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Mission: To help parents learn to put the needs of their children first , and to minimize the emotional trauma of their separation and divorce. Support groups are also held for children and adolescents so they can share their experiences and learn positive coping skills. The center assists families that experience domestic violence and address ways their children can be cared for in a safe and positive manner when separation or divorce occurs. Additionally, the center provides opportunities for professionals who work with families to collaborate and receive continuing education to further the belief that separation and divorce should occur in a non-adversarial manner, while addressing the children's needs first.

Programs: Kids first conducted co-parenting classes and support groups to help parents learn to put the needs of their children first, and to minimize the emotional trauma of separation and divorce. Support groups are also held for children and adolescents so they can share their experiences and learn positive coping skills.

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Rating: 5

I was first introduced to KIDS FIRST when we moved to the Portland, Maine area in 2003. At the time, my sister was going through a terrible divorce (without children). I saw how her divorce was affecting her both physically and emotionally, and could not imagine how children, whose parents are divorcing, deal with this painful time in their lives. KIDS FIRST Center, a Maine non-profit, offers children of all ages a place to share their feelings; to let them know they're not alone and their feelings/thoughts are experienced by others. KIDS FIRST also provides the tools that parents need to help their children at this most stressful time- because, after all, "It's Your Divorce, NOT Theirs". All children need to grow in to loving, caring adults. KIDS FIRST can help.
Go to www.kidsfirstcenter.org for more info.

Review from #MyGivingStory