Online Support Group for Parents of kids who need “extra supports” during the coronavirus pandemic

Online Support Group for Parents of kids who need “extra supports” during the coronavirus pandemic

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When: Weekly on Wednesdays, 9 PM pacific and 9 PM Eastern

Who: All parents of kids who need extra support

Cost: free – you’ve done enough let us give back to you

Overwhelmed with the thought of being home an extra six weeks (at least) with your kids?

Got cabin fever after the first day of isolation?

 Not sure what you are going to do to keep the kids from burning down the house?

 Grieving the loss of those precious few moments of alone time?

You are not alone and SHOULD NOT be alone if you are going to make it through the Coronavirus pandemic without losing your mind.

Let’s face it. This is serious, and while most of us don’t have to worry about serious health effects of COVID-19, when you are raising kids who need some “extra supports” every change has the potential to overwhelm them. As parents, the coming months could push you into burnout or compassion fatigue (if you are not already there).

We are here to help. We can’t do this alone, so if your support network is currently not up to the task of months of semi-isolation then let’s come together to help each other through this pandemic.

We are starting a brand-new support group – online – that is open to every parent of a kid that needs extra supports (whatever that means to you). This includes, but is not limited to kids with:

All other major mental health issues
Foster/Adopt/Kinship Care
Special Medical Needs
Behavioral Issues
Sensory Issues
Attachment issues
Every support group will have 2 components. First there will be tips and tricks session lead experts in their fields to give you some tools that will hopefully help you to not only survive but thrive in the coming weeks.

Next you can optionally join small groups of other parents in similar geographic regions and types of children. Here you can share, ask, cry, coordinate and support each other, hopefully creating opportunities to support each other throughout the week with. These groups will be coordinated by veteran parents who understand what you are going through.

We look forward to meeting you soon. When the meeting starts feel free to just sit back and listen with your video off, or get as engaged as you want with the video on.

You can just sit back and listen, or join in the conversation. It’s up to you. Turn your mic on indicates “I’m here to engage.” Turn your mic off means “Just want to listen for now.”

There are two time options: 9 P.M. Pacific Time and 9 P.M. Eastern Time. While we think it would be helpful to participate in the group closest to your time zone so that you can connect to other parents in your city, you are free to pick either time slot.

We have a very limited number of spaces available in the group so registration is required.