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Help your children heal from the pain of divorce.
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:
- Learn to understand their feelings
- Express their emotions appropriately
- Feel better about themselves
- Develop coping skills
- Be introduced to biblical concepts that will bring comfort
Some children struggle deeply with the separation and divorce, while others seem to bounce back quickly. In the long run, all children are affected. DC4K will help minimize and eliminate the short- and long-term negative effects of divorce on your children’s schoolwork, emotional health and spiritual life. As your children begin to heal from the pain and confusion, their relationships with you, God and others will grow healthy and strong.
Children meet other kids who understand how they feel
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.
Here is a list of the session topics.
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.
260 Beckwith Road, West Henrietta. If you have any questions, please call the office at 334-6722.
For further information about a specific evening group, weather related cancellations, group discussion topic for the evening, etc. please click on the following calendar link – Healthy Hearts Calendar.
For additional information, or to find a DC4K group for a friend or relative in another city: www.divorcecare.org/dc4k