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FROM THE HEART         NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST
MAY 2014 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,      

  

The month of May is almost here, and we have more than just our biggest fundraiser of the year (Gala/Auction)  to offer!  Once April wraps up (along with Monday's free evening workshop for attorneys and GALs, "Zealous Advocacy the Kids First Way"), we've got after school support groups for kids starting up on May 6th.  Our Separation, Divorce & Dads group will be meeting as well that night, on May 6th.  And our Professional Education Committee is getting down to business discussing possible subjects for our Annual Fall Conference - now's your chance for topic suggestions if you have them! 

 

The updated semi-annual calendar brochure will be mailed out in a few weeks, so be sure to let us know if you wish to change the number of brochures that we send to you twice a year.  (view previous calendar brochure).

 

Hope to be seeing many of you at the Gala!

 

Warmest wishes,

Peg Libby 

Executive Director

 

In This Issue
Conscious Uncoupling
May 2014 Calendar of Events

     
    brochurecover  photoQUICK LINKS   

Kids First website

Kids First on Facebook   

Kids First on Twitter  

email us

 

 

 

Conscious Uncoupling: Helping Divorced Parents Avoid Unconscious Un-Parenting
by Rosalind Sedaca   

Since Gwyneth Paltrow first mentioned the concept, it's been addressed in the media with snickers and chuckles.  Little wonder divorce and dysfunctional families abound in our western culture.
 
The concept of ending a marriage peacefully, with compassion and respect for your former partner, is being viewed with such surprise.  When we hear anything about "consciousness" -- which means giving thought and serious attention to something before acting on it -- we're as uncomfortable as kids in a sex-ed class.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

May 3- Portland (207-761-2709)

May 3  -Augusta (207-859-1580 or 859-1578)

 May 10 - Topsham (207-761-2709)

May 10 - Farmington (207-778-6960)

May 10 - Lewiston  8:00 am (783-3990)

May 10 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109) 

May 10 - South Paris (Wednesday, 5:30 pm) (207-333-6425) 

May 10 - Waterville (207-859-1580 or 859-1578)

May 17 - Portland (207-761-2709)   

(similar program)  May 3 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program) May 10 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)

(similar program)  May 17 - Newcastle (207-596-0359)

 

Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Kids 

Group I (grades 1-3)

Tuesdays, May 6 - June 10, 2014

4:15 - 5:45 pm

 

Group II (grades 4-6)

Wednesdays, May 7 - June 11, 2014

4:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Group III (grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, May 7 - June 11, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 pm 

  

Separation, Divorce & Dads  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  6:30 - 8:00 pm 

 

KIDS FIRST GALA AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

FRIDAY, MAY 16th

 

 


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  order directly from our publisher 

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   (or pick one up at the Kids First Center

    or purchase from your local book store!)

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                                      
email:  [email protected]      
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