While we try to make our program as clear and easy to navigate as possible, questions still come up! Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you still need assistance, feel free to call Kids' Turn at Discovery Mind & Wellness Center (702-968-9372) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How long will it take for my Kids’ Turn forms to be processed? Kids’ Turn forms are processed in the order they are received, often 5-7 business days. To ensure that your registration is completed in a timely manner, please verify that you have submitted both the Registration Form (page 4) and Policy/Payment Form (page 5) along with full payment of the Kids’ Turn fee. Submitting incomplete or inaccurate information will slow down your processing time.
- Can I apply online? YES, you can register and pay directly on the website through Pay Pal. The Kids’ Turn website is: DISCOVERYMINDWELLNESS.COM. The website also allows participants to download a PDF version of the Registration Packet. All forms included in the packet can be completed on a computer. Participants can then save a copy of the finished packet and mail or hand deliver to the Discovery Mind & Wellness office at 2920 S. Jones Blvd., Suite #220, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
- Who is required to take Kids’ Turn? The court may require parents with minor children under the age of 17 to attend Kids' Turn. If your child is 17 or older you may choose to take Kids' Turn voluntarily and/or it may be up to the judge's discretion. It is each individual's responsibility to make this determination before registering for Kids' Turn as we have a very strict no refund policy.
- Is it a good idea to bring the children? Absolutely! Although not required, judges look favorably on the kids’ participation. Children of all ages consistently report enjoying the classes and benefitting from the program. Kids’ Turn classes can help kids understand family changes, teach communication and problem-solving skills, and teach different ways to express feelings. This is done through group discussions, art projects, and age-appropriate games.
- Can I bring my child that is younger than 5? We do not have a curriculum for children under five in place because we have found that these children are too young to participate in the format available for this service. This class is designed to help you help your children through the transition whether they are able to attend or not. We are unable to provide childcare, and children who are not old enough to participate in Kids’ Turn may not be brought to the sessions. If you bring a child younger than five, you will be asked to leave and you will have to pay to reregister for classes.
- May I bring my child that is older than 16? If you have a child who is older than 16 and you feel the class would be helpful please contact us to make arrangements for their participation.
- This program doesn’t really apply to my situation OR I am uncertain I need to take this class. How do I determine if I am required to attend? This class is designed specifically for families who are transitioning through divorce, dissolution, legal separation or annulment action, or a post-decree motion involving custody or visitation. If you feel that you should not have to take the class OR if you are uncertain it is required in your case you or your attorney may attempt to have the requirement waived by contacting the judge. Kids’ Turn cannot waive the class for you.
- Who are the facilitators? Generally, facilitators are parent and child educators who have advanced mental health, social service, teaching degrees, and/or extensive field/group experience as well as specific training in the Kids’ Turn program.
- Do I have to attend with the child’s other parent? No, you do not have to attend the same group as the other parent. However, children may benefit more, both during the workshop and in the long run, when both parents attend the same workshop. Please keep in mind that even if you do choose to attend the same workshop, two parent groups are formed so that parents of the same family are not assigned to the same parent group together. There are only two exceptions to this – the first night orientation which lasts approximately 20 minutes, and the final night graduation which also lasts approximately 20 minutes.
- Can you tell me if the other parent is registered or has taken the class? We are not able to give out that information. If the other parent has completed the class, their certificate will be on file with the Clerk of Court’s office.
- What if my spouse doesn’t take the class? What if I don’t take the class? Penalties for non-compliance are left up to the court. Kids’ Turn does not make those decisions.
- Can my boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancé/new spouse, etc. attend the workshop with me? We wholeheartedly acknowledge the importance of stepparents and other adult figures in the lives of the children. However, Kids’ Turn is for only for parents and guardians who have registered for the class.
- Why do I have to pay for this class if I already paid my filing fee? Fees for Kids’ Turn are not included with court filing fees. As a result, we are required to collect a separate fee in order to run the program.
- Can I do all four classes in one week rather than in four? No, Kids’ Turn is designed to be taken in four sequential weeks. You must attend four weekly classes at the same location.
- Can I make up a session if something comes up and I can’t go? We do not offer make up classes for a number of reasons, and participants must complete all four classes in order to receive their Certificate of Completion. Please only sign up for a series of classes when you know you can complete all four sessions.