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Please note as of 3/25 all in person support groups have been cancelled.

Please continue to check back on this page with updates for upcoming virtual support group and classes.


 Covid-19 Virtual Support Group

Thursdays (except 6/11) at 1pm

We are living in challenging times and the compassionate team at the family resource center recognizes how stressful the covid-19 pandemic is for everyone. The FRC team is committed to helping the people in our communities by providing support and resources when they need us the most.

Every Thursday (except Thursday 6/11) at 1pm our clinician Greg Kelley will be offering a virtual support group. The support group is open to any community members who would like to discuss their experiences during this difficult time. If you are interested please e-mail Greg at gregkelley@NAFI.Com

Virtual Tutoring Beginning April 3rd

⋅Ongoing Support Groups⋅


National Association of Anorexia & Associated Disorders Support Group

Every Friday from 3pm to 5pm

ANAD supports groups provide a space where people can come and recognize that there are others who are going through a similar journey or have felt similar feelings and be understood. This can be very empowering especially with such an isolating disorder as eating disorders that can be difficult for those not in recovery to respond to initially. Support groups can be a first step for many people to talk about their eating disorder or for parents and caregivers to talk about their loved ones eating disorder and their questions or concerns.

If you are an adolescent or have an adolescent you feel this group would be helpful please contact Tianna Guerra at 978-455-0701 ext. 208 or email at tiannaguerra@nafi.com


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Every first and third Friday of the month from 1pm to 2:30pm

If you are a Grandparent raising Grandchildren and would like to connect to other Grandparents, learn about resources and get some support, please join us. Snacks provided.

If you have any questions please contact our Support Group Facilitator Lori Sousa at 978-942-3264 or email at laz437@msn.com 


Navigating DCF Support Group

Every first and third Friday from 11am to 12:30pm 

A support group for parents who are DCF involved. A support group for caregivers who are working with DCF especially those whose children have been removed from their care. Come and talk to other parents who are going through what you are. Learn how to navigate the DCF system, techniques for staying connected to your children when they are not in your care, and how to take care of yourself during this stressful time.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701

Autism Playgroup and Parent Support Group

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5pm to 6:30pm

The Autism Support Group has two components:
1. Under the supervision of Dr. Rocio Rosales, students from  UMass Lowell run a play-group for children with autism up to 8 years of age

2. A support group for caregivers led by parents, with support from our (Family Resource Center) staff that gives caregivers a chance to connect with others who are facing a similar experience.

The FRC serves parents and children from diverse, cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Please note: This is not a drop off group, parents are required to stay in the building and siblings are encourage to attend!

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701.


⋅Spring Class Line Up⋅

                                                  

                  Nurturing Families in                  Recovery

Mondays, February 3rd-April 13th

From 12pm to 2pm

This 11 week class is designed on the principals of relational development. Success and satisfaction of parents and children improve as certain essential factors, such as mutuality; authenticity and empathy, become more vital and pervasive within the relationship.

Lunch will be served. No child supervision offered.

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701

Lowell ATTENDS 

ALL modules Saturday January 18th
as well as Saturday February 15th

From 10am-12pm both Saturdays

ATTENDS stands for Absenteeism and Truancy Training to Engage, Nurture, and Develop Success. Lowell Attends is a class for parents and guardians of children who are struggling with regular school attendance. The curriculum is a 3 week program that will run consecutively (3 full sessions). This class is offered in Spanish on an individual basis.

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701. Registration required. 

Parenting Wisely for Teens  

Thursday, February 6th-April 9th Image result for parents with teens"

From 6pm-8pm

10 week class designed to teach parents different ways to improve their relationships with their teenagers. We will be discussing very common scenarios that are reported by families, such as: sibling conflict, doing better in school and curfew.    

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701. Registration required.

Parenting Journey (in Spanish)

Image result for hispanic family"Tuesdays, March 10th-May 26th

From 1:30-3:30pm

“The Parenting Journey program concentrates on the emotional understanding of what it means to be a parent. It’s focus is on promoting attitudes which enhance good parenting: respect, helping each other, listening with empathy, and being curious” (Taken from the Parenting Journey Leader’s Guide).

Caregivers caring for children under 18 are encouraged to join. Lunch will be served. There is a total of 12 sessions. This class will be held at the NFI Family Resource Center.

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701. Registration required.

 

Active Parenting 1-4 Years Old

Saturday, January 18th

From 10:30am-2:00pm

Open to caregivers with children ages 0-4. This curriculum is 3 sessions, will be held at Lowell General Hospital. This class helps parents understand their children developmentally and gives them skills for dealing with these important early years.

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701. Registration required.

ARC Series

Tuesdays, February 4th-February 25th

From 2pm-3:30pm

Four sessions covering covering Caregiver Affect Management, Attunement, Consistent Response, and Routines/Rituals

If you have any questions and to register, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at 978-455-0701. Registration required.