What we're about
What is Parental alienation?
Parental alienation is a strategy whereby one parent intentionally displays to their child unjustified negativity aimed at the other parent. The purpose of this strategy is to damage the child's relationship with the other parent and to turn the child's emotions against that other parent.
I am creating this group because I wanted a place where targets of parental alienation can receive emotional support. We focus on positive and constructive ways to can help each other navigate the emotionally traumatizing minefield that is parental alienation.
This group is for targeted parents, those who have been alienated from their children, children who have been alienated from their parents, and family members included in the alienation.
One of our purposes is to share resources and information so that we might educate ourselves and others about this horrific abuse and build plans to reunite with our children. However, recognizing the emotional toll parental alienation takes on the targeted parent, our primary focus is to find ways to stay positive, productive, and even joyful. We want to be a supportive team that encourages good self care so that when we are reunited with our children, we are at our very best - healthy and strong.
Having said all of the above, I expect the mission of this group could shift over time as needs and awareness changes.