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Second Annual AFCC-MN Movie Night featuring a special toast and the Showing of Angst

Join us for a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary Angst June 2, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Virtual Reception, Networking and Facilitated discussion of the film is included. Angst – This IndieFlix Original documentary is designed to raise awareness around anxiety and includes interview with kids, teens, educators, experts and a Read more…


Minnesota’s AFCC Chapter gains 9 new members in April and wins the international chapter membership challenge.  We entered the last month’5 new members ahead of California.  California had a great month of April and added 10 new members.  We added 9!  Thanks to all of the hard work of our membership committee chaired by Emilee Read more…

Upcoming Events

Community Chat – We Got This: How Hennepin County Family Court Services Is Meeting the Challenge in the Time of COVID

Within the span of a few days in March, Hennepin County Family Court Services went from providing families in-person ADR and evaluative services to not knowing how or when we would return to the Family Justice Center. With innovation and creativity, Family Court Services has adapted to the rapidly changing times, and we are providing our full range of services, albeit remotely. Kate, Jason and Zak will give an overview of how FCS has continued to offer assistance to families, what has worked well, and what ongoing challenges the department faces. Our goal is both to provide some ideas on what to expect when our services are required and to give some guidance to professionals who might be having difficulty navigating this unprecedented time. This will be an opportunity to ask questions you may have. will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation on May 29.

Community Chat – Bridging Corona Conflict: Applying the Bridging Class Techniques to Pandemics

Joe and Lori will describe the impact of COVID-19 on reunification therapy and the Bridging Parental Conflict Class. The discussion will focus on surprises and challenges brought about by the pandemic.

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We Got This: How Hennepin County Family Court Services Is Meeting the Challenge in the Time of COVID

Like every other agency, Hennepin County Family Court Services regular routine and structure were altered considerably with the onset of COVID-19. Within a matter of days, calendars for both staff and families which had been set, sometimes months in advance, were suddenly wiped clear. In person services across the board were suspended, and serious questions Read more…

That’s Not What I Meant To Say: Understanding Your Role and Responsibility in Effective Communication

We know all too well how parents’ communications go poorly when the parties are in conflict and litigation, especially when kids must stay home from school while parents are either working from home or not working at all.  But what about when professionals’ communications go poorly as well? We are going to look at how attorneys/professionals Read more…

AFCC-MN Conference – Best Practices for Quickly Taking Your Family Law Neutral Work Online

The need for neutral support in families seems to be increasing during these challenging times.  Providers must rapidly shift to delivering this work in a remote setting.  Join us for this remote session to learn how to ethically and effectively conduct your neutral work virtually. Presenters will discuss best practices on a broad range of Read more…