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* VIRTUAL Stronger Together peer support group meeting
May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020
NOTE: Due to closures and concern for the safety of our families related to COVID-19, we are offering VIRTUAL Stronger Together groups on a weekly basis through May. Parents and caregivers will meet from 7:15- 8:15 PM weekly on Tuesdays. New participants should register at the Eventbrite (same registration link for both groups). Log in information will be sent to registered participants.
Due to low participation, the youth and young adult group have been discontinued for Spring 2020. We will see you in person Stronger Together groups in fall 2020!
Formed Families Forward hosts Stronger Together, peer support groups for teens and young adults ages 14-22, and for parents and caregivers. 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 exist to help youth and families.
Our youth and young adult group is designed for teens and young adults age 14-22 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 and recovery
Parents and caregivers have their own group meeting at the same time in the same building and is open to all parents and caregivers who seek peer support, regardless if they have a child in the youth/young adult peer group.
Groups meet twice monthly in Fairfax, and enrollment is open. Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. A light dinner is served before group meetings begin. There is NO CHARGE for participation in Stronger Together groups. Due to the continuing nature of peer support, regular group attendance is expected.
The group will meet on the following Tuesdays:
2019 October 1, 15 and 29, November 12, December 3 and 17
2020 January 7 and 14, February 4 and 18, March 10 and 24, (added- March 31, April 7), 14 (added– April 21) and 28, May (added- May 5), 12, (added, May 19) and 26
* FFF Event