April 25 is Parental Alienation Awareness Day | Events
On April 25, 2013, at noon, ALFRA requests you take 10 minutes to blow Bubbles for Love in support of Parental Alienation Awareness in an effort to educate the public about this form of child abuse.
Parental Alienation is recognized as the “systematic” brainwashing of children with the sole purpose of destroying a loving relationship with a parent. It deprives children of their right to love and be loved by both parents. Robin Denison, co-founder of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO), likens the pain of the left behind parent to "bereavement without end." Co-founder, Sarvy Emo, states that, "Parental Alienation is a severe form of emotional child abuse." With awareness, come education and understanding, and the power to stop the abuse of innocent children caught in the crossfire of the people they love.
The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) works to increase awareness of Parental Alienation as a common form of child abuse. Parental Alienation can arise from divorce, child custody situations and even with intact families. Parental Alienation is evidenced by the alienating behaviors of a person, such as a parent, family members, or as a result of the judicial system restricting the relationship between a child and a loving parent. Alienation can severely damage or destroy a child’s relationship with a parent. The most common symptom of children affected by Parental Alienation is their severe opposition to contact with one parent and/or overt hatred towards that parent for little or no reason.
ALFRA works to change Alabama Child Custody Laws in order to preserve parental fundamental rights as safeguarded by the U.S. Constitution, to promote equal parenting time with each fit parent, and to protect from judicial hindrances in order to safeguard the parent-child relationship that children need each of their two fit parents.
Information Source: ALFRA