Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) is a special group to help children heal from the hurts caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. Some imagine this topic being a sad one for kids, but the activities, crafts, and stories help the kids to connect to each other, their "new normal", and find hope with the skills taught regarding grief, management of one's emotions, and how to talk to parents about difficult feelings.
Whether the separation is recent or happened years ago, this workshop helps elementary-aged children to heal from emotions they may have been carrying for quite some time, and to develop healthier understandings about themselves and their families. It’s designed for ages 5-12 to all learn together, so that siblings can provide support for each other as they move through weekly focus themes.
An adult group is led concurrently with DC4K; its topics and themes align with the children’s in many ways each week. For example, the week that the children are learning about developmentally appropriate ways to deal with their anger, the adults are discussing healthy ways to manage their own. This allows families to share later conversation about what they are learning together.
The leadership for both these programs is the result of collaborative efforts from three different faith communities in Chelsea: North Lake United Methodist, First United Methodist, and First Congregational Church of Chelsea.
Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)
January 23--April 23, 2020 (no session 4/9)
Location: First United Methodist Church
128 Park St. Chelsea, MI
(nursery care available)
Registration fee: $20 (scholarships available)
Families can join any time during the 13-week program
To register for DC4K:
Rev. LeAnn Seto
First Congregational Church of Chelsea
To register for the adult Divorce Care program
which runs concurrently:
Pastor Todd Jones
North Lake United Methodist Church