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...

Gracefully Weathering the Storms to Remain Child-Focused

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The Gifts of Hindsight and Being Equipped with the Right Tools This guest blog is from one of NFRC’s adult parent peer counselors. Her story is compelling and powerful, and out of respect for her family’s privacy, we will call her TC. When my daughter’s father and I separated, the first thing I did once I got my breath, was look at the statistics.  As an African-American child from a [now] single-parent family, they were dismal.  I made the decision then and there that since she had no input and no control ...

The Power of Empathy to Co-Parent

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The following is a guest blog from Cortland Jones, one the parent educators at NFRC’s monthly co-parenting seminars. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”  – Jimi Hendrix The power of love overcoming the love of power came to mind during a memorable conversation with a parent, inquiring how to best cope with a power struggle with the child’s other parent. The question included genuine disbelief, because no apparent conflict had been previously e...

3 Tips on Overcoming Relationship Challenges

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My name is Simone and I am a senior at Centennial High School. The National Family Resiliency Center (NFRC) has been a part of my life for over six years. I was a client after my mom and stepfather separated in 2008; later, I became a peer counselor. A peer counselor is an individual, who has had previous experience with a family transition, such as divorce or separation, and, with the help of counseling, has been able to work through many of the associated challenges. Peer counselors contribute to group sessions b...

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...