“Coping with Co-Parenting” Webinar Archive
Don't Get Furious Get Curious - Co Parenting Webinar
Don't Get Furious, Get Curious Learn from FamilyKind’s co-parenting experts how to use self-talk effectively to make life better for yourself, your children and your co-parent. Attendees will learn: - How self-talk enables us to be the best version of ourselves - When to use self-talk to avoid or defuse anger - How to recognize triggers and better understand why they upset you - Change your thinking and ways you respond to challenging situations - Ways to empower yourself and your family Expert Faculty• Gerald Cannon, Legal and Skills Educator• Diane Hessemann, LCSW, Educator, Coach and Parenting Coordinator• Ellen Taner, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind Who Should Watch - Anyone interested in being a better co-parent, especially separating and divorcing couples across the US - Professionals who help families, especially those in the family science, mediation and legal professions This webinar is provided thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Soberlink and OurFamilyWizard.
Need More Attention, Give it to Yourself - Especially During the Covid Crisis
Learn from FamilyKind’s co-parenting experts about how to become the best version of yourself as a parent, co-parent and model for your children. Attendees will learn: • How to be more self-aware • How to take time for yourself • The value of noticing one’s emotions before, during and after a conversation by noticing your physical reactions • The importance of staying on your agenda with your co-parent and your children. Expert Faculty • Lesley Friedland, Founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind • Ellen Taner, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind • Nancy Nybergh, Parent Educator, Member of FamilyKind’s Advisory Council Who Should Attend? • Anyone interested in being a better co-parent, especially separating and divorcing couples across the US • Professionals who help families, especially those in the family science, mediation and legal professions
Complaints: COVID, Co-Parents, Courts and More
This webinar focuses on developing or strengthening tools parents can use when dealing with complaints about their co-parent, the legal system, their children, the effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic, or any situation they find themselves in. Attendees learn: • How to reduce your complaints now and through the COVID 19 Pandemic • How to influence situations with skills and insights! • To explore mindfulness and meditation. On-Demand Webinar Coming Soon. Expert Faculty • Lesley Friedland, Founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind • Ellen Taner, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind • Nancy Nybergh, Parent Educator, Member of FamilyKind’s Advisory Council
Racism Part 1: Family Conversations that Matter
We’re all aware and are having discussions about the devastating impact of racism in our country. This is leading many of us to talk about it with our families. What are we hearing, what are we saying? What are our children hearing and saying? Co-parents who use skills effectively can improve clarity about what they think and feel about racism. It will reinforce key messages they want their children to understand, and give children the opportunity to explore what they’re hearing and seeing. Racism isn’t easy to talk about. It’s never confined to just one conversation. Come listen as parents and parenting educators discuss the challenges they’re facing and tools they’re using with their co-parents and children. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. On-Demand Webinar Coming Soon. Expert Faculty • Ellen Taner, Moderator, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind • Lesley Friedland, panelist, Attorney, Mediator & FamilyKind Executive Director • Roque Bonilla, panelist • Carmen Rios, panelist • Gerald Cannon, panelist
Racism Part 2 Black Lives Matter
We’re all aware and are having discussions about the devastating impact of racism in our country. This is leading many of us to talk about it with our families. What are we hearing, what are we saying? What are our children hearing and saying? Co-parents who use skills effectively can improve clarity about what they think and feel about racism. It will reinforce key messages they want their children to understand, and give children the opportunity to explore what they’re hearing and seeing. Racism isn’t easy to talk about. It’s never confined to just one conversation. Come listen as parents and parenting educators discuss the challenges they’re facing and tools they’re using with their co-parents and children. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Expert Faculty • Ellen Taner, Moderator, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind • Lesley Friedland, panelist, Attorney, Mediator & FamilyKind Executive Director • Roque Bonilla, panelist • Carmen Rios, panelist • Gerald Cannon, panelist Who Should Attend? • Anyone interested in being a better co-parent, especially separating and divorcing couples across the US • Professionals who help families, especially those in the family science, mediation, mental health and legal professions
Beyond the Tooth Fairy
Often children’s first time they get their own money is when the tooth fairy comes. As sweet as that is, parents need to be prepared for teaching a lot more about money as children grow. Most of us are uncomfortable talking about money with anyone. So what do we want our children to know? Well, besides the denominations of coins and bills, we want them to be clear about what our values are about money. What are those values and how do we convey them? Which of these statements, if any, are true for you? In our family, we earn our money, we save our money for things we want, we share our money with those who are less fortunate or with groups that support things we support, we have money for emergencies (such as a rainy day fund), we budget our money so we can pay our bills on time, and more. Expert Faculty • Ellen Taner, Moderator, Parent Educator, Trainer & Director, Program Development for FamilyKind • Sallie Mullins Thompson, CPA Financial Planner and Treasurer for FamilyKind • Lesley Friedland, panelist, Attorney, Mediator & FamilyKind Executive Director Who Should Attend? • Anyone interested in being a better co-parent, especially separating and divorcing couples across the US • Professionals who help families, especially those in the family science, mediation, mental health and legal professions
Coping with Co Parenting During the COVID 19 Crisis
FamilyKind has recorded a special educational webinar presenting skills and strategies to use with your co-parent. It features responses to typical questions and challenges parents of divorce or separation are facing during these uncertain times. It will only take about 30 minutes and features a practical, how-to conversation with our experts including: - Lesley Friedland, Founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind - Ellen Taner, Director of Program Development for FamilyKind - Nancy Nybergh, Parent Educator, Member of FamilyKind’s Advisory Council Helpful resources can also be found on our website www.FamilyKind.org. FamilyKind is a nonprofit that offers a variety of live and online services including parent education, coaching, mediation and parenting coordination. For more info, call 212 769 3057.
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FamilyKind Peer to Peer Webinar Series The State of Family Science mp4
June 21 Topic: The State of Family Science The webinar will explore the important role family science plays for legal, mental health and family science professionals including parenting educators, family life coaches, and others. In our presentation, we will: Define Family Science and its connection to divorcing families and family law Address the challenges faced by the profession, in the past and currently Identify nationally recognized organizations that are pillars of the family science profession Emphasize the value of family science to the clients we serve and how you can incorporate it into your practice Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Join our Expert Faculty Gerald J. Cannon dedicated more than two decades of his life to serving our country protecting families. Now, as a Retired Sergeant First Class he’s dedicating his life to empowering families. The lifelong Bronx resident currently volunteers as a facilitator for the non-profit organization, Family Kind, which organizes workshops and professional mediation for families in transition due to separation or divorce. Gerald has also been recognized for his volunteer work as a facilitator with The Parent Leadership Training Institute, which enables parents to become advocates for their children. Gerald is a fierce proponent of education and currently sits on the Community Education Council for District 8. In this role, Gerald evaluates educational programs and provides hands-on leadership and support for schools across the Southeast Bronx. Throughout his work he recognizes that social-emotional development and emotional intelligence training is needed by youth and adults for them to live a productive life. Gerald is looking to institute a High School After School program which would combine social-emotional development with vocational training. Gerald is one of the principal founders and serves as the Director of the Vocational Apprenticeship Program (VOCAP). Ellen Taner has been a parenting and family education practitioner and trainer for more than 40 years. In addition to the work she provides to FamilyKind as the Director of Parent Education and Children’s Programs; she works with several national organizations that promote the quality of evidence-based programs, support the highest standards of professionalism in the field, and advocate for policies to establish parenting and family education as the norm and a recognized profession. Ellen is a Master Trainer for the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14, as well as a trainer of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Celebrating Families!, Children in Between and Parenting Wisely. She received her Masters of Health Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, embarked on a career in public health and has served as an adjunct at Montclair State University in the Family Science and Human Development Department.
Peer to Peer series - From Pajamas & Slippers to Suits & Shoes: Post-COVID Trauma: Me and My Work
A little more than a year ago, we all learned about a deadly pandemic that would change our life as we knew it. Things we relied and counted on were no longer there and we needed to find new strategies, routines and ways of doing our work. As things start to slowly open up, how might this transition back affect me and my work. In our presentation, we will: Define Trauma, Secondary Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth Explore our own experience with working and the pandemic Discuss how to stay resilient as we “reboot” and possibly reconfigure our work lives Experience a short mindfulness exercise
Peer to Peer Money talks Webinar Series mp4
Money Talks – Understanding Needs and Guiding Financial Communication Even in the healthiest relationships, money can be a challenging topic. We each have our own set of beliefs and values related to money, and we’re not always conscious of how those beliefs and values impact our financial behaviors. In our presentation, we will: Introduce key concepts related to financial psychology Explore how to guide our own behavior related to money Lay out practical strategies for helping our clients manage their behavior related to money Share a formula for facilitating financial conversations Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Join our Expert Faculty Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D., is a Director of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, Inc. where she works to apply the findings from academic research to practical tools for investors and the advisors who serve them. Her work on the psychology of financial decisions has earned her mentions in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NerdWallet and other media. She is a columnist for InvestmentNews and a blogger for PsychologyToday, and author of Loaded: Money, psychology, and how to get ahead without leaving your values behind. She lives in central Maine. Lori Lommler, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, understands that finances can be emotional, challenging, and even isolating. Her goal is to provide a judgement-free environment in which she can get to know each client personally, help them understand their relationship with money, articulate their values and goals, and build personalized strategies to navigate their unique situation and reach their goals efficiently. Her passions include developing tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals, helping people build financial flexibility to live the lives they want, and helping clients plan intentionally for what is most important to them at all stages of life. She has a Masters in Business Administration and holds FINRA series 7 and 66 securities registrations. She is a strong advocate for women and local businesses and is an LGBTQ ally. Lori is located in Maine but happily serves clients across the United States.
Mediating a Prenuptial or Cohabitation Agreements – Peer to Peer webinar
Mediating a Prenuptial or Cohabitation Agreement can create a strong foundation for your future relationship Just the idea of signing a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement is daunting for most couples. But it can be a positive experience to help couples communicate and plan for success in their relationship, not just as “insurance” for a potential break-up. Mediating and agreeing upon the terms in an open and honest manner before an attorney drafts a contract is a much more peaceful process. Our speakers will discuss: Who could benefit from a Prenuptial Agreement or a Cohabitation Agreement, and why it isn’t only for the wealthy entering into second marriages; What are the benefits of having money/financial conversations prior to cohabitation or marriage? What tends to be wrong with the typical process of drafting a prenuptial agreement and how we can improve the process for clients; Why mediation, and negotiating terms before drafting an agreement, is so effective in building more balanced agreements and peaceful relationships going forward. Why using financial neutrals and trusts & estates attorneys collaboratively can make all the difference. Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Expert Faculty Amy Carron Day is a mediator, GoodTalk4Children facilitator and an Advisor for FamilyKind. She has been a family and divorce mediator, as well as a Collaborative divorce attorney in New York for over 25 years. Amy has dedicated her private practice to educating clients with family and divorce disputes to help resolve them out of court in a peaceful, fair and efficient manner. She has been an active member of the New York State Council of Divorce Mediators and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council, along with the New York Association for Collaborative Professionals in New York City. Amy has worked extensively with children of divorce, as well as teaching conflict resolution skills to children in her volunteer work. Amy received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University, then a J.D. at Brooklyn Law School. Ivy Menchel is a financial consultant for FamilyKind. Ivy’s career as a financial professional began in 1993 at a premier financial services firm. Today she runs a values-based financial planning practice, Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, that focuses on the objectives, needs and goals of clients. Each engagement begins with a thorough understanding of the client’s specific situation, commitment to bringing creative solutions to clients for their financial issues and a strong belief in advisor collaboration. Ivy earned her BA in Psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, CERTIFIED BUSINESS EXIT CONSULTANT and CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST®*. She also holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 security registrations and is fully licensed to provide Life and Health Insurance. She is a member of many professional associations and is involved with several charities.
Peer to Peer series What is Marital Mediation
What is Marital Mediation? Marital Mediation is a relatively new modality designed to help couples improve their relationships. Using mediation techniques and skills, the couple, along with the mediator, work on identifying areas of conflict in their relationship, and developing solutions to solve them. Our speakers will answer these and other questions: How is Marital Mediation distinguished from therapy? Who is a good candidate for Marital Mediation? What makes for an unsuitable candidate? How does Marital Mediation differ from divorce mediation? What topics are covered in Marital Mediation? Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Expert Faculty Ana-Lisa Gertner is a Director at the Center for Mediation and Training, and a Family Mediator and Divorce Coach at Manhattan Mediators. As a mediator she helps families going through conflicts and disagreements to arrive at solutions without having to go to court. She has experience mediating a wide range of family conflicts. In addition to helping couples separate and divorce, Ana-Lisa also works with couples in marital mediation, using mediation techniques to improve the relationship and to help people stay together. Ana-Lisa also has extensive experience working with families on mediating parent-adolescent conflicts. In addition to her work as a family mediator, Ana-Lisa also trained as a coach at NYU, and she uniquely combines her skills as both a coach and a mediator. Rich Heller serves at FamilyKind as a parent coach, parenting coordinator, and parent education teacher. No stranger to conflict, Rich is a child of divorce, has been divorced and successfully remarried. He is a Conflict Coach who works with people engaged in high levels of conflict so that they can create cooperation out of conflict. He works with individuals and couples, focusing on how they can have a relationship that works with minimum friction and maximum support for their children. Rich also helps organizations and businesses transform destructive conflict into a vehicle for change and innovation. Rich graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master’s Degree in social work from Hunter College. He then trained to become a mediator with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and trained to be a parent coordinator through the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts. He is a Certified Professional Coach, and an ELI Master Practitioner.
Unique Issues of LGBTQI Parenting FamilyKind Peer to Peer
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 Two seasoned family law attorneys and FamilyKind educators will lead this interactive and educational discussion. 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.
Peer to Peer Divorce Covid Relocation Nov 2020 1760x900
Divorce, Covid and Relocation: Mediating Evolving Challenges for Co-Parents Join FamilyKind professionals Jennifer Safian and Barbara Rothberg, DSM, LCSW, as they discuss how seemingly temporary relocations during the early days of Covid-19 are having long-term complications for families. They will discuss important considerations and strategies for mediating these challenges in the best interest of families. Attendees will learn how to help the parties: - adjust to sudden changes in schedules - adapt their mode of communication during these challenging times - model behaviors for their children when dealing with crisis Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Expert Faculty Two seasoned family law attorneys and FamilyKind educators will lead this interactive and educational discussion. Jennifer Safian is a family and divorce mediator and has been in private practice in New York City since 2003. She is an accredited mediator member of NYSCDM and and a former board member of FDMC. Jennifer is a consultant mediator, a Parent Educator and a Member of the Board of Directors of FamilyKind. Jennifer has volunteered many hours in the area of custody and visitation at the Westchester Mediation Center of Cluster in Yonkers. She has also served on the Custody and Visitation Panel of the Family Courts of the five boroughs of NYC as well as on the Westchester County Supreme Court’s Matrimonial Mediation Program. Jennifer was raised and educated in Paris, France, is fluent and can mediate in French, Spanish and English. Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW has been a family and couple therapist for 40 years. She completed her doctoral dissertation on custody mediation in 1984, and has been helping families develop parenting plans since then. More than a decade ago, Dr. Rothberg trained as a mediator and now works as a Divorce Mediator, Family Specialist and Parent Coordinator, as well as a Couples Therapist. She has taught Couple Therapy courses at both Hunter and NYU Graduate Schools of Social Work for more than 20 years. She has published articles and led seminars on couple and family work and divorce issues most of her career. Dr. Rothberg is a member of NYACP, FDMC, AFCC, NYSCDM, NADP and The LGBTQ Professional group of NYC. She is also on the Advisory Boards of FamilyKind and the Gender and Family Project at Ackerman.
Peer to Peer Good Talk 4 Parents Oct 2020 1686x768
GoodTalk4Parents Better Communication between Parents Join FamilyKind professionals Shari Bornstein, Esq., and Diane Hesseman, LMSW, as they discuss how our GoodTalk4Parents program helps parents remove conflict from their communication to resolve issues involving their children. The program is especially helpful for separating and divorcing parents and offers strategies and coaching on how to have productive co-parenting phone calls, text messages and emails. Our presenters address: The benefit of directing clients to a program that will improve co-parenting communication so they can solve their parenting issues for the benefit of their children Supporting clients in the “business of co-parenting” How better communication skills will improve interactions with attorneys, mediators and family professionals Effective co-parenting strategies and techniques to reduce conflict Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Expert Faculty Two seasoned family law attorneys and FamilyKind educators will lead this interactive and educational discussion. Shari Bornstein, Esq., a FamilyKind mediator, GoodTalk4Parents facilitator, and parent education teacher, as well as an Advisory Board member, is a matrimonial and family law attorney at The Law Firm of John Yacos. During her tenure as the Director of Parent Services for FamilyKind (2016-2018), Shari created and launched the co-parenting communication program, GOODTALK4PARENTS at FamilyKind as a resource for high conflict parents to improve their communication for the benefit of their children. Diane Hessemann, LMSW is a social worker with more than 30 years of experience working with families. She held administrative positions in both the foster care and domestic violence systems prior to becoming a City University of New York Adjunct Professor of Human Services. She also teaches online for the Fordham Graduate School of Social Services. Diane has been an active member of the Appellate Division First and Second Department’s Mental Health Panel since 1996 where she serves families who are struggling with divorce and separation issues, provides therapeutic supervised visitation services, home assessments and parenting coordination services. In her role as a consultant for FamilyKind, she services clients as a Parent Education skills educator, Divorce Coach, Parenting Coordinator and Good Talk for Parents facilitator. Diane has additional training from the Ackerman Institute in divorce mediation as well as in the areas of domestic violence and addiction.
Peer to Peer Mediation Review Sept 2020 1760x900
Mediation Review & Consulting Attorneys: What it Means to Be One & How to Work with One Jo S. Brody, Esq. and Catherine Canade, Esq., experienced attorneys and mediators, will discuss how a mediation-friendly review and consulting attorney can strongly support their client AND, at the same time, be supportive of the mediation process. Our presenters address: Best practices and perils for mediation review and consulting attorneys Nuts and bolts of review and consulting attorney practice — from first consult to filing an uncontested packet How best to work with review and consulting attorneys — a view from the mediator’s perspective Who Should Attend? Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions. Expert Faculty Two seasoned family law attorneys and FamilyKind educators will lead this interactive and educational discussion. Jo S. Brody, Esq. is a family and divorce mediator and collaborative attorney in NYC and Westchester. Catherine Canade is a child inclusive mediator, GoodTalk4Parents facilitator, and a parent education teacher for FamilyKind.