Broken Hearts Ribbon Day raising awareness of ‘parent alienation’

1. The founding team at the inaugural Broken Hearts Ribbon Day. Photo: Jewell Drury.

IN 2020, a small delegation of women in Port Stephens and beyond, who had been supporting their sons, partners and husbands through family law court journeys and separation from their children, launched the inaugural Broken Hearts Ribbon Day.

Tired of feeling like the plights of their family were invisible, the women decided to come together to let the world know what was happening to their families, and were determined to create change through awareness.

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The result was The Broken Hearts Ribbon Day Campaign, which, now in its third year, is being acknowledged in the Port Stephens community on November 10, 2022.

Broken Hearts Ribbon Day is for Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents and extended family members who are alienated from their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews due to what they believe to be the unfair and unreasonable
withholding of children by a parent.

“We would love those who are experiencing the loss of a child through parent alienation to tie a ribbon around a tree, pole or fence post,” co- founder of Broken Hearts Ribbon Day, Kathie Cooper told News Of The Area.

“Please pick a tree that is in your front yard or is highly visible to the public, tie a ribbon for the children that you love but do not see,” Ms Cooper said.

Participants are also asked to take a photo and share it on Facebook with the hashtag #brokenheartsribbonday in order to create awareness.

It is requested that you remove your ribbons from any tree at the end of the day to save any trees being damaged.

By Jewell DRURY

One thought on “Broken Hearts Ribbon Day raising awareness of ‘parent alienation’

  1. I will be leaving 5 ribbons around our tree on the 10th November for my 5 grandchildren.. Bless our little ones who have lost their family support unit and are being lied to by their mothers (in most cases usually).

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