The Purple Family

The Purple Family video was created for divorcing parents and their children and is a key part of the Kids First program.

In the video, all family members live in a world that is purple, a balanced mixture of red and blue. But as signs of separation appear, husband and wife and all surroundings turn distinctly red or blue. It provides insight on difficult issues that arise when separation occurs.

The Kids First sessions typically begin with a welcome and explanation of the program’s objectives by a Family Court judge. Parents and children watch the video together. They are then divided into two groups – one for parents, the other for children. An experienced mental health professional guides participants through sessions that include a variety of learning and role-playing activities.