Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties
Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties offer many on-line, virtual support groups supporting families.
See http://www.familypartnersms.org/ for more information.
The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:
NAMI Family Support Group
A 60 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes: Tuesdays at 12 pm , Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursday at 7 pm.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
A 60 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes: Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 12 pm , Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Virtual Calendar for Free & Public Support Groups, in response to COVID-19, by The Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ), New Jersey Hope and Healing
Sponsored by The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, is offering a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) through a (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant.
Support groups include:
Spanish parenting support group
Parenting college students during pandemic
Parenting through the pandemic
Single parenting through the pandemic
The Family Resource Network offers online webinars to bring you information and education – on your time, at your convenience.
Webinar topics include Anxiety, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Epilepsy.
Parents of Young Children Support Group: ONLINE
Population Served: Free Support Group for Adoptive Parents raising young children with adverse childhood experiences or with difficult past histories. Please join us for this educational and supportive group for parents of adopted kids ages 1 to 12.
Accept Medicaid: No
Insurances Accepted: FREE
Other Information: 2021 Meeting Dates are Scheduled: Meeting monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:30 PM. 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
SUPPORT GROUP – Monthly Support Group for LGBTQ+ Adoptive Parents
Having the opportunity to be surrounded by those who understand your family journey is a vital experience. In this LGBTQIA+ adoptive
parent support group, you will have the opportunity to talk about the challenges you and your family may be going through, while receiving
support from clinically trained therapists and professionals with lived experience in LGBTQIA+ adoptive households.
Parenting Adolescent Adoptees Support Group
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30p EST
10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10/2021
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a special six-week support group with adoption and adolescence expert Debbie Riley, LCMFT, the CEO and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.)!
A nationally recognized adoption expert, Debbie Riley, LCMFT is the award-winning author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, a first-of-its kind book praised by clinicians and adoptive parents across the country for its groundbreaking therapeutic approach.
The task of adolescence is challenging—and it’s even more challenging for teens who are adopted. For many of them the journey is not easy as they ponder questions surrounding their identity and re-evaluate their relinquishment. Why did they give me up? How can I figure out who I am when I don’t know where I came from? Did my birthfather mean anything to my birthmother? Why did they leave me, what’s wrong with me? Who do I look like?
This FREE support group will focus on the specific challenges for adolescent adoptees and strategies for parents to support their teens during these challenging times. Topics include adolescent development, identity formation, and the six stuck spots that occur for adolescent adoptees.
To register visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc–qrD0pG9P8orjaHD9qFAw36aZf_ZHD
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International provides free on-line support for any parent/caregiver struggling with postpartum issues, the transition to parenthood, grief, loss of a child in the NICU, as well as adoptive and birth parents, LGBTQ and other populations. Helpline is: 18-800-994-4773. Text in English is 800-994-4773 and Text in Spanish is 971-203-7773.
HelpLine does not handle emergencies. People in crisis should call their local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Moving Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families to Better Outcomes Through Support and Eduaction. Formed Families
Forward’s mission is to improve developmental, educational, social, emotional and post-secondary outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and other special needs through provision of information, training and support to adoptive and foster parents, and kinship caregivers. To view their podcasts and other offerings visit: https://formedfamiliesforward.org/.
To view one of their virtual support groups that start in January 2022, visit: