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September 2023 Happenings Newsletter

“Let’s strive to be better in September!”

- Charmaine J. Forde

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


Join our 'HEART' Anger Management Group and start HEALING from EMOTIONAL, ANGER AND RELATIONAL TRAUMA


When: Wednesdays starting September 13 – November 1, 2023

Time: 7:30 – 8:45 pm (EST) Certificate awarded upon completion of at least 8 sessions Where: On Zoom. You will receive the link upon registration. Cost: $80 for the entire 8 week session. Scholarships are available based on financial need. Facilitators: Dr. Paul Engel, DHL, LCSW & QLICS staff Please call: 516-547-4318 or 718-461-6393 for more information Visit our website here.


Join our Virtual Financial Prenup Class

Next Class: October 2, from 6 to 8 pm EST

FamilyKind’s Committed to Last workshop is a one time, two-hour class, which couples take together.

  • When: Next Class: October 2, from 6 to 8 pm EST

FamilyKind's Committed to Last Financial Workshop, in partnership with FamilyKind, is a program created to revolutionize the way couples communicate about money, financial matters and build their dreams together.

This class is for couples at any stage of your relationship - whether you're beginning your relationship, considering pre-nuptial agreements before the wedding, or even getting remarried. Learn more on our website.


Tuesday, September 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm Join us for a Free, virtual discussion about diversity, equity, and Inclusion, identity bias, and family law.

This program has been approved for 2.0 CE credits for Psychologists and Social Workers


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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