The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:
NAMI Family Support Group
A 60 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes: Tuesdays at 12 pm , Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursday at 7 pm.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
A 60 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes: Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 12 pm , Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Virtual Calendar for Free & Public Support Groups, in response to COVID-19, by The Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ), New Jersey Hope and Healing
Sponsored by The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, is offering a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) through a (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant.
Support groups include:
Spanish parenting support group
Parenting college students during pandemic
Parenting through the pandemic
Single parenting through the pandemic
Family Intervention Services is offering a virtual summer enrichment program from 10-11:30 for youth age 10-14 from July 13 – August 7. The program is free for those with Medicaid. Referrals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Resource Network offers online webinars to bring you information and education – on your time, at your convenience.Webinar topics include Anxiety, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Epilepsy.
Population Served: Free Support Group for Adoptive Parents raising young children with adverse childhood experiences or with difficult past histories. Please join us for this educational and supportive group for parents of adopted kids ages 1 to 12.
Accept Medicaid: No
Insurances Accepted: FREE
Other Information: 2021 Meeting Dates are Scheduled: Meeting monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:30 PM. 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
SUPPORT GROUP – Monthly Support Group for LGBTQ+ Adoptive Parents
Having the opportunity to be surrounded by those who understand your family journey is a vital experience. In this LGBTQIA+ adoptive parent support group, you will have the opportunity to talk about the challenges you and your family may be going through, while receiving support from clinically trained therapists and professionals with lived experience in LGBTQIA+ adoptive households.
The Parent Support Club Teenage Edition is a flat rate of $99 for the six weeks. The classes are open to single parents or couples who have any adopted child within the age range of 13-18 years old– whether it be an international or domestic adoption, or adopted through Holt or a different agency. (As spots are filled, we will also have a waiting list in case a spot opens up.) Our hope is that each family will participate in all of the 6 week sessions so you can benefit from each of the topics presented and have a chance to get to know the other participating parents. A Zoom Link will be sent out shortly after you register. This Zoom Link will be the same for each of the six meetings. Limited to the first 15 parents who sign up.
Tuesdays 7:00 pm EST
10/12 – 11/16
The Parent Support Group- Winter 2022
Presented by Holt’s Post Adoption Coaching & Education (PACE)
This time of year is often full of family and fun, but for many, the season can bring up a lot of mixed feelings – for adults and children. Losses seem to be more acutely felt this time of year and I want to recognize and acknowledge the emotional complexity of the season.
The following groups are open for registration:
PARENT SUPPORT CLUB – PRESCHOOL group for parents of Adoptees between ages 3-6 offered on Thursdays at 4pm PST from January 13th – February 17th (6 weeks, $99)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30p EST
10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10/2021
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a special six-week support group with adoption and adolescence expert Debbie Riley, LCMFT, the CEO and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.)!
A nationally recognized adoption expert, Debbie Riley, LCMFT is the award-winning author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, a first-of-its kind book praised by clinicians and adoptive parents across the country for its groundbreaking therapeutic approach.
The task of adolescence is challenging—and it’s even more challenging for teens who are adopted. For many of them the journey is not easy as they ponder questions surrounding their identity and re-evaluate their relinquishment. Why did they give me up? How can I figure out who I am when I don’t know where I came from? Did my birthfather mean anything to my birthmother? Why did they leave me, what’s wrong with me? Who do I look like?
This FREE support group will focus on the specific challenges for adolescent adoptees and strategies for parents to support their teens during these challenging times. Topics include adolescent development, identity formation, and the six stuck spots that occur for adolescent adoptees.
Postpartum Support International provides free on-line support for any parent/caregiver struggling with postpartum issues, the transition to parenthood, grief, loss of a child in the NICU, as well as adoptive and birth parents, LGBTQ and other populations. Helpline is: 18-800-994-4773. Text in English is 800-994-4773 and Text in Spanish is 971-203-7773.
HelpLine does not handle emergencies. People in crisis should call their local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Oasis is an online community that provides 365 days of parent-to-parent support & transformational education to help caregivers just like you thrive. More than 600 parents around the world have found connection and support through Oasis. Monthly fee includes trainings, Q&A sessions with trauma experts, advice from professionals and more.
Pact’s mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always their primary client. In order to best serve children’s needs, they provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. Pact offers a broad range of learning opportunities lets by Pact staff as well as other experts in the field. To view their list of webinars and virtual support groups please visit: https://www.pactadopt.org/events/index.asp For more information on PACT visit: https://www.pactadopt.org/home.asp
Group discussion focuses on “Chapter 4: Perspective Letters” – Consider how it would feel to write to and receive letters from various first family members, exploring a wide range of perspectives, hopes and fears.
Registration opens 60 days before the event.
This is a series of virtual discussion groups for adult adoptees, with monthly themes based on the chapters of The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal authored by Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker. Each group will be 90 minutes, with multiple meeting times available each month. Upon completing the registration process, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the chapter prompts & a video link to join. Groups will be limited to 8 members + the facilitator, Dr. Wirta-Leiker. The registration fee is $35 (per member and per group; non-transferable and non-refundable). These groups are open to adult adoptees residing anywhere in the U.S.