Mark David Roseman
Mark David Roseman, Ph.D., CFLE is a child custody consultant, Certified Family Life Educator, mediator and expert speaker on contemporary family issues, particularly high conflict divorce, and co-parenting. Most notably, Dr. Roseman served as Assistant Director for Child Access Services (1999-2006) for the Children’s Rights Council in Washington, DC. where he closely assisted joint custody pioneer, David L. Levy, whose public advocacy and legislative testimony for joint custody led to shared parenting statutes in over 30 states.
Dr. Roseman is a divorced dad of three and founder and CEO of the Toby Center for Family Transitions, a comprehensive family service agency based in Florida and centered around the needs of families when parents choose to separate. The Toby Center genesis began during Roseman's doctoral research and was confirmed by his work with single, separated, divorced and never married parents. He found child outcomes are maximized when multiple social, therapeutic and court services can be provided through a wraparound service delivery mode. A Certified Family Life Educator, and Family Court Mediator, Dr. Roseman has worked with children and parents since 1998 when he became an advocate for joint custody. He worked closely with David L. Levy, Esq., cofounder and then President of the Children's Rights Council (CRC) in Washington, DC. From 2002 to 2008, Roseman served as Assistant Director for Child Access Services for the CRC, developing curriculum and training for the CRC national supervised visitation program. Dr. Roseman frequently quotes America's foremost pioneer in child psychiatry, Dr. Karl Menninger who stated that "What children see at home, they will do in society." With that philosophy in mind, he created The Toby Center with a focus that assisting parents to be more confident and satisfied, they will then see that their children will have a better opportunity to thrive. Dr. Roseman is a motivational speaker, and specialist on high conflict divorce, parental alienation, and co-parenting. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post Online, and is a former columnist for Knight Ridder Tribune (2002-2005) where his column, Family Matters was published in 400 newspapers. He believes that we have opportunity to break through trauma when we can find validation, and humor. He earned his Ph.D. in Family Studies from the Union Institute & University.