Kids’ Turn Workshops

Our workshops help children & parents through parental separation & divorce.

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Is the Kids’ Turn Workshop right for you?

It’s for

  • Any parent / caregiver going through separation or divorce and concerned with the well-being of their children.
  • Any parent / caregiver going through separation or divorce who wants new life skills to manage their new life circumstance.
  • Any parent / caregiver going through separation or divorce who want to successfully co-parent with reduced conflict.
  • Any foster parent, grandparent, stepparent or adult caregiver who wants to help a child ease through a parent’s / caregiver’s separation of divorce.

How it works

  • These workshops help children understand and express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation while teaching family members new ways to support affected children and manage their new life circumstance.
  • Parents pay tuition on a sliding fee basis and children are not charged.
  • Workshops are based on age of the child/ren.
  • Services are conducted locally in English.
  • This is a Family Court recognized co-parenting program.

Our goals are to

  • Help children cope with parental separation.

    Help children to understand and cope with the loss, anger, and fear that often accompany familial separation.

  • Help family members support their children.

    Help mothers, fathers and grandparents learn how to support their children and prevent at-risk behavior and teach the skills needed to understand the child’s perspective.

  • Support the diversity of participants.

    Classes are conducted locally in English. 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.


For providers: partner with Safe & Sound

Provide a Kids’ Turn Workshop in your area

  • Are you a service provider looking to start a Kids’ Turn workshop series in your area? Click here to learn more about our partnerships and how you can get started.
  • Would you like to order Kids’ Turn Leader Manuals or participant Workbooks? Click here to visit our order form.

The Workshops


Child-Parent Workshop

Open to families with children ages 5-17

6 Week Workshop
Various Dates & Locations
Enrollment required, there is a fee to attend this workshop

This workshop is for families dealing with separation and divorce. It supports children in discussing their feelings and teaches tools to cope with parental separation. Parents meet simultaneously in separate groups to learn co-parenting skills, how to reduce family conflict, and prevent childhood difficulties. Two parent groups are conducted to allow parents to learn separately.

Parents may attend without children, however children may not attend without a parent. If children choose to participate, they must attend all sessions. This workshop is a Family Court recognized co-parenting program. Parents will receive six month access to online curriculum upon completion of the workshop.

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Early Year’s Workshop

Open to families with children ages 0-4

6 Week Workshop
Various Dates & Locations
Enrollment required, there is a fee to attend this workshop

The workshop is designed to help parents understand the impact of family reorganization on their infants and toddlers. It teaches parents skills for promoting healthy development through cooperative parenting.  This workshop is a Family Court recognized co-parenting program. Parents will receive six month access to upon online curriculum at the completion of the workshop.

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Parents Only Workshop

Open to parents with children ages 5-17
(one parent per family, children do not attend)

6 Week Workshop
Various Dates & Locations
Enrollment required, there is a fee to attend this workshop

Parents meet in small groups to learn co-parenting skills and understand the child’s perspective so they can support their children, reduce family conflict, and prevent childhood difficulties. This workshop is a Family Court recognized co-parenting program. Parents will receive six months access to upon online curriculum at the completion of the workshop.

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Online Workshop

Open to families with children ages 0-17

4 Lessons
There is a fee to access this workshop

The format is informative, thoughtful, empowering offering relief and peace of mind to parents struggling with family conflict in their separation.  Many of the skills can be taught to youngsters once parents learn them. The material is based on the programs offered in workshops in The San Francisco Bay Area. Each lesson takes 30-40 minutes to complete (120 minutes for the entire program).  Lessons 2 and 4 have specialized information for parents of children under the age of five.

This curriculum is designed to:

  • help families ease through separation with reduced conflict
  • help parents co-parent successfully
  • help families during other, stressful life difficulties.

NOTE: If a Kids’ Turn workshop has been ordered or recommended by a judge or a mediator, make sure that online program is an authorized alternative to an in-person workshop.

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Bay Area Locations

San Francisco

Child-Parent Workshop

September 7 – October 19  |  Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 AM 6 weeks
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
(No class October 12 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

November 2 – December 14  |  Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 AM 6 weeks
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
(No class November 9 – Veterans’ Day | November 30 – Thanksgiving)

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Early Years Workshop

August 24 – September 28  |  Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 AM 5 weeks
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
(No class October 12 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

October 31 – December 12  |  Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM 6 weeks
Safe & Sound, 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Free Childcare provided for this workshop!
(No class November 9 – Veterans’ Day | November 30 – Thanksgiving)

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East Bay

Child-Parent Workshop

October 21 – December 12  |  Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM 6 weeks
Oakstop, 1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612

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Early Years Workshop

October 17 – November 21  |  Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM 6 weeks
Oakland Kaiser, 3600 Broadway, Oakland  CA

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Other Locations

San Diego

Family Workshops

Various Dates & Times  |  4 weeks
Workshops are provided in San Diego in partnership with Kids’ Turn San Diego. To learn more about Kids’ Turn San Diego and their schedule of workshops, visit: kidsturnsd.org

Washington County, Oregon

family workshops

Various Dates & Times  |  4 weeks
Workshops are provided in Washington County, Oregon in partnership with Youth Contact. To learn more about Youth Contact and their schedule of Kids’ Turn workshops, visit: kidsturnwaco.com

If you have questions, please contact the Kids’ Turn team:
kidsturn[@]safeandsound.org or (415) 668-0494