Mindfully Navigating Family Conflict
This program is available virtually everywhere. In-person presentations are offered in Florida only.
About 50% of all marriages today end in divorce. When parents separate it is one of the most significant events in the life of a child and other family members. Many children assume responsibility and guilt for the breakup, resulting in confusion, traumatic stress, and profound vulnerability to anxiety and other mental health conditions. However, with proper attention and a mindful approach, a family’s strengths can be mobilized to help children deal constructively with the resolution of parental conflict. This approach can protect children from lifelong trauma and allow them to thrive even in the face of challenging family conflict.
Mindfully Navigating Family Conflict is a presentation designed to deal with such family events. We equip the participants with ways to help the family and the children while remaining outside of the conflict.
This presentation is intended for school personnel, educators, administrators, and clinical counselors. It is designed to be effective and beneficial both as an online presentation and an in-person presentation. It is conducted by a presenter who is experienced in conducting psychoeducational group work and who has done extensive work in the field of family conflict and its impact on children’s well-being.
Ideally, this presentation is scheduled for 60 minutes, utilizing visuals and an in-depth description of tools and strategies relevant to the participants. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.
The presentation provides educators with practical tools and ideas of how to avoid being caught between estranged parents of their students, and how to help develop tools and demonstrate new ways to deal with such situations. Such tools include:
- Better understanding of the impact of family conflict on children’s well-being.
- Mindful strategies to reduce stress and chaos in the child’s environment.
- Create collaborative teamwork between the school system and the family system.
- Learn ways for the educators to self-care and protect themselves from the conflict.
School personnel, educators, administrators, and clinical counselors.
“Alona has been such a blessing to have during our PDD Days. She makes everyone feel comfortable and gives such amazing feedback. She truly listens when we give our opinions and stories.”
— Alex Hernandez, Lead High School Teacher
Coastal Middle and High School