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AFCC eNEWS - September 2009 |Save Money in Reno/Denver Call Deadline/Shared Parenting Research/An Educator's Guide

AFCC eNEWS – September 2009 / Save Money in Reno / Denver Call Deadline / Shared Parenting Research / An Educator’s Guide

VOL. 4 NO. 9

Save on Your Reno Registration

Registration fees increase after October 13, 2009

Register now for AFCC’s Regional Training Conference,Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children, November 5-7, 2009, and save! Registration rates increase after October 13, 2009. With hotel rooms as low as $99 and many airfares to Reno between $200-250, this conference fits a tight training budget while providing excellent content. For hotel reservations at the Peppermill, call (800) 282-2444 and provide the group code “AFCC09” in order to receive the special reduced rate.
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Reno conference online registration...

Win a 2-night stay at the Sheraton Denver Hotel!

AFCC is holding a raffle for a two night weekend stay in a standard room at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, the site of AFCC’s 47th Annual Conference, June 2-5, 2010. The certificate is valid until July 1, 2010, and is valued at $330. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase only at the AFCC Regional Training Conference in Reno. Tickets will be sold for $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at the publications table. The winning ticket will be drawn at the luncheon on Saturday. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit AFCC’s Scholarship Fund.

Don't Miss the Deadline for Denver Proposals

Submit your workshop proposal by October 5, 2009

AFCC’s 47th Annual Conference, Traversing the Trail of Alienation: Rocky Relationships, Mountains of Emotion, Mile High Conflict, will take place June 2-5, 2010, at the Sheraton Denver. Now is the time to finalize and submit your proposal. Submissions are due October 5, 2009. For more information or to submit a workshop proposal, choose one of the links below.
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Shared Parenting ‘hurting children’

by Ticky Fullerton, courtesy of Lateline-ABC News

The Federal Government of Australia is under growing pressure to change its shared parenting legislation, with a former judge criticizing the laws for not working in the interests of the child.

AFCC Members can also read "Legislating for Shared Parenting: Exploring Some Underlying Assumptions" by Jennifer E. McIntosh in the July 2009 issue of Family Court Review.

New Relationships Decrease Parental Stress

Courtesy of J.M. Craig Press, Inc.

Much research has been conducted on marital dissolution and the stress surrounding it. This study goes a step further to cast a wider net. The authors examined how people adjusted when they married, divorced, or cohabitated.



Top Ten Tips for Setting Up a Court Connected ADR Program

by David Levin, J.D.

David Levin, Director of Court Alternatives in the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shares his top ten tips for developing a new alternative dispute resolution program in the court.
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An Educator's Guide: Interacting with Separating, Divorcing, Never-Married Parents and their Children is a new AFCC publication written by a work group appointed by former AFCC President Hugh Starnes, chaired by Barbara Steinberg, Ph.D. This guide addresses not only how educators can recognize the challenges these children face, but how they can facilitate the parent's involvement in the children's education at a difficult time for the family. The Guide also provides information to help teachers identify how they can be most helpful to the families and courts without getting caught on the middle of the parents’ conflict. Family court professionals and the roles they play are defined, as well as the type of information they request from teachers or school administrators. This Guide is designed specifically for educators who will find it useful in navigating all aspects of the family law process.

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Collaborative Law: Opportunities, Challenges and Questions for the Future presented November 19-20, 2009, by Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, in cooperation with the Uniform Law Commission, American Bar Association-Section of Dispute Resolution, AFCC and IACP.



In California, Justice Takes a Day Off

Courtesy of

Starting September 16, the largest court system in the nation will be closing the doors of courthouses across the state one day each month.


Professional Mediator: A Distinction that Makes a Difference

by Jeff Kichaven, courtesy of

In April 2006, a remarkable thing happened at the Spring Conference of the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution in Atlanta. A distinguished lawyer unwittingly proved that the mediation profession has a spectacular future.


Conflict Resolution Day

October 15 is Conflict Resolution Day. Conceived in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution to promote the awareness and use of conflict resolution and to recognize the contributions of conflict resolvers; it has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday in October.
AFCC Regional Training Conference
AFCC Regional Training Conference

Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children
November 5-7, 2009
Peppermill Resort
Reno, Nevada

Attachment, Alienation and Access: Advanced Interventions for Parenting Coordinators
Arnold Shienvold, Ph.D.

September 30-October 1, 2009

Kansas City, Missouri
More information...
AFCC 47th Annual Conference Call for Presenters
AFCC 47th Annual Conference

Traversing the Trail of Alienation: Rocky Relationships, Mountains of Emotion, Mile High Conflict
June 2-5, 2010
Sheraton Denver
Denver, Colorado

AFCC Ninth Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations

October 28-30, 2010
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Cambridge/Boston, MA

AFCC 48th Annual Conference

June 1-4, 2011
Hilton Orlando Bonnet
Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida

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