GoodTalk4Children is specifically designed to help children understand and cope with feelings and reactions to their family’s separation or divorce.
The program is comprised of six weekly 45- to 60-minute sessions for children grades 3 to 5, and gives young people concrete, implementable skills and validating experiences and connections to available resources. Children will participate in activities and discussions to dispel common myths about divorce and separation, and they will gain tools to self-soothe, solve problems and communicate with parents, siblings and other family members.
Parents receive written materials each week, which reinforce the skills learned by their children and provide ways to support their children’s new knowledge. Parents are given opportunities to learn important distinctions about the harmful effects of parental conflicts, putting children in the middle, and creating loyalty conflicts. Parents also receive information and access to supportive resources.
The GoodTalk4Children program:
- Improves family functioning
- Reduces behavioral and emotional disturbances
- Improves overall happiness for children impacted by separation or divorce
GoodTalk4Children is facilitated by Tamara Hirsch, LCSW, in partnership with FamilyKind. Tamara has fifteen years of experience working with families of divorce and separation as a therapist, divorce mediator, and teacher of the state mandated class for divorcing parents in Massachusetts.
Sign Up Now. Our next session starts May 2, 2019 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Pre-registration is required at 212 769 3057 or info@FamilyKind.org.