Mar 2, 2021
A cohort from Kids First were recently certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Feb 8, 2021
Kids First attorney Allison Heffern was awarded the 9th Annual Citizenship Award by the Linn County Bar Association. The Citizenship Award is granted annually to a deserving member of the LCBA in recognition of meaningful contributions to the…
Jan 24, 2021
Kids First has been proudly serving kids in conflict since 2005.
Dec 17, 2020
Nations Financial Group is matching all NEW (or new lately) gifts to Kids First Law Center (including anyone who last gave prior to 2019) up to $5,000 by the end of the year.
Dec 2, 2020
Thanks to a generous match from Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Hawkeye Area Labor Council, and Cedar Rapids / Iowa City Building Trades Council, $20,375 was raised on Giving Tuesday to give kids like Caleb their own paradise.
May 29, 2020
On June 30, 2020, the Des Moines office of Kids First Law Center will split off from the Cedar Rapids office and launch as an independent nonprofit organization. The Des Moines office will become the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ). The…
Apr 2, 2020
All U.S. taxpayers can now take an “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple in 2020.
Mar 21, 2020
For separated parents, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a special set of challenges. But parents can use the pandemic as an opportunity to re-set their co-parenting relationship. Here are some ways parents can establish a clear path through these…
Jan 13, 2020
Kids First’s Youth Peace Project facilitates conflict resolution circles at McKinley Middle School and its three feeder schools, Johnson STEAM Academy, Grant Wood Elementary, and Erskine Elementary. Featured in this article is Youth Peace Project…
Jan 16, 2019
At Kids First, we help prepare children for a successful adulthood by teaching them social-emotional skills. Whether it is teaching children in divorce workshops the importance of talking about their feelings with their parents, helping middle school…