“Bubbles of Love 2019”
The time to spread awareness, educate, and inspire change is now!
“Bubbles represent LOVE. Just like bubbles, LOVE cannot and should not be contained.”
“BUBBLES OF LOVE 2019” is Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD), and it takes place on April 25, 2019, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about Parental Alienation.
—WHERE IS THE EVENT?—
Families United Action Network-FUAN will be hosting our annual “Bubbles of Love” event on the West Grounds at the Iowa State Capitol Building (1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319).
There will be music, informative keynote speakers (attorneys, legislators, therapists, and FLR celebrities), and of course BUBBLES.
“Bubbles of Love” is happening at many coordinated spots throughout the United States, but you can participate in this event no matter where you are simply by blowing bubbles in honor of PAAD at some point in the day. http://www.bubblesofloveday.com/events
Our list of speakers and performers continues to grow by the day! Among them will be 2001 Grammy Award performer, Philly Slimm, who will speak and give a musical performance!
Along with Philly, will be Dr. Carols Rivera. As a New York physician, he has an extensive background in caring for children, many of whom were affected by divorce and/or custodial division.
South Dakota State Representative Tom Prichke
We are thrilled to announce two keynote speakers who, by working together toward a common goal, have made huge strides regarding Family Law Reform: Ron and Sherry Palmer. We cannot wait to see the way they will educate and inspire our fellow Iowans at the Bubbles of Love Event and at the Workshop the following day along with Dr. Mark Roseman.
In addition to this powerhouse line-up, our Bubbles of Love event will also include a long list of Iowa Legislators. These are but a few of the Iowa legislators that have been stepping up to become true gladiators of Family Law Reform. We are pleased to welcome and share this list with you:
Charles Schneider (SD22)
Amy Sinclair (SD14)
Timi Brown-Powers (HD61)
Zach Nunn (SD15)
Ruth Ann Gaines (HD32)
Joe Mitchell (HD84)
Chris Cournoyer (SD49)
Brad Zaun (SD20)
Kristin Sunde (HD42)
Brian Meyer (HD33)
Last but not least would be FUAN local advocates ToyA Johnson, Jeff Janssen, Tom McDermott, Matthew Hickok, Nicholas Dreeszen, Amanda Rex-Johnson, and Julya Annalise.
—CAN’T ATTEND A COORDINATED BUBBLES OF LOVE 2019 EVENT?—
You can still participate in this worthy cause! Here's how…
We ask you to do this by taking time to blow bubbles at some point during the day on April 25 to show support of Parental Alienation Awareness. Please capture video footage or photos of your participation, and send them to
FUAN! Include your name and location, and we will share them or simply post a picture or video of yourself blowing bubbles. (Tag Families United Action Network – FUAN, and use hashtags.)
—WHAT IS PARENTAL ALIENATION?—
Parental Alienation is the process which results in the psychological manipulation of a child to reject a parent. This manipulation may lead to a child having unwarranted fear, disrespect, or even hostility towards a parent or other family members. Parental Alienation is both a distinctive and widespread form of psychological abuse. This usually results in family violence which affects both the child and the rejected family member(s). This occurs almost exclusively in association with family separation or divorce, (and particularly where legal action is involved). Parental Alienation undermines core principles of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Most commonly, the primary cause of such alienation is one parent wishing to exclude the other parent from the life of their child. 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 other family members. Parental Alienation causes an adverse childhood experience, and it significantly increases risks of both mental and physical illness for children.
—WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?—
Parental Alienation is a destructive process that occurs in some families during or following a divorce. Distorted parental practices happen when one parent has a severely distorting influence on the child’s relationship with the other parent. This may cause the child to entirely reject a relationship with a normal-range, loving, and affectionate parent. As a result, the child loses a healthy relationship with a loving and affectionate parent. This can leave a child in an unhealthy, psychological pathogenic parent situation.
The Alienation represents the family’s inability to transition from an intact family structure united by the marriage to a separated family structure united by the children and by the continuing parental relationships with the children. The family’s difficulty with this transition is the result of one parent’s narcissistic personality traits that are distorting this parent’s response to the divorce and dissolution of the marriage. The narcissistic personality traits of one parent are then infecting and damaging the child’s relationship with the other parent.
—WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?—
1) Be aware.
2) Continue educating yourself.
3) Be responsible for your own actions.
4) Become active!
– Come to events, host events, write letters/ emails to your legislators, be there for those in need, spread the awareness.
5) Never accept that this is just the way that it will be! Never give up on improving the lives for the children of the future.
Bubbles represent that LOVE. Just like bubbles, LOVE cannot and should not be contained.”
Thank you for helping to raise awareness!
SAVE THIS DATE TOO: April 26th, 2019 – Family Law Reform educational training in Des Moines led by Ron and Sherry Palmer with National Family Law Policy Center.
Please SHARE with anyone you know who might benefit from this training.