PURPOSE OF OUR GROUPS…
The process of separation and divorce is arguably one of the most stressful and potentially disruptive experiences facing families within our community. Strong feelings of despair and confusion leave grieving parents struggling to know how to effectively support themselves and their children through this major transition. Consequently, the functional lives of parents can be severely disrupted and many children display signs of emotional withdrawal or exhaustion at home and a decline in performance and enjoyment at school and within sport.
The Support for Separating Families – Group Series has been developed to offer practical psychological strategies to parents and children facing major change within the family. Each group program has been specifically designed to equip participants with tools to manage and regulate self and strategies to collaborate with other family members through the emotional and logistical process of familial separation.
Group programs, as an alternative or supplement to individual therapy, can have a powerful normalizing effect on participants, immediately reducing the debilitating experience of emotional isolation and shame that often complicates individual reactions to family separation. Through group discussion and skill rehearsal opportunities participants can increase their ability and confidence in managing the unique challenges of family separation as they strive to find and maintain emotional equilibrium through one of life’s most difficult transitions.
Current Group Titles within the Series:
- Surviving and Thriving through Relationship Separation
- Parenting Younger Children through Separation and Divorce (Pre-school & Primary)
For Young People:
Group Titles Coming in 2017…
- Preparing for the School Certificate during Separation and Divorce
- Preparing for the Higher School Certificate during Separation and Divorce.