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Where I live, there has not been a support group within 90 miles. A few months ago, a group was started. In 4 months, 2 groups were cancelled. I am frustrated that first we had none, and then the one we have is not consistant. Also not well advertised.
Does anyone have information on beginning a group. I know how to do groups but I am wondering more about the format of this type of group. I would appreciated any and all information. Thanks
I know that Glen is a member of a support group that seems pretty sucessful and active. There is a professional theapist involved whom Glen has great respect for, she works at the rehab center associated with the hospital in Glen's area.
Hi Mary groups are fun to start but can be a lot of work, dont get frustrated if it takes time to build thats just how it works, here is a link to our support group facilitator pages we have a how to manual, with group topics guide lines we use operate groups new letters, facilitator tools, support group topics, start up manual, personal futures planing for tbi training webinars and more currently we fund and support 30 groups in washington state and support and collaborate with 83 others all over including canada, mexico and GB any questions you might have you are welcome to call and ask 888-308-6804 and you are welcome to join in our training webinars every 4th weds 3 to 4PM pacific time i will get you the link to the next one
Mary,,,, I did visit with my re-hab friend, and theripst, and she suggested contacting your State Brain Injury Association for instruction on forming a group.... As I have said before, I feel very spoiled, as "they" had me interacting with a group even while in re-hab... as a babe you may say,,,,, I have always known the care, love, guidence, instruction, and correction of my theripists, and fellow suvivors... So I highly recomend help from your local association and Hospital, so as to keep the focus of the support group on a positive note, and also noticable to the public ( in new paper, and such ) so the awareness of tbi is noticed in the local community.... Please pardon my spelling, I have been up since 4:30 plowing snow and feeding my animals, now it is time for breakfast my self.... You are a dear Mary, and your care for others shows... Let me know how it goes, and the best of success to you and those in your area..... your friend, always, glen
did you start it