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News Roundups
FamilyKind Bi-Weekly Roundups

Bi-Weekly News Roundups

Recent family-related news curated by Lesley Friedland and the FamilyKind team. We highlight stories about modern families from around the world.

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Monthly Newsletters of FamilyKind Happenings

See what's Happening this month at FamilyKind!

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Monthly Newsletters Of FamilyKind Happenings
FamilyKind Organization


Ackerman Institute for the Family

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

The Albert Ellis Institute

Children’s Law Center

Family Divorce and Mediation Council

Her Justice

Lawyers for Children

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

New York Legal Assistance Group

New York Peace Institute

New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

Sanctuary for Families
Sanctuary for Families

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FamilyKind On Childrend's Bill Of Right

Children's Bill of Rights

For Children Whose Parents Are Divorced, Separating or Separated. 

The Children's Bill of Rights has been embraced across New York State.

In any custody dispute, it is important to be sensitive to the rights of children. As expressed by New York State Justice James Brands (Dutchess County Family Court, New York) and Justice Ira Harkavy (Supreme Court, Kings County, New York) in the "Bill of Rights for Children Whose Parents Are Divorced or Separated," the rights of children in divorce or custody include:

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Chldren's Bill of Rights
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FamilyKind Articles and Media


The impact of virtual live parenting education

FamilyKind is very proud to announce a new article on virtual parenting education by our Director of the Parent Education Department, Yu Jiang (YuJi).

Increasing access to quality parent education through virtual synchronous setting: A qualitative study.

America's crisis of youth mental health challenges has been worsened by COVID-19. Group-based parent education has been proven effective in intervention and prevention; however, a lack of universal access and the business of parents are significant barriers to participation. Rapid growth in technology-based education aims to increase accessibility but live, virtual parent education was understudied. E3 Parent Education (E3PE) was a free, virtual, and synchronous group program offered in Montana by a certified parent educator to support families navigating common and uncommon challenges.

Where Family Comes First

Sarah Lawrence Magazine • Lesley Ann Friedland, founder and executive director of FamilyKind, is featured with colleague Shanée Brown in Sarah Lawrence, the Sarah Lawrence College magazine, in an article 
Where Family Comes First. “A veteran attorney invests her experience in a nonprofit that helps families in crisis — and a fellow alumna pitches in.”
Lesley is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

Podcast: Lesley Friedland: FamilyKind Not for Profit in The Divorce Sphere

Rich in Relationship • Jul 12, 2020 • Lesley Ann Friedland, founder and executive director of FamilyKind, is featured on the podcast Rich in Relationship.

Communication is a vital part of marriage, but doing it well is not as easy as some may think.
Join Rich Heller, a relationship coach, and content creator, as he weekly explores how we can better improve the way we relate with our partners.
If you want to improve the way you relate to your partner and help your relationship grow and thrive, this is the show for you. Click here to listen to the Podcast.

FamilyKind — Help for the Separating Family

Better Business Magazine • FamilyKind was featured in the “Community News” section of Better Business, published by the National Minority Business Council. View a PDF.

Helping Families Transition Through Divorce

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

Navigating Divorce with Kids

Big Apple Parent Magazine • FamilyKind was included in the “Ask the Experts: Child-Raising” section of Big Apple Parent, published by

Reading in Bed

More Past FamilyKind Articles

Finding Joy in Transitions - 2018 article

June 1, 2018/by Shari Bornstein

New Year resolution - 2017 article

January 1, 2017/by Peter Shapiro

The Relocation of a Lifetime

November 1, 2017/by Isabelle Wallace

Separation, Divorce and the Extended Family - 2015 article

April 1, 2015/by Dana Greco and Don Desroches

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