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FamilyKind’s Free Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series

FamilyKind Peer-To-Peer Webinar Series

FamilyKind offers a free monthly interactive program for divorce and family professionals via our Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series typically on the third Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. If the third Monday is a holiday, we typically move that month’s meeting to the fourth Monday of the month. 

This national series is FREE for all professionals, including attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals and court personnel.  The webinars give professionals who help families a place to learn from experts, share their experiences and advance how we help families separating and divorcing. There is no charge to attend the Peer-to-Peer webinars thanks to the generous support of our sponsors OurFamilyWizard and Soberlink.

Our next free webinar is on Monday, Jan 25, 2021

FamilyKind LGBTQI Separation And Divorce
P2P Webinars

LGBTQI Separation and Divorce: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Unique Issues of LGBTQI Parenting

A panel of experienced attorneys and mental health professionals will explore the legal and emotional issues LGBTQI parents navigate from building their families to post-separation co-parenting including: 

  • Awareness of Queer culture and terminology and the diversity of LGBTQI identity and family structures

  • The emotional impact of the marginalization of Queer families

  • The evolving legal landscape and the expanding recognition of LGBTQI parents

  • Unique issues that practitioners should be aware of when working with Queer parents transitioning from a partner/spouse relationship to co-parents

  • Practical tips on how to best serve the LGBTQI community will be shared and discussed

Who Should Attend?

Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions.

Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

Two seasoned family law attorneys and FamilyKind educators will lead this interactive and educational discussion.


Jessica Rothbergn On FamilyKind
Teresa Calabrese FamilyKind
Barbra Rothberg On FamilyKind
  • Jessica S. Rothberg, Esq. has been in private practice as a family and divorce mediator for over 20 years and has extensive mediation and collaborative practice training from the Center for Family and Divorce Mediation, The Ackerman Institute for the Family, and Center for Understanding in Conflict. Jessica is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, an Accredited Member of the NY State Council on Divorce Mediation, a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and the LGBTQI Professionals of NYC.
    Jessica dedicates much of her professional career to training and mentoring aspiring mediators and collaborative practitioners through independent apprenticeships and has also served as a panelist and/or guest lecturer at various mediation and collaborative trainings throughout New York.


  • Teresa Calabrese, Esq. is a mediator and collaborative lawyer concentrating her practice on serving the Queer community. Teresa assists individuals, couples and families in creating agreements relating to relationship formation, family building, and separation and divorce. Teresa also handles second parent adoption matters and provides basic estate planning services. Teresa has facilitated legal informational workshops for the CUNY School of Law Community Legal Resource Network, LGBT Community Services Center, Queens Public Library and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. 
    Teresa has presented LGBTQI legal informational programs for the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Teresa is a founding member of the LGBTQI Family Professionals of NYC and the Co-Chair of the Family and Matrimonial Committee of LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.  She is also a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.

  • Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW has been working as a couple and family therapist for 40 years. She received her MSW in social work from Adelphi University and her DSW in Social Work from Hunter, City University Graduate School. She is certified as a Family Therapist through a Post-Masters Training Program at Hunter School of Social Work. She has received numerous trainings from The Family Institute of Westchester, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, and the Center for Mediation in Law.
    In her private practice, Barbara has specialized in working with divorcing couples. Barbara has led workshops at many conferences on issues in family therapy, couple therapy and divorce. She taught Couples Treatment courses at the graduate schools of both Hunter and NYU Schools of Social Work for more than twenty years. She is a member of NYACP, FDMC, AFCC, NYSCDM, NADP and the LGBTQI Family Professionals in NYC. Barbara also works as a mediator, parent coordinator and family specialist consulting with marital attorneys. She aims to help couples resolve their relationship issues with dignity and work together positively as co-parents. For FamilyKind, Barbara is a parenting coordinator and coach.



ACOD Symposium
FamilyKind ACOD

ACOD Symposium and Theater Benefit - 2021


ACOD Symposium and Theater Benefit - 2020


The ACOD Committee Of FamilyKind Thanks You For Joining Our Second Annual Fall Friendraiser Event!

Exciting News: Grand Horizons Has Been Nominated for Two Tony Awards!

FamilyKind Bess Wohl

Bess Wohl, Playwright of Grand Horizons, nominated for the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play will:

  • Talk about her play, which raises awareness for gray divorce and Adult Children of Divorce (ACOD)

  • Showcase select scenes from Grand Horizons

  • Share insights about her work and answer your questions during a talkback

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Thank You to Our Generous 2020 Sponsors!


Amy Carron Day, Esq.

Day Law & Mediation


Miller Law Group


Kate Bar-Tur, LCSW, FIFA

Michael Duncanson

Drohan Lee

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 RothbergSallie Mullins Thompson, CPA PLLC


Justine Drohan | National Association of Divorce Professionals | Joey Propper

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:





through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

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