New Continuing Education Library Item, New Link and a Statewide Press Release

Continuing Education Library

One new library item has been added to our Continuing Education resource center.

  • Effects of Separation On Young Children: Implications for Family Court Decision Making
    A short paper by Peter Ernest Haiman, PhD on the effects of separation on young children: developing a secure bond, the pain of separation and how family courts need to be more responsive.
    filed under Families and Article


One new external link has been added to our Links page.

  • City of Tallahassee Family First Initiative
    Video of the 2015 Mayor's Summit on Children launching the Family First Initiative
    filed under Government

Press Release

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosted a charity golf tournament in Orlando, Florida. Following the event, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program reported on its success. Their press release is reproduced below.

Statewide GAL Foundation's Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament a Huge Success
by Thomasina Moore

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Press Release

The inaugural Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation's charity golf tournament was a huge success! This golf tournament was held in conjunction with the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program's annual Disabilities Training Conference and was presented by Akerman LLP.

It was a beautiful day at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando at Grande Lakes with weather that was ideal for the nearly full field. Golfers were greeted with gift bags and enjoyed breakfast while being matched with their caddies. During the round, the golfers were treated to beverages by Orange Blossom Brewing Company, contests from Dixon Golf and each foursome had their photo taken by 4Generations.

After golf, everyone moved to the clubhouse for an awards luncheon where the winning team, Community Based Care of Central Florida, was presented with prizes from SeaWorld. At the luncheon, the Program's Executive Director, Alan Abramowitz, praised the advocacy efforts of both volunteers and pro bono attorneys on behalf of dependent children.

Before and during lunch there was significant interest in the raffle baskets with prizes donated by Total Wine & More, Corona Cigar Company, Jacksonville Jaguars, Harley-Davidson, the crowd favorite Orlando City Soccer Club and more.

In total, the tournament raised over $20,000 in sponsorships, with Akerman being joined by Sunshine Health, the Law Offices of Moore and Moore and the Law Offices of Mary K. Wimsett. In addition, there was a generous $12,500 worth of in-kind donations made.

Special thanks to Kelly Razzano, the volunteers from the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County Bar Association for their invaluable support.

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