Term Parent Support Groups
Code PN-8100.6500-650
Definition Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 12/8/10
Use References
See Also References Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-030)
Bereaved Parent Support Groups (PN-8100.1000-100)
Child Abuse Support Groups (PN-8100.0200-100)
Parent Counseling (RP-1400.8000-650)
Parenting Education (PH-6100)
Parenting Support Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.6500)
Parent to Parent Networking (PH-1400.6500-650)
Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-680)
External Classification Terms Comprehensive Family Life Education (UW 7.1.01.03)
Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Family Services (NTE P40)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Programs for Single Parents (NPC P04.05)
Single Parent Agencies (NTE P42)
Single-Parent Family Development (UW 7.1.01.04)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Disabilities
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Organization/Facility Type
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Comments Use target terms for parent support groups that focus on a specific type of parent, e.g., single parents or teen parents.
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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