The Civil Law Center held the screening of the documentary "Who Turned My Children into Strangers" and a post-screening discussion to discuss the meeting and communication of divorced children
From 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on April 21st, the Civil Law Center of the Court will hold the screening and post-screening discussion of the documentary "Who Turned My Children Into Strangers". Father Fern, the founder of the Taiwan Fathers Rights Association and the protagonist of the documentary The reporter shared his personal experience and mental journey of meeting and interacting with divorced children, and another documentary filmmaker, Qingtian's mother, appeared to share the experience. In addition, Judge Hsu Cuiling of Hsinchu District Court and Director Li Huijuan of the Meeting Center of the Child Welfare Alliance were also invited as post-meeting panelists to share their practical experience in court and social work implementation.
The host, Prof. Yu-Zu Tai, explained at the opening that the opportunity for this documentary screening activity came from December 2019. The reporter participated in the seminar "Theory and Practice of Meeting and Communication" held by the Civil Law Center of the Court, and gave a speech at the meeting. Share your own experience. Afterwards, the speaker will make a documentary about his personal experience, and this collaboration was facilitated by the experience of the previous seminar. Father Fern first introduced himself as a graduate of the Department of Public Banking at National Chengchi University in 2000, and because of his own experience, he was concerned about the issues of meeting and interacting with divorced children. In addition to the screening of the documentary, the reporter also briefed on the phenomenon of unauthorized access during the process of meeting and interacting with children of divorced children, and shared other cases that he came across in the course of advocating the issue. Another documentary filmmaker, Qingtian’s mother, added that after the filming of the documentary, the development of her own incident from February this year to the present, and the reason why she will appear at the symposium: “I hope that by sharing some of our own life experiences, Let more people not have similar things happen again in the future. If we can use some of the pain we have suffered to make everyone reflect, or to make such children less and less, then our goal is to Reached."
The panelist, Judge Hsu Cuiling, based on his practical experience, supplemented the current available academic theoretical basis and resources, as well as the direction of future revisions expected to be promoted. In 1992 and 1993, Judge Xu began to promote the work related to meeting and communication in the Hsinchu District Court and cooperated with the social workers of the Children's League. Later, he and civil organizations promoted Article 1055-1, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 6 of the Civil Code. paragraph legislation. During the interview, Judge Hsu emphasized the importance of knowledge and education, not just judges and judges. If more people can help this issue, I believe it will be better.
From the perspective of social workers, Director Li Huijuan of the Children's League added to explain the common loyalty conflicts and alienation problems in interviews, how social workers deal with these issues, as well as the psychological construction and available social work resources that parents in these situations need to have. Director Li also added that whether it is a protection order case or a general divorce conflict case, the support of the legal part is very important to the social worker performing the task. The reason why the meeting between the Children's League and the Hsinchu District Court in the cooperative trial has made more progress is because the judge has given great support to the social workers: "From the perspective of our social workers, we may feel that things should be done this way, but if Without the mandate or even the backing of public power, we will all be weak for social workers.”
In the final summary, the host Prof. Dai, expressed the hope that today's event will allow everyone to see such a dilemma, and it is not only the parties, judges and social workers who want to solve this problem, but also how scholars can work hard on it. Make the implementation of meetings and exchanges smoother and achieve the purpose of the original legislation. And I hope that all the listeners will continue to pay attention to this topic in the future and work together in this field. This event is the second wave of cooperation between the Civil Law Center of the Court and the topics of the meeting. The documentary screened this time will be kept in the Law School in the future. Discuss the possibility of follow-up cooperation.