We educate social workers, counselors, mental health professionals, law enforcement and attorneys as to what parental alienation is and how it takes hold in a child. We accomplish this by attending conferences and setting up a booth and talking to people one on one. We take surveys at these conferences to gain insight about our audience. You may review the survey questions asked and the results on our website.
To read about our surveys and to see the results, click HERE.
#2. Send S.P.A.R.K. Packages.
SPARK stands for Support for the Parentally Alienated thru Random acts of Kindness. Alienated parents and caregivers feel completely isolated and misunderstood from the rest of society. We encourage and support alienated family members by sending S.P.A.R.K. packages which includes cards and other items to let them know they are not alone out there. We’ve also mailed copies of Dr. Warshak’s Divorce Poison all over the world.
#3. Mail Brochures.
When Jack and I first heard the words “parental alienation” we had no idea what it was. We were told to go buy a book for more information. The brochure we created was designed to be a quick tool for parents and professionals who are experiencing parental alienation. In 2019, we created 3 brochures – parental alienation, psychological abuse and disenfranchised grief. To date, our organization has mailed out over 4,400 brochures to 43 states, 6 Canadian Provinces and 7 countries! If you would like brochures mailed to you, please fill out the “brochure request” form on our website.
Education comes from awareness. My very first speaking engagement was to an audience in Trinidad, West Indies via zoom! In 2019, I had 3 speaking opportunities and already have a couple lined up in 2020! I am constantly working on securing more speaking engagements and obtaining audiences in all walks to help educate about this devastating form of abuse!
The power of the written word should never be underestimated. We educate outsiders about parental alienation by writing a blog and by contributing to Stepparent Magazine, Thrive Global and Medium. Our story has also been seen in other print media as well.
In 2019, we hosted our very first Walk for Awareness in Branson, Missouri! We had 34 walkers from all over the state and many even came from other states! We also had a Walk of Honor as a way to honor parents and children from around the world who have been victims of parental alienation. The 53 signs carried messages and pictures to our alienated children from around the world!