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* Stronger Together Peer Support Groups meeting
October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Due to closures and concern for the safety of our families related to COVID-19, we are offering VIRTUAL Stronger Together groups twice monthly October through May.
Parents and caregivers will meet virtually from 7- 8 PM weekly on Tuesdays. Youth and young adults ages 14-22 may meet in person in Fairfax at FFF offices if there is enough interest and commitment by participants. Otherwise, young and youth adults will also have virtual groups.
All participants should register at https://strongertogether20-21.eventbrite.com.
Log in information will be sent to registered participants prior to each meeting.
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. The parent/caregiver group is open to all parents and caregivers who seek peer support, regardless if they have a child in the youth/young adult peer group.
As of October 2020, groups will twice monthly VIRTUALLY and enrollment is open. Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. 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:
2020- Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15
2021- Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18
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