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Webinar – The New AFCC and APA Guidelines on Parenting Plan/Child Custody Evaluations
August 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Speakers Lawrence Jay Braunstein and April Harris-Britt explain what matrimonial lawyers need to know about the new AFCC Parenting Plan Guidelines and the soon to be released APA Parenting Plan Guidelines designed to help guide mental health professionals to gather and evaluate relevant information about the family, and formulate and communicate opinions that relate to the task of developing parenting plans and related court orders. The Guidelines have been overhauled to better ensure more just and equitable outcomes in parenting evaluations. With their combined years of experience and expertise in the field, you will walk away with a well-rounded understanding of the new guidelines set forth. This webinar will also be available On-Demand.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, JD is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, located in White Plains, New York where he practices in the areas of Matrimonial, Family and Collaborative Law and related civil and criminal litigation, with an expertise in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual and physical abuse. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association Child Custody Committee; Past Co-President of the AFCC-NY Chapter and a member of the AFCC National Conference Program Committee; and Vice President of the New York Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York where he teaches Child Abuse and Neglect, Collaborative Family Law and Modern Divorce Advocacy. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert who regularly lectures in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and abusive head trauma (shaken baby), child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology and trial procedures. Since 2007 he has been named as one of the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” as published in the New York Times Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section, and one of the top Twenty-Five “Super Lawyers” in the Westchester County, New York area. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”.
April Harris-Britt, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who maintains an active practice in NC and VA while also engaging in research and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Fielding Graduate University. In addition to providing child, adolescent, adult, and family therapy, Dr. Harris-Britt conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations and forensic evaluations. Specific areas of expertise include trauma and violence, adoption and attachment, medically fragile children, divorce transitions, ADHD and learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and multicultural issues. She is currently a member of the APA Working Group to Review the Scientific Literature for High Conflict Family Relationships and the APA Council of Representatives. She serves on the AFCC Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the AFCC Task Force on Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations. She is also a Co-Chair for the Coordinating Committee for the NC Chapter of AFCC.