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October 2023 Happenings Newsletter

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald ("The Great Gatsby")

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


Great News!

Successful Parenting with FamilyKind (SPF)

virtual small-group class Fall 2023 registration is now open!

Your parenting success is our mission.

Tailored to families with children aged 0-18, SPF is a group-based educational program led by certified parent and family educators that equips parents with practical tools, strategies, and support, empowering them to navigate parenthood with confidence and creativity, while nurturing healthy, enriching family dynamics.

Click Here to Register/注册

Parenting groups meet weekly for 8 sessions, starting the third week of Oct 2023(16th/17th/19th).

Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM, Early childhood parenting Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM, Middle childhood parenting Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM, Adolescent parenting 周二中午 12:00-1:00,成功育子家长课中文班

Languages Available: English and Mandarin

Visit our website here.


ACOD: Adult Children of Divorce

A Support Group for those who were over the age of 18 when their parents divorced.

The ACOD group of FamilyKind has formed to help identify and increase awareness of the impact of divorce on adult children. The group was created to provide resources and programs that foster resilience and recognition of those impacts in order to empower adult children of divorce.


For more information, please call Lauren Behrman at: 914.288.8428


Mediation Mentorship Program is Accepting Applications

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About the Mediation Mentorship Program

FamilyKind hosts the FamilyKind Mediation Mentorship Program (MMP), an intensive training designed to give mediators the tools and support they need to open a private practice and to provide high-quality mediation services throughout New York State.

Each participant will be paired with a highly qualified Mentor and will also be part of an enriched educational and hands-on practical environment.

To learn more, visit us at or click the button below.


FamilyKind offers Parent Education Classes for Separating or Divorcing Parents

Join our live zoom Parent Education and Awareness Program (NYS Certified Parent Education Class)

Below please find the schedule of our upcoming live in-person and virtual classes:

  • Can be taken on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone

  • For divorcing, separating and never-married parents

  • Certificates of Completion awarded

  • Effective strategies to use with co-parents and children

  • All Classes are from 9 AM to 2 PM EST.

To enroll, please call 212-769-3057, email or click the button.


Take Advantage of FamilyKind's Mediation Services

Pre-marital • Pre-nuptial • Co-habitation agreements Divorce/Separation • Marital/Couple Child Inclusive

  • Sessions with trained mediators held remotely or in a private setting

  • Avoid damaging effects of a high-conflict, adversarial process

  • Locations in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and remote access

  • Fees determined on a sliding scale basis

  • Services offered in English, Spanish, French and Russian

  • Resolve parenting time, support and property distribution

For information about any of our Mediation services, please email Emily Jonas at


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