For Kids' Sake... Sake..
Divorce is a painful and confusing experience for all children. Research indicates that the manner in which parents handle the divorce can have a direct effect on their children's adjustment. For Kids' Sake seminars are designed to help parents gain insight into the needs of their children for both the short and long term transitions of divorce. Even the most loving and caring parents find it difficult to focus on their children's needs during such a traumatic time -- and they seldom have the necessary skills to help their children with the resulting change and loss. For Kids' Sake puts parents in touch with their children's needs and provides them with the knowledge and skills to safely nurture their children through this process. As an educational model, For Kids' Sake does not deal with personal or legal issues, nor is it intended to be a substitute for counseling. The overwhelming majority of parents who have participated in For Kids' Sake have felt that it is a very supportive and worthwhile experience.
Who may attend? Any interested parent or professional is invited. Parents or others involved in a divorce, motion to modify, or other suits involving the parent/child relationship may be required by the court to attend. When and where are the seminars held? Sessions each month, 6-10 PM, at PISD Family Education and Guidance Services, 1300 19th Street, Plano, TX 75074. (See map and schedule on reverse side.) Who facilitates the seminars? Professionals with a masters' degree in either counseling, social work, or parent education conduct the sessions. Generally a male and female co-facilitate. What is the cost? Fee is $40 per person, payable in advance, and is not refundable. Sliding scale fees may be negotiated. What information is covered? For Kids' Sake focuses on issues such as understanding the effects of divorce on children, gaining insight into children's perceptions of divorce, talking to children about family changes, how to avoid placing children in themiddle of parental issues, maintaining a meaningful and loving relationship with children and skills for co-parenting. How do I register? You must pre-register to attend the seminar. Complete and mail or deliver the registration form printed below with a $40 MONEY ORDER. (Cash will be accepted if delivering in person, checks/credit cards will NOT be accepted). Registration and payment must be received the last working day prior to requested seminar date. Registrations are not accepted by FAX or telephone. Please call for confirmation. Refunds will not be issued. If you have questions, please call Family Education and Guidance Services at 469.752.2272, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Drop box at this address is available for after-hours payments. Will I receive a Certificate of Completion? All participants who complete the four hour seminar receive a certificate of completion. Seminars begin and end on time. NO late arrivals are allowed. Participants must remain in class for the entire seminar. No exceptions. For Kids' Sake is available in Spanish. Please see the dates and time on reverse side. Children are NOT allowed to attend the seminar. Childcare is NOT available.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name_____________________________________________________________________________________ Street ______________________________________City ________________________Zip __________ Home phone(______)________________________Work phone(______)_________________________ Case# or Cause# (must be included)______________________________________________________ Selected seminar date (must be completed)________________________________________________ Make $40 money order payable to Plano ISD and mail to Family Education and Guidance Services, 1300 19th Street, Plano, TX 75074. Court ordered participants must attend the complete four hour seminar to receive certificate of completion. Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in.
For Kids' Sake
469.752.2272 www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml Family Education and Guidance Services is located at 1300 19th Street, Plano, Texas 75074. From the 75 Expressway, turn east on 15th Street. Follow 15th Street past Avenue K and turn north (left) on Municipal Avenue. Municipal Avenue becomes Avenue K. Drive through traffic light at 18th Street. Turn east (right) on 19th Street at O'Reilley's Auto Parts store. Turn right into the parking lot at 1300 19th Street. The building is on the southwest corner of 19th Street and Avenue M. The door to Family Education and Guidance Services is on the east side of the building facing Avenue M.
*For Kids' Sake
See reverse side for registration information.
2009 Seminar Schedule 6PM - 10PM
January 12, 26 February 9, 23 March 9, 23 April 6, 20 May 4, 18 June 8, 22 July 20, 27 August 10, 17 September 14, 21 October 12, 26 November 16 December 14
January 29 February 26 March 26 April 23 May 21 June 25 July 30 August 20 September 24 October 29 November 19 December 17
For classes conducted in Spanish, please call 469.752.2277 for details. Para clases en Espaņol llame al 469.752.2277.
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