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James Goeke, Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling

Jim has been in counseling and social services for most of his adult career. His years of work as a Children and Family Foster Care Counselor has given him first hand knowledge of how things can go wrong in families and what some things are that people can do to create a better life for their family. Jim has also worked extensively in vocational rehabilitation and spent several years doing substance abuse and clinical counseling. Jim has a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.

Faustine Judd, Masters in Adult Education

Faustine  is a Life Coach who has experience working with children and adolescents and their families in a psychiatric setting.  She facilitates [people learn through experience] workshops and classes that promote success in all aspects of life.  Her philosophy is that everyone is capable of creating the life they want to live if they learn the right tools and strategies, learn to embrace their failures as feedback [sometimes it is just changing your point of view], are willing to ask for help and collaboration, and take their power back in life by taking responsibility for their part in the creation of any situation they find themselves in. . . . and can forgive their self and others.  Faustine’s Masters is in Adult Education and she completed the Family Mediation course for the state of Florida in 2019.

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Yencris Baez,  Masters in Psychology


Yencris Baez is an Army Veteran, mother of four and a grandmother.  In 2002, Yencris began her career in the Training and Development field, guiding individuals to goal setting and personal growth.  She has worked with families and children providing safe and secure care while nurturing growth through creative play.  Yencris has completed over 100 hours of Early Childhood Education and Training with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  Yencris possesses a strong knowledge of the stages of emotional, cognitive, social and cultural development of children.  

With the addition of Yencris to our team, LifeAnew Resources now offers Classes in Spanish!

Yencris Baez,  Maestria en Psicologia 

Yencris Baez es una Veterana del U.S. Army.  Ella es madre de cuatro hijos y abuela.  En 2002, Yencris comenzó su carrera en el campo de Capacitación y Desarrollo, guíando a las personas a establecer metas y crecimiento personal.  Ella ha trabajado con familias y niños brindando atención segura y formando el crecimiento del niño a través del juego creativo.  Ella ha completado más de 100 horas de educación y capacitación en la primera infancia con la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias.  Yencris posee un fuerte conocimiento de las etapas del desarrollo emocional, cognitivo, social y cultural de los niños.

Con la incorporación de Yencris a nuestro equipo, ahora ofrecemos clases en español!

The Court required class, on Parenting and Family Stabilization, is an opportunity to review things you may already know about helping your family through the divorce process and possibly learn some strategies to help yourself and your children begin life anew, creating the life you choose to live.  We are here to share tools and offer support that can help everyone create an atmosphere where you Think CHILDREN First, supporting them to be creators of their own life and dreams while caring for yourself.  Self-care is important.  You must nourish yourself so you are able to share your love and strength with your children as you move forward together.
You will be introduced to recognizing your own self-talk and how it can make any situation more filled with conflict or can be directed to the benefit of your children and your peace of mind.  You will learn about taking your power back through techniques such as the use of “I” statements.
Your child is part of both you and your child’s other parent.  Your relationship with your child is permanent ----- so is the relationship they have with the other parent.  During the divorce process you will be planning not only for now but for co-parenting through graduations, celebrations of new jobs, marriage, births, and ongoing through events in your grandchildren’s lives.  This class is an opportunity to become introduced to strategies and resources you can use to help create a co-parenting process that works for your children and especially doesn’t make them feel like they have to choose one parent over another as these are some of the children who fare the worse in a divorce situation.


If you are looking for an on-line class, you can find that at

NOTE:  Check with your county court before you register for the online class.

There are counties in Florida that require you to take the Live Class.  Some of the counties are Pasco, Pinellas, Desoto, and Sarasota Counties.  Unless you have permission of the court in those counties, the court will not accept your certificate if you take it online.  

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