Children Experiencing Change Group

Children and Divorce

Change can be very difficult for everyone but especially Children, since they don’t truly understand what or why certain Change has happened.


  • Divorce/Separation
  • Remarriage
  • Family Member with Drug or Alcohol Issues
  • Family Member with Mental Illness
  • Family Member Incarcerated
  • Death in the Family
  • Family Member Away/Back from Military Service

Parenting Cordination

“Children in Change” is an 8 Week Group Therapy for Children facing Change in the Family. Our Groups are divided into Groups of 8-11 year olds (Elementary) and 12-15 year olds (Middle School). We keep the Groups small with 6 – 8 participants as to establish trust amongst its participants. Each Group is 8 weeks, each session is 90 minutes long and will cover the following topics:

        • Sharing openly in a safe environment about family changes
        • Encouraging and recognizing the expression of feelings
        • Learning to offer support to one another
        • Establishing that children are not to blame for adult situations
        • Helping children identify the trustworthy adults in their lives
        • Aiding children in coping with change in healthy ways
        • Acknowledging and teaching about feelings of grief and loss

The benefit of this Group is the development of individuals becoming capable of applying new coping skills (techniques) at home and school when they feel overwhelmed by emotion but are unable to express those feelings, which may come out in a negative manner. When divorce/separation/loss/parent abandonment/family drug or alcohol abuse is discussed amongst peers, children/adolescents begin to feel less guilty or shameful. Being able to talk about their struggles and hear others struggling with the same can take away some of the negativity or anger they may feel.

COST: $250 for 8 Sessions

WHO: 8-11 Year Olds (Elementary)
WHEN: Call for next dates

WHO: 12-15 Year Olds (Middle School)
WHEN: Call for next dates

WHERE: BayBrooke Center
4995 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL  33709

HOW: Call 727.827.7890
Space is limited and Payment in Full is due at time of Registration

Children in Change