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 ...

Support NFRC – Our 11th Annual 5K for Families

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Join NFRC, Saturday, September 19th at the Columbia Lakefront, for the 11th annual 5K for Families! All ages are invited to participate in this 5K race, 1-mile walk and family fun day. Proceeds from the event will support NFRC’s sliding fee therapy programs, advocacy and outreach training programs. Thanks to event sponsors and community supporters like you, NFRC has been able to provide more than $90,000 in free and reduced counseling services.   In addition to the race and 1-mile walk, there will also be fa...