S.M.I.L.E.

S.M.I.L.E.

2022 SMILE Schedule

Currently being held via Zoom
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TO PARTICIPATE, CONTACT THE
HOSTING COUNTY AS FOLLOWS:
Otsego/Gaylord:  989-731-7450      
Crawford/Grayling: 989-344-3272  
Kalkaska/Kalkaska: 231-258-9744 

Monday, January 10, 2022 Gaylord
Monday, February 7, 2022 Grayling
Monday, March 7, 2022 Kalkaska
Monday, April 4, 2022 Gaylord
Monday, May 2, 2022 Grayling
Monday, June 6, 2022 Kalkaska
Monday, July 11, 2022 Gaylord
Monday, August 1, 2022 Grayling
Monday, September 12, 2022 Kalkaska
Monday, October 3, 2022 Gaylord
Monday, November 7, 2022 Grayling
Monday, December 5, 2022 Kalkaska

**PLEASE CONTACT THE FRIEND OF THE COURT OFFICE WHERE THE PROGRAM IS BEING HELD TO PRE-REGISTER AND OBTAIN THEIR ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

*Please call your county Friend of the Court office if you wish to receive a hardcopy of the SMILE booklet.

                   
                              BOOKLET: S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making It Livable for )
                            NOTICE REGARDING ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES
                                    TO ATTEND THE S.M.I.L.E. PROGRAM

The S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making Life Livable for Everyone) video is now available on the MIChildSupport site for viewing.  Please be advised if your case is filed in the 46thCircuit; Crawford, Kalkaska, or Otsego County, you are still required to attend a full S.M.I.L.E. program.  Viewing the video independent of attendance to a S.M.I.L.E. presentation does not satisfy the S.M.I.L.E. Order requirements.  Please contact one of the 46thCircuit Friend of the Court offices for additional information about participation in a S.M.I.L.E. presentation.

 

 

What is Smile?

SMILE - Start Making It Livable for Everyone - is an educational program for separating or divorced parents with children under the age of eighteen. This program is generally held in the courtroom; however, current programs are held via Zoom and hosted by the 46th Circuit Friend of the Court offices and presented by Kevin King, Licensed Counselor.

Goals

The goals of the SMILE program are:
To provide information to help parents better understand the effects of divorce or separation on their children.
  • To help parents understand the needs of their children.
  • To promote children's healthy adjustment to the family unit being separated.
The information that will be provided to you at the SMILE program presentation has been drawn from the experience of the developers of the SMILE program, and other professionals in the field of divorce and separation.

Each year over one million marriages end in divorce in the United States. When divorce happens, some people feel alone and wonder how anyone else lived through it. SMILE will provide information about the effects of divorce or separation and what parents can do to make the situation livable.