Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and is internationally recognized as an authority in the field of children and divorce. She serves on the Sesame Street Board of Advisors and has addressed members of Congress and the White House staff at briefings as an invited expert on parenting and divorce. From 1984 to 2008, she held faculty positions in psychology and psychiatry at the University of Rochester and was a Senior Researcher at the Children's Institute in Rochester, New York. There, she co-founded A.C.T. For the Children (Assisting Children through Transition), a court-endorsed parent-education program. She also founded and directed the Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP). Her programs have earned widespread acclaim, including: a Program Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Lela Rowland Award from the National Mental Health Association, and citation as an exemplary program for children from several national organizations. CODIP has been selected as the model for programs adopted in Canada, Australia, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, and elsewhere around the world.