SCHEDULE

of

Workshops for parents,

Groups for children and parents

Education for Parents and Professionals 

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FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

SEPARATION & DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS

for CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS
All programs are offered at Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 104 in Portland, ME unless otherwise indicated.
Group I
grades 1 - 3

Meets on Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:45pm

May 6 - June 10, 2014

Group II
grades 4 - 6

Meets on Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

May 6 - June 10, 2014

Group III
grades 7 - 9

Meets on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

May 6 - June 10, 2014

Group IV
grades 10 and above

Peer Facilitator Training - Any teens from separated/divorced families interested in co-facilitating younger children's support groups may go through a training session.  Please contact us if interested.  This group is FREE and no consent forms are required


To register your child(ren) for a group please call the Center. Both parents must provide written consent for their child to attend Groups I - III.
Course Fee: $60.00 / $45.00 per child if more than one child attends.
Financial assistance is available.


FOR PARENTS
All programs are offered at Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101 in Portland, ME unless otherwise indicated.

KIDS FIRST PROGRAM Meets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Portland (directions)

May 3, 2014; May 17, 2014; June 7, 2014; June 14, 2014; June 21, 2014; July 19, 2014

Course Fee: $60 

Register online.
Financial assistance is available for people unable to pay the full fee for a program.


KIDS FIRST PROGRAM Meets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Biddeford (directions)

  June 7       August 9

(location of program:  Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford)

Course Fee: $60

Register online


KIDS FIRST PROGRAM Meets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Farmington

  May 10       July 12

For more information call Children's Task Force at 207-778-6960

Course Fee: $60
(location of program: Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Farmington)

you cannot register online for the Farmington program

Print out registration form and send to:
Children's Task Force
113 Church Street
Farmington, ME 04936


KIDS FIRST PROGRAM Meets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Topsham (directions)

May 10       July 12

(location of program: Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham)

Course Fee: $60

Register online

Kids First is also offered in the following locations. Please call local numbers for current dates and registration information.

Augusta-Waterville-Skowhegan 859-1514
Belfast 338-2200 x109

Lewiston

Norway/South Paris

783-3990

333-6425


KIDS FIRST PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
This program will be offered in Portland, Biddeford and Lewiston. Please call 207-761-2709 for specific dates and times
Course Fee: $60    Register online.


NEXT STEP PROGRAM: PUTTING CONFLICT ASIDE
Meets for four consecutive weeks, 3 hours each week

  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

PORTLAND: Mondays, March 3 - March 24, 2014              6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

TOPSHAM:  (directions)

                  Mondays, April 28 - May 19, 2014                6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

                     

Course Fee: $180 per person   Register online


KIDS FIRST PROGRAM FOR STEPPARENTS
Meets Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (offfered every other month)

      June 14, 2014       August 9, 2014
Course Fee: $60.00 per person / $100.00 per couple   Register online.


SEPARATION, DIVORCE and DADS GROUP
Meets the first Tuesday evening of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please call 761-2709 for more information, or if you wish to be put on an email reminder list.
Course Fee: $10.00/session, collected at end of each session.


INTENSIVE CO-PARENTING EDUCATION (ICOPE, formerly knows as KIDS FIRST PROGRAM FOR PARENTS IN HIGH CONFLICT)
Meets for nine consecutive weeks. Parents must be court-ordered to attend this course by a judge or magistrate and parents must send a copy of the court order to the Center (Kids First Center, 222 St. John Street, Suite 101, Portland, Maine 04102) or (fax to 207-780-0059).  We will contact you once the court order is received.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

for PROFESSIONALS and/or PARENTS

All programs are offered at the Kids First Center
222 St. John Street  Suite 104  Portland ME (unless otherwise indicated)

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ZEALOUS ADVOCACY THE KIDS FIRST WAY

(for professionals only) (GAL credits available)

presenters: Jed French, Esq. & Pamela Waite, Esq.

Monday, April 28, 2014       7:00 - 8:30 pm

Unresolved parental conflict is detrimental to children of divorce and separation.  This workshop is designed for professionals and intended to provide attorneys with tools to help their clients understand the benefits and importance of learning how to co-parent, thereby advocating for a client who is putting his or her kids first.

FREE

 

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