Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parents: It’s Not Too Soon to do Your Homework and Make a Game Plan
07/26/17

Transitions are always difficult for divorced families, as new schedules and obligations can disrupt mutually agreed-upon rules and practices. Just like summer break, the start […]

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How to Successfully Co-Parent This Summer
06/13/17

The school year is coming to a close, which means summer is right around the corner. This is an exciting time for the kids, but […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Provokes Questions About Holiday Visitation
05/23/17

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, visitation issues and scheduling can be a bit complicated for parents struggling through a divorce or who […]

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Five Steps You Can Take to Prevent Child Abuse
04/03/17

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and it should be everyone’s duty to educate themselves on the issue. In 2008, I was appointed by […]

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parents
01/04/17

With the start of the New Year, people across the nation are resolving to make changes that will improve their lives in 2017. Although studies […]

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Enjoy This Holiday Season Despite Your Divorce
12/05/16

Enjoy This Holiday Season Despite Your Divorce Divorces can be tough on families with children, but it is especially difficult during the holiday season. The […]

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DFCS and UI Springfield Collaborate to Create the Child Protection Training Academy
11/09/16

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is partnering with the University of Illinois Springfield to create an unprecedented new training program called the […]

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Illinois Hairdressers Trained to Recognize Domestic Abuse
11/02/16

In August of this year, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law mandating that hairdressers receive training to recognize signs […]

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“Polished Man” Campaign a Worthy Cause
10/24/16

Across social media this October, celebrities have been posting pictures of themselves with one fingernail painted as part of the “Polished Man” campaign. The movement […]

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The Brangelina Break-up
09/27/16

It’s been a tough year for Hollywood marriages, and now another celebrity partnership has come to an end. Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt […]

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