Beginning in March of 2008, Third District Court in Utah began the Divorce Education For Children Program

This program is designed for children ages 9 to 12 whose parents are divorcing or divorced.  Reports from the committee say the program has met with success and the children are responding positively to their experience.  The class is run by mental health care professionals with the assistance of Commissioners and Judges.   While this program is not intended to replace direct child therapy, the program does provide a resource to help your child through a difficult time. 

The best part is that the Divorce Education for Children Program is FREE

Classes are offered twice each month for April, May and June 2008.  The current dates for classes are:   Monday April 21th, Saturday April 26th, Saturday May 10, Monday May 19, Saturday June 14, and Monday June 23.  Monday classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday classes are from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Divorce Education for Children classes are held at the Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.  To register contact Alyssa White at 801-578-3897 or fill out the registration form and submit it to Third District Court. 

We would love to hear the experiences of anyone who has participated in the program or who assists in administering the program.