Our program offers a place for parents to find the support, education, and resources necessary to empower them to manage the challenges of raising children who are coping with mental health concerns. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive group experience for parents, caregivers, and guardians of children of all ages who are experiencing serious social, emotional, behavioral, and/or learning challenges.
All parents and caregivers of children with mental health concerns are welcome and encouraged to attend. Services are free of charge. They are open to interested parents and caregivers. For specific times, dates, and locations please call (617) 983-5803.
Designed to serve the communities of the Metro West and South Shore, the program is open to all.
For more information on Connecting Parents, please call (617) 983-5803.
To see a calendar of weekly groups offered by Connecting Parents, please click here.
Weekly Support Groups
These groups offer a safe, supportive environment for caregivers to share stories, concerns and challenges, while gaining tools and resources to help meet the complex needs of their children. Meetings are facilitated by Connecting Parents' staff - professionals who have personal experience being a caregiver of a child with mental health conditions. Day and evening groups meet weekly for two hours.
Weekly Writing Group
Participants will engage in the process of sharing their experiences, insights, fears and hopes in written form: stories, essays, poems, etc. Group leaders will seek to create a forum in which participants will be guided to let the written word honor their struggles, and celebrate their successes. This group meets weekly for 11/2 hours.
Trainings will be offered on a variety of topics relevant to the challenges faced by caregivers of children with mental health concerns: parenting, family dynamics, educational concerns, adoption, accessing community resources and advocacy. Trainings are scheduled throughout the year based on topics that reflect participating caregivers' interests and needs.
Click here for the September 2011 Newsletter
Inside this issue: Dates and times for weekly support groups. Topics to be covered during the first hour of Monday and Friday groups held on the first full week of every month.