Murt Resolution Declares April Parental Alienation Awareness Month

HARRISBURG-- Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) has introduced House Resolution 582 declaring the month of April as "Parental Alienation Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania. 


Parental alienation, sometimes called Hostile Aggressive Parenting, is a conscious or subconscious behavior by a parent, or an adult a child trusts, such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and a parent.


Parental alienation, or Hostile Aggressive Parenting, can be mild and temporary or extreme and ongoing. Most researchers believe that any alienation of a child against a parent is harmful to the child's emotional and mental health. Extreme, obsessive, and ongoing parental alienation can cause terrible psychological damage to children extending well into adulthood.


“It's important to recognize and stop these harmful behaviors before any symptoms develop in the child and that behavior escalates,” Murt said.


State Representative Thomas Murt

152nd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Murt’s Office

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