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Eddie Stephens Appointed Director of Legal Education for Center for Child Counseling

Center for Child Counseling, Inc. is proud to announce that Eddie Stephens has been appointed the organization’s Director of Legal Education. Stephens, who has served as a Board Member of Center for Child Counseling since 2017 is a Board Certified Marital & Family Lawyer and is a partner at the Ward Damon Law Firm. He is past chair of the Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee where he developed the Family Law Section’s most successful CLE webinar series which was produced for ten years.

Stephens brings those talents to the Center for Child Counseling where he has already created 17 hours of accredited CLE and his team has recently committed to producing an additional 30 hours of accredited content via his monthly CLE Series “Stephens’ Squibs – Monthly Family Law CLE” through July 2022 and has a goal to generate $100,000 per year in revenue for the Center for Child Counseling. “This is a neat opportunity to provide service to the professional in a way that has a significant impact on the most vulnerable families in Florida. It also frees us from any bureaucratic restrictions and gives us complete creative control. This allows us to do things that have never been done before by any other CLE provider, which is a lot of fun.”

Center for Child Counseling’s CEO, Renée Layman, sees great value in the partnership and Stephen’s unique and innovative offerings. “Part of our commitment to childhood and family mental health is to help build a more trauma-informed community. This legal education series is a huge part of ensuring members of our legal, judicial, and corrections sectors work with children and families in a way that ensures they are not re-traumatized. The financial contribution is wonderful for the organization but we’re equally delighted that our message of hope and healing based on the latest scientific understanding of childhood brain development reaches every corner of our community.”

In addition, Stephens’ law partner, Caryn A. Stevens, has been appointed Vice-Chair of Legal Education for the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. “Caryn is an incredible attorney, and was a mental health professional in another life,” said Stephens, “Having her as my right hand has been instrumental to creating this content.” After several years of editing Stephens’ written case law summaries, Stevens is thrilled to be able to contribute monthly content to assist other Family Law professionals in a fun and innovative way, while also having a hand in raising funds for such an important agency.

Neither Stephens, nor any of the attorneys who work on this project receive any compensation whatsoever.

For more information on Stephens’ Squibs – Monthly Family Law CLE visit www.EddieStephens.com/CLE

The series for existing subscribers will continue through July 15, at which time they will need to re-subscribe to continue with their 2nd year of education. New subscribers are welcome to register at any time.

Episode 4 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – November 15, 2020
Episode 5 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – December 15, 2020
Episode 6 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – January 15, 2021
Episode 7 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – February 15, 2021
Episode 8 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – March 15, 2021
Episode 9 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – April 15, 2021
Episode 10 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – May 15, 2021
Episode 11 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – June 15, 2021
Episode 12 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – July 15, 2021
[END OF SUBSCIPTION YEAR 1]

Episode 13 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – August 15, 2021
Episode 14 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – September 15, 2021
Episode 15 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – October 15, 2021
3rd Annual Family Law Mental Health Summit – November 1, 2021
Episode 16 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – Nov 15, 2021
Episode 17 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – Dec 15, 2021
Episode 18 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – January 15, 2022
Episode 19 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – February 15, 2022
Episode 20 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – March 15, 2022
Episode 21 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – April 15, 2022
Episode 22 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – May 15, 2022
Episode 23 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – June 15, 2022
Episode 24 – Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE – July 15, 2022
[END OF SUBSCIPTION YEAR 2]

Background

Founded in 1999, Center for Child Counseling supports children, families, and caregivers through direct services focused on preventing and healing the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress, building positive relationships that buffer the impact of trauma. Research shows that toxic stress in childhood is directly linked to negative physical and mental health outcomes. Thousands of children in Palm Beach County experience stressful life events that will impact them for a lifetime without intervention. In 2019, Center for Child Counseling served over 3,800 children through six clinical programs and provided training for over 3,500 professionals, students, and caregivers to build adult capacity to meet the social-emotional needs of children.

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