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Causes: Family Counseling

Mission: Kids turn san diego promotes, supports and secures the well-being of children who are experiencing the challenges of family separation

Programs: Family workshops for separated and divorced families - in our family workshops for separated and divorced families, we teach children that the divorce of their parents is not their fault, we help children discover their voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about their family situation and give parents the daily tools they need to be able to communicate and understand how to put their child first in their relationship going forward.

continuing the conversation counseling program - in our counseling program for children, we are addressing feelings of fear due to parents fighting, sadness due to missing one parent while at the other parent's home, and children feeling torn between their parents. Through art and play therapy and implementing our family workshop curriculum in a one-on-one setting, we are empowering children with new communication and coping skills.

peak performance military family classes - peak performance military family classes are built on the premise that military members and spouses have very different experiences, even though they are a part of the same military family. Classes offer hope and encouragement, build empathy and understanding, and teach new coping and communication skills to both parents and children. Parents learn how deployment impacts their children and how to conduct family meetings to address the needs of their ever-changing military family. Children engage in art and music activities answering the question "what does the military mean to me? ". Classes seek to strengthen the family by providing real life solutions. (grant funding supports fy july 1 - june 30 fy is jan - dec, thus funds carryover)

step-parent success support group - weekly support group for step-parents to discuss the rewards and challenges of step-parenting. Expenses $3,026 including grants of $0 revenue $175parenting time classes - in parenting time classes, parents learn to how to help their child transition from one home to the other and new tools and techniques to be the best parent and co-parent they can be. Parents who are separated, divorced, never married or step-parenting are welcome. Expenses $2,229 including grants of $0 revenue $5,300third thursday educational seminars - these 30 minute educational seminars are presented on the third thursday of every month on topics related to family relationships and the well-being of children. Seminars were offered january - april 2014. Expenses $803 including grants of $0. Revenue $230

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