Parental alienation group gets proclamation from Governor

Posted on February 16, 2013. Filed under: Parental Alienation Syndrome, Uplifting Stories | Tags: , , , |

Shonti Tager

A statewide group working to reform family law is laying down roots in Central Georgia while making moves at the State Capitol. The group, called The Georgia Parental Alienation Awareness Organization secured a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday.

Parental alienation is an issue that’s just beginning to gain awareness according to members of the group. It’s when one parent gets custody of a child, and through negative comments and characterizations, the child begins to form unjustified hatred and a strong dislike for their mothers or fathers. Parental alienation can make a rejected parent’s access to their children difficult and sometimes even impossible.

“It makes me very sad, it makes me mad,” said Brenda McIntyre, a Centerville woman, who is leading the charge for parental alienation awareness in Central Georgia.

The only times McIntyre regularly sees her two kids is shuffling through old photos. The self-proclaimed victim of parental alienation says after her divorce eight years ago her ex-husband began funneling his dislike for her through the couples then 5-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.

McIntyre says she was characterized as a lunatic. She was arrested twice. Once for trespassing as she tried to pick her children up from her ex-husbands home, and another time for making harassing phone calls, trying to contact her children. In both instances the charges were dropped because McIntyre says she was just exercising her custodial rights.

“It’s ridiculous,” McIntyre said.

Searching for support … McIntyre eventually became connected to the statewide group Georgia Parental Alienation Organization,
that traveled to Atlanta last week seeking a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal to recognize parental alienation as a growing problem in the state.

Hilary Crowe, who spearheads the group out of Loganville says she asked the Governor to set aside one day as Parental Alienation Awareness Day. He gave her a week.

“By him signing the proclamation it’s that one giant leap we need to get local senators and local legislators attention,” Crowe said.

Crowe’s group hopes to create legislation giving parents equal rights in custodial matters, and they want people, specifically judges, to recognize that parental alienation is real, and it’s wrong.

“This will lead to other opportunities for parental alienation awareness in the state, and it’s a way to reach out to others in the state that may not know about parental alienation, or know that they’re experiencing it,” Crowe said.

Crowe says the group is quickly expanding as people realize they’re victims of parental alienation, but most members say the real victim’s are the children.

“You want them to have a healthy psychological disposition, and to do that you need both parents involved in their lives,” said Bill Moore, an advocate for family law reform who’s longstanding group has merged with the Georgia Parental Alienation Organization.

While the group is gaining momentum, McIntyre says she’s doing what she can. She’s created a Central Georgia chapter for parental alienation awareness, and plans to hold regular meetings.

If you or anybody you know is a victim of parental alienation and you want to make a difference, McIntyre’s says she wants to hear from you.

You can reach her at: (478) 333-6100 or brenda_west_mcintyre@yahoo.com

She has also event planned for her chapter.

April 16: Mayor Harley presenting proclamation making April 25 Parental Alienation Awareness Day in Centerville

April 20: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bubbles of Love event at Rozar Park in Perry

April 20: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bubbles of Love event, FBC Centerville

April 25: first meeting of Middle Georgia Regional Chapter of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (location to be determined).

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Documentary about parental abduction by Bryan McGlothin

Posted on November 20, 2012. Filed under: Child Abduction, Divorce | Tags: , , , , , , |

Bryan McGlothin is working on a documentary about parental abduction. Bryan was abducted by his father when he was 2 years. His father moved around to prevent Bryan’s mother from finding him. Bryan was told (by his father) that his mother did not love him and did not want to be in his life. When Bryan became an adult and escaped his father’s grip he began searching for his mothers grave, since his father told him that his mother had died. Instead of finding his mother’s grave, he found his mother. But it was not the fairy tale story that everyone hopes for. You can read his book or listen to his interview on Family Matters Blog Talk Radio with Jill Egizii the president of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization. Bryan’s book, “Have You Seen My Mother: A True Story of Parental Kidnap.”, is a gut wrenching.  Bryan’s documentary will raise awareness about a subject that has been off the radar for too long. Please think about donating to this cause. You can find more information at:

http://www.indiegogo.com/preventparentalkidnap

http://www.preventparentalkidnap.org/index.html

About the Documentary
It’s estimated about 250,000 children are abducted by a parent or family member every year in the United States alone. Parental abduction is also a major international problem.
As these children are used a pawns in toxic relationships, the abuse they endure is ignored. Abuse, many of us have to deal with for many years, well into adulthood…
We examine this abuse from the child’s point-of-view by interviewing adult survivors of this abuse.
We are also looking to film in Canada, Australia and the UK. Parental abduction to Japan is one of the largest issues in international parental abduction.

Where the Money Goes
As you can see, we need several thousand to cover travel expenses. With the $30,000.00 we also expect to be able to accomplish preliminary editing (post production), but we are working on grants to pay for the final editing. Anything we can raise over our goal will help us complete the documentary, pay for marketing, etc. and any extra money goes to the non-profit Prevent Parental Kidnap, Inc.

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