Creative Response to Families and Conflict

Breaking up together:
Keeping the Family Together In Marital Conflict

Marital conflicts, separation and divorce can drive families apart, but it does not have to be that way. In fact,, CRC believes that with some work, families can actually come together during these difficult situations. Coming together as a family in conflict can happen with mediation. Mediation is a process where a trained mediator fairly intervenes on the behalf of both people or parties involved to fairly bring about reconciliation, compromise or settlement. Mediation is a short-term process in which more often than not leads to: improved relations; healthier family dynamics and new skills for managing roles and responsibilities.

CRC created Creative Response to Families and Conflict (CRFC) because couples and children need to feel positive about their situation when they begin to transition into separation or divorce. Unlike lawyers, who are sometimes adversarial, meditators bring about peaceful change in family dynamics. CRFC is located in the tranquil retreat center of Shadowcliff in Nyack, New York. At Shadowcliff, CRFC offers a safe space for mediation, confrontation, argument, strong emotion and discussion of uncomfortable subject matter. We offer several programs to help both individuals come back together peacefully, separate or divorce peacefully and/ or help the children in the family find their voice and heal during transition as well.

CRFC Programs:

  • Couples Mediation
  • Mediation for Couples Separating
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Parenting through Separation and Divorce
  • Financial Workshops relating to Separation and Divorce
  • Career Counseling relating to Separation and Divorce
If you are interested in how CRFC can support your transition with any or all of the programs listed above, please contact CRC at: 845-353-1796 or

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