. That being said, not everyone has medical records or call the police. Your attacks are riddled with inferences that abuse can only exist with those, which is preposterous at best. What is very important to underscore is the fact that we know of no father ever accused of parental alienation. Additionally, your barbs are not once aimed at the fact that the father couldn’t produce one shred of evidence of any relationship of any kind with his daughter, not even so much as a person that could say they saw her with him in the past 10 years. He never so much as sent her a birthday card, referred to her as a minor with no rights, and slammed her head into a sidewalk, according to your “documented” records.

    What is very important to underscore is the fact that we know of no father ever accused of parental alienation. Even your very proponents agree that this undefined and statutorily unrecognized charge is typically something that occurs after a court has made some kind of temporary award of parenting time. For 3 1/2 years, the courts at the case — a divorce — in which for 2 1/2 years the father filed nothing relative to his daughter. It wasn’t until the guardian ad litem came along — we know all about them, right? — that he showed any real interest in her. He was all about money, escaping child support and reaping all the marital assets.

    There was no custody determination. I spent almost 4 years asking for my basic, fundamental rights to a trial, an examination of evidence and it was denied every time. Then I moved — legally. Only after that, did the judge decide to suddenly make a nonjurisdictional custody determination, and arbitrary one at that. The father admitted he couldn’t even say when we moved because he is so out of touch with his daughter. He left her voluntarily in my sole care when he moved out and moved to Washington DC and never once made any attempt to develop a relationship with her. He says he spends most of his time in foreign countries and the rare occasions he is in the US he pays cash on as needed basis to sleep in an unheated basement somewhere in Washington DC. He admits he doesn’t have a physical, legal address.

    He wants to force her onto a plane and flown to him to a foreign shipyard of his choosing. The foreign countries he spends time is include Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand. And you are attacking me all the while. I am quite familiar with the father’s rights movement, their motives, and the bills they have so heavily lobbied for. At the forefront is the elimination of child support, alimony, and elimination adultery, even domestic violence as a factor in determining the distribution of assets. Attempts to tip the scales against women for being mothers seems to be an underlying resentment that nature made us the child bearers. In my case, I gave up a career to have a baby at the insistence of my controlling husband. He explicitly pointed out to me that I was no dependent upon him and subsequently under his control.

    Nevertheless, I still vehemently fought for a father in my daughter’s life. It was my daughter who began to beg me to stop asking him to come around, because of the few times he did, it was a nightmare for her. She lived a carefree life always with a smile on her face until the GAL took her into her office, shut the door and warned her she better get over the abuse and start agreeing to go with her abusive, estranged, transient father. After that, Faye had nightmares, problems at school, and other anxieties. The Court’s answer to was to force her into reunification therapy to manipulate her into believing she wasn’t having normal thoughts and to threaten her into submission, like they have done with me. Is this really what your movement wants for kids? Is your end goal to traumatize children to support your goal. I am sorry for any good fathers who may have been the victim of vindictive tactics by their wives; it is indeed unforgivable to use children as pawns and I can’t imagine for one minute the motive. All I ever wanted for my daughter is to be loved. I would have loved for that to have included a loving father.

    Stop victim blaming to promote your cause. It doesn’t help abused children and it certainly doesn’t help your cause. We should be uniting against family court corruption instead of finding ways to discredit people like me.

    1. It looks like the father paid off house mortgage and gave the house to you according to the registry of deeds, why he wants money if he did that? What did he do to be the “abusive parent”?
      I googled your name and found this news:
      It sounds like your husband was still around in 2013? Was your daughter 2 then?
      I am totally confused and found this story hard to believe.

      EDITOR’S NOTE: TRY HARDER if you want to smear Giordano.
      If you could find one newspaper article, how about referencing the one that details how she took care of a 9-year old dog, in poor condition, not-licensed with the city, and how she posted signs in stores, and left notes and signs at households, and how the dog owner lied about the dog, and how Giordano was ACQUITTED.
      Read for yourself:

    1. But she doesn’t leave the country for months on end without making provisions for her own child to be fed. December of 2018 – last time you sent anything to feed your own child. Shame on you.

    2. So tell me Paula, why did she fire you as her lawyer? Oh yeah, you actually talked to me. Alice needs help.


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  5. Somebody help me! My daughter is in one of these “reunification programs”.. the bullying and ambushing, the intimidation is overwhelming. Was supposed to get her back after 90 days, tomorrow is that end but they continued the case until December! My daughter is suicidal and mentally deteriorating. No one cares. No one is listening! A complete stranger who never met me is destroying my daughter who was always happy and full of life. Someone please help us! I contacted 2 reporters and no response. This is truly horrific! Wouldn’t wish this on anyone!!!

    1. judge john pendltion is awful i have my own story with my daughter being taken away as infant with no proof for a year in a half i have never seen anything like it!

  6. Please continue to shine a spot light on stories like these. These stories are becoming the norm in the state of NH, and will continue as long as people remain silent. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a village to also protect those most vulnerable from the systemic abuse within today’s court system of yesteryear; without appropriate checks and balances but appropriation of power and greed.

  7. Too many “coincidences” between this case and what we went through years before. Same players are listed and I bet even more are behind the scenes. Corruption exists in the court system and children are not being protected. Some day I hope things will be brought to the light.

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