Past Support Programs

Workshops with FamilyKind and the 92nd Street Y

Where: 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue

• Coping Emotionally

In going through divorce, we experience a loss of identity, security and our dreams of a “happily ever after.” This workshop focused on how to recognize the emotional turmoil surrounding a separation or end of a marriage, examine studies on grief, and discover healthy coping skills.

Facilitator: Bess Steiger, LCSW
When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7 to 8:30 pm

• Uncoupling the Finances

Many divorces, as well as being emotionally traumatic, become financial nightmares. During a divorce you and your spouse are forced to make and accept decisions that have a major impact on your current and future financial situation and security. This 90-minute workshop introduced the major financial concerns of a divorce, such as dividing assets and debts, supporting yourself and your children, making tax and retirement planning decisions, and suggested ways to prepare and make dispassionate decisions that are based on your long-term best interest.

Facilitator: Helise Harrington, Esq.
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

• Co-Parenting Communication

Having to share your children can be an uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing part of everyday life. In this 90-minute workshop, we learned what causes conflict, what adds fuel to an unquenchable fire and how to douse it. We discovered how to best prepare for and conduct difficult discussions so that you can engage in effective communication, reducing stress for the benefit of your children.

Facilitators: Shari Bornstein Esq., FamilyKind Director of Parent Services, and Jenny Psaki, LMSW
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

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Splitting with Young Kids: The Emotional, Legal and Practical Challenges

Presented by UNtied, the Thinking Woman’s Divorce Resource

“I want to be the first parents in my social circle to divorce,” said nobody ever. Being the only single mom in your child’s kindergarten class is a distinction that nobody ASKS for. It tends to make the often lonely road of divorce even more isolating. Come out for a night just for divorcing parents of kids 10 and under. Meet others who are in the same boat, and hear from two attorneys, a child specialist and parent coordinator about some of the specifics regarding young kids and divorce.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Heights

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Coping as Co-Parents Panel Program

Shari Bornstein, Director of Parent Services for FamilyKind, and UNtied, The Thinking Woman’s Divorce Resource, hosted a panel discussion that tackles some big principles of successful co-parenting as well as the day-to-day practical realities.

Regardless of how you feel about your ex or soon-to-be-ex, if you have kids together, you are still connected. Whether you are newly split, just thinking about it or in the process of separating, hear from some thoughtful, experienced experts and some families who’ve been through it.

When: February 7, 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Heights

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Co-Parent to Co-Parent: From Conflict to Communication: What To Do When You Share Children & Just Can’t Stand Your Ex

Having to share your children can be an uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing part of everyday life. In this 90-minute workshop with the 92nd Street Y, we learned what causes conflict, adds fuel to an unquenchable fire and how to douse it. We discovered how to best prepare for and conduct difficult discussions so that you can engage in effective communication, reducing stress for the benefit of your children.

Facilitators: Shari Bornstein Esq. and Jenny Psaki, LMSW

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue

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Co-Parenting with Rosalind Sedacca

The Divorcierge and FamilyKind welcomed co-parenting expert, Rosalind Sedacca. Rosalind discussed many of the important issues that co-parents face when they tell their children about the divorce. She also addressed how to help children cope at this difficult time by reviewing the critical ways to address children’s fears and anxieties around the divorce process.

When: Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: FamilyKind, Primary Workspace, 26 Broadway

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Love, Loss and Divorce

In going through divorce we experience a loss of identity, security and our dreams of a “happily ever after.” This workshop with the 92nd Street Y focused on how to recognize the emotional turmoil surrounding a separation or end of a marriage, examined studies on grief, and discovered healthy coping skills.

Facilitator: Bess Steiger, LCSW

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue

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Park Slope Parent’s Workshop

Presented by Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney John Yacos

FamilyKind was pleased to join attorney John Yacos in a presentation to give parents an overview of legal aspects of divorce, custody, and child support. John Yacos, Esq., is a well-respected matrimonial and family law attorney with over 24 years of legal experience. John discussed the relevant law, the process and procedure of divorce, custody, child support, maintenance (alimony), equitable distribution, and division of property. Attendees also learned about the law’s provisions and its application in court.

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6 pm
Where: 111 Broadway, Suite 1805, NYC

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The Do-It-Yourself Divorce

Presented by Untied: The Thinking Woman’s Divorce Resource

Who says divorce has to break the bank? Whether you’re looking for financially savvy tricks to help you save during divorce or feel up to the task of representing yourself, come listen to experts — including FamilyKind’s Shari Bornstein, attorney and mediator — who can help guide you.

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Heights

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Co-Parenting Through Divorce: From One Home to Two

Presented with The Divorcierge

FamilyKind’s Stephen Shainbart, PhD, Psychologist, and Karen Bigman, Founder & President of The Divorcierge, discussed the challenges families face when children are moving from one home to two during divorce. We presented helpful strategies to reduce the tumult and help you co-parent effectively.

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017,  6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: 48 Wall Street

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Child-Centered Approach to Divorce and Separation

A panel discussion with FamilyKind and guidance counselors from NYC Public School MS 245. The program highlighted the importance of maintaining a child-centered view when experiencing divorce and separation.

When: April 22, 2013, 8:30 am
Where: The William O’Shea Campus Auditorium, 100 West 77th Street