Every year over one million children suffer the breakdown of their families when their parents separate or divorce. Kids’ Turn helps children understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. You can help run workshops for children whose parents are separated or divorced. Tasks include assisting coordinator in conducting curriculum activities, setting up room and distributing supplies. The minimum age is 15 and interns must have prior experience working with children (babysitting, camp work, group work or other relevant experience).
Help children cope with parental separation.
Help children to understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany familial separation.
Help family members support their children.
Help mothers, fathers and grandparents learn how to support their children and prevent at-risk behavior and teach the skills needed to understand the child’s perspective.
Support the diversity of participants.
Classes are conducted locally in English. Our participants include people from all types of families, including single-parent homes and alternative families.
Demystify and de-stigmatize the separation process.
Half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce or separation. Kids’ Turn promotes a healthy perspective and helps families understand that they are not alone.