The governor and over 50 Alabama mayors proclaim April 22 – 28, 2018 as Parental Alienation Prevention Week and April 25, 2018 as Parental Alienation Awareness “Bubbles for Love” Day.
Published: April 24, 2018
By: Courtesy of Alabama Family Rights Association
Author Website: Click to Visit
On April 25, 2018, at noon, ALFRA and the Exchange Club of Shelby County request you take 10 minutes to blow bubbles in recognition of “Bubbles for Love”, an event created to bring awareness to the negative consequences parental alienation has on both parents and children. Parental Alienation Awareness is an effort to educate the public about this common and often overlooked form of child abuse. The term “parental alienation” is used to describe any number of behaviors and attitudes on the part of one parent, both parents or third party designed to interfere, damage or destroy the relationship a child has with their other parent. This form of abuse can cause long-lasting emotional trauma to children.
Parental Alienation can arise from divorce, child custody situations and even within intact families. Parental Alienation is evidenced by the alienating behaviors of a person, such as a parent, family member, or as a result of the judicial system restricting the relationship between a child and a loving parent. This behavior can severely damage or destroy a child’s relationship with their parent.
The most common symptom of children affected by Parental Alienation: “is a child’s rejection of a loving parent who has done nothing to warrant that rejection, and it is at the behest of the other parent” (Linda Kase-Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSWr). The Alabama Family Rights Association and Exchange Club of Shelby County are working to bring awareness to parental alienation, so every child is free to love BOTH parents.