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Are you involved in a high conflict divorce or separation and feel like your ex is trying to turn your kids against you? Do you know what Parental Alienation or Hostile Aggressive Parenting is? Many mental health experts agree that this is a form of emotional child abuse!
According to the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (2011):
Parental alienation (or Hostile Aggressive Parenting) is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children’s mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either parent. These behaviors most often accompany high conflict marriages, separation or divorce.
These behaviors whether verbal or non-verbal, cause a child to be mentally manipulated or bullied into believing a loving parent is the cause of all their problems, and/or the enemy, to be feared, hated, disrespected and/or avoided.
Parental alienation (PA) and hostile aggressive parenting (HAP) deprive children of their right to be loved by and showing love for both of their parents. The destructive actions by an alienating parent or other third person (like another family member, or even a well meaning mental health care worker) can become abusive to the child – as the alienating behaviors are disturbing, confusing and often frightening, to the child, and can rob the child of their sense of security and safety leading to maladaptive emotional or psychiatric reactions.
Because most people do not know about PA & HAP until they experience it, the idea of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization was put forth to help raise awareness and provide education about this growing problem of mental and emotional child abuse.
Our mission is to educate the general public, schools, police, mental health counselors, religious leaders, as well as the perpetrators who may be unaware of the effect of alienating behaviors, and how these behaviors harm children. Our goal is education. We believe that with education comes understanding, and the will and power to stop the emotional and mental abuse of children.
This group is working collaboratively to raise awareness and provide support to the families that are affected by the emotional child abuse of Parental Alienation in the San Diego area and its surrounding communities. If you are passionate about spreading awareness and educating the public of this horrible form of emotional child abuse, come join us!
Check out Parental Alienation Awareness Organization at:
Learn about the Bubbles of Love Event and Parental Alienation Awareness Day around the world at:
"All children deserve to give and receive love by BOTH parents."
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