Kids First, an Oahu program run by the Hawaii Family Court has launched its new website at KidsFirstHawaii.com. The program is designed to help family going through divorce or breakup through classes for parents and children. All parents who are going through a divorce (married parties) or filing for a custody order (unmarried parties) are required to participate in the Kids First Program. Children of the parties between the ages of 6-17 are also asked to attend. The Program consists of a one-time class, held on Wednesday evenings, for approximately 2.5 hours. Classes are conducted by Family Court Judges, child therapists, and other volunteers and focus on helping parents understand the effects of divorce/breakup upon the children, and helping children cope with the changes to the family.
The new Kids First webpage has information about the program, contact info, class schedules and locations, and forms to reschedule appointments. Classes are held at the Circuit Court at 777 Punchbowl Street in downtown Honolulu on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of each month, and at the Family Court at 4675 Kapolei Parkway in Kapolei on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Parties can indicate which location they would prefer to attend.