CPU CHILDREN & PARENTS UNITED
CPU's mission is to promote and improve child well-being by providing information and resources; to policy makers, legislators, practitioners and the public, resulting in enhanced relationships and reduced conflict for those children and parents navigating our current family law systems.
CPU has three cost-effective, practical, solution-based programs:
CPU Communication: Workshops and programs that promote improved interpersonal relating.
CPU Mediation: Solutions oriented intervention-experts to help resolve conflict disputes.
CPU Law: Provides legal advice, supports the mediation process, and oversees legal procedures.
CPU trains judges and legal practitioners to keep families OUT OF COURT.
Donations to the 501(c)(3) are tax deductible and 100% of monies raised help CPU fund charitable campaigns like The CODE.Donate Now
3 Steps to Beginning CPU Mediation
It’s as easy as 1-2-3
Step 1 Self Educate
Mediation provides a much more amicable and cost-effective alternative when relationships are ending with divorce or separation. Important decisions need to be made about the child(ren), financials, assets, and debts. Many people are not familiar with what mediation is, or how hiring one mediator is different than hiring two expensive attorneys.
CPU's experienced mediators can save you and your family from the horrors of the court system.
Step 2 Meet Mediator
A free no-obligation introductory dialogue with the mediator provides you an opportunity to assess whether you feel comfortable, and assured, the mediator can provide neutrality, attention to both parties equally, and has the skills to create an environment of trust and respect.
CPU mediators provide a pathway to conversation that ensures and empowers both parties needs will be met.
Step 3 Begin Mediation
Mediating the details of your divorce, separation, or post-decree issues can be done at a pace you are comfortable with.
No one is rushed through any steps or forced to make any decisions they are not clear about or not ready to make.
CPU mediators will guide you through the process to a satisfactory settlement for all parties.
WHO WE HELP
Parents & Children.
Husbands & Wives.
Families & Family Members.
Extended Family Members.
Partners, Ex-Partners, 2nd Husbands & Wives.
HOW WE HELP
Provide immediate relief for families stuck in the divorce trap with information, practical resources to keep families out of courtrooms and stop the blatant plundering of patrimony.
Take Actionwith CPU
Children and Parents United brings together a diverse group of people (volunteers, staff, partners, advisors) to meet the needs of individuals/families in crisis.
Join our campaign to advocate policies that support equal shared parenting; protect from parental alienation (as a form of domestic abuse); suicide prevention; personal & parenting effectiveness; & mental health support.
Come aboard and bring CPU into your own world – whether you want to raise awareness or put on your own fundraising event, there are plenty of ways you can help impact your own community.
The most straightforward way to help our life-saving services right now is to donate directly to CPU.
Right now, more people than ever need our services. By raising awareness of them, you’re helping more people find the help they need. Spread the word about our services, campaigns and fundraising events with your friends, family, neighbors, everyone!
Our Board Members
Greg Ellis, Founder of Monkey Toes Studio, is a published author, tv director, Annie Award nominated voice artist and Emmy Award® nominated actor. He has appeared in Oscar winning movies, directed Hollywood super-stars, produced and written television shows and commercials, performed leading roles on Broadway, voiced iconic cartoon characters and over 120 video games.
Andrew Bishop is Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of the Brave Road. He is an award-winning senior media executive and producer of film and television with decades of experience. Winner of the Strategy Innovation Awards, “Chief Strategy Officer of the Year” and an active National voting member of the Television Academy and Producers Guild of America.
Treasurer & Executive Director
Mike McCormick brings over 20 years of non-profit experience to CPU, serving in both board and executive capacities with several entities. His family law background resulted in numerous collaborations with policy makers and legislative bodies around the nation. McCormick appearances, articles and quotes have been carried by a diverse range of main stream media outlets.
Molly K Olson
Molly Olson is founder and co-founder of several organizations (Center for Parental Responsibility and Leading Women for Shared Parenting). Molly has a background in business consulting specializing in corporate inside sales start-ups, communication, conflict resolution, and sales training. In 2005 she became a MN Rule 114 court qualified mediator.