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Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series for Professionals

FamilyKind Peer To Peer Webiner For Professionals

FamilyKind offers a free monthly interactive program for divorce and family professionals via our Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series typically on the third Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. If the third Monday is a holiday, we typically move that month’s meeting to the fourth Monday of the month. 

This national series is FREE for all professionals, including attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals and court personnel.  The webinars give professionals who help families a place to learn from experts, share their experiences and advance how we help families separating and divorcing. There is no charge to attend the Peer-to-Peer webinars thanks to the generous support of our sponsors OurFamilyWizard and Soberlink.

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Join our Mediation Mentorship Program
A FamilyKind Professional Program

Familykind Mediation Program

FamilyKind  provides  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.


The purpose of the program is to provide newly-trained mediators,  or those who have been mediating for some time but who wish to improve their skills, with hands-on experience observing and co-mediating cases with an experienced family and divorce mediator. Each participant will be paired with a  highly qualified Mentor and will also be part of an enriched educational and practical environment.

To learn more, click on the button below to download our flyer.

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Podcasts & Interviews

Familykind Podcast And Interviews

How Divorced Parents Can Avoid Getting on Santa’s Naughty List with Shari Bornstein, Former Director of Parent Services at FamilyKind. Shari shares strategies and tips with FamilyKind Former Board Member and Podcast Host, Stacy Francis, to successfully navigate the challenges of holidays as a divorced or separated family.

Helping Families Transition Through Divorce with Lesley Ann Friedland, Founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind. Lesley discusses FamilyKind’s vision, mission, and work in this engaging conversation with Savvy Business Radio Host, Christina Nitschmann, herself a child of divorce.

Going Through a Divorce? FamilyKind to the Rescue! with Lesley Ann Friedland, Founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind. Lesley discusses FamilyKind’s vision, mission, and work in this interview with Mediator and Blogger, Jennifer Safian.

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FamilyKind Videos

Point C is written and produced by Lawrence R. Jones, retired Judge of the Superior Court, State of New Jersey. In the author’s words: Point C is a five minute video fable with an important legal, psychological, and social message for both parents and professionals concerning family court litigation over the “best interests” of a child.

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Books & Articles

FamilyKind Books & Articles

Onward & Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues
Compiled and edited by Cari B. Rincker, Esq., this comprehensive guide offers the perspectives of attorneys and professionals on a myriad of family and matrimonial law topics including children, marital dissolution, special court actions, contracts, estate planning, dispute resolution, and more. Diverse viewpoints from non-lawyer professionals who aid people through various life changes are presented. FamilyKind is the author of the chapter on community resources.

Click here for more information and to purchase.

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Books & Articles
FamilyKind Books & Articles

A Look at Parent Education for Families Experiencing Divorce and Separation
An original paper by Lesley Ann Friedland, Esq., executive director or FamilyKind, and Constantine Kalogiannis. Published in the Winter 2013 edition of The Report, a quarterly publication of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM) visit

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Books And Articles FamilyKind

Examining Divorce from a Developmental Perspective

An original paper by Nancy Adler, PhD candidate, and former member of the FamilyKind evaluation team. This paper, published in 2014 by FamilyKind, studies the effects of separation and divorce on children at different stages of life, including infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
View the pdf.

The Efficacy of Divorce Education: A Pilot Study Evaluating FamilyKind’s Implementation of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program.
This research paper, submitted in 2017 by James Grimaldi, is related to his Degree of Doctor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Pace University, New York.

View the pdf.

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