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A Happy Family
A Happy Family, by Jennieka Knight-Meade, age 10.
At courthouses around the state, children of court employees gathered on "Take Your Child To Work Day," April 28, to learn about the courts and see firsthand how their parents spend their day. At the Office of Court Administration, the children who assembled not only observed, they were given an assignment - to contribute artwork to a handbook that will be distributed statewide on the topic of families going through divorce. The children were asked to draw happy families, families going through divorce and pictures depicting anger.

"The Parent's Handbook" was compiled by the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program. The primary goal of the handbook is to remind parents that although the relationship with their spouse may be ending, they need to find an effective way to continue to be parents to their children. The handbook offers helpful tips for handling conflict, announcing a separation or divorce to a child and seeking professional help.

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