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About Us2018-12-28T14:09:33+00:00

RAINBOWS OVERVIEW

Rainbows is the largest international non-profit program dedicated to helping children heal from painful family transitions having served 3 million children over 30 years.  Rainbows is a support group for children that helps children heal from the emotional impacts of separation, divorce, death, illness, military deployment or any other painful family transition.  We do ask that parents and guardians make a commitment to attending consistently to ensure there is continuity within their respective groups.  Our Monmouth County locations meet weekly September thru April  and monthly May thru August.  We are open to take new registrations for children throughout the year so please enroll (click the enroll link above) or if you have any questions please email us at monmouthrainbows@gmail.com or call our Monmouth County coordinators at Mike & Marie Meriton at (908) 720-7044.

RAINBOWS OVERVIEW

Rainbows is the largest international non-profit program dedicated to helping children heal from painful family transitions having served 3 million children over 30 years.  Rainbows is a support group for children that helps children heal from the emotional impacts of separation, divorce, death, illness, military deployment or any other painful family transition.  We do ask that parents and guardians make a commitment to attending consistently to ensure there is continuity within their respective groups.  Our Monmouth County locations meet weekly September thru April  and monthly May thru August.  We are open to take new registrations for children throughout the year so please enroll (click the enroll link above) or if you have any questions please email us at monmouthrainbows@gmail.com or call our Monmouth County coordinators at Mike & Marie Meriton at (908) 720-7044.

RAINBOWS BENEFITS

Rainbows program curriculum helps children and teenagers:

  • Develop and strengthen problem-solving, appropriate behavior and anger management skills

  • Improve school attendance and academic performance

  • Alleviate depression and anxiety

  • Reduce emotional pain and suffering

  • Improve communication in their families

  • Reduce the likelihood of destructive behavior

RAINBOWS BENEFITS

Rainbows program curriculum helps children and teenagers:

  • Develop and strengthen problem-solving, appropriate behavior and anger management skills

  • Improve school attendance and academic performance

  • Alleviate depression and anxiety

  • Reduce emotional pain and suffering

  • Improve communication in their families

  • Reduce the likelihood of destructive behavior

RAINBOWS PROGRAM APPROACH

Rainbows hopes to help children accept the change in their family, develop coping skillls to deal with their feelings, and to share in a trusted and confidential environment with others who have had similar experiences of grief.  Rainbows writing journals, games, discussions, stories and crafts are used to help learn about emotions, self-esteem, coping with changes and forgiveness.  Children develop friendships as they share their feelings with other children their age who may have experienced the same emotions. Rainbows is not just for children with recent loss but also where a family loss may have happened years ago though there still may be unresolved feelings or behavior issues.

RAINBOWS PROGRAM APPROACH

Rainbows hopes to help children accept the change in their family, develop coping skillls to deal with their feelings, and to share in a trusted and confidential environment with others who have had similar experiences of grief.  Rainbows writing journals, games, discussions, stories and crafts are used to help learn about emotions, self-esteem, coping with changes and forgiveness.  Children develop friendships as they share their feelings with other children their age who may have experienced the same emotions. Rainbows is not just for children with recent loss but also where a family loss may have happened years ago though there still may be unresolved feelings or behavior issues.

IS RAINBOWS A RELIGIOUS PROGRAM?

Rainbows is not a formal religious program and is open to all denominations and all faiths in Monmouth County.  We do acknowledge that God and prayer can help grieving and healing. Our emphasis is on following the proven Rainbows curriculum which each week focuses on topics like “Anger” or “What is a Family”, and other Rainbows curriculum topics that help children express themselves, realize they are not alone and to develop coping skills and to heal.

IS RAINBOWS A RELIGIOUS PROGRAM?

Rainbows is not a formal religious program and is open to all denominations and all faiths in Monmouth County.  We do acknowledge that God and prayer can help grieving and healing. Our emphasis is on following the proven Rainbows curriculum which each week focuses on topics like “Anger” or “What is a Family”, and other Rainbows curriculum topics that help children express themselves, realize they are not alone and to develop coping skills and to heal.

RAINBOWS CHILDREN AGE GROUPS

Rainbows is organized by age level: LEVEL 1 > ages 5/6 – LEVEL 2 > ages 7/8 – LEVEL 3 > ages 9-11 – LEVEL 4 > ages 12-14 – LEVEL 5 > 15-17.  Each week we follow the Rainbows curriculum and all age groups cover the same topic but the discussion and activities are age adjusted.

RAINBOWS CHILDREN AGE GROUPS

Rainbows is organized by age level: LEVEL 1 > ages 5/6 – LEVEL 2 > ages 7/8 – LEVEL 3 > ages 9-11 – LEVEL 4 > ages 12-14 – LEVEL 5 > 15-17.  Please check each Monmouth County location on the left panel of this web page for what age groups they support.  Each week we follow the Rainbows curriculum and all age groups cover the same topic but the discussion and activities are age adjusted.

RAINBOWS FOR ADULTS

Parents and guardians with children enrolled in Rainbows can also optionally attend an adult Rainbows session that meets at the same time as the children do.  Most of our locations support the adult Rainbows sessions.  Please confirm this with the site coordinator for your planned location.   The adults sessions cover the same topics as the children sessions though the materials are age adjusted.  This allow parents and guardians to personally benefit from Rainbows and also the opportunity to positively reinforce Rainbows concepts with their children.  Participation in the adult Rainbows program is optional and not required in order to enroll your children in Rainbows.

RAINBOWS FOR ADULTS

Parents and guardians with children enrolled in Rainbows can also optionally attend an adult Rainbows session that meets at the same time as the children do.  Most of our locations support the adult Rainbows sessions.  Please confirm this with the site coordinator for your planned location.   The adults sessions cover the same topics as the children sessions though the materials are age adjusted.  This allow parents and guardians to personally benefit from Rainbows and also the opportunity to positively reinforce Rainbows concepts with their children.  Participation in the adult Rainbows program is optional and not required in order to enroll your children in Rainbows.

COMMITMENT TO ATTENDANCE

We do ask that parents and guardians make a commitment to have their children consistently attend Rainbows sessions to ensure there is continuity for the children within their groups and to get the most benefit from the Rainbows program.

COMMITMENT TO ATTENDANCE

We do ask that parents and guardians make a commitment to have their children consistently attend Rainbows sessions to ensure there is continuity for the children within their groups and to get the most benefit from the Rainbows program.

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.

Nelson Mandela

Death

1 out of 7 children will experience the death of a parent or
sibling.

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Separation / Divorce

53% of children will experience the break up of their parents marriage.

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Other Crisis

15% of children will experience grief due to a serious illness, incarceration, military deployment or other family crisis.

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Help us to help children accept the change in their family, develop coping skillls to deal with their feelings, and to share in a trusted and confidential environment with others who have had similar experiences of grief.

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