*NEW LOCATION* Drop-In Support for LGBTQ+ Parents
THIS GROUP IS NOW MEETING AT OUR FAMILY COALITION, 1385 MISSION ST, SUITE 340, SAN FRANCISCO.
Enjoy a meal with your kids and other LGBTQ2SIA families, then parents and caregivers break off for facilitated discussions about family and child-rearing issues with their peers. This monthly group is held the 4th Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm at Our Family Coalition's office (1385 Mission Street, Suite 340, San Francisco). Dinner begins at 6:00pm and the parent group will start at 6:30pm to allow ample time for discussion and peer support. First-time participants will need to complete a brief intake upon arrival. Group does not meet in June or December.
This month, guest speaker Michelle Bloomberg will present on How to Help your Child Regulate their Nervous System
In this workshop, Michelle will cover the what and how of your kid’s overwhelming episodes. 1) What is overwhelm on the nervous system level and how does it explain his/her/their most frustrating moments; 2) What are the warning signs and how do we help our child rein it in, re-group, and channel their abundant energy and emotions. Michelle’s workshop will offer parents a chance to practice nervous system regulating techniques, which folks can add to their daily routine in order to immediately improve daily functioning as a parent.
Michelle Bloomberg is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland using a body-centered, relational, and trauma-informed approach with her clients. She supports kids, families, and adults in healing from trauma, which includes a focus on improving communication and self-care. Through her own life experience as well as her work with clients, Michelle has witnessed the long-term positive impact from use of somatic and mindful practices that build a sense of safety and confidence in one’s body and social world.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* : Do you require elevator access? Our regular elevatorout of service. For elevator access please use the elevator entrance on Grace Street. Please call our office for further instructions. We sincerely apologize for inconvenience!
Dinner and child care are provided FREE with advance registration at least 24 hours in advance. Please register all family members who plan to attend, including any dietary restrictions as well as ages of children, so staff can make arrangements. For more information, please contact SF Programs Coordinator, Jeannette Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-981-1960 x309.
We strive to make our programs accessible to all families. Please register for accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g.ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure receipt of your request. This event is free for all attendees. Please consider making a financial donation to Our Family Coalition.