Join Lindsay Crapo and Christine Moers for an hour and a half of support and encouragement. Bring your own coffee, or the beverage of your choice. Dress up or wear your p.j.s.
This is an online support group via Skype. This group is ideal if you are the parent or caregiver of a child with early trauma, attachment struggles, adoption/transition issues or other similar needs. It is a drop-in meeting, which means the topics each session will stand alone. You may attend when it is convenient for you.
This session will focus on "Expectations": what are the expectations we have for ourselves as parents, and for our children? How do we work through the grief and loss of what we wish for?
Future session will be announced as they become available and depending on interest.
Are there any subjects that are off limits?
Lindsay Crapo and Christine Moers are not licensed therapists. We serve as peer parent coaches to help support you as we all practice therapeutic parenting techniques at home. Our support and teaching leans heavily toward the Dan Hughes's P.A.C.E. model (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy). Topics that will not be discussed in any of our sessions: medical advice, support or discussion of corporal punishment, support or discussion of holding therapy or restraint techniques, support or discussion of interactions which could potentionally shame your child or create fear.
Is there an age limit for the Online Coffe Hour?
Participants must be over the age of 18. If you are unable to secure a space for the Skype call away from children, please wait to register for a more convenient time in the future.
Are there any additional requirements?
Each participant must complete an online disclaimer form, which will be sent via email after registration. If two people will be utilizing the same Skype screen, at the same location, both participants must complete this form. You will not be added to the session call if this is not done before we begin.
ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT PART THAT IS IN BOLD AND ALL CAPS (THUS, VERY IMPORTANT): you must have updated to the latest version of Skype on your computer, or you will not be able to connect to the group chat. Perhaps you have been using Skype just fine on an older version. However, to participate with more than two people, the latest version is required. ALSO NOTE (AGAIN WITH THE BOLD AND CAPS!): if you only have access via mobile phone, it is our understanding you will only have access to the call via audio. You will not be able to see anyone else, and they will not be able to see you. This has been our experience on test calls.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "Contact."
Do you offer refunds? What is your cancellation policy?
A full refund will be provided if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the start of the session. We are unable to offer refunds for inadvertantly forgetting a session or misunderstanding the time zone difference. Please double-check the date and time. Also verify your wifi connection ahead of time so that you are sure you can get the most out of our time together. We know that things happen and life gets messy. Thank you for understanding that a last minute cancellation cannot be filled quickly, and our costs and time still need to be compensated. We promise to work hard and create a wonderful experience for you in return.
This event will occur at the following times depending on your time zone:
Pacific -------- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mountain ----- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central ------- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Eastern ------ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm