Support Groups

Empowering Parents & Caregivers of Challenging Kids

Join other parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges for support and conversation. We will share information about local resources, talk about the importance of self-care and spend time chatting and supporting each other. 3rd Tuesday of every Month Starting 4/16, 6:00pm to 7:30pm 105 Paul Mellon Court Waldorf, MD 20602 Questions? Contact Kimberly [email protected]

Punch & Dump Support Group

This group meets the First Thursday of each month.  All participants must register to attend.  For more information or to register, please contact Teresa Ragsdale or download our flyer!

Sharing parenting experiences and ideas while learning to form healthy relationships between caregiver and youth through adult conversation with peers while creating beautiful crafts. This is a round table talk with art.

Building Family Bonds

This support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  For more info, contact April Adams

Join our support group focused on building bonds within your family! We will have an open forum for parents and caregivers (parents and caregivers only) to have a safe space to talk. The group will also provide opportunities for caregivers AND their family members to work together to explore creative solutions and strengthen the bond between caregivers & their children. https://mcf.family/buildingfamilybonds

Self-Awareness is Wellness

This group meets the last Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 PM.

For information and to receive link to virtual meeting, contact Teresa Ragsdale or call 410-703-0251.

Download flyer here.

Join other parents and caregivers of youth with behavioral health issues for this virtual support group.  Enjoy networking, sharing parenting experiences and ideas while learning to form healthy relationships between caregiver and youth.

The Self Expression Sessions

Meets every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 PM.  Please note there will be no session in July or August.  The group will resume meeting the 2nd Wednesday of September.

For information and to receive Zoom link, contact Janet Jones or call 443-878-9367.

The Self Expression Sessions- Virtual Support Group

These sessions are all about self-reflection, self-improvement, accountability, and taking better care of YOU! In doing so, we can go from going through things to “growing” through things.  Connect online with other parents and caregivers from the comfort of your own space to share, receive support, and establish your “self-love” journey.  Can’t join every Wednesday? No worries, this group is ongoing.

Laughter Insight Family Training (LIFT) Online Support Group

Meets Second Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

For additional information and to receive online meeting link, contact Cynthia Kirk.

For more information, download our flyer!

Do you have a child with mental health or substance use challenges? Could you use a LIFT? You may have a lot of questions or concerns about your child. LIFT is a support group for families to discuss and learn about resources while sharing ideas and experiences with other caregivers. You’ll also benefit by taking some time for yourself!

Calming Our Chaos

Meets online the Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

For more information and Meeting link, contact Crystal Simpson or 443-878-3461.

Download the flyer here!

Join other parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges for support and conversation. We will share information about local resources, talk about the importance of self-care and spend time chatting and supporting each other.

We Got This: Autism Support Group for Parents & Caregivers

This group meets the  second Thursday of every month, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Jenice Bruce or 443-539-6410.

Download flyer here.

This relaxed, autism-focused group is intended to offer a supportive and confidential environment to meet other parents and caregivers of a child with autism and discuss the unique challenges autism brings to families.

Online Support Group for Spanish-Speaking Families

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact Eli Lanza.

Download flyer here.

Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges. We will support each other, share our experiences and learn about educational and community resources to help our families. Spanish-speaking families from across Maryland are welcome to attend.

There are also other organizations that may offer support groups that are not included on this list. To learn more, head to the Resources page.