I am proud to announced that the Center for Child Counseling is hosting their 1st Annual Family Law Mental Health Summit at the Kelsey Theater (Lake Park, Florida) in January 2019.
All the details are currently be working out, but we expect it to be 5.0 CLE hours.
The focus of the summit will be to educate family law attorneys on current mental health issues and create a trauma informed legal community. The primary focus this year will be the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) on children in a family law case.
100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Center for Child Counseling for which I have the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors. The Center for Child Counseling is dedicated to helping children who have suffered from trauma, and creating a trauma informed community.
To increase the success of this fundraiser we are looking for sponsors to help underwrite the cost of facilities, lunch and snacks. We have set the sponsorship level at a tax deductible contribution of $500 which will include being in all materials, a big shout out at the event, and one full registration. For $750 you can be a “lunch sponsor”, set up a table if you want and address the participants for a few minutes before lunch. Full disclosure, registration is estimated to be $200 early bird, $250 regular. We are keeping the registration costs low to encourage attendance and at the same time providing a meaningful CLE with lunch.
Now more than ever, we have to remove the stigma associated with mental health problems so we have a healthier society. I believe this will be a great CLE and will benefit a great CAUSE, and hope you will help support my next “big” project.
Click here to make donation (be sure to email be receipt) or mail me a check payable to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc to me at c/o Eddie Stephens, 4420 Beacon Circle, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Thank you for your consideration!
Current sponsors (as of 6/26/2018):
Family Law Software (Lunch Sponsor)
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
The Kelsey Theater/Brewhouse Gallery
Marten Law, PA
Roderick C. Moe, CPA, PA (Lunch Sponsor)
Ward Damon, PL
The conference sounds great.
In addition to being an attorney and Family Mediator, I will be graduating next month from Nova with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Are you looking for speakers/presenters at the conference?
Are you looking for panelists and/or speakers?
I’m a practicing attorney and Marriage and Family Therapist. I’d love to be able to provide my insight to fellow attorneys regarding my work as a PC and as a GAL.
Rebecca Amster, Esq., M.S. Family Law Attorney Marriage and Family Therapist
I have a lot of experience in this and would love to be a contributor if possible, to the 5.0 hour 1st Annual Family Law Mental Health Summit. Is there anything I can do to help? I was the first attorney on Dr. Ilene Gerberâs pilot project to become a trained GAL back in 1984 in Palm Beach County and on the very first board of the Center for Children in Crisis, which was the private agency that preceded the Child Protection Team. I served on that Team for five years with Judge Mary Lupo before CPT was formed. We were the ones who established the protocol of one child, one videotaped interview. I have watched with interest all of the TED talks on ACE and now regularly handle dependency cases.
If there is anything I can contribute, I would love to do so. I have also had the pleasure of working with psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals for more than 30 years now.