500 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510, United States

Kids First Classes in Lackawanna County

2019-20 Kids First Class Dates


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 

Course Description

   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. 


Who Has to Attend?

Parents or other caretakers, with children under the age of 18, who are litigating custody or divorce.

What Will Happen If I Don't Attend?

Kids First notifies the court of compliance. You may be subject to contempt of court proceedings.

What If I Have Already Taken This Class?

You do not have to take the class again if you have taken it within the past five years. Otherwise, yes.

What If I Need To Reschedule?

With good reason, you can reschedule a class one time. You must contact Kids First to reschedule.

What If I Live Outside Of State?

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. 

About the Presenter

 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. 

How to Register for a class

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.

Lackawanna County Kids First Registration Form (pdf)


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