INSPIRE is a FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of children with special needs (4-9 years old) led by Patricia Marquis, a LICSW social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience and a wealth of experience running highly rated parenting education workshops.
Held Monday Mornings beginning March 9, 2020, and ending on April 13 (please hold April 27 for snow date) from 9:30 to 11 AM
Offered at Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord.
LIMITED # of SPOTS. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Please note: due to the small group nature of the program, the spots are limited. So if you get a spot please commit to it as someone else may not be able to participate (please email us at email@example.com if anything changes that affects your ability to participate so we can open your spot back up to others.)
Our presenter is aware of the unique reality that parents and grandparents raising a challenging child face. Through the writings of Kristen Neff and Susan Pollack, she realizes how useful it can be for parents of challenging children to develop self-compassion. In this group of like-minded caregivers, where empathy will be immediately palpable, parents will share their joy and their burdens of parenting.
Parents will gain strategies and perspectives through the lens of self-compassion which will have a positive impact on their own well-being and ultimately on their child’s resiliency. Through the practice of self-compassionat home and in the outside world, parents will learn to:
FORMAT OF WORKSHOP
Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, a seasoned LICSW social worker, with extensive experience
counseling individuals, couples and families. She has been a parent educator and leader of parent
groups for over 30 years. Patty brings her solid knowledge of child development, her counseling
experience and her mindfulness mindset to inspire parents to deepen their empathy for
themselves and their child.