Peer Support Groups for…
Youth and young adults ages 14-22!
Parents and caregivers!
Formed Families Forward hosts Stronger Together peer-to-peer support groups.
We believe that youth and young adults really are stronger when they share their experiences and work together to improve their own lives and the systems that are supposed to help youth and families.
Our youth and young adult group is designed for teens and young adults who have lived experiences in one or more service systems such as:
- Social services (foster care, child welfare, family services)
- Special education (learning or emotional disability or other condition)
- Mental health services
- Substance use treatment/recovery
Parents, caregivers and guardians have their own group meeting at the same time in the same building.
Groups meet twice monthly in Fairfax city. Groups will re-start in October 2017 and generally meet two Tuesdays a month. Our dates for 2017-18 are: October 10, 24; November 14, 28; December 12, 2017; January 2, 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 6, 20; April 3, 17; May 1, 15, 2018
Download Stronger Together flyer HERE.
Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. A light dinner is served before group meetings begin and there is no charge for participation. Due to the continuing nature of peer support, regular group attendance is expected.
We thank YouthMOVE Virginia and Fairfax County’s System of Care for their support.
Let us know if you are interested in 2017- 2018 Stronger Together youth/young adult and parent/caregiver groups; please complete the form below. We will be in touch with consent forms and information about group meeting logistics.
Questions? Contact Kelly Henderson at 703-539-2904 or Kelly.Henderson@FormedFamiliesForward.org.