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Greetings to our friends and supporters,       


May is right around the corner and the Gala is coming up fast (on May 7th!) Please register by April 30th.  (If you missed the most recent list of exciting items, you can check it out here).  And don't forget, if you can't make it to the event you can still buy raffle tickets online and win a great set of Noise Canceling Headphones (Beats by Dre Studio 2.0).  


In other May news, we've got support groups for kids starting up the first week of the month, and our group for Dads meets that week as well.  We will be offering an evening workshop, "Conflict Resolution" for parents as well as attorneys, mediators, GALs and therapists.  And in local happenings, you may want to check out this workshop being offered in Portland in early June by Erin Oldham, Ph.D. "Your Client's Brain on Divorce."  



Peg Libby

Executive Director


In This Issue
30 Things That children of Divorce Wish Their Parents Knew
April 2015 Calendar of Events

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5 Strategies to Make Co-Parenting Easier 

By Laura Lifshitz


Let's talk about co-parenting, frankly.  It can be an amazing thing when you and your ex see eye to eye about yourchild.  When the two ofyou pick up on the same little tricks and pranks your kids are trying to pull on you both or perhaps share the firsts in your little ones' lives, it can make you think, "Wow, divorce is not so bad.  We can do this."  And then there are the frustrating moments....

MAY 2015
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Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

May 5, 2015


Support Groups for Children & Adolescents

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Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm

May 5 - June 9, 2015


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Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

May 6 - June 10, 2015


Group III (grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

May 6 - June 10, 2015


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Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

May 4, 2015

GALA 2015 - SPRING FOR KIDS! Thursday, May 7, 2015       6:00 - 10:00 pm




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