December 4, 2015
BOSTON — National Parents Organization is pleased to announce that its Founder and Board Chair, Dr. Ned Holstein, has been selected to speak at the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2015 in Bonn, Germany, Dec. 9-11.
The second annual conference, hosted by the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP), will feature research scientists and experts from the family professions and civil society throughout the world. The experts will gather at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI) in Bonn to present their research and discuss best practices for legislative and psycho-social implementation of shared parenting as a viable and beneficial solution for children whose parents are living apart.
Dr. Holstein, who serves on the Board of Directors of the ICSP, will present at 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, during a session titled, “Implementation of Shared Parenting in Different Legal Systems.” During his presentation, Dr. Holstein will share data on whether shared parenting undermines the legal concept of “best interest of the child,” as is often claimed by its opponents.
The ICSP defines shared parenting as equivalent, alternating care of children whose parents are living apart, and during its first International Conference on Shared Parenting in 2014, experts reached a consensus statement: “There is a consensus that shared parenting is a viable post-divorce parenting arrangement that is optimal to child development and well-being, including for children of high conflict parents.”
Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
A regular contributor to local and national media, Dr. Holstein is Founder and Chair of the Board of National Parents Organization. Dr. Holstein was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Working Group on Child Centered Family Law, and he was previously appointed by a Massachusetts Chief Justice to a task force charged with reviewing and revising the state’s child support guidelines.
A graduate of Harvard College, Holstein also earned a Master’s degree in psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His medical degree is from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he serves on the faculty.
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National Parents Organization, a charitable and educational 501 (c)(3) organization, seeks better lives for children through family law reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers after divorce or separation. The organization is focused on promoting shared parenting and preserving a child’s strong bond with both parents, which is critically important to their emotional, mental, and physical health. In 2014, National Parents Organization released the Shared Parenting Report Card, the first study to rank the states on child custody laws. Visit the National Parents Organization website at www.nationalparentsorganization.org.