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FROM THE HEART         NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST
NOVEMBER 2014 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,       

 

As October draws to a close, we would like to thank all those who made last week's Annual Fall Conference at the Harraseeket such a success.  "Overcoming Roadblocks to Resolution," 

featuring Robin Deutsch, Ph.D. and ten respected panelists from our local community, received great reviews from the day's participants.  We also got great suggestions from the audience on subjects to explore for next year's conference, so stay tuned!

 

November brings not only the start up of another round of kids after-school support groups, but also our four week Next Step Program: Putting Conflict Aside will be meeting in Topsham.   In addition, we are offering a free evening workshop open to parents and professionals that focuses on the unique challenges facing GLBT parents when they separate. 

 

Fall is a busy time for all.  Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!  As we usher in this holiday season, Kids First sends you the very warmest wishes for peace and joy in the coming months, and a gentle reminder for all of us to appreciate some of the good that life has to offer.

 

Sincerely,

Peg Libby

Executive Director

 

In This Issue
10 TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 2014 Calendar of Events

     
    brochurecover  photoQUICK LINKS   
 info@KidsFirstCenter.

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 10 TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

by Kids First

Managing the two-household holiday season takes some special planning - here are a few helpful suggestions from Kids First to set you on the right path to keeping the focus of those family get-togethers where it belongs; on the kids!



What's the TRICK in making this Halloween a special holiday for your little ghosts and goblins?  TREATING your children to a stress-free and fun celebration!  Before you fill a tub with water for dunking your ex instead of apples, or coax your kids into witchy costumes so you can make snide comments about your former spouse's new significant other, remember that this upcoming holiday is for your children.


NOVEMBER 2014
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

November 1  - Portland (207-761-2709)

November 1  - Augusta (207-859-1578)

November 8 - Farmington (207-761-2709)

November 8 - Topsham (207-761-2709)

November 8  - Lewiston  8:00 am (783-3990)

November 8 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109) 

November 15 - Portland (207-761-2709)

November 15 - Waterville (207-859-1578)

  

(similar program)  November 8 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)

(similar program)  November 15 - Bangor (207-942-8200)

(similar program)  November 15 - Newcastle (207-596-0359)

 

Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Children & Adolescents

Group I (grades 1 - 3)

Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 pm

November 4 - December 16 (no class on 11/11/14)

Group II (grades 4 - 6)

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

November 5 - December 17 (no class on 11/26/14)

Group III (grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

November 5 - December 17 (no class on 11/26/14)

 

Next Step: Putting Conflict Aside

Mondays, November 10 - December 1, 2014

6:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Separation, Divorce & Dads (Portland)

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

November 4, 2014

  

FREE EVENING WORKSHOP (for parents and professionals)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Families:
Parenting Through Separation, Transition & Divorce

Thursday, November 6, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 pm


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