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Greetings to our friends and supporters,       


I'd like to take a brief moment to thank everyone who was involved in the success of our recent Gala/Auction at The Westin on May 7th; your support was so appreciated!  Whether you were a sponsor, a volunteer, a donor, or an attendee (or all of the above), your contribution was vital.  We couldn't have done it without you!  If you were there, we hope you had a great time.


As we continue on with our scheduled programming, June brings us the Kids First Program for Stepparents, which is designed to help the stepparent AND the biological parent face the challenges and appreciate the benefits of blending their families.  Viewpoints of children, new partners and former partners are all considered and discussed when tackling these issues.  We stress that both parents in the current relationship, the stepparent and the bio parent, can benefit from attending this program together.


Please check the calendar below for other 'happenings' at Kids First.  And Happy Spring!



Peg Libby

Executive Director


In This Issue
9 Rules for Divorced Parents (From a Kid Who's Been Stuck in the Middle)
June 2015 Calendar of Events

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9 Rules for Divorced Parents (From a Kid Who's Been Stuck in the Middle)

By Suzanne Jannese


On my 42nd birthday last week, my divorced parents of 39 years helped me celebrate by having dinner with me. It was just my parents, husband, and kids (I have no siblings). It had taken 35 years for them to get to this point...

MAY 2015
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Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

June 6  -  Portland (207-761-2709)

June 6 - Augusta (207-859-1514)

June 10  - S. Paris (Wednesday 5:30pm) (207-333-6425 

June 13 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)

June 13 - Lewiston (8:00am) - (207-783-3990

June 13 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109)

June 13 - Waterville (207-859-1514)

June 18 - Portland (Thursday 5:00pm) (207-761-2709)

June 20 - Portland (761-2709)

(similar program)  June 6 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program)  June 13 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)

(similar program)  June 20 - Wiscasset (207-96-0359)

(similar program)  June 20 - Ellsworth (207-942-8200)


Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

June 2, 2015


Kids First Program for Stepparents

Saturday, 8:30 - 12:30 pm

June 13, 2015


Support Groups for Children & Adolescents

Group I (grades 1-3)

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm

June 23 - July 28, 2015


Group II (grades 4-6)

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

June 24 - July 29, 2015


Group III (grades 7-9)

Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

June 25 - July 30, 2015  



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