Community Chat – Winds of Change: Parenting Consultant Issues During a Pandemic

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on what we’ve thought of as our Standard Operating Procedures. Join seasoned PC’s Andrea Niemi, Michael Goldfarb and Jen Joseph for a discussion of how the pandemic has affected the work of the Parenting Consultant, moderated by Jordan Hart. Questions, insights, and ideas all welcome.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions you may have throughout the presentation on August 21.

Facilitator: Jordan Hart


Michael Goldfarb, Andrea Neimi and Jen Joseph

Michael Goldfarb, Moxie Inc.

Michael Goldfarb, MSW, LICSW, holds a Masters of Social Work Degree from Augsburg College with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota where he majored in Social Work and Youth Studies. He is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Michael has over twenty-five years of experience working with children and families in a variety of public and private settings where he has consistently supported families in developing child-centered solutions as families faced significant challenges. Prior to joining Moxie, Michael held a position with Hennepin County Child Protection Service and Family Court where he provided Early Neutral Evaluation, Mediation, and Custody and Parenting Time Evaluations.

Michael specializes in assisting individuals and families involved in custody and parenting time disputes through Custody and Parenting Time Evaluations, Social Early Neutral Evaluation and Parenting Consulting services.

Andrea Neimi

Andrea has been an attorney since 1981. She spent many years working as a family law attorney, representing many individuals as they moved through family court. In addition she spent many years representing Guardians ad Litem (individuals who represent the child’s best interest in the courtroom) in juvenile court. She trained as a mediator in 1991 and since that time has added more ADR skills to her practice.

Today, Andrea limits her practice to family ADR. She believes that although the court process is absolutely necessary for some people, there are other ways to resolve the family conflict that arises in divorce and parentage proceedings. It is her goal to assist families as they restructure and resolve conflict.

Jennifer Joseph

Jennifer Joseph works with families to develop child-centered solutions to custody and parenting time issues through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes. Ms. Joseph’s background as an attorney and former Guardian ad Litem give her broad experience and perspective as she helps parents solve problems by keeping the focus on the best interests of the children.

Ms. Joseph graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, and has been in private practice since 2004. She served as a Guardian ad Litem in the First Judicial District from 2005-2010. In 2006, she completed mediation training, and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Supreme Court. Ms. Joseph is an active member of both the local and national chapters of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC, and AFCC-MN), and served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Custody Resolution Specialists

Location:  On line only

Prepay with Credit Card only.

Register early – we anticipate a full house.

AFCC-MN Members:  $10

Non-members:  $15

Students:  Free

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*On Line Only*

**There will be NO CE units for the Community Chats**