Kids’ Turn is a unique child-focused program in the field of divorce education. Since our start in 1988, we’ve helped more than 17,000 children and parents cope with the turmoil that can come from separation. Our workshops help children understand and express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation while teaching parents and other family members new ways to support affected children. The material teaches co-parenting skills to help separated parents cooperatively raise their child(ren).

Here are description of our two types of workshops:

Child Parent Workshop

WHO: Parents and their children aged 5-17.

WHAT: Children meet in groups to discuss their feelings and to learn tools to cope with parental separation. Parents meet simultaneously in separate groups to learn co-parenting skills. Parents learn to understand the child’s perspective so they can support their children, reduce family conflict and prevent childhood difficulties. Two parent groups are conducted so separating parents do not have to be in the same room together. At least one parent must attend with children.

It is okay for parents to attend without their children but if you do want your children to participate, you must bring them to ALL the sessions.

Parents will receive 6 month access to our online program at the completion of the workshop.

WHEN: This workshop will be held once a week for four weeks on either a weekday evening or Saturday.

WHERE: These workshops are offered in Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. For a Spanish version of our program held in San Francisco, please call the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, (415) 401-4253. Click here to see the Child-Parent workshop schedule.

Early Years Workshop

WHO: This workshop is for parents of children under the age of five. Children do not attend.

WHAT: The Early Years Curriculum is designed to help parents understand the impact of family reorganization on their infants and toddlers. It teaches parents skills for promoting healthy development through cooperative parenting.

Parents will receive 6 month access to our online program at the completion of the workshop.

WHEN: This workshop will be held once a week for four weeks on either a weekday evening or Saturday. Note: On rare occasion, if we do not get the minimum number of participants we need to run a workshop, we may have to postpone or cancel the workshop. If this occurs we will notify you at least four days before the workshop begins.

WHERE: These workshops are offered in Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Click here to see the Early Years workshop schedule.

If you have any questions about the program, please call Christine at (415) 777-9977 or email at kidsturnsf@sfcapc.org