Help your children healfrom the pain of divorce
Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12.
What is DC4K?
DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. They will learn how to process and share their feelings. For 13 weeks your children become involved in a fun, caring group that meets near you. The weekly session topics help your children learn that God’s love strengthens them and helps them turn their sadness to hope and their anger to joy.
Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities. Games, crafts, role playing, discussion times, journaling, and activity books help your children process the divorce and move forward in their lives. The music, snacks, read-aloud stories, exercises, and Bible verses teach your children to relax and rest secure in God’s love. The Kids Like Me and Stories from the Bible video dramas present stories of children just like your children, who are experiencing divorce-related problems and have found help and encouragement.
Who are the DC4K leaders?
The leadership team for DivorceCare for Kids consists of people who share a genuine concern about the way divorce is affecting your children now and in the future. The DC4K team encourages children, builds relationships, and presents skills to maneuver through the rough places of divorce, while pointing students to Jesus as their healer. DC4K leaders have an excitement for the DC4K program and have participated in leadership training.
Children come to DC4K excited to connect with their newfound friends. Each session is filled with engaging activities that center around a weekly theme. These topics correlate with those discussed in the adult DivorceCare sessions. When you and your children are learning about similar topics each week, you create many opportunities to bond and enrich your family.
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.
11. Forgiveness: 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.
Have questions? Need more information? Contact Michele Travis - firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 369-8006.