NEW KIDS’ CONNECTION GROUP: COPING WITH SEPARATION OR DIVORCE

This 6-session therapeutic group is designed to improve the functioning of children ages 6 to 12 as they adjust to a stressful family change such as the separation from a parent, or the divorce of parents.  Such changes may cause signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, or behavioral issues. Through this group, members will: 1) learn effective copings skills, 2)process any negative feelings such as self- blame, anxiety, and grief, 3) increase self-esteem and confidence, and 4) be provided with valuable, helpful resources that their family can utilize for additional support.