Monthly support group at Congregation Rodef Sholom
First Tuesday of the month* (ongoing), 7:00 - 9:00 pm
*In January and February 2019, REAL Parent Support will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (January 8 and February 12)
Are you the parent of a young adult who:
has mental health challenges?
is struggling on the way to independent adulthood?
is dealing with other challenges with which you would like support?
REAL Parent Support is a monthly group for parents of adult children who struggle. Join us to connect, support each other and share strategies for self-care.
Facilitated by parent and congregant Amy Barad in conjunction with Rabbi Stacy Friedman (who will attend most meetings). RSVP to JoAnne Forman, REAL Mental Health Initiative Coordinator, at [email protected].
From our facilitator, Amy Barad:
As parents in Marin, we have abundant experience and resources to pull from when our kids face "typical" adolescent and young adult challenges. However, we are generally unprepared for the emotional roller coaster we experiecne when our child lives with mental illness or is struglging with independence. Many of us have the support of our friends and family, but someimes we need to connect with other parents who have walked in our shoes - someone who knows what it's like to live with uncertainty, to drop everything to deal with the current crisis, or to face daily endless challenges with no clear end game. I invite you to join me in a supportive environment to talk about our experiences as parents, to share how we are coping with our challenges, and to offer each other support.
Amy and her family have been Rodef Sholom members for about 20 years. Married for 37 years, she and Seth have two sons in their 20s. She has participated in Rodef Sholom's Mental Health Initiative since its inception, working on the missions statement and various projects.