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AFCC-MN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND SYSTEM CHANGE

AFCC-Minnesota wishes to express our sincere condolences and grief to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd, and all those who have been affected by his brutal and horrific murder by Minneapolis Police officers.  Tragically, Mr. Floyd’s death is simply one of the most recent, and visible, examples of a devastating failure of our society. It is unfortunate that Read more…

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Lunch & Learn: Impact of Opioids and Methamphetamine Epidemic on Family Law in Greater Minnesota

The opioid and methamphetamine epidemic effects all Minnesotans. Family courts and professionals are faced with the challenge of supporting families when addiction and use of these substances is an issue. Options and approaches to addressing these issues vary widely from outstate to Twin Cities metro communities. In this one-hour course, presenters will discuss how courts and professionals in their outstate counties work with families facing these challenging issues. Topics covered include impact of methamphetamine and opioid use on parenting, creating care plans for families at various stages of addiction or use in greater Minnesota, testing resources, supervision considerations, and how family professionals and courts can assist families in planning ahead for safety.

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Resources from Other Agencies

From time to time I hear about resources offered by other agencies that I think AFCC-MN members might be interested in. Today, perusing my inbox over morning coffee, I saw that Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health is offering a webinar on Talking to Kids about Race & Racism: Moving beyond “I Don’t See Color” Read more…

Invitation from the President of AFCC-MN

Hi folks, Just want to send a more personal note inviting all AFCC-MN members to join us for our fall half-day VIRTUAL conference next Friday, September 11, 2020, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. This year’s half-day conference focuses on mental health – specifically, mental health crises and how they can manifest in family court Read more…

Book Review: Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: 33 Coparenting Solutions

I just received an advance copy of the new publication, “Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: 33 Coparenting Solutions,” by John A Moran, PhD, Shawn McCall, PsyD, Esq., and Matthew Sullivan, PhD. It’s a practical resource for professionals as well as families who are dealing with situations in which a child is resisting or refusing to have Read more…