“Bubbles of Love”
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” 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 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 by simply blowing bubbles in honor of PAAD at some point in the day.
CAN’T ATTEND A COORDINATED EVENT?
We still invite you to participate in this worthy cause!
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 email them to Families United Action Network – FUAN. Include your name and location, and we will share them.
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, the 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 devoted 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 marriage to a separated family structure joined 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! Join our Facebook Group
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 of the children of the future.
Bubbles represent that LOVE. Just like bubbles, LOVE cannot and should not be contained.”
THANK YOU! And Please SHARE with others who might be interested!
Thank you for helping to raise awareness! We will have an updated list of events, including guest speakers and musical performances, so check back frequently.
SAVE THIS DATE TOO: April 26th Family Law Reform Educational Training in Des Moines, Iow led by Ron and Sherry Palmer with National Family Law Policy Center.