Support Group for Parents of Teens with Special Needs
“Resilient Parenting” is a group for parents who have teenagers with special needs. These challenges can be emotional, social and/or academic. Participants in the group tend to have children with IEP’s, 504 plans, social skill deficits or mood disorders.
Parenting a teenager is one of the most difficult seasons for a mother or father and having a child with special needs adds a layer of stress. Many parents tend to feel isolated and alone during this time. Resilient Parenting is aimed to help parents feel more connected and learn from other parents in similar positions. Topics of discussion include framing family narratives around special needs, effective parenting strategies, family routines, discussions about the family system and sibling relationships, marital/parter relationships, self-care for the parent and building support systems.
This is a 10 session group that will take place just about every other Monday at 12:30 pm for one hour. The sessions will start on October 21st in my office in White Plains and the dates are as follows: October 21, November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 16th, January 6th, January 27th, February 10th, February 24th and March 9th. This is not a drop in group and participants display commitment in attending meetings which makes the experience more effective for everyone. The cost is $75 per session and includes a 30 minute individual intake with Justine to see if the group would be a right fit for you.