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Divorce Recovery: Group Leader Training

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JFCS of Southern Arizona: Divorce Recovery Program

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Group Leader Training: Divorce Recovery is currently seeking individuals who are interested in leading support groups to people going through divorce or separation. Our ONLINE Group Leader Training* is designed to train potential leaders for Divorce Recovery groups. Anyone interested in becoming a Divorce Recovery Leaders must complete our comprehensive training (3 to 5 weeks depending on enrollment). We welcome individuals seeking more information about issues of divorce, group facilitation, and personal growth to participate. Having completed the training, participants will: Understand the Divorce Recovery process: The Transition Journey; Have an understanding of leadership in Divorce Recovery groups; and Develop the skills to lead a Divorce Recovery group for adults or children. There is no obligation to lead a Divorce Recovery group, however, we encouraged all participants who complete the training to volunteer to facilitate a Divorce Recovery Group at least once throughout the year. There is a $60 fee for the training, scholarships are available. Participants receive the Divorce Recovery Manual and other materials, and are expected to participate fully in the training, including necessary required homework. The training will be lead by members of the Divorce Recovery Training Team. *Due to the Delta variant causing an increase in COVID-19 cases, JFCS has made the difficult decision to postpone in-person meetings until things improve in Arizona. This training will now be virtual via Zoom.*

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About JFCS of Southern Arizona: Divorce Recovery Program


4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711, US

Mission Statement

To provide emotional and educational support in a safe setting to all members of Tucson families going through divorce or separation.


For over 40 years, Divorce Recovery has been providing support to local Tucsonans going through a divorce or separation. This program was initially an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and in 2021 it merged with JFCS to consolidate their resources, experience, and services. Divorce Recovery is unique in the fact that it is run by volunteers, most of whom have been through the program themselves, and the only program of its kind to offer these services free of charge to anyone in the community. Established in 1978, Divorce Recovery was overseen by a former University of Arizona professor from the Department of Family Studies. The first training of volunteers began in 1979 and these leaders then co-lead the group. Shortly after that, Divorce Recovery saw the development and initiation of the Children of Divorce (now Children of Divorce and Changing Families) groups for children and parents in 1980. The structure of these groups have evolved over the years, however, the same basic format has continued. Today, Divorce Recovery I Groups are the mainstay of the program. Divorce Recovery II groups and the Children of Divorce and Changing Families have since been added, as well as Education for Life and Financial First Aid.

Children & Youth
Crisis Support


Thu Sep 23, 2021 - Thu Oct 14, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM


4301 E. 5th StreetTucsonTucson, AZ 85711



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Group Facilitation
  • Child Development
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Thursday evening for the full training (4 weeks) for 2 hours. Once training is complete, facilitators are asked to lead 1-2 Divorce Recovery Groups per year and/or co-facilitate the Children of Divorce and Changing Families (CODCF) Group.
  • Must complete the Group Training Registration Form, go through a background check, and have verification of COVID-19 vaccination.

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