We can help you find a group, start a group or support your own! Or, access the AdoptUSKids free support group curriculum to help you along.
KEEP is a FREE support group for certified resource and kinship parents with active placements ages 3+. It’s designed to enhance skills while supporting each family on their individual journey. It’s 16 weeks; we meet once a week, and groups are 90 minutes.
KEEP curriculum is evidence based with a trauma informed lens. Our facilitators bring in weekly lessons focusing on things like looking at challenging behaviors, introducing new skills, balancing encouragers and setting limits, promoting peer and school success, and managing stress.
Although psychoeducation is a big component, KEEP strives to provide very warm and non-judgmental space where local resource and kinship parents can have frank conversations, share personal experiences, exchange resources, and find ways to stay connected beyond 16 weeks that we are directly involved with them.
KEEP TAG- for families with a toddler placement (ages 3-4)
KEEP standard- for families with placement 4-12
KEEP SAFE- for families with a placement of 13-18.
Our groups are small and intimate. A typical group is between 6-7 families with two facilitators. KEEP offers other great benefits. Earn up to 24 educational credits towards your recertification hours. Additionally, earn $25 per session, that is up to $400 that is available per family per group.
We look forward to connect with each family and get them started with their KEEP Support Group!
Currently, all groups are remote using ZOOM as our online platform. Days and time are picked by participating families. Most request falling on weekdays and evenings.
Groups are offered year around on 16 week cycle. To learn more information, please fill out our self-interest form at https://www.keepfostering.org/pdx-foster-kin-paren...
Tricia Brinlee 971-301-3117 mid-valleyKEEP@options.org
The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is for unpaid relative caregivers who are:
The following services are free:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding the Relatives as Parents Program meetings via conference call or Zoom web application.
Group not currently meeting. Please reach out to Lisa Mayfield if you're interested.
New ways to understand, effective ways to respond. Circle of Security enhances parents’ awareness and understanding of children’s needs and how their own responses meet those needs. COS parenting is engaging and understand, and firmly based in current developmental neuroscience and attachment theory.
Learn more about Circle of Security here.
If interested, please reach out to Lisa Mayfield.
Lisa Mayfield, 503-588-5884
Each month has a new topic for discussion.
Childcare is not available
500 Summer Street
Salem, OR 97301
Roberta Lincoln, 503-947-5214
Parenting a child with challenges can have its difficulties, especially during a pandemic. You may be feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. Join our support group and find community. Here at OFSN, we want to come alongside you and support your family.
Group meets via Zoom
Call or email to register email@example.com 503-302-9290
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
Salem Hospital Community Health Education Center
890 Oak Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
Pat Beaman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-364-1077
Get to know other families! Learn how to enhance your well-being with topics like: stress management, behavioral strategies, and self-care.
Dinner and supervised activities for children provided to those who RSVP.
OFSN serves families raising children and youth who experience mental, emotional, behavioral and/or physical challenges.
Salem Alliance Church
555 Gaines Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Melissa from OFSN at 503-507-0660
Meeting dates and times currently flexible and TBD.
Please contact Kem Sunitsch: 503-378-5289, email@example.com for more information.