DIVORCE: The Rippling Effect

RVA Parents Forum Series Addresses Parenting through Divorce

divorceOver 1 million children will see their parents divorce this year, and 50% will experience this life-changing event before turning 18.  At any age, the break up of their parents can leave kids feeling sad, angry, and deeply hurt. Often, the rippling effects of the split can impact the entire family.

How can parents provide emotional stability and guidance through this difficult transition? What are the best ways to co-parent through the adjustment to ensure healthy relationships with both parents? How can custody matters be resolved in the best interest of the entire family?

Divorce: The Rippling Effect is the next topic being presented at the RVA Parents Forum Series on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond- Short Pump location.

The panel of speakers includes Jill A.F. Gasper, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families of divorce. Dr. Gasper is also trained in the collaborative divorce model, serving as a Child Specialist and Divorce Coach.

Lynne B. Einhaus, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Collaborative Divorce Coach.

Julie Cillo, Family Law Attorney with Hall & Hall and Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

“Divorce is undeniably a difficult process for all, but research and experience have taught us that much of children’s distress can be mitigated by two parents who make the choice to put their children first and develop a cooperative co-parenting relationship,” said Dr. Gasper.

Commonwealth Parenting is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Richmond by presenting theRVA Parents Forum Series, bringing together experts and family educators with parents to address challenging issues ranging fromBullyingAlcoholDrugs, and Sex… to DivorceTechnology and Stress.

The RVA Parents Forum Series is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump location, 2200 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  The 6-part series kicked off October 14, 2014 and will run through April 14, 2015. Cost is $30 and includes dinner, class, parenting experts, and interactive Q&A session. Babysitting is available, reservations required. Please call 804-545-1272.