SOC Program

The School Outreach Counseling (SOC) Program is a unique, group counseling service provided by Kids In The Middle. The SOC program incorporates an evidence-based therapeutic model, Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP), which is specifically designed to help children cope with challenging family transitions. We work with children using discussion, art activities, games, books, and journals. Our therapists help children learn how to:

  • – Understand and accept changes in their family
  • – Work through their grief, sadness, anger, or grief
  • – Express feelings appropriately and develop healthy coping skills
  • – Learn how to stay out of the middle of adult conflict
  • – Stay connected and build healthy relationships with both parents
  • – Children are referred to the groups by counselors, social workers, teachers, and other school personnel
Kids In The Middle In Schools
Kids In The Middle In Schools

Kids In The Middle In Schools

KITM therapists work with family transitions including parental separation, divorce, remarriage, and children living in single-parent homes. Sessions currently take place in select public and private schools in the greater St. Louis region. Counseling sessions are held once a week during the school day for 10-12 weeks each semester. Group Counseling sessions are held in a safe and confidential setting separate from the classroom.