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AUGUST 2014 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,       


If you are in a new relationship where children are involved and either you or your partner are taking on stepparenting responsibilities, now's the time to attend the 4-hour Kids First Program for Stepparents scheduled for Saturday, September 9th.  No matter how well things may be going, there are many factors to consider in terms of style and expectations and we can help you find a balance that works for everyone well into the future.  Sign up soon before life gets too busy with kids' back-to-school needs!


Meanwhile, don't forget that the annual TDBeach to Beacon 10k Road Race is coming right up on August 2, and we have 10 runners working hard to raise money for Kids First.  If you want to see who they are, help them meet their $500 goal or simply make a donation to the Kids First Team as a whole, check them out here!  Kids First Runners


Please read our feature article for some great insights into divorce through the eyes of an eight year old child who came through our doors a few years ago.


Warmest wishes,

Peg Libby 

Executive Director


In This Issue
Portland Maine: 50 Things to Do With Kids
August 2014 Calendar of Events

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A Child's Story


By Olivia

This story was written by a young girl here in Maine named Olivia when she was only 8 years old.  She worked with a counselor to help her get through some of the most difficult parts of her parents' divorce, and one of the things that helped her the most was writing down her thoughts along the way.  Four years later, Olivia has adjusted very well to the changes that divorce brought to her family and hopes that you can benefit from hearing her story.

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Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

August 2 - Portland (207-761-2709)

August 2 - Augusta (207-859-1578)

August 9 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)

August 9 - Lewiston  8:00 am (783-3990)

August 9 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109) 

August 16 - Waterville (207-859-1578)

August 16 - Portland (207-761-2709)

August 27 - So. Paris (207-333-6425) (Wednesday evening)


(similar program)  August 2 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program)  August 9 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program)  August 9 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)

(similar program)  August 16 - Ellsworth (207-942-8200)

(similar program)  August 16 - Wiscasset (207-596-0359)


Kids First Program for Stepparents 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

8:30 - 12:30 p.m.


Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race - Kids First Runners

Saturday, August 2, 2014





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