Friday, October 20, 2006

A.C.T. - For the Children

Are you breaking up, separating or getting divorce and have children?

Want to know the best way YOU can be there for your children?

Consider what research has to offer.

  • An unmanaged divorce is the number one factor that contributes to a poor childhood (ongoing parental conflict is number 5)
  • Good Communication is the key to managing conflict.
  • All feelings are okay; all behaviors are not.
  • Keeping children out of the middle is something YOU can do something about.

What are the statistics in our community?

Until the twenty-first century, Staten Island's rates of divorce were below that of the national average. In fact, in 2000, they were half the national average and the second lowest in New York City.

In the 21st century, however, this statistic has changed. Staten Island divorce rates are on the rise by almost a full percentage point in 2003 and 2004. Many of these marriages involve children. A conference at the College of Staten Island identified many cultural factors that may contribute to the rise in divorce in our community

What other parents say about our A.C.T program...

The most significant idea taken from the program:

  • There is hope. you are NOT alone. there are strategies
  • Put your child's well-being above your own personal concerns
  • Remove your personal feelings and focus on your beautiful child and their feelings
  • Separate parenting from your marital role
  • Better understanding of the legal process
  • The situation could be worst and I have the ability to make it better
The NY Centertrainers are:
  • excellent at this program.
  • very nice, relating the information to different situations.
  • personable, encouraging people to talk.
  • responsive and able to provide concrete examples.

New York Center for Interpersonal Development is a certified parent education provider under the guidelines of the Parent Education Advisory Board of the State of New York

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