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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR FAMILY AWARENESS INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Educational workshops

Target demographics: families with separated or divorced parents.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 family members.

Geographic areas served: the northstate

Programs: The Kids' Turn whole family workshop series.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My co-parent (ex-husband), 8 year old son, and I went through the local Kids Turn program as a family. It strengthened our commitment to put our son’s needs above our differences, and to empower him to share anything with either of us without the fear of creating tension. Our son really enjoyed the program and wanted to go through it again. My co-parent and I regularly use tools shared in the Kids Turn program to to help our son adapt to living in two separate homes, and reassure him that daddy and mommy will always work together to love and care for him. I would recommend this program to any family going through separation, divorce, or struggling with child custody/visitation arrangements.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

An amazing opportunity that makes a difference. This ministry needs to be known to all.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I felt that this was a wonderful program, with volunteers that truly care about helping those impacted by divorce or separation. My son and I did the program together, and it was good for him to work through his emotions with other children in similar situations.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through Kids Turn with my son and loved it. It's a wonderful program and so beneficial for families who have gone through separation or divorce. I think my son felt like he wasn't so alone or different.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids' Turn is an absolutely FANTASTIC program and is a real game changer for children trying to navigate the mess that is divorce. It provides an open forum for children to pinpoint and communicate their complicated feelings and emotions, be heard and feel validated, and most importantly, connect with other kids that are going through the same struggles. The facilitators and volunteers are wonderful to work with and have a genuine desire to positively impact each child that walks through their classroom's door.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kids' Turn is so beneficial for kids and parents going through divorce! I only wish more families would avail themselves of this great service! I wish it could be mandatory because I know of parents who declined to participate years ago and are still using their child as a pawn to punish the other parent. It's so sad because it hurts everyone involved, including the person doing the punishing, and especially the child!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

After a recent divorce with a 6 year old in the mix, a friend told me about Northern California Center for Family Awareness. They gave my Son's Mother and I the tools to move forward with his best interest in mind. My son enjoyed the program so much he put a dollar from his own pocket into a Kids' Turn donation jar at the grocery store. He has compared his Mother and I to other kids with divorced parents and said we are not like the others because we are actually friends. We could not be more impressed with the program and would recommend it to any couple with kids going through a divorce.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic programme! Run by the best.
Great staff, volunteers that really care about families!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome program! Great staff, volunteers that really care about families!!!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Redding, CA- Shasta County

I’m just celebrating my 3rd anniversary working with Kids’ Turn, as a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)! I been blessed with the gift of working together with so many facilitators, volunteers and board members in our town, who give their hearts and souls to this amazing program.

The keystone of this program is for kids, who have families that live in multiple homes. Through confidential age-appropriate peer groups, the opportunities that this workshop provides for kids and their parents are invaluable.

The program helps kids increase their Emotional Intelligence (EI) through exploration of their feelings and emotions, while also giving them opportunities to find their individual voice. The personal group settings provide space to grow communication skills through expression of individual needs, wants and values.

For parents, the workshop provides a wide variety of tools and resources for successful parenting, as well as personal growth. Application of techniques on self-care, communication, understanding, and conflict management are among the many tools presented to facilitate happy and healthy families who live in separate homes,

I would highly recommend this workshop to all families, as a first line of defense for any anxieties and depression, brought about through separation or divorce.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with kids turn for over 20 years and I am still going strong at it. I truly believe in this organization and the help and support they give to families going through separation or divorce. It is been so vital to give the kids of divorced and opportunity and a place to express their feelings and gain an understanding that it is not their fault. The support that is also given to the parents help them to help their children through divorce. I would recommend this organization for any family with children experiencing the pain of divorce.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know all the people that work here, and they truly do amazing work! They are great! I highly recommend this organization for the wonderful job that they do!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Really impressed with the program and they are doing such a great job. I would recommend any kid who need help.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been an adult facilitator for over 20 years. Why so long? Well, over those 20 years I have run into many past clients, and to a person they have informed me that Kids Turn was exactly what they needed to participate in for themselves and their children to move forward in a healthy way through the separation/divorce.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Such a great program! I would recommend anyone going through a divorce attend the Kids Turn program.