Parental Alienation Awareness Day

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April 25 has been chosen as Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD), part of a global awareness campaign to raise awareness about parental alienation.[1][2][3] The idea was introduced in Canada by Sarvy Emo in late 2005, with the original date being March 28. This date was changed after the start of the campaign to coincide with the appearance in Toronto of parental alienation expert Dr. Richard Warshak.

In 2011, Bermuda, Seventeen U.S. states (New York, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, West Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma), many Canadian towns and cities officially recognized April 25 as Parental Alienation Awareness Day.[4][5][6][7] The day has since been arranged in 25 countries.


  1. ^ Sterling-Anosh, M (2009-04-25). "Red Deer Advocate - Parental alienation can tear a family apart". Red Deer Advocate. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  2. ^ Vanderlinde, E (2009-04-25). "'Bat Girl' arrested after publicity stunt". Barrie Advance. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  3. ^ "News Briefs - The Orillia Packet & Times - Ontario, CA". Orillia Packet. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  4. ^ "Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25, 2008" (Press release from Parental Alienation Awareness Organization). Reuters. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  5. ^ "Current Year Proclamation Progress". Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  6. ^ "Rimbey Review - Parental Alienation Day intended to raise awareness among both children and parents". Retrieved 2009-04-21.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Kathleen Parker : Parental alienation gets a day -". Retrieved 2009-04-21.

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