MIAMI, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 30th, Parental Alienation
and Three-Sides-To-Every-Story (http://www.three-sides-to-every-story.org/index.html
joined together on a 20-mile walk from Meriwether County Courthouse
in Greenville, GA, to Troup County Courthouse in LaGrange, GA, to
bring attention to the fact that loving parents and children were
being denied access to each other as a result of interference by
both individuals and family courts.
Members of Parental Alienation Awareness and
Three-Sides-To-Every-Story walked from courthouse to courthouse
carrying signs and banners and were escorted by local sheriff and
police departments in both counties. People honked and waved, as
they arrived at their destination where balloon-decorated booths
were set up with information about Parental Alienation and the
family court system.
Parental Alienation Awareness (http://www.parental-alienation-awareness.com)
is an organization that strives to educate the public and the
professionals who work with children and families of the devastating
effects of Parental Alienation (PA), Parental Alienation Syndrome
(PAS), and Hostile Aggressive Parenting (HAP). In 1994,
approximately 2.4+ million North Americans obtained divorces,
including the parents of more than one million children under 18.
Parental Alienation is a psychological condition most often observed
in children affected by high- conflict divorce. It is a result of
one parent intentionally trying to hurt the other by using both
overt and subtle tactics to interfere with that parent's bond with
the children. Professionals disagree whether the term is Parental
Alienation or Parental Alienation Syndrome; however, all agree that
the problem exists and is damaging to children.
"Parental Alienation should be recognized as a form of mental and
emotional child abuse," explained Sarvy Emo, co-founder of Parental
Alienation Awareness. "For a parent who has been alienated from
their child, the bereavement does not end," added Robin Denison,
Three-Sides-To-Every-Story is run by Georgia grandmother Bessie
Hudgins, who has not seen her three beautiful granddaughters in many
years. Her son is a divorced father whose ex-wife made it very
difficult for him to be with his children. With the help of the
family law courts, this battle has been going on for 16 years in two
states and has resulted in an illegal adoption by his ex-wife's new
husband. "I am missing three pieces of my heart," says "Me-Ma"
"If we can help just one family, it will have made the blisters
on my feet all worthwhile," said Denison. "Family is everything. It
is the only thing that really matters," Hudgins agreed.
To learn more about PA, PAS, and HAP, visit
To learn more about a family's ongoing fight with the family
court system to be able to reunite grandparents and grandchildren,