About the New York AFCC Chapter
New York AFCC Chapter is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. The New York AFCC Chapter promotes a collaborative approach to serving the needs of children among those who work in and with family law systems, encouraging education, research and innovation and identifying best practices.
A justice system in which all professionals work collaboratively through education, support, and access to services to achieve the best possible outcome for children and families.
- Collaboration and respect among professions and disciplines
- Learning through inquiry, discussion and debate
- Innovation in addressing the needs of families and children in conflict
- Empowering families to resolve conflict and make decisions about their future
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AFCC-NY Past Events
Mask or No Mask: A critical look at post-pandemic issues surrounding families, children and those of us working in this field.
Friday, March 31, 2023 9:00 A.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Begins 8:15 A.M. 5 CE Credits 5 CLE Credits AFCC-NY Association of...
Free Virtual Program Wednesday June 29, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2 CLE Credits 2 CE Credits AFCC-NY Association of Family and Conciliation Courts New York Chapter Co-Sponsored by Appellate Division, Second Department, Attorneys for Children Program Presents The...
AFCC-NY Association of Family and Conciliation Courts New York Chapter with Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division,...
AFCC-NY Association of Family and Conciliation Courts New York Chapter with...
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VIRTUAL PROGRAM 1.5 CLE Credits AFCC-NY: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts NEW YORK CHAPTER State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Judicial Department Honorable Alan D. Scheinkman,...
Navigating Complex Child Custody Issues With An ‘Empowered’ Generation: How Can Lawyers, Mental Health Professionals, and Judges Listen to the Child, While Also Protecting the Child’s Best Interests and Parental Rights?
Controversial Medical and Religious Decision-Making: The Role of Forensics, Government, Parents & Courts
Monday, June 3rd 2019 6:15 Pm – 8:15 pm New York City Bar Association 42 W 44th St New York, NY 10036 Guest Speakers: Lisa Colin, Esq. Attorney Representing Parents and Children Rodrigo A. Pizarro, MD Child, Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry Honorable Michael Katz...
The Spectrum of Parental Alienation and Estrangement: Challenges for Mental Health Professionals, Attorneys and the Court
Guest Speakers: Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D, Bernice H. Schaul, Ph.D., Jane Schreiber, Esq., Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq., Susan L. Bender, Esq. (Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP) & Honorable Jacqueline W. Silbermann
Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D, M.S.L., Steve Demby, Ph.D, Erica Willheim, Ph.D, Bonnie E. Rabin, Esq. (Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP) & Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine (Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters in Supreme Court, Kings County)
This workshop examines how the child’s voice is considered in different family law dispute resolution processes, the risks and benefits of involving children, factors affecting the reliability of children’s input, and offers a developmentally based protocol for interviewing children.