Services for Kids
SEPARATION & DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS
FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Our children's support groups are facilitated by mental health professionals and provide a safe place for kids to explore their feelings and learn coping mechanisms with other kids who are in a situation similar to their own. Each group participates in activities that are appropriate for their age. Sessions are scheduled on Monday afternoons, once a week for six weeks.
For more information & to register, please fill out the
Parental Consent and Information Form
and we will contact you to schedule your child in the next available group.
Upcoming Children's Support Group dates:
Thursdays from 4:30-6pm, September 28 - Nov. 2, 2017
(Call for details: 207-761-2709)
A first-hand account of the Children's Support Group experience...
"A Day in the Life: Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Kids"
Blog Post by Mary M. Swann, Associate Director of Kids First, and Amy Reynolds, Group Facilitator
Many of you have expressed curiosity about what exactly goes on in the after-school support groups we run here at the Kids First Center. Parents frequently share with us how much their children looked forward to coming each week (after their initial reticence, which is common), and kids tell us how much we’ve helped them “get things out.” Read on to hear a first-hand account of this group experience from one of our wonderful group facilitators, Amy Reynolds.
"Thank you for all you do for children. They are the ones that seem to hurt the most & without your program it would be hard for any parent to ease the pain & answer questions without being bias(ed)." - Children's Support Group parent
"The group was very helpful. I really saw a difference in my child being able to express his feelings." - Children's Support Group parent
Take a peek into our Children's Support Groups...