DivorceCare for Kids

DivorceCare for Kids is a program for children aged 5–12 years who are experiencing divorce or separation. Our next DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group will start on 19 August 2018 at 3:30pm – 5pm at the church. The group will meet each Sunday afternoon for 13 weeks until 25 November 2018, with a two-week break in the school holidays (30 September and 7 October).

About

DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of divorce and separation. Your children might be feeling angry, hurt, sad, scared or confused. They might be hiding their feelings because they’re worried about your happiness or because they do not know how to express them appropriately. At DC4K, they will learn to process and share their feelings. It will give them the tools to be able to communicate better with you.

What to expect

DC4K runs for 13 weeks with each week centred around a new theme. Each session is full of games, fun activities, arts and crafts, stories, exercises, videos and music to help your children process the divorce or separation and move forward in their lives. The leadership team all have a genuine concern for your children and will seek to encourage and build relationships with them throughout the course. All members of the team have Working With Children Checks and have completed the Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s Safe Ministry Training.

The weekly topics include:

  • What’s happening to my family?
  • God loves children in all kinds of families
  • Facing my anger
  • Journey from anger to sadness
  • I am not alone
  • God’s plan for me
  • Developing new relationships
  • Developing money smarts
  • It’s not my fault
  • Telling my parents how I feel
  • Forgiveness
  • Loving my parents
  • Moving on: Growing up and closer to God

You can find more information on the course and how it works on the website, including a parent zone with plenty of resources to support you and your kids.

What next?

If you would like to register your child(ren) for our next DC4K group, or if you have any questions about the group, please feel free to contact Sarah on 0431 666 125 or send an email to the church office. Registration essential.

We also run DivorceCare support groups for adults to help you to heal from the pain and challenges of divorce or separation. You can find out more about the course and when our next group will start here.