Mediation in the Community: What Is It and How Can It Help?


Mediation in the Community
What is it, and How Can it Help?

Tuesday, May 13 – 6-8:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Meeting Hall

123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201

By Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall – A,C,F to Jay Street – R to Court Street

All members of the public are invited to attend an informational lecture on the mediation process, and how mediation may be a better alternative than formal court or administrative proceedings.

Reservations are recommended

To Reserve a Seat or for More Information Contact:
Avery Eli Okin, Esq., CAE
e-mail: – phone: (718) 624-0675

A panel of experts including mediation practitioners, trainers and educators, and program administrators will explain how to avoid costly proceedings by mediating neighbor disputes, family matters, special education needs, attorney client disputes and even criminal cases:

Michele Kirschbaum, New York Peace Institute, Director of Programs
Barbara Odwak, Brooklyn Bar Association, Chair, Mediation Committee
Rebecca Price, US District Court, Manhattan, Mediation Supervisor

Light Refreshments will be served

This program is a joint presentation of the Brooklyn Bar Association, The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee, The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, and the Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Town Hall Series on Paid Sick Leave


Join the Hon. Letitia “Tish” James, NYC Public Advocate, the Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and representatives from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for a Town Hall to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities and rights under the Paid Sick Leave Law.

TIME: 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.


NEW YORK, NY 10007

Enter building from the 1 Centre Street North entrance.



Health & Harvest Fair: Saturday, Oct. 27th

The Health & Harvest Fair is a fun, family-oriented event that will provide good food, medical screenings, and healthy living resources to our neighbors in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights. There will be health screenings, local health practitioners, and resources to help you find healthy affordable food in your neighborhood.

There will be FREE food giveaways, FREE massages, cooking demos, martial arts and yoga, live music, a free-throw basketball competition and children’s games and activities. This a great opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors and meet local businesses and organizations committed to improving your health!

When: Saturday, October 27, 12-4 pm
Where: Underhill Ave. (between Sterling and St. Johns Place)

Please contact if you would like to help with outreach and invite your neighbors! OR if you would like to volunteer on the day-of-the-event.

FREE breast cancer screening

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center will be hosting a FREE breast cancer screening van at 256 Kingston Avenue next week on June 13th, from 10am-5pm

An appointment is necessary; please call 877-628-9090

Only women over 40 yrs old who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible.

Please see & share attached flyer in English and Spanish.

FREE Dental Screenings for Children

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Screening visit includes:

  • Short visual exam to identify any trouble spots in gums, teeth and mouth
  • Consultation with parents to answer questions; find out how to prevent oral disease and get tips on developing good habits for kids
  • Dental goody bag with toothbrush!
  • Raffle for a FREE Dental Sealant

Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center
100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Hours: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information: 718 260-4851

In Celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month

NYU College of Dentistry Offers Free Oral Health Screenings

The screenings will be available for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 8:30am to 7:00pm
  • Friday, September 23, 2011 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

The following services are available:

  • Free Dental Screenings
  • Vouchers for free oral examinations and polishing
  • Free oral cancer screening for adults
  • Vouchers for free dental sealants and free custom-made mouth guards for children 6-16 years of age
  • Free diabetes and blood pressure screenings
  • Special lecture “Diabetes and your oral health”

The NYU College of Dentistry is located at 345 East 24th Street (on the corner of 1st Avenue) in Manhattan. Please call (212) 998-9800 with any questions or concerns.

Health Insurance Opportunity

You may qualify for health insurance for FREE or at little cost for your entire family with the New York State sponsored Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus and Medicaid Managed Care health insurance programs from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Find out today if you qualify by calling 1(800)493.4647 or Ms. Lakisha Holland at 917.392.9375.

Peer-to-Peer Course

Some helpful information and classes on mental illness, a topic addressed at the last CHCA meeting:

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, nine-week, experience-based program for people with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery.

Taught by a team of trained “mentors” who are living healthy and productive lives with mental illness, participants will learn the tools needed to take control of their own wellness and recovery.

Class topics will include: understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination and relationship issues; how to identify telltale feelings, thoughts, behaviors or events that may warn of impending relapse; how to create your own “relapse prevention plan”; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.

Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Avenue
R Building, Room 3022

Start Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Contact NAMI East Flatbush at 718-512-5269 or email to register.

Space is limited (class capacity 15) so call today to register!

NAMI East Flatbush meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
395 Lennox Road (b/w New York Avenue & East 34th St)
Room 1B

NAMI Conexion meets the 2nd Monday of the month.

Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
R Building, Room 3022