Is an NFRC Group Right for You?

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Join a Group Today By Risa Garon, Co-Founder and Executive Director There is nothing like being with people who get you! And for single moms going through a family transition, it’s so nice to be with other women who understand! Yes, sometimes it helps to communicate online — you’re at home, in your sweats and you don’t need child care. Why bother with an in-person group? One reason is that a family transition can be very lonely. Many women say they feel isolated and stigmatized. The National Family Resili...

2nd Annual Maryland Day Social at White Oak Tavern

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We want to thank our advocates and local attorneys–particularly the Howard County Bar Association, for the enormous amount of support we receive. Please join us at the 2nd Annual Maryland Day Social, an event sponsored by the Bar Foundation of Howard County, providing an opportunity to meet new District Court Judge Lisa Broten, learn more about the Foundation, their interaction with other Howard County lawyers, and meet the new Howard County Bar Foundation fellows. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Nat...

Holiday Wishes for Parents in Transition

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Holidays evoke losses that go beyond a separation and divorce.  We all have picture perfect images of the ideal holidays that we imagine everyone else having.  Holidays trigger not only the loss of family as one may have known it, but other losses: jobs, moves, extended family, and friends. There are key factors to consider in handling the holidays that may help you to survive and feel like you did your best: What can you as a parent handle?  Be honest with yourself and how you feel.  Be honest with your childr...

NFRC’s Risa Garon on The Huffington Post

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Co-founder and Executive Director of NFRC, Risa Garon, writes frequently for The Huffington Post, offering advice, reflecting on client situations, and guiding parents through family transitions. In her most recent article, “Loneliness: The Sound of Silence,” Risa expounds upon the idea that children experience loneliness throughout and after the separation or divorce process. …What I learned from these honest individuals was that they experienced a profound loss. Not being with one parent, they ...