All of our support groups are led by trained master's level professionals and designed to help family members of all ages.
Complete our online interest form at the bottom of this page or call us at 330.518.8334 to register for any of the groups below.
Families Affected by Substance Use Support Groups:
Held at P.A.L.S. for Healing (6100 Oak Tree Boulevard, Suite 200, Independence, Ohio)
Open to Adults along with Youth (Ages 7-17)
A therapeutic support group designed to explore issues specific to helping a family member who suffers from substance abuse. The group will be held weekly with youth meeting separately from the adults. You will gain support, education and coping skills to help yourself and your family members while a loved one struggles with substance abuse. The youth group will be art therapy based support and held during the same time that the adults meet. Dinner is provided.
Monthly Military Family Workshops:
Second Thursday of each month starting September 12, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm
Held at P.A.L.S. for Healing (One Chagrin Highlands, 2000 Auburn Drive, Suite 200, Beachwood, Ohio)
Open to Soldiers, Spouses, or Significant Others along with their school age children. Dinner is provided.
A therapeutic workshop series designed for military families. Workshops will be held monthly and families can attend as many as they would like. Caregivers, spouses, and significant others will be in a group for discussion. Youth in their own group to explore issues in an age appropriate manner using discussion along with art therapy and expressive art activities.
Dates & Topics:
November 14: Preparing for Deployment
December 12: Working Through Family Relationships
S.K.I.P. Supporting Kids with an Incarcerated Parent:
Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting September 16, 2019 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Held at Memorial Jr. High (1250 Professor Road, South Euclid, Ohio)
Open to Youth ages 7-17 and their caregiver(s).
This art-based therapeutic support group is for children ages 7-17 who have an incarcerated parent AND their caregiver(s). Through drawing, painting, movement and experimenting with art materials, the children will have the opportunity to relax, have fun and just be kids. The group will focus on using art activities to help children express their emotions, manage difficult feelings, promote self-esteem and develop positive coping skills. The therapeutic group will allow kids to identify with each other’s problems and mutually support one another. Caregivers will be able to identify with each other's problems and mutually support one another while becoming connected with various community resources available to them. Caregivers will gain knowledge of their rights as families affected by parental incarceration and there will be incentives available to participants to assist with the financial burden.
*This group is FREE, but space is limited
Dates: September 16, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, February 3