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October 2021 Happenings Newsletter

“Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower”

Albert Camus

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Awareness of Bias CLE credit hours pending. CE contact hours for SWs offered.

October 28, 2021 from 12 – 2pm EST

Join us from 2:00–2:30 PM EST if you wish to share personal remembrances of Tziporah.

The program will examine the role cultural diversity plays in our relationships, families, and communities, especially when families experience separation or divorce.


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The program will examine the role cultural diversity plays in our relationships, families, and communities, especially when families experience separation or divorce. Speakers will explore ways matrimonial professionals and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioners can develop cultural empathy and understand how culture can add value to or limit the dispute resolution process. This program will help professionals be better equipped to establish culturally-sensitive and culturally-supportive structures that facilitate access to and effective participation in family dispute resolution, improving negotiation and increasing the likelihood of achieving reasonable compromises in divorce. Closed captioning will be available for this program.


November 15, 2021, 1 pm EDT

The term grey divorce reflects the trend of an increasing divorce rate for older couples, defined as people over 50 years old who have been in long-term marriages. We will describe the reasons for the rise in grey divorces, and many of the issues that face couples before, during, and after such divorces through the lens of the novel “A Grey Divorce Support Group: From Pain to Peace,” authored by co-presenter Susan L. Pollet, Esq., former Director of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, former Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, and family court attorney for over twenty years. Co-Presenter Hon. Evelyn Frazee will bring her 26 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court in New York State to the discussion.

In our presentation, we will discuss:

  • What grief looks like in a grey divorce

  • Issues for adult children of grey divorce

  • Health issues, both mental and physical, with grey divorce

  • Ways to improve the health of parties to a grey divorce

  • Financial issues with grey divorces, including age discrimination in employment, and how to best handle those issues

  • Some resources for grey divorces

For more Peer-to-Peer webinars, please visit our Media Archive Page


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.”

“A great environment, extremely helpful and insightful. I’m looking forward to change.” “I wish I knew about this class before.”


Consider supporting FamilyKind in your year-end tax planning!

As FamilyKind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

  1. Because of the CARES and Consolidated Appropriations Acts, you can take up to a $300 tax deduction if single and $600 if married for a charitable contribution in 2021 even if you don’t itemize.

  2. Contributing appreciated stock is a tax-smart way to donate while managing your portfolio.

  3. 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 these forms of contributions provide much-needed funds for FamilyKind’s education and support services for families going through divorce and separation. Email for any additional information. Please consult your tax advisor to address your specific tax situation.

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