Kids First Center in the News


Community Television Network           October 8, 2013

Interview with Elizabeth Stout, Esq., Board Chair of Kids First Center, discussing upcoming fall conference, "Getting From "No Way" to "OK": Divorce Professionals Share Their Secrets for Successfully Working with Families in Conflict"

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Dr. Lisa Belisle radio show                    November 4, 2012

Family Transitions: Interview with attorney and Kids First board member Catherine Miller, former judge and mediation specialist Dana Cleaves, and Peg Libby of Kids First

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Community Television Network    August 15, 2012

Interview with Peg Libby discussing upcoming kids groups, as well as fall conference, "The Perils of Virtual Venom:  Latest Issues in Social Media and Electronic Discovery"

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Bowdoin Daily Sun             June 4, 2012

"MacEwan, Students, Research Effectiveness of Co-parenting Course for Contentious Divorces"

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Maine Sunday Telegram        May 20, 2012

"More Than $80,000 Raised for Kids First"  SOCIETY NOTEBOOK, Avery Yale Kamila

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Portland Press Herald           May 17, 2012

"Golden Retriever Puppy Steals Show at Kids First Gala Auction."  SOCIETY SNAPSHOTS, Avery Yale Kamila

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Peg Libby radio interview with Nassau Radio Group     October 2011

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Maine Sunday Telegram     July 10, 2011

"Domestic violence risk rises in divorce," article written by Elizabeth F. Stout, Vice President of Kids First Center

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Community Televison Network        January 5, 2011

"Parenting: A Community Resource."  Establishing a relationship with your child during separation and divorce.  Interview with Peg Libby.

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RaisingMaine Magazine      October 8, 2010

"Putting the Kids First: Local program helps parents reach an amicable divorce"

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Community Television Network      September 27, 2010

interview with Peg Libby discussing upcoming conference, "Trouble with Teens: Co-Parenting Challenges with Adolescent Brains"

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Lewiston Sun Journal, Advice column      January 20, 2010

"Dear Sun Spots:  In response to the mother looking for support groups for divorced dads,..."

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AFCC eNEWS, Vol. 4 No. 12       Dec. 2009

"ASK THE EXPERTS:  Ten Tips for Separated and Divorced Families for the Holidays" by Kids First Center

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Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinal        November 4, 2009

"Program aims to help separating parents to put "kids first"

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The Today Show      July 9, 2009

Hoda and Cathy Lee interview a panel of 9 teens (including Peter Stein from Portland Maine) about their views on divorce

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Portland Press Herald       July 8, 2009

"Children of Divorce: Maine teen to share his views on  TV"
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Community Television Network        July 6, 2009

interview with Terri DeCoster Grasso to discuss the Kids First Program for Stepparents

Watch video (starts at 5.20)        May 2009

"Keeping Kids First in Difficult Times"

Community Television Network      March 16, 2009
interview with Peg Libby to talk about our new book, "Kids First - What Kids Want Grown Ups to Know About Separation & Divorce"
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Maine Sunday Telegram      January 21, 2007
"Sunday Chat: Peg Libby
Helping Children Navigate Parents' Divorce"

Ten common questions and answers about separation, divorce, and the Kids First Center.

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The Current       August 4, 2005
" Scarborough 10-year-old racing for Kids First" by Ken Tatro      

Ten-year-old Robby Hall of Scarborough decides to run the 6.4 mile Beach to Beacon Road Race and raise hundreds of dollars for Kids First in the process.  Hall's parents are divorcing and he figured running the race as part of their team would be a good way to help the organization.

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Maine Women's Journal      Spring 2005
"Putting Kids First in Stepparenting"
by Terri DeCoster Grasso
Current research shows that more than half of all Americans today have been or will be in one or more stepfamilies during their lives. Most people entering remarriage with children have not educated themselves about life in a stepfamily.

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Maine Sunday Telegram, Sunday      March 27 2005
"Auction, festivities at historic West Mansion put Kids First"
by Natalie Brenner
The Kids First Center recently borrowed the West Mansion for an elegant evening of food, fun and auction bidding. Proceeds from the party, held in the historic Portland home of Marc and Noa Shinderman, will support the center's work with Maine's divorcing families and their children.

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Port City Life, September       October 2004
" Impact"
column by Marnelle K. Grumbach
For any married couple with children, divorce is more than just moving out and moving on. Children are all too often stuck in the middle, left to suffer great emotional loss, confusion and anger. The Kids First Center fills a gap in the social services available in Maine.
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