​FOR PARENTS,​ FOR CHILD​REN, FOR FREE​

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS 

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How do I join a group?

Online Parenting Support groups are free and easy to join.  


All you need is a smart phone or tablet.  You can join a group right before it begins.  As this project is just launching, groups will be kept small (a maximum of eight people at a time).  Once we have more practice running online groups, we will be able to accommodate more people. 

What is my first step?

Download the Zoom app.  It is free.  You can find the link here  If you have not used Zoom before, this link will explain how you can join a group with your phone.  Then go to the group description that best meets your needs.   Click on the link to join.  

PARENTS OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS

MONDAY EVENINGS

8:00 - 9:00 PM CDT


   https://zoom.us/j/357469282


PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN


PARENTS OF K-FIRST GRADE CHILDREN

CREATIVE EXPERIENCES

FOR PARENTS

THURSDAY EVENINGS

8:00 - 9:00 PM CDT

On break -- Check back!



STRESS RELIEF AND

SELF-CARE 

SUNDAY EVENINGS

8:00 - 9:00 PM CDT


https://zoom.us/j/819963453




Important Information about OPS

Group Experience

OPS groups are divided by the ages of the children so that participants can interact with other parents who are having similar experiences.   As the needs of a young child are very different from the needs of an older child, so are the needs of the parent.


Group Expectations

In OPS it is essential that all participants​ be respectful of each other.  The expression of challenging emotions is welcome but will not be tolerated if it is directed toward participants in the group.  The group facilitator reserves the right to limit or discontinue access in the event of inappropriate behavior.

Group Limitations

Please recognize that on-line parenting support is not therapy.  Confidentiali​ty in groups cannot be assured.  If you are concerned that you ​may harm yourself or your child, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  ​