ONLINE VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential, our group are a safe place to express your own, and listen to others, feelings about raising teens with special needs and the impact it has on the whole family. We share strategies and problem-solve. You may join a group meeting by using the Zoom app or dialing in by phone. After 8 weeks of participation, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Interested, please contact Richie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-926-5008, ext 106.
Online Support Group for Parents Co-Parenting in Blended Families
Wed 4-5pm (6 seats left)
This support group is for parents that are navigating the challenges of divorce and co-parenting with blended families. A space for parents to get support from one another
as the family dynamic changes, new sets of parents appear and the children try to adapt to a new normal.
Online Support Group for Parents with Teens with Special Needs
Wed Noon-1pm (5 seats left)
Parenting during a pandemic is hard. Parenting a teen with special needs during these stressful times often feels impossible. This online group is for anyone who is raising a teenager who has special needs, whether those needs are behavioral, emotional, learning, physical, or medical.
Online Support Group for Parents with Children and Technology Challenges
Thu 6-7pm (4 seats left)
Parenting during a pandemic is hard. Parenting children in today's day and age is challenging and the impact of technology effecting children is making parenting even harder. Video games, Cell phones, Internet challenges.
Online Support Group for Parents
Fri 8:30-9:30am (Group at capacity) Register for wait list.
Fri Noon-1pm (2 seats left)
Parenting is the hardest job in the world. At times the challenges and struggles get overwhelming and creates a lot of stress and frustration for parents. Do you need to get some feedback to your questions? Do you need help with steps to take to reduce stress so you can parent better? Join our online support group and get some support for all your parenting nees.
Tap on the Apple App Store icon on your iOS device to open.
Tap on Search at the bottom right of your screen.
Enter Zoom in the search text box.
Select ZOOM Cloud Meetings from the available app choices, and then tap on the GET button.
The install process will start.
In the Zoom app, tap Sign In
(Click here to watch video)
Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
Search for ZOOM Cloud Meetings.
Locate and tap the entry by zoom.us.
Read the permissions listing.
If the permissions listing is acceptable, tap Accept.
Allow the installation to complete.
Online Group FAQ'S
Why should I try a support group for parents?
A Parent Support Group is a place where you can come to talk about your experiences and gain feedback without being judged or criticized. The group can help you to develop positive parenting solutions in a respectful environment. If you yearn for help and support to improve relationships with your children, a Parent Support Group might be the place for you.
What is the cost of attending a group?
All groups are free.
Is it safe to participate in the virtual support group?
Yes, we use Zoom online meeting software which provides a secure connection to the group. All our meetings are password protected and only registered parents have the password.
Can I participate without giving my name?
We only ask for participants first name and last initial for our reporting requirements. So yes, you can be anonymous in the group.
I am shy. Do I have to participate with video?
Absolutely not, if you don't feel comfortable you can participate without video or call into the meeting with your phone.
What about if I don't have a computer or Internet connection?
No computer. No problem. You can participate by dialing into a phone number for the meeting.
How can I be sure that the everyone in the group is a parent?
Our registration process ensures that all our group participants are parents.
What is the difference between a Parenting Class and Parenting Support Group?
Parenting classes have an instructor who decides what the topic of discussion will be each week. There may be assigned readings and speakers. In a PHP Support Group, the parents decide what to talk about and are non-judgemental. Only the parents in group can decide to invite an outside speaker. If the Department of Children Families is requiring you to attend a parenting class, ask if a PHP Support Group would be ok instead.
Do you provide proof of attendance?
After 8 weeks of attendance the the group facilitator will provide anyone with an attendance certificate for your participation in our Parent Support Groups