Community Chat – Beyond Conflict: Meeting Children’s Needs in the Time of COVID-19

Beyond Conflict: Meeting Children’s Needs in the Time of COVID-19 – Facilitated by Mindy Mitnick

An interactive online discussion facilitated by Mindy Mitnick.

Children are currently dealing with increased levels of uncertainty, anxiety, and isolation. MindyMitnick will talk about how children may be experiencing the world right now as well as things professionals working with families need to consider, such as the impact of having disruptions in routines, increased parental stress, and how not knowing when the world will be safe again impacts the well being of children. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation on April 17.


We are not presenting these topics as if we have the final answers.  The facilitator will share the facilitator’s perspective on the topic, but the format will allow others to raise concerns or suggestions.  We are in unchartered territory, and yet we, collectively, have the most expertise to come up with solutions.

The sign up will be the same as our lunch in learns:  for at least the first three conversations, they will be free to members, and $15 for non-members.  Feel free to get the word out to any non-members to join to get this benefit.  The program will be all remote.

I also want to share with you that the annual conference, which was going to focus on the intersection of culture and family court and would have required an interactive presence has been postponed from July 30, 2020 until either November or most likely cancelled and presented in July 2021.  More on that in a future communication.

The showing of the movie Angst which was going to be a combined program on April 1 at St. Thomas Law School is going to be rescheduled. We are exploring whether we should do that as a remote option or at a later date at St. Thomas Law School.