MIAMI, May 14, 2006-Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2006 a Success Worldwide
May 16, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsReports are coming in from around the globe, indicating the first-ever Parental Alienation Awareness Day was a significant step toward protecting children of divorce from PAS. Countries participating in Parental Alienation Awareness Day included the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., Belgium, France, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Germany, Portugal, Japan, and Denmark.
"People in each of these countries are committed to bring awareness to the fact that PAS is painful and destructive to children," explained Parental Alienation Awareness Day co-founder Robin Denison. "It is an attempt by one parent, through both overt and subtle behaviors, to manipulate a child and to interfere with that child's warm and loving relationship with the other parent. We must no longer sit idly by while parents and children are torn apart by this insidious form of child abuse."
Fortunately, many groups and individuals mobilized on Parental Alienation Awareness Day to educate parents, teachers, child welfare workers, judges, law enforcement, therapists and others directly involved with children. In Maine, Governor John Balducci proclaimed April 25 Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Letters to the editor were published in newspapers throughout America. A quilt was dedicated to the cause of alienated grandparents in Canada. In Belgium, a group was organized to educate about PAS in schools and establish a support group for victims of PAS. Volunteers in New Zealand distributed PA awareness posters. In Brazil, the Association of Divorce Parents began writing a book about PAS.
Parents throughout the UK wrote letters about PAS to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; many of the envelopes were posted with stamps bearing the likeness of victims of PAS and spousal abduction. Similar letters were written by parent victims of PAS to officials including the Secretary of the Hague Conference in Holland, the European Parliament, Human Rights Bureau in Geneva, and judges worldwide. PAS and child abduction expert, Harvey Shapiro, conducted PAS awareness workshops in Ontario and Miami. And the stories continue to flood Parental-Alienation-Awareness.com.
Denison and Parental Alienation Awareness Day co-founder, Sarvy Emo, are encouraged by the show of solidarity. "We are pleased and grateful to the many people who worked hard to make the day a success," stated Emo. "We will continue our campaign of awareness until every child can exercise his or her right to be loved by both parents."
Emo and Denison will next focus their energy on organizing a letter campaign between Mother's Day and Father's Day. To learn more about PAS and Parental Alienation Awareness Day, visit http://www.parental-alienation-awareness.com