Podcasts & Interviews

How Divorced Parents Can Avoid Getting on Santa’s Naughty List with Shari Bornstein, Director of Parent Services at FamilyKind. Shari shares strategies and tips with FamilyKind 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.


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.

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.

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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

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.
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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
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Ackerman Institute for the Family

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Children’s Law Center

Family Divorce and Mediation Council

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Lawyers for Children

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

New York Peace Institute

New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program

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