In the beginning, most adoptive, foster, or kinship support groups are a periodic meeting where parents get together to share ideas, challenges, hopes, dreams, and solutions with one another. Over time, many groups begin to add special programs or services to the menu of support they offer to families. Below are a number of articles to give you ideas about how your group may want to expand in the future.
Use the sidebar links to learn about other resources related to parent groups, including how else NACAC can help.
- Post-Adoption Information Clearinghouses
- Operating a Warm Line
- Respite Care
- Recruiting Adoptive or Foster Families
- Creating a Parent-to-Parent Support Network
- Support for Grief and Loss
- Using a Trauma-Informed Curriculum
- Helping Families Access Services
- Helping Group Members Address Allegations
- Adoption and the Schools
- Creating Support Groups Through Facebook
- Creating, Enhancing, and Expanding Programs for Children and Teens
- Advocacy: Taking Action to Make a Difference