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What Is Kids’ Turn?

Kids’ Turn is a co-parenting workshop to help children and parents through parental separation and divorce. Our psychoeducational program help children understand & express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation, while teaching family members new ways to support affected children and manage their new life circumstance.

Our curriculum is based on Emotional Intelligence skill-building and is supportive for families who are at all points of the divorce or separation journey.

Kids’ Turn is 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 who wants 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.

Our Goals
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

How It Works


  • Kids’ Turn is a 6- week workshop, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours.

  • We separate Parents of the same child in different groups and Children’s Group (divided by age for children). All groups are facilitator-led.

  • There are different workshops are based on age of the child(ren). Please see below for more details.

Program Cost

Parents pay tuition on a sliding-scale fee basis and children are not charged.

Who Attends

Kids’ Turn is for the whole family! There are groups for parents and children of various ages. Families are able to attend in any combination, with the exception of children only.

Court Orders & Referrals

This is a Family Court recognized co-parenting program in San Francisco, Alameda, and San Mateo county in the Bay Area.

For providers
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  • 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.

If you have questions, please contact the Kids’ Turn team: or (415) 668-0494