Local Parent Support Groups
There are limited support group meetings in December and during the summer!
As parents of foster and adopted children, there are challenges that parents have already encountered or may encounter in the future. NFAPA encourages that families build support systems and have a safety net plan available before families need them to deal with crisis. Support groups are a vital component to the safety net and NFAPA is organizing local parent groups statewide. Some support groups will offer in-service training toward re-licensing.
Times and dates are subject to change. Please contact phone number listed before attending or call the office at 877-257-0176.
Our support groups vary across the state. Please see the calendar for updated information. If a support group is canceled for any reason (weather, etc) we will post it on the calendar. Click HERE for Spring 2013 NFAPA Support Group information for the state.
CENTRAL SUPPORT GROUPS Grand Island Support Group scheduled for April 9, 2013 has been canceled due to weather.
NORTHERN SUPPORT GROUPS Columbus Support Group scheduled for April 9, 2013 has been canceled due to weather.
WESTERN SUPPORT GROUPS Scottsbluff Support Group scheduled for April 16, 2013 has been canceled due to weather.
EASTERN SUPPORT GROUPS
SOUTHEAST SUPPORT GROUPS-NFAPA currently does not have a support group in this area at this time. Feel free to contact the office at 877-257-0176 if you would like to talk with a mentor or meet one on one.
There is an Adoption Book Club just starting in Lincoln. Please contact Barb Dewey, LICSW, at 402-525-9825 to let her know you plan to be there.
THE ADOPTION BOOK CLUB
Are you an adoptive parent who would love to learn more about the impact of adoption on your children?
Are you interested in learning how you can support your children through their identity development?
Would you like to meet other adoptive parents?
You are invited to join our book club!
The second Wednesday of each month
Beginning May 8, 2013
610 J Street, Basement Conference Room
Our first book is The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Purvis, Cross, and Lyons Sunshine.
If you can, read the first two chapters. If you can't, it is no problem. You will be welcome!