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July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month -- bringing attention to children's emotional needs when parents divorce or separate

Professionals are Joining Forces to Spread the Word

The second annual recognition of National Child-Centered Divorce Month will take place throughout July across the United States. Professionals who deal with divorce issues -- therapists, attorneys, mediators, coaches, educators, clergy and others – will be joining forces to share valuable parenting messages. One of the most significant is: Don’t make your child a pawn in your conflict. Instead, put your children's needs first when making decisions related to divorce or separation.

National Child-Centered Divorce Month was initiated by author Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. Sedacca has created a Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents and works closely with a broad group of therapists, attorneys, mediators, divorce coaches, educators, financial planners and other professionals who focus on creating the most positive and harmonious outcomes for families transitioning through divorce.

Sedacca is passionate about enlisting the nation’s legal, therapeutic and educational communities for one purpose: bringing a heightened awareness to parents about their responsibility to their children’s well-being before, during and after divorce. “We can never overemphasize how dramatically parental decisions about divorce can affect their children – for years – and often for a lifetime.”

National Child-Centered Divorce Month is listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events, the resource that all media turn to for planning timely news stories. Last weekend she was interviewed by a Washington DC publication for an article they will publish in July.

During Child-Centered Divorce Month Sedacca encourages divorce professionals around the nation to contact their local media with tips, advice, feature stories, case studies, press releases, articles and news of seminars, lectures and other special events on related topics. Here’s an opportunity to get media attention about an array of issues falling under the child-centered divorce umbrella – all instantly becoming news because of their timeliness during July.

Sedacca suggests that therapists, attorneys, mediators, educators and others also consider teaming up to create live events, teleseminars, TV and radio pitches, and other media queries. Divorce websites, ezine articles, blogs, discussion forums, Facebook and other social media sites are also excellent vehicles for getting the word out. Author of Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula, Cynthia Tiano Esq.’s website, is a wonderful resource through which the divorce community can discuss strategies for optimizing July’s media opportunities.

The goal, according to Sedacca, is to unite and then spread the word that “when parents divorce, their children need them more than ever. Don't let them down.”

For more information about Child-Centered Divorce Month in July contact Rosalind at or directly at 561 742-3537. Her new ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children -- with Love! is available at her website,, along with free articles, her blog, free ezine and many useful resources for parents transitioning through divorce and beyond.

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Comment by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT on June 17, 2008 at 2:01pm
Many thanks for your support Cynthia. I'd also like to create a contest around National Child-Centered Divorce Month. I'm playing around with some ideas regarding essay and/or video submissions about how parents achieved peaceful divorces and moved on to positive outcomes for everyone in the family. Let's dialog about this as a community and come up with some workable concepts we can launch. Any ideas?

Rosalind Sedacca, CCT
The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce
Comment by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on June 17, 2008 at 11:56am
What a great way to bring this important message to the world! Thanks so much Roz for doing this. I support all divorce professionals in building the momentum of the peaceful divorce movement during the month of July, for the children!

Any and all members who want to get their specific message around Child Centered Divorce Month out there to the other members please contact me and I'll send a broadcast message out!

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