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5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon Hero Walk

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County will hold its 5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon - Hero Walk on the Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie, NY - East approach), Saturday, April 30 to increase community education and action on bullying - an issue that affects people right here in the Hudson Valley.

Children frequently involved in bullying are at a significant risk of withdrawing from school activities, poor school performance, as well as suffering from various health problems such as anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties, suicide attempts and in some cases, even suicide completion.

Join with us to help end bullying. Create a team, join a team or just do it solo! Create your own page with your hero story or tell us why you are walking to end bullying. Bring your friends! #be_a_hero

Create or join a team or walk on your own. Register HERE!

Sponsorships are available HERE

Proceeds will support all aspects of the Center's Anti-Bullying Initiative that includes expanding prevention and response resources to effectively address bullying right here in the Hudson Valley. Together We Can End Bullying! Event Contact: Honey Minkowitz (845) 471-7213 ext. 211

Notice: This is a public community event, hero capes encouraged!

 

Divorce Mediation

Did you know that mediation is available for couples who are separating and divorcing, as well as for post-divorce issues?

Divorce mediation provides couples a forum to make decisions about every aspect of their divorce including:

-  child custody
-  child support
-  marital assets and debts including homes, retirement plans,
and many other topics that need to be decided. 

Mediation is a process where parties can have a conversation facilitated by impartial mediators who will not make decisions, but help parties talk about what's important to them, become clearer about options and goals, and understand each other's perspective whenever possible. When parties make decisions, those decisions are documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  Divorce mediation begins with a confidential consultation appointment for each party separately. To make your appointment, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 471-7213 ext. 209.

 

Family Mediation

My husband needs more care and our family disagrees about what type of care he needs.

Since our son is now in school, the parenting plan we made when he was a toddler needs to change. We argue when we try to talk about it.

Mediation is available for families facing disagreements about child custody/visitation, care of a loved one, and many other situations that families face and need to make decisions about. Mediation is voluntary and confidential.

Family mediators are professionally trained, are impartial and facilitate conversations between two or more family members so that they can get clearer about next steps, make decisions and understand the other's perspective whenever possible.

To find out more about family mediation, e-mail Leanne or call 471-7213 x 209.