Children who are subjected to the difficulty, confusion and pain of divorce are often left without a place for them to navigate this difficult process. It can be very difficult for kids to understand and articulate their emotions, thought and experiences. Parents who are experiencing divorce often are not prepared or equipped for this unexpected traumatic event, and don’t know how to help their kids. Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) provides a place for children to process and navigate this extraordinarily difficult season of life.
Please join us Fridays at 7pm at Motion Puyallup in Treasure Island Children’s building. This group starts Friday January 18th and runs for 13 weeks. Click here to register.
1. What’s Happening to My Family?
During this session your children will find comfort and relief from the anxiety of what is happening in their lives. They will learn what to expect each week in DC4K.
2. God Loves Children in All Kinds of Families
This session assists your children in realizing that everyone’s family situation is different. It also encourages your children to help you develop a healthy single-parent home.
3. Facing My Anger
This unit helps your children recognize angry feelings and how to deal with these feelings in a healthy and acceptable way. They will learn it’s okay to be mad but not to hurt others when they are angry.
4. Journey from Anger to Sadness
This session’s goal is to acquaint your children with the sadness phase of grief in the divorce process. It helps them learn how to process this in an emotionally healthy manner.
5. I Am Not Alone
Your children will realize they are not alone and there are people, including a heavenly Father, who care about them and love them. They will understand that it is okay to ask for help.
6. God’s Plan for Me
This session gives your children hope and comfort in knowing God always loves them and will meet all of their needs. Your children will realize they have choices to make, and they’ll learn how their choices affect others.
7. Developing New Relationships
This week’s theme helps your children realize their relationships with Mom and Dad and others are different since the divorce. Your children will learn how to develop new relationships. They will realize it’s okay to be loyal to each parent without feeling guilty.
8. Developing Money Smarts
Helping your children understand various aspects of budgeting and spending will help them understand budgeting issues in your family. This unit includes ideas about earning and spending money wisely.
9. It’s Not My Fault
This session communicates to your children that divorce is an adult problem between two parents. Your children will learn the divorce is not their fault.
10. Telling My Parents How I Feel
This session helps your children learn how to talk to you and their other parent about how they feel about different situations in an honest, yet respectful manner.
The goal is to help your children understand what forgiveness is and how to forgive others. This session exposes your children to the concept of taking responsibility for their own actions and attitudes.
12. Loving My Parents
This session is designed to educate your children that their parents still love them and to help each child express love to both parents.
13. Moving On: Growing UP and Closer to God
This session assists your children in realizing life goes on after divorce and they can have healthy and happy futures. It helps the children understand they are individuals with their own talents, hobbies, and interests.