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Wee Generation Project Grows as Rickshaw Bagworks Joins To Design, Manufacture Eco-Chic Baby Bag: Seventh Generation, Healthy Child Healthy World and babystyle Encourage Parents to Learn, Contribute and Win at http://www.weegeneration.com

BURLINGTON, Vt. (PRWEB) November 12, 2007

2008 Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Recipient Launches Family Court Appellate Project to Assist Low-Income New Yorkers


New York, NY (Vocus) November 18, 2008

Anya Emerson, a 2008 Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation , has begun a two-year project with the New York Legal Assistance Group that provides appellate representation for low-income New Yorkers and their children on appeals from the New York City Family Courts to the Appellate Division. Emerson, a graduate of Columbia Law School, comes to the fellowship after clerking for Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Through such appeals, Emerson aims to establish valuable legal precedent and improve implementation of legislative protections for low-income New Yorkers. Initially, Emerson will gain trial-level experience in the Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts. Subsequently she will represent domestic violence victims on appeal, help train other trial and appellate attorneys, and establish an appellate counsel electronic briefbank. Expanding access to appellate attorneys with experience in the area of domestic violence and establishing a culture of appeals in the Family Court is a goal of the fellowship and is consistent with goals of other Greenberg Traurig pro bono projects. Ultimately, Emerson will team up with major law firms in New York City to match pro bono appeals with attorneys.

Her work is made possible by the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation, which sponsors Equal Justice Works to support legal fellows across the country for the provision of pro bono legal services to community programs. These public interest law fellowships begin each September and run for two years. In addition to supporting them financially, the firm maintains an active relationship with the attorneys and many Greenberg Traurig lawyers perform pro bono work referred through these fellowships. Greenberg Traurig is currently sponsoring 19 fellowships.

Another fellow, Amy Roehl, continues to work with MFY Legal Services, Inc. Her project began when she received the fellowship in 2007. She is focused on bringing greater permanency to the lives of children being raised by their grandparents or other relatives by connecting families that provide kinship care with pro bono private attorneys who represent them in custody, guardianship and adoption matters in all five boroughs of New York City.

“Making an impact in Family Court, and improving the administration of justice for thousands of low-income New Yorkers who rely on this Court for the safety and security of their families are high priorities at our firm,” said Bill Silverman , leader of the Pro Bono Program in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office and a Shareholder in the litigation practice. “Our sustained commitment in the area of pro bono has led to the success of our fellowship program, as well as other endeavors such as our Family Court Legal Services Project.”

The Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation was established in 1999. Since then, Greenberg Traurig has sponsored, in whole or in part, more than 75 fellows who have worked on public interest projects in many of the communities in which the firm practices. Through Equal Justice Works, the Greenberg Traurig Fellowships offer salary and loan repayment assistance, a national training and leadership development program, and other forms of support.

The Family Court Legal Services Project is a separate pro bono program where attorneys from law firms and corporations provide advice and counsel during 30-minute one-on-one sessions to pro se litigants who come to Family Court on matters involving child support, visitation, custody, guardianship and paternity. Greenberg Traurig helped spearhead the New York City Family Court Legal Services Project, which provides low-income litigants in family court with free legal advice. Emerson will also participate in this Project and bring the family law experience she gains at NYLAG to the pro bono attorneys.

NYLAG is a not-for-profit law firm, founded in 1990, which provides free civil legal assistance to New York’s most at-risk, low-income populations. NYLAG focuses on direct legal services, advocacy through impact litigation, community legal education, and volunteer programs for attorneys, law graduates, and students.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1,800 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners.

For additional information, please visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.gtlaw.com.

Contacts:

Joey Kaiser

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

(212) 801-6983

kaiserj @ gtlaw.com

Katherine Ragsdale

Rubenstein Associates

212-843-8298

kragsdale @ rubenstein.com

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ChooseDirect Donates a Portion of Sales from ChooseHotTubsDirect.com to Help Runaway Teens through Project Christmas CAROL at the Covenant House California in Oakland


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 25, 2009

ChooseDirect loves giving, especially around the holidays. So when CEO Steve Barbarich heard about the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL (Care About Remembering Overlooked Lives), he decided to donate a portion of sales from his company’s e-commerce site, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, to bring aid to runaway teens and young adults who would otherwise obtain nothing this Christmas.

“I see homeless people on the streets of San Francisco every day, but it’s impossible to help them all” says Barbarich. “Giving to the Covenant House in Oakland is one way to get teens and young adults out of cardboard shelters, into warm beds and perhaps even receive a little joy this Christmas.”

One of Barbarich’s e-commerce sites, Choose Hot Tubs Direct.com, is no stranger to donating to worthy causes. For example, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com raised money for Hurricane Ike victims last October. In October of this year, he chose breast cancer as his charity, realizing California has some of the highest breast cancer rates in the nation. For the holiday season, he wanted to make life a little happier for homeless teens.

For the month of December, until today, Barbarich has allocated funds from Island Escape Spas sales to donate to the Covenant House California. In partnering with the center, Barbarich hopes to raise awareness about homelessness and the rise in runaway rates in the San Francisco metropolitan area, where his company, ChooseDirect, is based.

Though the Covenant House’s services are mostly for people 18-24, its policy is to accept every child who shows up at its doors. Since 1988, it has helped more than 145,000 homeless youth get off the streets and escape the physical and psychological abuse that either brought them there or plagues them as homeless people. The society’s mission is to “protect and safeguard all children of the street” with “absolute respect and unconditional love.” It offers street outreach and residential and supportive services. In addition, the organization has a hot line for teens in trouble, 1-800-999-9999 and a website, Nineline.org. The Covenant House California helps runaways and homeless young adults deal with suicidal ideations, drug and alcohol abuse, basic needs and anything else imaginable that these people face and from which they escape.

Giving to the Covenant House California is simple. Not only does it love in kind gifts such as food, personal hygiene products, business attire for job interviews and employment and footwear, among other items, but it also tremendously appreciates monetary donations. You can contribute securely on the Web, by phone at 1-866-268-3686 (1-866-COV-DOVE), or by mail by downloading a donation form and sending it to Covenant House California, Attn.: Development Department, 1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027.

San Francisco is often considered the homelessness capital of the world because of its mild climate and social programs providing cash benefits to the homeless. An estimated 7,000-10,000 people remain homeless in San Francisco, and the city spends approximately $ 200 million a year on programs aimed at helping the situation(1). According to the National Runaway Switchboard, California alone has 16,909 runaway children, teens and young adults. Truly a problem plaguing the Bay area, ChooseDirect has decided to take steps this year to combat the crisis by donating to the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL.

About ChooseHotTubsDirect.com:

The ChooseDirect factory direct model allows this new & unique company to bring the world high quality products at factory direct pricing. Since this e-commerce online retailer is involved with the product all the way down to the factory level, it cuts out many middlemen from the process and is able to offer better prices than the competitors. ChooseHotTubsDirect.com prides itself in having a large selection of hot tubs, portable spa & swim spas products, and with advanced factory coordination, they provide customers with a highly customized premium quality product. For more information about ChooseDirect, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com & for charity effort updates, please visit the ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Charity page.

1. “Homelessness in the United States.” Wikipedia. 20 December 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_the_United_States#San_Francisco. 23 December 2009.

CONTACT:

Diana Slampyak, Director of Community Outreach

diana(at)choosedirect(dot)com

ChooseDirect

767 Bryant St., Suite 201

San Francisco, CA 94107

415-618-0681

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Junior League of Tampa Provisional Class Project in Full Swing at Mary Lees House

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 5, 2010

Spring is shaping up to be a very busy season at Mary Lees House, thanks to the efforts of the 2009-2010 Provisional Class of The Junior League of Tampa.

The provisional class, made up of more than 145 women, has been working hard on a variety of projects to help support Mary Lees House and the non-profit agencies housed within it. Volunteer efforts kicked off last month when The Junior League of Tampas Sunshine Committee members delivered lunch and other goodies to recognize the hard work and dedication of the staff of Mary Lees House and its partner agencies.

The Provisionals have added an extra level of service not only to children and families but also to the employees who serve them, said Lisa Colen, Executive Director of Mary Lees House. Their energy and enthusiasm shine throughout this building and have certainly made our first year in service a memorable one.

Upcoming Tampa events include:

A book fair and literacy workshop from 10 a.m.-noon at the Town N Country Family Support and Resource Center on Saturday, March 6th
A work day to transform the front porch of Mary Lees House into a more welcoming, tranquil environment for children and families
A luncheon for The Junior League of Tampa Sustaining Members to learn more about the Guardian Ad Litem Program. This will be held at The Plaza on Harbor Island from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18th.
A literacy workshop from 10 a.m.-noon at the North Tampa Resource Center on Saturday, March 27th.
Celebrating Children: A Party at Mary Lees House, an event geared toward raising awareness of child abuse in the Tampa Bay area while giving children a chance to enjoy a fun-filled day with carnival activities on Saturday, April 24th.

Mary Lees House, a childrens protection and advocacy center that opened in late 2008, serves children who have been removed from their homes due to suspected cases of abuse and neglect. Instead of having to take the already-traumatized child to the doctor, then the police and then to court, Mary Lees House has all those services and more under one roof. Funding for The JLT provisional class to assist with Mary Lees House was secured through a generous donation from the Eckerd Family Foundation.

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Document Scanning Project Electronically Archives 80 Years Of Department Of Labor History


El Paso, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2010

DATAMARK, Inc., in partnership with an 8A federal contractor, was contracted by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DoL) to scan an estimated 2.5 million pages of paper records into digital image files for long term storage and retrieval.

The transformation from paper to electronic format supports retrieval by anyone who seeks access– including use in current legal interpretations, policy determinations, and legislative and program analyses–limited solely as required by applicable law.

Files requiring document scanning services included: manuals, maps, newspaper clippings, blueprints, interoffice memos, regulatory documents, faxes and forms. Documents were composed of various page sizes, paper weights, paper colors, and ink colors. Many documents were written in pencil or printed on thermal facsimile paper and onionskin, which made them difficult to scan using conventional scanners.

The files, some dating back to the 1930s, were extremely fragile and had to be handled with special care, said Ana Moreno, DATAMARK Project Manager. Despite the challenging scanning requirements, we were able to use several different types of high-speed and flatbed scanners to successfully capture archival-quality images, while keeping the original documents intact.

DATAMARK personnel prepared the paper records for conversion by removing pages from Acco-type fasteners, removed paper clips and staples, unfolded, oriented all pages up-right/read-right, and taped any tears to prevent damage from conversion equipment.

After the document scanning was completed, the images were encrypted and securely delivered to the Department of Labor through the DATAMARK online viewing system and by DVD.

Many files contained personally identifiable information and had to be protected utilizing security controls as defined by federal regulations and DoL policy. DATAMARK met the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1984 and complied with all NARA, FISMA, OMB, NIST and DoL security regulations. DATAMARK employed security controls to safeguard the data in accordance with applicable federal laws, directives, policies, regulations, standards, guidance, and established service level agreements.

Due to the nature of the information contained in the records, and to provide rapid accessibility by WHD employees to the records being converted, DATAMARK developed a tracking system that monitored the specific files logged in and out of WHD control. The tracking system included the ability to identify where the file and associated data was within the conversion process, identified all personnel performing services on the file, and provided confirmation that all processing phases had been completed.

DATAMARK maintained a minimum copying and indexing accuracy level of 99% per field quality based on a project average and was able to turnaround 60,000 documents per week. The entire project took one year to complete.

About Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

WHD, currently within the Employment Standards Administration, was established on June 25, 1938, by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The agency enforces federal labor laws on minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor, special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

About DATAMARK, Inc.

For over 20 years, DATAMARK, Inc. has been providing business process outsourcing solutions in the areas of document scanning and management, customer care, and Finance & Accounting to companies in the Freight & Transportation, Banking & Financial, Insurance, Manufacturing, Promotional Marketing & Fulfillment, Healthcare, and Government sectors. Based in the United States, DATAMARK manages a global workforce of over 2,000 employees to help companies reduce operating costs while improving productivity, flexibility, quality, and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.DATAMARK.net or call 1-800-477-1944.

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Studio Shed Embraces Youth-Operated Organic Garden Project as Long-Term Philanthropic Partner


Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 12, 2011

This past winter, Studio Shed – specializing in aesthetically pleasing, multifaceted backyard spaces – approached Boulder Countys Growing Gardens to explore the possibilities of a long-term relationship that directly supports Cultiva! which is Growing Gardens youth-operated organic garden project dedicated to fostering a connection to the environment through sustainable agriculture.

Studio Sheds philosophy living smarter rather than larger – shapes and sustains their relationships with employees, the community and customers. “Cultiva!s philosophy is to create positive change for the community, the environment, and youth. With a similar purpose, well work together to reduce our footprint and enhance our relationship with the earth and one another, not just for today, but for tomorrow as well”, said Studio Shed co-founder, Mike Koenig. “The Studio Shed donation is a symbol of our commitment to the venture and willingness to learn and grow…along with the plants.”

Growing Gardens is comprised of inspired people joining together to actively replenish their environment, their community and themselves. The Cultiva! program is designed to foster youth (age 11-19), through interpersonal and leadership skills, business and entrepreneurial strategies for profitable business growth, and the importance of giving to those in need.

Cultiva! participants plant and nurture a two acre plot and harvest the produce weekly to sell at the Boulder Farmer’s Market and donate to families in need. Over the course of the year, participants learn about planting, irrigation, tools and tool maintenance, and how to plan for the next season. The program introduces youth to beekeeping practices and maintaining hives throughout Boulder County. The program also includes greenhouse gardenings controlled environment that provides a growing climate year-round.

Cultiva! participants are encouraged to get involved with project administration, public relations, community education and service projects. Through Cultiva! youth learn to care for and protect the environment, learn how to operate a small business, and take part in a variety of activities which create positive change for the community, the environment, and the youth themselves.

Studio Sheds production facility is 100% solar-powered and every Studio Shed customer installation features a variety of green building materials; Studio Sheds dimensional lumber and Collins siding panels are FSC-certified, the aluminum-frame windows and metal siding are recyclable, all surfaces are Low-VOC paint, and the prefabricated structure is engineered with absolute minimum waste.

Just as it takes a community to raise a child, the following organizations have helped in the effort to raise this shed:


Brian Fuentes, Fuentes Design – assisted with the permitting process and drawings to the city of Boulder

Jonathan Smolens, Lopez Smolens Associates Foundation engineer

Ken Storm, Storm Design Build Installation General Contractor

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Project Night Night and San Francisco Giants Families Gather Together to Help Homeless Children in the Bay Area


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2011

On July 22, 2011 Project Night Night along with family members of the San Francisco Giants players, coaches and staff gathered together to assemble and deliver over 229 Night Night Packages to local homeless children in San Francisco. The group delivered the assembled Night Night Packages to Clara House, Child Protective Services, and Homeless Prenatal. San Francisco Giants pitcher, Matt Cain distributed many of the Night Night packages and met with the homeless children at Clara House. Night Night packages include a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal — all nestled inside a canvas tote bag.

Project Night Night is dedicated to providing children with the physical goods they need to be safe, secure, and ready to learn, said Kendra Stitt Robins, Founder and Executive Director of Project Night Night. We rely on the community to help us further the cause of caring for the children of the homeless community and were delighted that Mr. Cain, Mrs. Sabean, Mrs. Bochy and other family members of the San Francisco Giants have partnered with us to help us provide our Night Night Packages to more than 25,000 homeless children this year.

Amanda Sabean, wife of San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean, found out about Project Night Night while searching for local charities to support. She was so inspired and moved by the organization that it was very easy to convince her fellow SF Giants wives and their families to get involved.

In addition to Mrs. Sabean, Kim Bochy, wife of San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, Aimee Groeschner, wife of head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, Pitcher Matt Cain and his wife Chelsea, and Ashley Fontenot, wife of infielder Mike Fontenot delivered the Night Night Packages. Project Night Night offers a valuable service to the community by ensuring that homeless children are made to feel valued and comfortable during their homelessness, explained Mrs. Sabean.

Project Night Night is an innovative not-for-profit organization that annually equips 25,000 homeless children across the country with the basic nighttime essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued. While meeting the immediate needs of disadvantaged children, Project Night Night also sets a foundation for lasting change by providing meaningful, hands-on volunteer opportunities to thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations each year.

Help homeless children in your area by sponsoring a Night Night package http://www.projectnightnight.org/TypesofDonations.html, making a monetary donation http://www.projectnightnight.org/TypesofDonations.html, or volunteering http://www.projectnightnight.org/GetInvolved.html. Visit http://www.projectnightnight.org to learn more about getting involved with Project Night Night. Join us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/projectnightnight Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/projectnightx2

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Lakota Peoples Law Project Expects NPR Series to Reveal Destructive Cycle of Indian Child Welfare Act


Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2011

The Lakota Peoples Law Project is working to return children to their communities by developing Native services and reforming the Indian Child Welfare Act.

According to NPR Laura Sullivan is known for her investigative reporting on the plight of the countrys most disadvantaged people. NPR also lists Ms. Sullivan’s 2007 revelation of the widespread rape of Native American women on their reservations, committed largely by non-Native men. This tragic story took place, and continues to take place, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the Dakotas.

The Lakota Peoples Law Project (LPLP) has documented the theft and destruction of Indian children. Native children are being taken at an alarming rate. LPLP investigators and attorneys have found that the South Dakota Department of Social Services in a misguided attempt to help the children removes them from their families and places them in non-Indian households, foster-care settings, and state institutions for years. These children often experience sexual and emotional abuse, medical over-drugging, and inadequate education. According to LPLP lead attorney Daniel P. Sheehan, the current system is a failure. Mr. Sheehan’s research shows that South Dakota, is one of the worst offenders nationwide. Nearly two-thirds of children in state foster care in South Dakota are Native American. By age twenty, over 60% of these children are dead, homeless, or in prison.

Since 2005 The Lakota Peoples Law Project has been partnering with the Native American tribes of South Dakota. Through law, public policy, research, and education The Lakota Peoples Law Project is challenging the systemic injustices of the last 150 years and working for the renewal of Lakota culture and society

The Lakota Peoples Law Project is sponsored by the nonprofit Romero Institute of Santa Cruz, CA. The Romero Institute, named after slain human rights advocate, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, seeks to identify and disassemble structural sources of injustice and threats to the survival of our human family.

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Jill Jones-Soderman and The Family Resolution Center Launches Research Project Concerning Parental Alienation And International Child Abduction


Chester, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2011

According to Jill Jones-Soderman, The Family Resolution Center (Center) and The Foundation for the Child Victims of the Family Courts (Foundation) will be joining forces to provide therapeutic advocacy, mediation, family therapy, intensive evaluation services to parents and children. These organizations will join forces with other credible resources to provide a safety network to provide services on an ongoing basis for families and children in crisis.

Crises may stem from high conflict interaction in the home including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and the threat of child abduction, or even protection of the child from the abuse of the parent protesting “failure to enforce parental rights” to the child. In addition, the Foundation and Center will jointly participate in a new study on the effects of international parental child abduction of children and their targeted parents.

Parental child abduction is often the last step in a crisis that has been building or is apparent as a possible tactic when one parent is either an extreme alienator or an extreme abuser, insistent on having their” own way” with the child and the parent whom is seen as an interference.

Child abduction can be a tool of parental alienation as well as a sadistic attack on the parent meant to be thwarted. It can also be an attempt at rescuing a child at especially grave risk where the authorities have made incorrect decisions. Risk and diagnostic assessment are critical especially when the span of geographical territory that can easily be traversed requires hands across the country to communicate, act, support the necessary tactics to be implemented.

Family therapy and evaluation services are meant to prevent crimes and abuse against children that result in court intervention.

Jill Jones-Soderman, Executive Director of the two Foundations noted has a career that spans nearly 40 years as a therapist, forensic advocate in court analysis and case navigation. She states that “the family courts across the country often attempt to promote fairness and parenting equality without having the refined tools of analytic evaluation or time to experience more than a snapshot view of family interaction, orchestrated by attorneys and other court actors. Too often children are placed from the hands of the protective parent into the hands of the abuser because of a lack of in depth understanding of character pathology, serious mental disorders and the dynamics which defines parental alienation or the little discussed phenomenon of the child alienator.”

Dr. Monty N. Weinstein of the Family therapy Center of New York and Georgia and the Director of the National Parents Rights Association commented on Jones-Soderman, “Dr. Jill Jones-Soderman has been a friend and colleague for a number of years. I consider her to be one of the most brilliant analysts and court forensic strategists I have ever known. She has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the confidentiality of her patients and an ability to stand up for client’s rights under the most egregious court situations; a loyal friend and ally, fierce adversary, she is a force with which to contend.”

Jones-Soderman states, “It takes considerable time and skill to tease out who really has the best interest of the child at heart. When one parent is willing to subject children to repeated police enforced visitation, disruption of home life, school, friendships, extra curricular activities to enforce their rights, where a child repeatedly resists visitation, jumping to the conclusion that the child has been influenced,or brain washed appears simplistic and banal. These issues are extremely complex and subject to sensitive scrutiny and individualized understanding and detailed explanation. Domestic violence, physical, emotional, sexual abuse of children is often not recognized by the courts as anything but the unrelenting false claims of a disgruntled parent. Credibility is established by the view held by the judge of the client’s lawyer and representation of the client. or by the words of the court appointed evaluator, who may have their own agenda – namely to please the court and keep the referrals coming.”

The Foundation and Center concentrate in part in cases that include in which parents in court recognize what a destructive process in which they are both engaged and are subjecting their children to and decide to stop the ravages, dismiss the case and proceed to either therapy or a mediated divorce and long term parenting plan. Jones-Soderman commented, “Though this scenario occasionally occurs, more often than not children are treated as if they were no more than chattel; possessions of the state or of one or both parents to be parceled out like a pound of cold cuts.”

Most representative of this phenomenon is the trend toward international parental abduction of children. The distinction between child abduction and a parent or child running from an abusive, destructive relationship must be carefully understood as mistakes in this area, easily made are lethal and occur far too frequently.

According to the recently released resource guide on international parental child abduciton titled ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ written by Carolyn Ann Vlk and Peter Thomas Senese, it is estimated that there will be over 3,000 ‘reported’ and ‘unreported’ abduction cases in 2011. Confronting the issues of parental alienation and abuse associated with the threat of parental child abduction or the act of parental child abduction are priorities of both the Foundation and the Center as parental child abduction is a severe form of child abuse. International parental child abduction is a crime in under federal and every state law.

Child Advocate and author Peter Thomas Senese added, “I have known the Foundation and the Center along with its key individuals, including Jill Jones-Soderman, to be extraordinarily committed to assisting children targeted for abuse in the face of parental alienation. Ms. Jones-Soderman is a leading analyst and champion of children’s rights, who acts with thoughtful and prudent determination. The Foundation and Center’s work in the area of international parental child abduction re-entry is well known.”

The Family Resolution Center, LLC and The Foundation for the Child Victims of the Family Courts have extensive experience in evaluating and working with parents and children in and out of courts across the country in long term treatment or ongoing mediation and parent coordinator services. Knowledge of reliable, stable resources, our partners in various aspects of work – whether it be for referrals to professionals in different parts of the country or reaching out to professionals who have specialized knowledge is an invaluable tool.

The goal of all services is to preserve confidentiality of all clients, to support

the integrity, individuality and goals of all individuals and to advocate for clients in court circumstances as necessary. Children must be seen hear, believed and protected as must be the best interests of all parties with benefits of fairness and most current knowledge and research available to guide practice.

For more information, please visit The Family Resolution Center or The Foundation For The Child Victims Of The Family Court.

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Phoenix Home Remodeling Company, Republic West Remodeling, Begins Unique Outdoor Pavilion Project


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

Phoenix home remodeling company, Republic West Remodeling, announced it has begun development on an innovative outdoor pavilion project for a Phoenix clients family compound. The project is being constructed to enhance child safety around the swimming and provide an additional outdoor living area.

Many years ago, the projects homeowners had an unfenced swimming pool installed on their property. However, they need to improve the pools safety features to protect the 14 grandchildren who now regularly visit their home.

Rather than simply installing fencing around the pool area, the homeowners chose to also construct an outdoor pavilion. The pavilion extends across one edge of the pool area and provides a large outdoor room for eating, relaxing and entertaining.

The pavilion is enclosed with commercial-grade, seamless tempered glass. The facility is raised above the pool to allow full view of pool activities. To access the pool, users must enter through a gate in the pavilion. Steps proceed down from the pavilion to the pool area.

The project accomplishes the owners main goal of protecting children from accessing the pool without supervision. Plus, the pavilion provides an attractive outdoor living space that can serve additional purposes.

This outdoor pavilion is a great example of how we can translate a homeowners vision into a functional and beautiful space, said Jim Weisman, owner of Republic West Remodeling, a leading Phoenix home remodeling. Having previously completed a master bath suite project for this same homeowner, we were pleased to have been trusted to undertake the new outdoor living space project. Securing repeat business through excellent performance is the goal for all our client relationships.

About Republic West Remodeling

Republic West Remodeling is a leading specialist of home improvement in Phoenix, offers the highest quality home remodeling services including kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and outdoor living spaces. Jim Weisman founded the company in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. The belief from the beginning was that ethical standards, honest communication, quality work performed by company employees and a low key education and design driven sales approach was what the customer yearned for.

Republic West Remodeling is an operationally driven company that utilizes various disciplines, processes and procedures to help insure that it can deliver what is promised and is careful to only promise what it can control.

Learn more about Republic West Remodelings home remodeling services in Arizona and the Phoenix Metro area by visiting the companys website.

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