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Register for Spring Half-Day on Transgender Youth

For more information or to REGISTER NOW! Be sure to sign up today for AFCC-MN’s Spring Half-Day conference:  Supporting transgender and gender diverse youth and their families: medical, social and legal considerations Professionals who work with families involved in legal matters are finding discussions and decisions around gender diversity and transgender youth surfacing more and Read more…

Registration Open for Custody Evaluation Training

Register Now for Virtual Training in April The collaboration between AFCC-MN and the Mediation Center continues! Registration is now open for the Custody Evaluation Training, starting April 20, 2022.  This is a comprehensive 43-hour course, which addresses everything from developing an evaluative protocol to addressing the complexities of the evaluation process. Karen Irvin and Jennifer Read more…

A message from the president

January 2022 I am delighted to announce that Mediation Center and the MN Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation courts are collaborating to provide the highest quality family ADR training for family professionals to improve the lives of MN children and families through conflict resolution.  Mediation Center has been a recognized leader in Read more…

ANNOUNCEMENT

Family Court Services is changing its name to Family Mediation and Evaluation. We are also moving from Hennepin County’s Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation to Health and Human Services. As of January 1, 2022, this is our new name and tagline: Family Mediation and EvaluationSupporting children’s well-being in custody and parenting time arrangements The change Read more…

Standpoint New Laws Trainings – Fall 2021

Standpoint’s annual New Laws training program is the most visible of their programs. It is a great source of up-to-date legal information to advocates and professionals.  New Laws effectively utilizes a “Train the Trainer” model, where critical information is provided to a core group of people who then disburse it in wider circles.   The first Read more…

Upcoming MNAPABA and Immigrant Law Center Galas

2021 MNAPABA Annual Gala (Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association)September 1, 5:30 p.m.Crave Rooftop, Downtown MinneapolisThis year’s theme is Uniting in the Face of Adversity, featuring keynote speaker Gia Vang, Sunrise Anchor at Kare 11.  Event details and sponsorship information are available on MNABA’s website.  25th Anniversary GalaImmigrant Law CenterOctober 19, 2021 (Virtual)Save the Datehttps://www.ilcm.org/events/25th-anniversary-virtual-gala/

How Do I Analyze Culture in Custody Disputes?

The Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) presents its annual conference The Intersection of Culture with Custody and Parenting Time Decisions in Family Court.   A week or so ago, we shared what the morning sessions of the conference would provide.  The last two learning objectives of the conference are: Explain how consideration of Read more…

Digging Deep Into Culture and Custody

The Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) presents its annual conference The Intersection of Culture with Custody and Parenting Time Decisions in Family Court.   The first two learning objectives of the conference are to define what culture means in the context of working with families and to examine one’s own beliefs Read more…

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