Divorce Workshops for Kids

Artwork Created By Children at the Kids First Divorce Workshop
COVID-19 Workshop Update

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, Kids First has suspended in-person divorce workshops for children. However, we have put together a packet for every child to do at home with one or both parents. Each packet contains age-appropriate materials and will be mailed to the parent who registers the child(ren).

These packets meet the court's requirement for completing the workshop during the ongoing pandemic.

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Kids First offers educational workshops to school-age children of divorcing parents in Linn and Johnson Counties. Kids First designed its workshops to help kids understand and cope with their parents’ separation and divorce.

When the workshops are held in-person, eight to ten kids are grouped together by grade level. Workshops are interactive and utilize artwork, games, videos, discussions, and role playing. Kids take home an activity book to spark discussion with their parents, and the parents receive a take-home sheet explaining what the children learned.

We look forward to offering the workshops in-person again when it is deemed safe. In the meanwhile, the at-home packet accomplishes similar goals.


Workshop Goals:

  • Provide youth with a safe and confidential place to discuss their feelings about divorce
  • Let children know they are not alone and the divorce is not their fault
  • Give kids practical skills to handle common divorce scenarios and adjust to family changes
  • Clarify misconceptions and set age-appropriate expectations for the legal process

 

How Much Does the Workshop Packet Cost?

The workshop packet is $20 for one child or $40 maximum per family. The fee can be paid online at the end of the registration process or a check may be mailed to the address below. Checks should be made payable to Kids First.

          Kids First Law Center
          420 6th St. SE Ste. 160
          Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Low-income parents may inquire about the process to have the fee waived. Please call for details, 319-739-5432.


How Does the Court Know I Completed the Requirement?

Once the packet has been sent to you, Kids First will file a certificate with the court stating that we provided your family with a copy of the materials to be completed with your child(ren). 

When you register, you will be asked for your court case number. Enter the numbers starting with CDDM.


Register for a Workshop Packet Here


Kids First Law Center

420 6th St. SE Ste. 160

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 365-5437

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