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January 2013 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,      

Kids First will be ringing in the 2013 New Year by starting up a new round of our after school Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Children & Adolescents. There is still some space available in these groups, so please get in touch with us soon to get your child enrolled. These groups offer a much needed neutral setting for kids of all ages to spend structured time with peers who are going through similar family upheaval.


We will also be offering a free evening workshop in January for parents and professionals, or anyone else who might benefit from a little "Forgiveness and Letting Go of the Past." Please join us and our presenter, Tricia Weyand, LCPC, for this very thoughtful presentation.

Warmest regards,

Peg Libby

Executive Director


In This Issue
Sesame Street Divorce
January Calendar of Events

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"SESAME STREET" DIVORCE:  Show Tackles Sensitive Subject 

Sesame_Street_divorceAs most longtime fans of "Sesame Street" know, the showrunners aren't afraid to sometimes take on big, sensitive subjects in order to teach children about the things most of us have to go through at one time or another. Topics ranging from natural disasters to the death of a loved one have been broached, but, surprisingly, it's taken the show this long to talk about divorce.
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Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

January 5 - Portland (207-761-2709)
January 5 - Augusta (207-859-1514)
January 12 - Farmington (207-778-6960)

January 12 - Topsham (207-761-2709)  

January 12 - Lewiston 8:00 am (207-783-3990)

January 12 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109)

January 19 - Portland (207-761-2709)

January 19 - Norway (207-333-6425)

January 19 - Waterville (207-859-1514) 


(similar program) January 12 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program) January 12 & January 19 - Bangor(207-942-9329)


Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
January 8 - Portland


Kids Groups; Forgiveness; Gala date.... 


Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Children & Adolescents

Group I (1st - 3rd graders) 

Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 pm

January 8 - February 12, 2013


Group II (4th - 6th graders) 

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:40 pm

January 9 - February 13, 2013


Group III (7th - 9th graders) 

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:40 pm

January 9 - February 13, 2013



Group IV (10th - 12th graders) 

to be determined  


Free Evening Workshop

Forgiveness & Letting Go of the Past

Monday, 7:00 - 830 pm


upcoming special events:  2013 Auction/Gala  May 16, 2013  





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