Resource Family Support Groups
In a support group, you’ll find people in a similar situation to yours. Members of a support group usually share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also provide practical advice and tips to help you cope with your situation. The support meetings allow for families to make connections and form relationships with other families that can last a lifetime. The support group meetings also allow for kids to interact with other kids as child care is provided for most locations with advanced notice. Youth has benefited from knowing that they are not alone, and others are experiencing similar situations as they are. A support group meeting is a great resource for the whole family and provides many other benefits including:
- Opportunities to receive training and relicensing hours.
- Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
- Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment
- Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
- Reducing distress, fatigue, or sense of isolation
- Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
- Getting practical advice or information about supportive options
- Comparing notes about resources and alternative options
*If you are interested in learning more benefits of support groups, how to become involved or would like more information on starting a support group in your area, please call AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Below you will find a state-wide listing of support group meetings.*
Statewide Listing of Support Group Meetings.
For a printable version of the support group meetings click the link below