April 22, 2016 - For Immediate Release
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Governor Manchin Signs Proclamation For The Well-Being Of Our Children.
Along with his counterparts in several other states, Governor Manchin has proclaimed April 25, 2016 as Parental Alienation Awareness Day. West Virginia joins these states in recognizing parental alienation behaviors as a form of child abuse. In promoting awareness of this issue, the Governor is calling for education that will bring needed understanding of this problem to help stimulate solutions. His Proclamation states:
· The problem of Parental Alienation exists.
· It is considered a form of Child Abuse that takes advantage of dependent children.
· Increased Awareness brings Education and Understanding, with
· Power to stop this abuse of innocent dependent children.
The public is encouraged to join a group of concerned parents, grandparents, and other extended family members for West Virginia's 1st Annual Candlelight Vigil for Parental Alienation Awareness at 9:00 p.m. this Friday evening, April 25th, on the Capitol steps on the South Side (Kanawha Boulevard) of the Capitol Complex in Charleston to show support for the children and families affected by these types of behaviors.
Those unable to attend are asked to hold a vigil in their hometown and provide the details to Men and Women Against Discrimination at
On behalf of all West Virginians, Governor Manchin is applauded for taking this very important first step and recognizing the necessity of family members cooperating with each other for the benefit of our children.
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