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Effective Parenting During and After Divorce on Thursday, October 25, is first of new of community education series sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology for Greater Boston towns.

Boston (West Roxbury), MAOn Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 7-9 pm at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, experts will explore key aspects of successful parenting - both during and after a divorce, covering such topics as children’s experiences of divorce, challenges to children and parents, dealing with transitions, co-parenting, the effects of re-partnering, and more. This is the first in a new series, free and open to the public, is called Effective Parenting during and after Divorce: Professional Advice, Practical Solutions

“We have designed this series to help people deal with some of the most pressing issues facing today’s children and families, and are very happy to be able to offer the expertise of MSPP faculty members and guest speakers from other family and child oriented organizations,” says Margaret Hannah, executive director of MSPP’s Freedman Center, who says that MSPP has made a major commitment to finding solutions to the mental health needs of the community, especially the needs of children.

What: Effective Parenting During and After Divorce:
When: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 7-9 pm
Where: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 221 Rivermoor Street, West Roxbury, MA

Thursday’s program on divorce will use presentation, discussion, and handout materials in an interactive format that “we hopes will provide divorcing or divorced parents with an array of practical skills to effectively cope with one of the most difficult family transitions, says Hannah. 

Presenting this Thursday evening will be Dr. Sanford M. Portnoy, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Psychology and Divorce at t MSPP and Dr. Sharon Gordetsky, a forensic psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Tufts New England Medical Center.

Pre-registration is suggested. For more information and directions, go to or call 617-327-6777 x1295. The program that night is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Psychology and Divorce and the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at MSPP in affiliation with WarmLines Parent Resources.

Upcoming programs are as follows. Further details will be available in the next few weeks on

November 7, 2007
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Newton, MA

November 13, 2007
Talking to Teens about Drugs and Alcohol
West Roxbury, MA

January 23, 2008
Understanding Eating Disorders
Wellesley, MA

April 12, 2008
Dementia and the Affect on the Family
West Roxbury, MA

Updated 11/8/07

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