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Parenting Resources

Books for Parents

  • What About the Kids?, Judith S. Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee
  • Making Divorce Easier on Your Child, 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust, Nicholas Long, Ph.D., & Rex Forehand, Ph.D.
  • Moms’ House, Dad’s House: Making Shared Custody Work, Isolina Ricci
  • Helping Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way, M. Gary Neuman
  • The Good Divorce, Connie Ahrons
  • The 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting, Carolyn B. Ellis
  • Kids First, Kids First Center
  • Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work, Mimi Lyster

Books for Children

  • Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, Laurene and Marc Brown
  • Andrew’s Angry Words, Dorothea Lachner
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce, Sandra Levins
  • Two Homes, Claire Masurel

Mediation Training

Gillian Brady offers Mediation Training and business development for professionals interested in opening their own mediation practice.

NEW! If you are serious about becoming a Mediator and want to join forces with Finding Common Ground, please reach out to Gillian for more information.  We now offer Licensing opportunities to select individuals who have the ability and commitment to become professional Mediators. Together we can build the Mediation Movement and transform the way people resolve conflict. The mediation process at Finding Common Ground has been developed and improved for over 20 years.  Our mediation process is structured and comprehensive. We help people move through difficult life transitions with compassion and respect for their unique needs.

We also offer mediation training for those who would like to add mediation to their established practice or simply enhance their mediation skills.  Mediation training classes may be taken on an individual basis or for groups, by request.

Please call at (530) 756-2536 or email for more information:

Who Will Benefit

  • Family Law Attorneys who would like to add Mediation to their Practice
  • Mental Health Professionals who Mediate Custody and Parenting Plans
  • All Collaborative Law Team Members
  • Litigators who want to Enhance their Settlement Skills & Strategies

Master Mediation Skills

  • Understand the Stages of Mediation
  • Learn Impasse-Breaking Techniques
  • Identify Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation
  • Gain Comfort in Unique Mediation Situations
  • Enhance Settlement Tools and Strategies