Our guidelines

Each Mindful Family Facebook group has been created for individuals who are committed to non-judgmental acceptance of others; whether or not you disagree with another member’s behavior or choices we ask that you keep your comments compassionate, supportive and helpful.  Posts that are mean, negative, racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive should be reported and will be deleted immediately.  Members will be given 1 chance to adjust their behavior but after a second offense they will be deleted from the group.

The Mindful Family is intended to be a place for giving and receiving; we ask that members set the intention to not only ask for support but to give it to others as well.

Your participation in any Mindful Family Facebook group is voluntarily and at your own risk. 

Informed Consent

While The Mindful Family site founder, Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker the basic services of The Mindful Family (aka personal development course, journal or forums) are not intended to replace one to one psychotherapy by a licensed professional. We are here to provide support, however if you feel that you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else you should go directly to your local emergency room or call 911. 

Confidentiality

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New York and New Jersey, Jennifer Bronsnick, is legally and ethically bound to protect your online, phone and in person counseling confidentiality, including the confidentiality of your records, which are stored and secured according to professional guidelines. However, if you choose to share personal information via journal posts or on Facebook, Jennifer Bronsnick or The Mindful Family,aka Mindful Mommy, LLC cannot be held liable for other members sharing the information.

There are limits to your confidentiality and privacy. State law requires that we must report to the local Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) any evidence of a child being abused or neglected. Similarly, if you tell me that you are going to kill yourself or someone else and have a plan, I am required by law to inform the police and the other person, and do anything else necessary to stop the suicide or murder.  (i.e. If you feel like you might kill someone please don’t share it here.)

Privacy

Your email address and personal information will never be shared with third parties. We never see your credit card information when you pay, which is processed through PayPal or Moonclerk. 

Caution: To protect your privacy, be conscious in how you store treatment-related emails and chat room transcripts. Make sure they are protected from unauthorized access by using and guarding your passwords. Consider deleting any emails (sent or received) or chat room transcripts that you do not want others to see, followed by emptying your trash or recycle bins. If you make hard copies of emails or chat transcripts, store them securely. Be aware that emails sent from a workplace computer are the property of the employer.

If you have any questions concerning online counseling confidentiality, security, or privacy issues, please contact me via email at Jennifer@themindfulfamily.com