ACOD 2020 Symposium
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
The ACOD Committee Of FamilyKind
Thanks You For Joining Our 2nd Annual Fall Friendraiser Event!
A Two-Part Virtual Event
Amplifying the Voices of Adult Children of Divorce:
Part 1: SYMPOSIUM (12-2 PM)
Keynoter Noelle Fintshuel Oxenhandler, co-author of A Grief Out of Season: When Your Parents Divorce in Your Adult Years, experienced her parents’ divorce as an adult and will present why she and co-author, Dr. Nancy Hillard, wrote this seminal book. Noelle will share ways for adults to deal with parents getting divorced late in life and how to cope with their own distress.
Personal Stories of Adult Children of Divorce presented by Lauren Behrman, PhD, Nicole Goldstein, and Robyn Mann, Esq.
A panel will examine clips from popular television shows illustrating the ACOD experience.
Part 2: THEATER BENEFIT (6-7:30PM)
Scenes from the groundbreaking play Grand Horizons, will be performed and playwright Bess Wohl will share her personal experiences and motivation for writing the play during a talkback. Grand Horizons expertly explores a family turned upside-down by ACOD in both funny and painfully honest ways.
Jazz pianist and prodigy, Aaron Parks, will perform selections from his two albums. At age 16, he began studying at the Manhattan School of Music and has performed with many jazz greats, most notably, Terrance Blanchard. In 2001, Parks was named the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association.
Justin Mann, bartender extraordinaire, designed a special ACOD cocktail/ mocktail to commemorate the event. An ingredient list will be provided in advance so you can make the libation along with Justin while he shows you the flourish of a talented bartender and shares the secrets of a great cocktail.
Thank You To Our Generous 2020 Sponsors!
Amy Carron Day, Esq.
Day Law & Mediation
Miller Law Group
Kate Bar-Tur, LCSW, FIFA
Robyn Mann Law
Murray Public Relations
Dr. Kathryn Smerling and Mr. Robert Smerling
Dr. Lauren Behrman and Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman
Lesley Friedland, Esq. and Dr. Andrew Propper
Melissa and Barry Gillman | Nicole Goldstein
Amy L. Reiss, Esq. | Dr. Barbara Rothberg
Sallie Mullins Thompson, CPA PLLC
Justine Drohan | National Association of Divorce Professionals | Joey Propper
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
FamilyKind, through its Adult Children of Divorce Committee (ACOD), amplifies the voices of adult children of divorce. Recognizing the impacts of divorce on the child who is an adult when divorce occurs, FamilyKind provides resources and programs to foster the resilience and empowerment of adult children of divorce and equips parents and professionals to recognize and respond to their needs.