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FROM THE HEART         NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST AUGUST 2015

Greetings to our friends and supporters,       
 

It's almost August and the long and lazy days of summer are upon us - I certainly hope you are enjoying some of them!  And if you've got children in your life, here are some great ideas for 50 Things To Do With Kids Before They Grow Up.  (With or without kids, there is a lot of fun to be had in the state of Maine)!

 

We all need to stop and smell the roses on occasion.  If you or someone you love is embroiled in a painful divorce or separation, we encourage you to take some time away from your troubles and treat yourself to some of what the great Maine outdoors has to offer.  When you are feeling re-energized, explore your resources - help and support are available here at Kids First. There is a light at the end of this tunnel!

 

Sincerely,

Peg Libby

Executive Director

 

In This Issue
Court's decision provides sense of normalcy to kids of same-sex couples
August 2015 Calendar of Events

     
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"Maine Voices: Court's decision provides sense of normalcy to kids of same-sex couples

by Mary M. Swann, Associate Director of Kids First Center 

 

Let's talk for a minute about the family unit. If you had to define it, what would you say?

 

Today, it is unlikely that any two people would describe that term the same way.

 

There was a time, however, when it was assumed that the ideal family unit consisted of a husband and wife and their biological children, all living together under one roof. Social and legal incentives abound, still, to encourage its perpetuation, and membership within it carries a subtle privilege.
AUGUST 2015
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

August 1 - Augusta (207-859-1514)

August 1-  Portland (207-761-2709)

August 8 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)

August 8 - Lewiston (8:00am) - (207-783-3990

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

August 15 - Waterville )207-859-1514)

August 20 (Thursday) - Portland (207-761-2709)

August 26 - So. Paris (207-333-6425)

(similar program)  August 1 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

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

(similar program)  August 15 - Ellsworth (207-942- 8200)

(similar program)  August 15 - Wiscasset (207-96-0359)

 

Kids First Program for Stepparents

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

August 8, 2015


 
Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

August 4, 2015


 


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