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FROM THE HEART         NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST
DECEMBER 2013 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,      

 

It's been a very busy fall season here at Kids First, and now as we look ahead to winter, you'll see we have plenty of interesting programs planned for the community.  Please check out our website for the updated calendar listings which have just been posted for January through June. 

As family time intensifies around the holidays, the need to honor established rituals and traditions must be balanced with the desire to create new and lasting memories, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the stepfamily.  Coming right up on December 14th, we will be offering our Kids First Program for Stepparents.   Also, Separation, Divorce & Dads, which always meets on the first Tuesday of every month, will be featuring guest speaker Timothy Robbins, Esq. to discuss how the guardian ad litem system works. 

 

Kids First would like to extend our wishes to you all to enjoy safe and happy holidays as we usher in the new year. Be sure to stay tuned to see what's in store for 2014!

 

Warmest regards,

Mary Swann

Acting Director, Kids First Center  

 

P.S.  check out our Wish List - every non-profit has one! 


In This Issue
Why Every Divorcing Parent Screws Up
December Calendar of Events

     
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WHY EVERY DIVORCING PARENT SCREWS UP
(AND WHY IT'S OK)

by Kate Scharff

"Will I be able to protect my children?  Can I ease their pain?"  If you're a divorcing parent, these primal anxieties dominate your daily thoughts and inhabit your dreams.  Especially if you're the product of a badly handled divorce or have seen others flounder in the wake of family upheaval, you're desperate to get this right.

But you're only human.

DECEMBER 2013 girl kissing father

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

December 7- Portland (207-761-2709)

December 7 - Augusta (207-859-1514) 

December 14 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)  

December 14 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109)

December 14 - Lewiston  8:00 am (783-3990)

December 14 - S. Paris (207-333-6425) 

December 21 - Portland (207-761-2709) 

 

(similar program) December 7 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program) December 14 - Wiscasset (207-596-0359) 

(similar program) December 14 - Bangor/Ellsworth (207-942- 8200)

 

 Separation, Divorce & Dads 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Guest Speaker:  Timothy Robbins, Esq. ("Understanding the guardian ad litem system")

 

Kids First Program for Stepparents 

Saturday, 8:30 - 12:30 pm

December 14, 2013 

 

 


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CONTACT INFORMATION / QUICK LINKS

address:  Kids First Center, 222 St. John. Street, Suite 101, Portland Maine 04102
phone:  207-761-2709     fax:  207-780-0059                                      
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