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April 2022 Happenings Newsletter

April is a month of rebirth, regrowth, and renewal.

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


Save the Date: May 5, 2022

FamilyKind is celebrating our 10th Anniversary Gala Event!

Join us on May 5 at a gathering of FamilyKind's generous supporters and friends to celebrate our tenth anniversary while raising funds to bring FamilyKind's services and resources to all families regardless of ability to pay. For more about supporting the event, visit



NNYS Certified In-Person Parent Education Classes Resume May 1!

A NYS Certified In-Person Parent Education Class is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 10AM- 2:30PM in lower Manhattan.

To register, please call 212-769-3057 or email


You are Invited to Join our Virtual Group Starting April 25: Managing Anger and Relational Trauma

When: Mondays starting April 25 – June 20, 2022, no session 5/30

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: On Zoom. You will receive the link upon registration.

Cost: $80.00 for the entire 8 week series.

Scholarships are available based on financial need.

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Engel, DHL, LCSW

Please call: 718-461-6393 for more information.

Workshop Description

In this eight-week virtual group, we will distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate expressions of anger while exploring the hidden emotions behind the anger particularly in view of relational trauma. We will focus on positive strategies and responses to deal more effectively with anger, extreme narcissism and gaslighting including a place for forgiveness.

To register visit us HERE, download our flyer HERE


New Divorce Recovery Group will be Starting April 22, 2022

Join Barbara Bennett, LMFT and her daughter Jamie, MFT Intern, in partnership with FamilyKind, for her Divorce Recovery Group for Women based on the “Rebuilding” book by Dr. Bruce Fisher.

Learn how to navigate this difficult adjustment process so you can turn your crisis into a growth and healing experience. Topics covered will include: Loneliness, Anger, Grief, Transition, Love, Openness, Self-Worth, Adaptation

For more information and to enroll, please contact Barbara Bennett at (646) 389-8020 or email

For more information and to enroll, please contact Barbara Bennett

at (646) 389-8020 or email

Download the flyer HERE

Barbara Bennett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR and other trauma based therapies. She has worked extensively with individuals going through the transitions during and after divorce.


Sign Up for Our Online Parenting Class for Divorcing or Separating Parents (Court Approved!)

During COVID-19 parents needing court-approved parenting education for divorcing and separating families can take the online version of our class. This 4.5-hour class is approved by the Office of Court Administration and satisfies all New York State court mandates of parents experiencing divorce, separation or those who are unmarried co-parents. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Parents have 30 days from the time they register to complete the class and may review any portions they desire.

For more information, contact or call 212-769-3057.

Here is what parents who take FamilyKind’s online classes say:

“The principles of respectful parenting, and developing my own emotional health is the best way to develop my child’s emotional health.” “I wish I knew about this class before.”



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