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National Parents Organization
Press Release

May 11, 2017 

International Researchers to Present Shared Parenting Research at Conference
National Parents Organization to Co-Host Scientific Child Custody Event

BOSTON – The most renowned child development experts in the world will converge in less than three weeks in Boston at a landmark event to identify what’s best for children in post-divorce parenting arrangements. During the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017, nearly 50 scientists from 18 countries, ranging from China to Australia to the Middle East to Europe to North American, will have the opportunity to review 40 years of careful research by social scientists to examine whether children actually do better with a shared parenting arrangement in which the child spends ample time with each parent.

“Rarely does a scientific conference hold out the possibility of helping millions of children within a year or two at no cost to anyone, with just a slight change in the law,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, founder and chair of National Parents Organization. “For decades, our family courts have encouraged custody battles with the outcome of choosing one parent to have sole custody. Is it possible that this has been damaging to tens of millions of children, and that by restoring both parents to them they will do better in school, have less substance abuse, feel better about themselves and get in less trouble with the law? Finally, at this conference, we will apply science instead of guesswork in determining what is in the best interest of tens of millions of children.”

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National Parents Organization
Press Release

May 11, 2017 

International Researchers to Present Shared Parenting Research at Conference
National Parents Organization to Co-Host Scientific Child Custody Event

BOSTON – The most renowned child development experts in the world will converge in less than three weeks in Boston at a landmark event to identify what’s best for children in post-divorce parenting arrangements. During the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017, nearly 50 scientists from 18 countries, ranging from China to Australia to the Middle East to Europe to North American, will have the opportunity to review 40 years of careful research by social scientists to examine whether children actually do better with a shared parenting arrangement in which the child spends ample time with each parent.

“Rarely does a scientific conference hold out the possibility of helping millions of children within a year or two at no cost to anyone, with just a slight change in the law,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, founder and chair of National Parents Organization. “For decades, our family courts have encouraged custody battles with the outcome of choosing one parent to have sole custody. Is it possible that this has been damaging to tens of millions of children, and that by restoring both parents to them they will do better in school, have less substance abuse, feel better about themselves and get in less trouble with the law? Finally, at this conference, we will apply science instead of guesswork in determining what is in the best interest of tens of millions of children.”

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
MEDIA ALERT
April 19, 2017

MEDIA INVITATION
National Parents Organization cordially invites the media to attend the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017


WHO: National Parents Organization and the European-based International Council on Shared Parenting serve as hosts.

WHAT: The most renowned scholars in the world on post-divorce parenting arrangements will converge in Boston to present research results on how shared parenting after divorce or separation affects children. This could be a watershed moment, in which longstanding practices affecting millions of children could be questioned. The Conference Theme: “Shared Parenting Research: A Watershed in Understanding Children’s Best Interest?”

WHEN: May 29-30, 2017

WHERE: Westin Copley Place Hotel in downtown Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116.

WHY: Separated and divorced families have a serious impact on the welfare of children. “Millions of children have been assumed to do best in a sole custody arrangement. But this tradition was established by attorneys and judges with no training in child development and without empirical research,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, Founder and Board Chair of National Parents Organization.

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE
April 11, 2017

Kentucky Governor Signs Shared Parenting Law
Legislature Unanimously Approves New Law 


FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY – Kentucky Governor Bevin signed a family court reform bill into law on Monday, April 10, bringing Kentucky a step closer to making shared parenting in instances of divorce the norm in the state. 

The bill, House Bill 492, received unanimous support in both the House (voted 97-0) and Senate (38-0), signaling a long overdue change in our family court's approach to awarding custody in instances of divorce. The new law is also supported by an overwhelming amount of research showing it is in a child's best interest to have as close to equal time with both parents in instances of divorce, particularly early on in the process. 

“Children are now more likely to see both parents regularly after a divorce, which is a huge win for the children of Kentucky considering research consistently shows shared parenting is in the best interest of children when their parents divorce,” said Matt Hale, Chair of National Parents Organization of Kentucky. “Plus, parents are no longer in the high-conflict winner win all and loser lose all situation.”

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE
April 10, 2017

NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION COMMENDS LAWMAKERS FOR MOVING SHARED PARENTING FORWARD IN STATES INCLUDING NORTH DAKOTA, MISSOURI
BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION IN 25 STATES

Lawmakers across the country have the opportunity to advance children’s educational achievements, decrease their use of drugs, and improve their overall health and social adjustment without any cost to the taxpayer. All this can be accomplished by simply following the North Dakota Senate’s lead and passing shared parenting into law.

North Dakota’s Senate passed a bill last week that supports shared parenting and defines it as providing each parent with as close as 50 percent of the time as possible based on individual circumstances. The statute requires that, if a parent asks for shared parenting, the court must articulate in its decision the rationale for either awarding or denying the request. The bill now heads to the state’s House of Representatives.

Bills in 24 additional states embrace parental equality if both parents are fit and there has been no domestic violence. Shared parenting legislation has been introduced in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine,Maryland,  Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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