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Downstate Mini-Conference December 13, 2014

Save the Date Saturday, December 13, 2014 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Details to Follow … [Continue..]

Members Spotlight

Clare Piro on LookTV News.

Clare Piro on LookTV

Watch NYSCDM President Clare Piro explain divorce mediation and its benefits during her recent interview with Jesse Jackson … [Continue...]

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David Louis

School’s Open: It’s a Great Time to Learn and Teach!

School is back in session again, and it’s a perfect reminder that teaching and learning are lifetime activities. For the divorce mediator or collaborative divorce professional it’s a special opportunity to support couples in making important decisions by providing information that will assist … [Continue..]

Susan Ingram

Creating Daily “Listening Time” with Your Child

An article that recently appeared in HuffPost Parents entitled “The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child’s Day” triggered my own thoughts about supporting our children’s emotional well-being. The suggestions of the author, Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychology at Weill … [Continue..]

Jennifer Safian

il est urgent de ne rien faire! (It Is Urgent to Do Nothing!)

When I was in my late teens and early adulthood, I thought I had it “all figured out.” Who didn’t? But then when I did have doubts, I would become terribly upset because I HAD to make a decision quick! or else – of course – “the world would come to an end!” When I asked my grandfather, an “older … [Continue..]

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