About our programs

Children's Program Overview

An overview of the Children's Program  includes:

  • Day 1:  Addiction: Not My Fault
  • Day 2:  A Feelings Disease: It’s OK to Share My Feelings
  • Day 3:  The Heart of Recovery: Taking Care of Me
  • Day 4:  Changing the Family Legacy: Celebrating You and Me

During the Summer, the program runs from Wednesday – Saturday. During the Spring and Fall, the program runs from Thursday – Sunday.

Schedule?

Day 1
Addiction: Not My Fault

8 AM – 3:30 PM
After creating a safe, supportive environment, children learn basic facts and information about the disease of alcoholism and other drug addiction.  Through a variety of interactive games and play they come to understand key concepts such as loss of control, addiction, relapse, treatment, and recovery.  Most importantly children begin to realize that a loved one’s addiction is not their fault.

Day 2
A Feelings Disease: It’s OK to Share My Feelings

9 AM – 3:15 PM
Armed with accurate age-appropriate information about addiction, youngsters begin to examine the impact this disease has had upon them by talking about it and sharing feelings.  Children deepen their skills in identifying and expressing their feelings in balanced ways and breaking the “no talk” rule so prevalent in addicted families.  Through writing stories, artwork, or composing letters to “Dear Addiction”, children prepare to share with their caregivers on day three.

Day 3
The Heart of Recovery: Taking Care of Me

9 AM – 2:20 PM (caregivers participate)
Children learn a variety of ways to take good care of themselves and stay safe.  In a structured format with their caregivers, youngsters share art, stories or letters so they can express their feelings about how addiction has affected and impacted them.  Children come to understand that it’s okay to ask for help and there are safe people and places to go for help.

Day 4
Changing the Family Legacy: Celebrating You and Me

9 AM – 1:30 PM (caregivers participate)
Children and caregivers participate together for the majority of the day.  They share what they like and love about each other, plans to take good care of themselves, and ways the family can grow together.  Both children and caregivers talk, trust and feel in a brand new way.

What about Continuing Care Groups?

Peaceful Family Solutions (PFS) provides an on-going continuing care group for the children who participate and complete the PFS Children’s Programming.  The Programming allows the children to continue to reunite on a weekly basis.  The children continue to learn new coping skills, how to express his or her feelings, ways to stay safe, and the importance of “Being a Kid!”

The program occurs every Monday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  The Children, Adolescents and adults are provided dinner, play games and participate in psycho-education to enhance coping and problem-solving skills.
Continuing Care Groups
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Address: 1201 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73103
  • Time: Mondays, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Dinner is provided and groups will be provided for both adults and children who have participated within PFS Children’s Programming.  Transportation provided if needed.  Please RSVP at:


Transportation (only complete if you need transportation assistance)