When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
4334 NW Expressway, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Cost: $100- includes the Calm Waters’ School-Based group curriculum
CEU’s: Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) for LPC’s and LMFT’s
Registration is due October 1st.
Groups are for children, (ages 3-18 years) and their parents or caregivers.
For more information, please contact the Program Director - Maribeth Govin at the Calm Waters office @ 405.841.4800. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Divorce changes a family in many ways. It can be a confusing and painful process for parents and even more so for children. More than half of Oklahoma’s children will experience the divorce of their parents. When parents divorce, children often get caught-up in a quagmire of emotions. Shock, disbelief, fear, sadness, isolation and anger are all common feelings, but children may not understand or know how to handle them.
Divorce Support Group Schedule
Calm Waters’ Divorce Support Groups are scheduled from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Families attend one night per week for eight weeks.
Calm Waters is currently taking registrations for the upcoming session.
8 week sessions on Tuesdays:
Starting August 26, 2014; October 28, 2014; January 20, 2015; March 31, 2015
8 week sessions on Thursdays:
Starting August 28, 2014; October 30, 2014; January 22, 2015; April 2, 2015
Grief Sessions (Ongoing)
Calm Waters’ Grief Support Groups are scheduled from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Monday evenings starting August 25, 2014 and January 26, 2015.
Along with thousands of school-age children, Calm Waters Center for Children and Families is preparing to go back to school too. Last year, we provided free School-based Support Groups for 1,342 school-aged children in 72 schools throughout the metro area.
These children typically do not have access to grief support but are very much in need of it. By selecting “donate now”, you can help grieving children in your area that have family loss issues due to: death, divorce, foster care, deployment, deportation or incarceration of a parent.
In response to the tornado in Moore, we have expanded our services to include losses from community disasters. Please consider helping these children as they head back to school.
School Counselor / Educator Grief Training – Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Creating New Traditions Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In the 22 years of serving children and families in the Oklahoma City area, Calm Waters Center for Children and Families has assisted more than 25,000 lives since our inception. Calm Waters is a nonprofit organization that provides free Center-based support groups for children and families whose lives have been affected by death or divorce. School-based groups provide a safe-haven for children facing family loss such as: deployment, deportation, incarceration of a parent as well as support for community disasters such as the recent May tornadoes.
Thank you for your wise investment in our mission. Your support helps to heal broken hearts of children grieving. Through our FREE support groups, children realize they are not alone in their grief journey. A ‘special thank you’ to the helping hands of people like you who positively change young lives forever.
Calm Waters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has seen great success due to the generosity of individuals, corporations and private foundations. If you would like to support our efforts to help grieving children, you may make your tax-deductible donation in three ways:
Below is a Worry Cloud, a picture of an activity that reflects messages kids like Madison write down as a group. These are the kinds of things kids shouldn’t have to worry about- but they do.
Your gift of $25 will ensure that a child or other individual begins receiving help. A gift of $100 enables a full circle of support. We operate on a shoestring. Our successes are obvious. CAN YOU HELP?
MADISON, 8 years old, Edmond, Okla. wrote:
“Without my mom, everthing is different. I miss the meals she cooked. How she kissed me on the nose and snuggled with me. I felt better going to Calm Waters and being around other kids who’d lost their mamas. I wasn’t the only one.”
With your generosity, we’ll see the light of hope in the eyes of more and more children and families who urgently need our support! Everyday we hear how much they appreciate your help.
Calm Waters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has seen great success due to the generosity of individuals, corporations and private foundations. If you would like to support our efforts to help grieving children you may use our secure online form, contact us or donate items from our wish list.