500 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510, United States
All Classes are Saturdays 8:30am - 12:30pm
December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020
February 1, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020
May 2, 2020
June 6, 2020
July 11, 2020
August 1, 2020
September 12, 2020
October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
Kids First is a four-hour educational program designed for families to help their children cope with the difficulties of parental breakups and family conflict. Participants are presented with information and experiences to help them learn how parental relationships have a direct effect on children, how children might respond by age and gender, how to reduce separation distress in children, how to deal with parent-child alliances, how parents might free themselves from entrenched conflict, and how to develop a functional co-parenting relationship.
Parents or other caretakers, with children under the age of 18, who are litigating custody or divorce.
Kids First notifies the court of compliance. You may be subject to contempt of court proceedings.
You do not have to take the class again if you have taken it within the past five years. Otherwise, yes.
With good reason, you can reschedule a class one time. You must contact Kids First to reschedule.
You can take a regional class or take a home study class. Regional classes must be preapproved. Contact Kids First.
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Certificates will be given to participants at the end of the class. You should keep your certificate as proof of your compliance with the court order to attend the Kids First Class. The presenter will send direct correspondence to the court to verify your attendance. No further action is required by you to verify your compliance with the court order.
Dr. Chet Muklewicz is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist and he has advanced, certified training as a family therapist, divorce mediator, and custody evaluator. He completed post-doctoral clinical training in family therapy at the Family Therapy Training Center of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, University of Pennsylvania.
He is former Academic Dean and Professor of Psychology at Lackawanna College and he maintains a private practice providing divorce adjustment therapy for children and adults, as well as co-parent counseling for separating couples. He has authored several books, including "Kids First Parenting Plan" and "Kids First: Children Coping with Divorce and Family Conflict". Over 25,000 parents have attended his classes. He provides workshops to legal and mental health professionals throughout the United States.
Click on the download button below. Complete the form and make a payment of $40 with a check or money order payable to "Kids First". Mail it to: Kids First, 1030 Marion St. Scranton, PA 18509. All registration forms must be received no later than seven days before the actual class date.