Tremors in the Universe - Shaking Up the Parkinson's Experience
April 28, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
As the Parkinson’s community continues to grow, so do the critical needs of individuals like Robert Baittie who are affected by the disease. This makes raising awareness and increasing participation in clinical trials vitally important. Robert will describe his personal, spiritual responses to this widespread illness. Events like Moving Day®, held in Chicago and in cities across the nation, contribute resources and funds that are needed for continuing research and care. In addition they inspire and bring together families, friends, and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Robert will describe the empowering, nationwide network of love and support this creates. Robert’s goal is to have his efforts bring hope and inspiration to people struggling with this disease and to their families
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Our goal is to share good ideas about helping all kinds of families handle the challenges and problems that are common in today’s world. We seek to help people heal, grow, and thrive in a culture in which marriage, parenting, and other family relationships are under great stress.
We will feature experts on a variety of family matters. Topics may include building and maintaining healthy relationships, family mediation, divorcing with minimal damage, strengthening marriages, LGBT families, forming and maintaining stepfamilies, single parents, creating constructive separation agreements, addiction, preventing or ending abuse, and other Family Matters.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).
Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.
Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.
Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.