Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. DivorceCare for Kids, DC4K, provides a safe, fun place where your children will:
Divorce Care for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends and meet facilitators who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents. Best of all, children will learn how to turn tears to hope and joy!
DC4K Design: Our DC4K group meets for 13 weeks. You can start attending at any time in the 13 weeks. We combine games, crafts, activities, music and videos to create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted. They look forward to each time their DC4K “family” gets together.
Ages: DC4K is designed for children ages 5-12.
Family Support: Divorce care for Kids is structured to replicate a large family environment. Children from the same age are kept together, because they often look to each other for security during the divorce experience.
Parent Involvement: Parents will receive a weekly “parent page,” describing what the child has learned and how to have follow up discussion in the week that follows. Parents need to attend adullt DivorceCare program (held simultaneously) in order to enroll their children in DC4K
Divorce Care Connectivity: DC4K follows the same schedule and age-appropriate content themes as the adult Divorce care program, allowing parents and children to progress through the healing process together.
Content: DC4K is nondenominational, Christian based material and features teaching to help children recover from the hurt of separation and divorce.
New Classes start in January & September
Once a week for 13 weeks.
You can start any week as each night covers a separate topic.
Days: Monday eveningss
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church
Yakima Ave and 8th Ave., Room 217
Parking is in the lot on the NW corner of Chestnut and 7th Ave, Enter the door facing Chestnut (elevator available).
For more information, please contact us.
The DC4K program is run at the same time as our Divorce Care program and covers the same topics on the same evenings. Bring the kids and help them understand and cope with what is happening in their family.
What’s Happening to My Family? — Session 1
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.
God Loves Children in All Kinds of Families — Session 2
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.
Facing My Anger — Session 3
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.
Journey from Anger to Sadness — Session 4
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.
I Am Not Alone — Session 5
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.
God’s Plan for Me — Session 6
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.
Developing New Relationships — Session 7
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.
Developing Money Smarts — Session 8
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.
It’s Not My Fault — Session 9
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.
Telling My Parents How I Feel — Session 10
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.
Forgiveness — Session 11
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.
Loving My Parents — Session 12
This session is designed to educate your children that their parents still love them and to help each child express love to both parents.
Moving On: Growing UP and Closer to God — Session 13
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.
Children experiencing divorce tell us they feel alone and helpless. Your children may feel scared, sad and confused. They may hide their feelings from you because they are worried about your happiness or because they do not know how to express their feelings appropriately