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"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Don't give up, don't ever give up." - Coach Jimmy Valvano
Parental Alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent. As a distinctive form of psychological abuse towards both the child and the rejected family members, it occurs almost exclusively in association with family separation or divorce, particularly where legal action is involved. Most commonly, the primary cause is a parent wishing to exclude another parent from the life of their child, but other family members or friends, as well as professionals involved with the family (including psychologists, lawyers and judges), may contribute significantly to the process. Parental Alienation often leads to the long-term, or even permanent, estrangement of a child from one parent and their family and, as a particularly adverse childhood experience, results in significantly increased lifetime risks of both mental and physical illness.
If you or someone you love have experienced hostile aggressive parenting and the ravages of parental alienation, you need a support group who understands the pain. If you have suffered through this form of domestic violence and believe your children have been impacted by this form of child abuse and that they are suffering from what historically was labeled "parental alienation syndrome," then you need us.
We are industry professionals and parents, grandparents and other loved ones who "get it" and can help provide you the knowledge, resources, and support to survive and thrive.
We are the original support group in Colorado advocating for families impacted by parental alienation and related issues. We are a registered non-profit and the chapter affiliate of a 501(c)(3) who is fighting for you and your children who are "caught in the middle." We are also the largest and longest-running in-person support group of its kind in the country.
We hold monthly in-person meetings where we offer education, discussion, and support to help you deal with your situation. We also provide access to monthly conference calls with the top experts in the world.
Please join us and help us raise awareness of this horribly abusive family dynamic.