April 25, 2021
Parental Alienation Awareness Day in Cedar Hill
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD) is part of a global awareness campaign to raise awareness about parental alienation. The aim of the day is to make the general public, judges, police officers, mental health care workers, child protection agencies, lawyers, as well as friends and family of the targeted children or their parents become aware of this growing problem. Parental alienation, sometimes called Hostile Aggressive Parenting, is a form of child abuse. It is a behavior by a parent, or an adult a child trusts, such as a grandmother/father, aunt, uncle, etc., whether conscious or unconscious, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and a parent. The idea was introduced in Canada by Sarvy Emo in late 2005. By 2011, Bermuda, seventeen U.S. states and many Canadian towns and cities officially recognized April 25 as Parental Alienation Awareness Day.