Lawrence Shoaf, grants chairman of Insuring the Children, presented a total of $15,240 to Kids First director, Gerald Klein, Esq. at Insuring the Children’s July board meeting.
Klein spent time outlining the ways the monies would be spent, explaining how the program empowers children by providing objective information and a safe place to express their feelings (anger, hurt, guilt, fear, etc) during the restructuring of their families as a result of divorce or separation.
As Klein explained, “Too often in a divorce, the children are the ones who suffer the most and are heard the least.”
Kids First is an interactive educational program designed to meet the specific needs of children whose parents are separated or divorced. It attempts to re-focus the parents’ attention on the needs of the children in order to reduce the trauma which, if left untreated, can have long term devastating effects.
Insuring the Children is a non-profit organization created by insurance industry leaders with the goal of supporting child abuse prevention programs and raising awareness of child abuse and neglect. Since its inception in 1994, ITC has raised almost $900,000 to assist child abuse prevention centers.
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