Family Transitions: Issues, Solutions and Policies Conference

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National Family Resiliency Center – In The News | Via The Maryland Social Worker On Oct. 23, 2015, the National Family Resiliency Center, Inc. (NFRC) co- sponsored a conference, Family Transitions: Issues, Solutions and Policies with the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Children, Families, and the Courts. The purpose of the conference was to address recent recommendations of the Maryland Commission for Child Custody, identify pressing issues facing children and pa...

NFRC’s Dine Out Fundraiser at Tino’s Italian Bistro

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Come out to Tino’s Italian Bistro in Columbia on Monday, March 1, 2016 to help support NFRC, the National Family Resiliency Center. Tino’s will donate 10% of all sales from lunch, dinner, drinks, and wine sales, (dine-in, carry-out, AND delivery) to NFRC. NFRC provides counseling and educational programs to help children and adults cope, heal and navigate thoruhg divorce and other family transitions. Funds raised will go towards our sliding-scale counseling services. No coupon or flyer is required! Check ou...

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 Families in Transition Conference at the University of Baltimore

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The National Family Resiliency Center (NFRC), founded and operating in Howard County since 1991 held a multi-disciplinary conference titled: Families in Transition: Issues, Solutions and Policies Conference on Friday October 23, 2015 at the University of Baltimore School of Law in collaboration with the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts. More than 200 people participated in the full-day event, including professionals from the legal/judicial, mental health, education, faith, gover...

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 ...