Kids' Turn

Putting kids in the center of healing, not in the middle of conflict

About: Overview

Kids’ Turn helps children and parents
through parental separation.

“I was a Kids’ Turn client 8 years ago during my family’s own divorce, and now as a divorce mediator I recommend Kids’ Turn to ALL divorcing parents I encounter–whether clients, prospective clients or otherwise–regardless of the age of the children or where they live in the Bay Area. I think the program is that good for the health of all divorcing families, and over the long run an absolute cost saver.”

- Charles Spiegel, SF Family Law Attorney/Mediator & Kids’ Turn Board Member

Based in San Francisco, we are the only Bay Area program providing a comprehensive service for children and family members who are affected by familial separation. Our goals are to:

  • Help children cope with parental separation. Our programs help children understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany familial separation. We do this by providing a safe place for children to discuss their thoughts and feelings and show them that they are not alone.
  • Help family members support their children. Our programs help mothers, fathers and grandparents learn how to support their children to prevent at-risk behavior. Our programs teach the skills needed to understand the child’s perspective.
  • Support the diversity of participants. Classes are conducted locally in English and Spanish. Our participants include people from all types of families, including single-parent homes and alternative families.
  • Demystify and de-stigmatize the separation process. Half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce or separation. Kids’ Turn promotes a healthy perspective and helps families understand that they are not alone.
  • Click here to read Kids’ Turn’s 2010 Annual Report