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Parent Support Groups

Parents of children with mental, emotional, or behavioral issues often times do not know many--or any--other parents who are going through what they are trying to cope with.  They may feel isolated and stigmatized and often times ashamed that they cannot "handle" their child.  A Parent Support Group helps parents dealing with these issues feel less alone and more understood

Here at Hill Country MHDD, Parent Support Groups are facilitated by Family Partners.  Family Partners are persons who have "lived the experience" parenting a child with mental, emotional, and/or behavioral issues and can articulate their understanding to other parents.  Our goal is to offer a safe place to come and meet others who are experiencing similar things.  Our hope is to empower you to become your own problem solver and your child's best advocate by sharing information on a variety of topics that relate to issues you may be facing as parents.  Meeting others who are contending with the same issues and making progress in their lives is inspiring and encouraging and gives others hope.

Parent Support Groups Can:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential outlet for sharing with peers who are going/have gone through similar experiences.
  • Provide understanding and assurance for others in the group that they are not alone.
  • Provide evidence that it is possible to feel better about dealing and coping with your child's special needs and to develop positive attitudes about the future.
  • Offer resources, speakers, information, and literature not readily available outside of the group.
  • Provide the opportunity for the formation of new support relationships which may exist outside of the group framework.

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819 Water Street, Suite 300
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: (830) 792-3300
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