Stronger Together peer support group 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 at the same time in the same building and is open to all parents and caregivers who seek peer support, regardless if they have a child in the youth/young adult peer group.
Groups meet twice monthly in Fairfax, and enrollment is open. Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. A light dinner is served before group meetings begin. 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:
2019 October 1, 15 and 29, November 12, December 3 and 17
2020 January 7 and 14, February 4 and 18, March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26