We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
Today is the Day! Some know April 25 as Parental Alienation Awareness Day, some know it as Bubbles of Love Day. Either way, we are celebrating our collective global accomplishments. Consider that Parental Alienation Awareness Day started 17 years ago, and Bubbles of Love Day began 12 years ago. So, why two different names? Well, it’s much easier to explain the pain of Parental Alienation by giving an example of what childhood SHOULD be about. So, we ask people to blow bubbles to honor all children who should be allowed to love and be loved by both parents without fear or guilt. There’s something about those soap bubbles that immediately transport us to the most perfect moments of our childhood.
This year 2022 we saw tremendous growth in this movement! Here’s just the few that come to mind:
Kids Need Both, Inc Participated in Parental Alienation Awareness Day global poster with:
- 45 Organizations
- 4 Continents
- 25 Countries including:
Dubai, Slovenia (2), Sweden, Norway, USA (13), Denmark (2), Scotland, Finland, Spain (3), Ukraine, Netherlands, Iceland, Italia (2), Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, Brazil, Portugal, France, Belgium, Austria, Lithuania, Malta
We launched Hope4Families.net- The only online, social learning community platform exclusively for professionals empowering parents and families to thrive!
We created the Hope4Families Strategic Alliance. The Alliance is integral part of the strategy to spread our message by leveraging support into concrete action across the family advocacy industry.
Charter Hope4Families Partner Organizations are:
- Kids Need Both, Inc
- Hope Network
- Our Children Have Rights
- Children 4 Tomorrow
- The Fathers Rights Movement
- Americans for Equal Shared Parenting
- The Resolution Center of Jacksonville
- The Toby Center
- MDR and Associates
- New York Families for Tomorrow
- ELAN HEALTH TC (Hope4Families-Midwest)
I personally was involved events throughout the US and abroad including:
- 4th Annual National Legislative Training Conference
- “Standing Strong in Resilience” Retreat Workshop for Alienated Parents and Grandparents
- Malta’s 2nd International Experts’ Seminar on Parental Alienation
- Kiwanis Club presenter
- 6 Proclamation Ceremonies with Cities, Counties & School Boards
- Accepted a leadership role in TFRM organization
- Board member for Kiwanis Club of Lakeland
We should all be proud of the work that’s being done by grassroots advocates around the globe. Many of us know the pain of being a targeted parent or grandparent. Some are adult children of parental alienation. We all are involved because we want to interrupt this cycle of abuse for the next generation. Thank you for your involvement in this very important work. And if you are being targeted, know that you have many voices speaking up to make the future better for your children.
Standing in unity for you,
Managing Director, Hope4Families
A few of the 100’s of PROCLAMATIONS Advocates Received this month!
City of Kuafman Proclamation
Heath Texas Proclamation
Royce City Proclamation
Polk County Proclamation
Parental Alienation Awareness Week
On April 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 7065, which includes educational programs, mentorship programs and one-on-one support to encourage responsible and involved fatherhood in Florida. The bill is tied to nearly $70 million in funding to provide a wide spectrum of family and youth support through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
“There are more than 18 million children in our country who live without a father in their home,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “This has a severe impact on children, and often leads to dropping out of school, crime and substance abuse. Incredibly, there are those who diminish the importance of fatherhood and the nuclear family – we will not let that happen in our state. I am proud to say we are doing everything we can to support involved fatherhood in Florida.”
JOIN US CELEBRATE THE OFFICIAL PARENTAL ALIENATION AWARENESS DAY
April 25th 2022
Parental Alienation Awareness Day recognised on April 25th aims to highlight to care givers the effects that PA could have on children and educate adults in order to identify signs that either they or others are behaving in a manner that could affect the children in their care. Parental Alienation usually involves one care giver attempting to turn a child against another often with a view to persuade the child that they wish to exclude the other parent from their life permanently.