Groups bring people together. Providing a safe place to connect with others that are going through similar challenges can be life changing. While not intended to replace treatment, a support group can give individuals a chance to share their experiences and hear advice and perspectives from others and learn skills to manage stress and emotions..
Our sites strive to provide support groups and workshops for a variety of situations that target the different experiences of individuals and families. Many of our groups are collaborative efforts, bringing together voices and talents from different entities to provide a space that draws support from participants' own community. From our Playdate with Dad group to the Social Skills workshop, these gatherings help people find community and work through challenges. Below are just a few of the groups we are currently offering.
Family Resource Center, Hyannis, MA - For more information contact 508-815-5100
Music and Movement
A free Music and Movement program for children 5 and under and their parents, Fridays from 11 - Noon with certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman
, Registration recommended, call Nicole at 508-815-5100.
Join Pitter Patter Programs on Friday mornings for a walk-in group for 3-5 year olds. We'll build community awareness, empathy and generosity each week when we're given opportunities to create/do something for someone in our community that helps and inspires others. Brainstorming, creative and giving will all be included in this special experience.
This group is a great opportunity to get a chance to get to know other transgender identified/questioning children (under 12). We meet as a support group and provide socializing and self-esteem building.
Playdate with Dad
Calling all Dads and Father Figures! Bring yourselves and your children ages three to seven for a FREE playdate at the Cape Cod Children's Museum in Mashpee from 9 - 11 a.m. Registration IS required for this free group.
Collaborating with Nauset public schools, this free six-week class begins April 3rd, for parents of preteens and teens provides training and support for families experiencing the dynamic changes of teenage development. This class will also help parents and other care givers prepare teens and preteens to survive and thrive in a democratic society, learn about discipline, building communication, and how to prevent risky behavior. Dinner and child care are provided. Pre-registration required, location to be determined. For info or registration, please contact Nauset Middle School.
Whitinsville Clinic - For more information contact 508-234-4181
Building Connections Social Skills Group
For boys and girls age 7-12, this groups focuses on managing anxiety, navigating friendships effectively, awareness of own feelings and the feelings of others, emotional regulation, impulse control, and self-care. Meets Thursdays from 4-6p.m. at our Whitinsville office through May.
DBT Skills Treatment Series
Learn more effective ways to manage stress, emotions, relationships and yourself. Sessions will focus on mindfulness and distress tolerance skills. This ten session series will be offered in two groups; one for young adults ages 12-15 and one for ages 16-18. Beginning in June, meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8p.m.