Connecting Parents

Connecting Parents Program

Connecting Parents offers support, education, and resources to help parents manage the challenges of raising children who are coping with mental health concerns. We 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.

 Weekly Meetings

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. Meetings are held every week at the following times and locations:

Monday Evenings

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Canton Library
Art and Activities Room
786 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

Tuesday Mornings

10 a.m. – noon
Westwood Library
Conference Room
660 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090

Friday Mornings

10 a.m. – noon
Walpole Library
Children’s Activity Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02801


Trainings are 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.

Eligibility: 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 more information please call (617) 983-5803 or contact Betty Wagner at

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