Programs & Events

Past Events

The Future of Custodial Evaluations

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...

We Don’t Split The Baby, So Why Should We Split The Time?

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,...

Voice Does Not Equal Choice

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?

Shared Parenting and Young Children: The Conundrum

Guest Speakers

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)

Interviewing Children in Family Law Disputes

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.

Why Can’t Parents Play Well in the Sandbox?

Relocation and Parental Gatekeeping: Forensic Models and Practical Applications
Parenting Coordination: The Hope and the Reality – Ethical and Practical Issues
Panel Discussion: Post-Judgment Custody Crises – Legal and Mental Health issues

Domestic Violence Update: Where We Were, Where We Are Now, and the Work Ahead

This dynamic, interdisciplinary training conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the fields of mental health, substance abuse, social/legal advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, prevention, and the judiciary to offer in-depth presentations on the history of domestic violence in our culture, our current state of knowledge, and suggestions for furthering our understanding and improving advocacy in circumstances of family violence. 

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