A day for alienated children

How ironic that this year Parental Alienation Awareness Day falls the day after Easter Sunday and right in the middle of Passover — two holidays known for bringing families together.

Targeted parents who won’t be with their alienated children on the holidays this year can join other parents and children for the 6th Annual Parental Alienation Awareness Day on April 25. Events are scheduled in communities in 22 different countries. These family-friendly events include local dignitaries reading proclamations supporting parental alienation awareness, information tables and free brochures with details about about local parental alienation support groups and resources, and “Bubbles of Love,” a synchronized bubble blowing exercise.

The goal of Parental Alienation Awareness Day is to educate the public, legislators and legal and mental health professionals about parental alienation; a destructive family dynamic affecting countless children, parents and extended family members every year. In parental alienation one parent damages, and in some cases destroys, the previously normal, healthy relationship between a child and the child’s other parent.

“It’s bad enough that children have to pay the price when their parents divorce,” says Mike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation. “Parents should assure the children that both Mom and Dad still love them and will continue to take care of them — not drag the kids into the middle of the adult conflict and force them to choose sides.” 

Jeffries indicated that he will participate in the Parental Alienation Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Building in Hartford, Connecticut. For more information about this event contact Ken Krajewski at 860-881-6311.

You can find information on other Parental Alienation Awareness Day events at http://www.paawarenessday.com/.

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One Response to “A day for alienated children”

  1. Solano County, California has had many domestic violence forums and the Courts and law enforcement system fixates on domestic violence. But Parental Alienation is silent. The Superior Court of Solano County has a 5 minute video on Parental Alienation; and at the same time the Court will appoint an expert who will review information for domestic violence (and not even consider parental alienation.) The Court system in Solano County has failed miserably. I favor the term Parental Alienation Child Abuse to squarely put PA as a form of child abuse. Having seen first hand the destructive effects on children, I cannot consider a mere syndrome or problem…it is child abuse. Needless to say Parental Alienation does not exist in the minds of many in California because domestic violence is the single minded focus of politically active groups. I hope Parental Alienation will have a real awareness day….but first it must be known to be child abuse not some abstract confusing term the subject of scientific analysis of whether it is real. Thanks for your efforts to make people aware.
    AJ http://www.solanofamilycourt.com A Father’s Rights Blog

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