Kid First and Teen First

KID FIRST and TEEN FIRST treatment programs for children and teens experiencing parent separation or divorce will be released in the Spring of 2013. Both programs were created by Dr. Jeremy Jewell and Chelsey Christ, M.S., and are based on current research and best practices for helping children cope with divorce. The KID FIRST program is designed for children grades kindergarten through 5th grade while the TEEN FIRST program is designed for preteens and teens 6th through 12th grade. Both programs are based on the following assumptions:

  • Parental separation and divorce has become a common family process in our society
  • Kids and families can be taught new skills
  • Allowing kids to express their thoughts and feelings regarding parental separation and divorce is critical
  • Social support within and outside of the nuclear family can help children adapt

The KID FIRST and TEEN FIRST programs are designed to be implemented by mental health service providers including psychologists, counselors, and social workers in schools, agencies, or private practice.

The programs are available individually for $199, or both for $300.

Both programs consist of 8 sessions with 2 additional sessions that are optional, which are outlined below:

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Kid First

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Teen First

Core Sessions

Understanding Divorce and Separation Understanding Divorce and Separation
Normalizing Divorce Problems and Changes Transitions Related to Divorce and Separation
Blaming and Arguing Teen Vs. Adult Responsibilities
Divorce Reactions and Expectations Communicating Feelings with Family
Communicating Feelings How to Cope with Parental Conflict
Gaining Social Support Gaining Social Support
Building Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Building Cognitive Skills
Thinking Positively About the Past and Future Positive Aspects of Divorce and Separation

Optional Sessions

New Partners New Partners
Relaxation Training Relaxation Training
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For more information about the Kid First and Teen First programs, contact sarab@children1stfoundation.org.