NBC News interviewed Ackerman Institute President Lois Braverman on how to keep peace with family members at the holiday dinner table. Braverman shares her tips on what to do when heated political conversations and family gatherings collide. Watch the videos below:
This October, the Ackerman Institute for the Family held its tenth-annual Moving Families Forward Gala in support of the vital programs and services that the Institute provides for children and families in need.
Nearly 250 Ackerman supporters gathered at the Waldorf Astoria for a very special evening hosted by the Emmy Award-winning WPIX 11 news anchor, Tamsen Fadal. Guests were treated to a live-jazz cocktail reception in the Vanderbilt Room, and bid on luxury items donated by friends and supporters of the Ackerman Institute.
Alumni Lecture Recap: Between Pink & Blue: A Multidimensional Approach to Supporting Families of Gender Expansive Youth
Astin Brown, LCSW and Rebecca Ross, LCSW, members of the Gender and Family Project, presented the first lecture of this year’s Ackerman Alumni lecture series with Between Pink & Blue: A Multidimensional Approach to Supporting Families of Gender Expansive Youth. The October 7th lecture reviewed parental reactions to nonconforming gender developments of their children, posing that the parental mandates of protection and acceptance are problematized by the difference of gender norms between the child and the family, as well as the child and environment. Arnie Angerman, the new Alumni Association President began with a brief introduction and thanked the presenters in addition to Ackerman faculty member, David Kezur, LCSW for his work organizing the lecture.
Open to Ackerman Alumni and guests, this evening lecture series provides an opportunity for alumni to earn CEUs while strengthening their relationships a community of family therapists. Learn more about the Ackerman Alumni Association.
Join us on January 20th for our next lecture organized by the Ackerman Alumni Association, Critical Consciousness as a Foundational Structure for Healing Practices, presented by Rhea Almeida, PhD.
The Ackerman Institute for the Family welcomes new and returning students this week as we enter the 2016-2017 school year.
Students joined Ackerman faculty and staff members to celebrate the occasion at our annual Welcome Party hosted in the Institute’s Carol Maslow Conference Room. Following a welcome address from President and CEO, Lois Braverman, Director of Training, Lisa Lavelle, and Dean of Admissions, Walter Vega, new and familiar colleagues mingled with refreshments and acquainted with one another over an intimate sharing circle discussion. Guests enjoyed guided tours of the Ackerman building in advance of the upcoming training year.
On behalf of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, welcome students!
Via Broadway World:
Iconic performer, writer, artist and activist Mx Justin VivIan Bond will close out an epic yearlong retrospective of v’s 25 year career at Joe’s Pub at The Public with a new show called The Golden Age of Justin VivIan Bond, September 7-10 at 9:00PM, and a tribute concert, Trans/Art/Family: The VIVification of NYC, on September 11 at 8:00PM. The VIVification of NYC will be a celebration of Mx Bond as well as a benefit for two organizations – Participant, Inc and The Gender & Family Project.