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October 2020 Blog & FK Happenings

Caring for each other is powerful.

With so much uncertainty, it is important to keep your connections with family and friends strong.

FamilyKind wishes all of you good health and love.


Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


Learn How Gray Divorce can be Especially Traumatic for Adult Children

Professionals helping families with the rising number of gray divorces will want to attend this very special event to learn firsthand the traumatic and long-term impact that adult children can have when their parents divorce later in life. Young adults who have gone through this trauma also will want to attend to learn coping strategies and have a place where their experiences will be respected rather than dismissed.

This two-part virtual event on Friday, October 30, Amplifying the Voices of Adult Children of Divorce will feature an educational Symposium from 12 to 2 p.m. 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.

The event will end with a Theater Benefit from 6 to7:30 p.m. featuring scenes performed from the groundbreaking play Grand Horizons. 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. Justin Mann, bartender extraordinaire, will commemorate the event with a special libation and share secrets of a great cocktail. Register TODAY! Click Here.


Join us this Saturday – October 10th – Complimentary Zoom Parenting Class

Parents who took our first Zoom Parenting Class last spring want to return and learn even more from our nationally recognized parent education expert Ellen Taner. Plus, they have been creating lots of buzz among parents who want to take the class for the first time. So, back by popular demand, we will offer another seven-week class starting on Saturday, October 10, at 9:30 am. Please register TODAY!


October 19 Peer-to-Peer Webinar Addresses Better Communication between Parents

Join FamilyKind professionals Shari Bornstein, Esq., and Diane Hesseman, LMSW, as they discuss how our GoodTalk4Parents program helps parents communicate with each other in more productive ways. The program is especially helpful for divorcing parents and offers strategies and coaching on how to have better phone calls, text messages and emails. Join us by registering here. FamilyKind’s Peer-to-Peer webinars are designed specifically for legal, mental health, mediation and family science professionals who are helping families through difficult times. It takes place the third Monday of each month from 1 pm to 1:45 pm. Register for future events here.

There is no charge to attend the Peer-to-Peer webinars thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Soberlink and OurFamilyWizard.


Did You Miss the September Peer-to-Peer Webinar?

You can watch it here on our archive page with all our past Peer-to-Peer webinars. During September’s session – 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, share valuable information about their process.


Listen to Coping with Co-Parenting Archives

The Coping with Co-Parenting Webinar series provides parents with skills to talk with their children and co-parents regarding today’s important issues. These include: teaching children about money, coping with Covid, conversations that matter about racism, self-care for parents, and more. Watch on demand at your convenience. Click Here.


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