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JUNE 2014 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,       

As May draws to a close, we would like to take this final opportunity to say thank you to the Greater Portland community for the many generous ways in which you helped to make our recent Spring Gala/Auction such a success (see pictures).  This event raised over $72,000 that will go toward much needed programming for the families of Maine.  


June at Kids First brings the start up of a new round of after school support groups for kids, as well as our Separation, Divorce & Dads group and the Kids First Program for Stepparents.  Our new June-December calendar brochure is being mailed out this week, and the website has been updated to reflect current programming.  If you don't receive a brochure from us shortly and you'd like one, just send us a quick email and we'll get it right out to you!


Warmest wishes,

Peg Libby 

Executive Director


In This Issue
Easing Transition Across Households
June 2014 Calendar of Events

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Easing Transitions Across Households for Children of Divorce

By Ann Marie Termini, FamilyAffairs.com


Traveling between two homes can be difficult for children of divorce.  Each transition requires your child to make several adjustments.  Although your child may be anticipating being with their other parent, they may also experience some sadness at leaving you.  When they leave their other parent, they may experience the same emotions once again.  Coming and going require your child to say "hello" and "good-bye" several times within a brief period of time.

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Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

June 7- Portland (207-761-2709)

June 7 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)

June 11  - Skowhegan (207-859-1580/859-1578)

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

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

June 11 - South Paris (Wednesday, 5:30 pm  (207- 333-6425)   

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

(similar program) June 14 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)

(similar program) June 21 - Wiscasset (207-596-0359)

(similar program) June 21 - Ellsworth (207-942-8200)  

Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Kids 

Group I (grades 1-3)

Tuesdays, June 24 - July 29, 2014

4:15 - 5:45 pm


Group II (grades 4-6)

Wednesdays, June 25 - July 30, 2014

4:00 - 5:30 pm


Group III (grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, June 25 - July 30, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 pm 


Separation, Divorce & Dads  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014  6:30 - 8:00 pm 


Kids First Program for Stepparents

Saturday, June 14, 2014  8:30 - 12:30 pm




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