NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST CENTER  |   Sept. 2016

Greetings Friends & Supporters,

September is here and school is in session! Please consider joining us for one of our many wonderful and educational Kids First Center classes! In addition to our regular co-parenting classes for parents and stepparents, we have a valuable Workshop on September 22 for anyone dealing with or handling a div orce: Financial & Investment Basics for Pre & Post Divorce with Grey Terry, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Please register for this Free Workshop while there is still space! Also, Support Groups for Children are starting up again in September, and we welcome you to contact the office if you are interested in these six-week sessions.  

Professionals, don't forget about our October 20, 2016 Conference, "Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Evaluating, Intervening, and Adjudicating the Needs of Children Caught in their Parents' Conflicts," with nationally renowned speaker and author, Dr. Benjamin D. Garber.  Discussion of the 2015 Maine Parentage Act will also be part of our conference day. 
Register now on our website at www.kidsfirstcenter.org/fall-conference.html!


Best,

Nici Carbone
Executive Director


IN THIS ISSUE
2016 FALL CONFERENCE
FREE EVENING WORKSHOP: Financial & Investment Basics for Pre and Post-Divorce
CALENDAR: SEPT 2016

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KIDS FIRST CENTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE:

KEEPING KIDS OUT OF THE MIDDLE:
EVALUATING, INTERVENING & ADJUDICATING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN CAUGHT IN THEIR PARENTS' CONFLICTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
HARRASEEKET INN, FREEPORT, ME

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:    Dr. Ben Garber, PH.D.,
Child Psychologist, 
nationally renowned speaker & author

Co-parental conflict can cost children their childhoods. This interactive, full-day presentation will provide child-centered professionals with a broad overview of child development in the context of high conflict family dynamics.

Questions to be addressed include:
  • How does the child's identity emerge and how can it be corrupted by family turmoil?
  • How can a child's emotional security be reinforced or undermined by caregivers?
  • How do children become polarized within the family system, aligned with one parent and rejecting the other?
  • How are destructive systemic confounds such as adultification, parentification, infantilization and alienation best understood, assessed and remedied?
  • How and why do some children become chameleons, changing their emotional colors in order to win fleeting acceptance and affection?
Child-centered legal and mental health professional participants in this presentation will acquire practical tools with which to more effectively and efficiently assess and intervene so as to help assure that children have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy childhood. A subsequent panel discussion including both attorneys and mental health professionals will cast these dynamics upon the stage set by the 2015 Maine Parentage Act.



Kids First Center Evening Workshop: 
 
Financial & Investment Basics for Pre & Post-Divorce
 
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm  
Registration is FREE!


Featured Presenter: 
Grey Terry, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

This workshop will discuss basic financial planning elements, reviewing the three main asset classes: Cash, Bonds, & Stocks. In addition, it will cover Common Investment Risks, and Pre & Post-Divorce Investment Strategies.


Kids First Center
222 Saint John Street, Suite 104
Portland, ME 04102



SEPTEMBER 2016  |   C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

Kids First Program - locations in Maine:
Sept. 3 - Augusta, KVCAP (207-859-1514) Saturday
Sept. 10 - Lewiston, Community Concepts (207-783-3990) Saturday
Sept. 10 - Belfast, Broadreach Family Services (207-338-2200 x109) Saturday
Sept. 10 - Farmington, Kids First Center  (207-761-2709) Saturday
Sept. 10 - Topsham, Kids First Center  (207-761-2709) Saturday
Sept. 15 - Portland, Kids First Center  (207-761-2709) Saturday
Sept. 24 - Waterville, KVCAP (207-859-1514) Saturday

Similar Programs:  
Sept. 17 - Newcastle, The ParentWorks (207-596-0359) Saturday
Sept. 10 - Bangor, For Kids' Sake (207-942-9329) Saturday


Portland, Kids First Center - Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Portland, Kids First Center - Four consecutive Mondays, beginning Sept. 26, 6:00-9:00 pm

Portland, Kids First Center - Next six week session begins Monday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6:00 pm



 


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