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January 2022 Happenings Newsletter

The New Year – a time to say goodbye and a time to say hello.

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


A Big Thank You to Everyone!

We want to give a special THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on GivingTuesday and our End of Year AppealYour generosity will make it possible for us to help more families and protect even more children going through the turbulent period of separation and divorce.


If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’d like to sign up now, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose FamilyKind Ltd as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the total of your purchases to FamilyKind.


Consider supporting FamilyKind with your RMDs in 2022!

If you need to take RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from a retirement account, making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) may help meet your RMD and yield important tax benefits. All forms of contributions provide much-needed funds for FamilyKind’s education and support services for families going through divorce and separation. As FamilyKind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax advisor to address your specific tax situation.


You really can enjoy the teen years of your children!

Join our class for parents of teens, starting January 22, 2022

FamilyKind is now we offering a Live-Virtual 7-session parenting class for Parents of Teenagers. The class will run on Saturday mornings from 10-11 (EDT) beginning January 22 – March 5 via Zoom. The educators will use the curriculum of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teenagers.

Learn skills that will improve our relationships with our teens. These valuable and easy-to-learn skills strengthen us to become the best version of ourselves as a parent.

The fee for the class is $100 per household. Please register here. Scholarships are available for those who qualify (details are on the registration page). Join Ellen Taner and Gerald Cannon in this dynamic class completed by over half a million parents around the country. Come be amazed how you really can manage and enjoy the teen years of your children.


Save the Date: May 5, 2022

FamilyKind is celebrating our 10th Anniversary Gala Event!

Join us for a festive, fun, celebratory evening in the beautiful Explorer Club in Manhattan, New York City. More details coming soon!


New virtual Anger Management group starts January 24 at 7:30pm - March 14, 2022.


New ACOD group will be forming in January

Parental divorce can be deeply disruptive to young adults and have a significant impact on how their adult lives evolve. There is a false message from our culture that divorce does not really impact adult children because they may be away at college, living on their own, or even married with their own children.

Group discussions will focus on the common themes that exist for Adult Children of Divorce:

• Adjusting to parents as new people and their new partners • Role changes following parental divorce and the impact on sense of identity • Implications for intimacy and romantic relationships following parental divorce in adulthood • Difficulties around setting boundaries and navigating holidays and special events with separated parents

To register visit us HERE, download our flyer HERE or contact: Lauren Behrman at


New Divorce Recovery group will be forming in January


“Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends”

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

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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