OUR PURPOSE

 

Brave Parents provides a safe and nurturing place for parents who need support in making some of life’s difficult decisions for their adolescents. We provide information, support, and hope for parents on the journey to a healthy family.

 

 
 
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INFORMATION

We provide information for parents considering therapeutic programs and treatment options. We make connections to quality resources both locally and nationally to ensure the best care and treatment for your child. 

 
 
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SUPPORT

Brave Parents offers monthly meetings in confidential settings to support parents as they manage the treatment process. 

 
 
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HOPE

We are Parents helping parents - sharing our personal experiences, our challenges and our successes, we provide hope and encouragement for each other as we help our children and heal our families. 

 
 
 
The toughest day of my life was the day I sent my child to treatment. Brave Parents has helped me to feel more understood and less isolated as I navigate through this process.
 

IT ALL STARTED WHEN...

A group of parents – all with children in treatment – were introduced to each other. It was an eye opening meeting as we each realized that we were neither alone in the world nor in our own neighborhood. 

We are all at different points in our journeys. Some of us are veterans, having had children in treatment for several years. Some are newbies, who have recently said goodbye to their children, and some are on “the other side,” with young adult children living independently. And, of course, some are entering this world for the first time, faced with overwhelming decisions about the future for their children.

We started meeting monthly in November 2015, and the group has continued to grow each month. Although some of our members may have therapeutic experience, we do not provide professional advice. We provide the wisdom and experience of parents who have gone through this process.

Wherever you are in the process, we “get it”.  We know how hard this is and the toll that it takes on parents and families. We also know that it’s not your fault. Our parents come to listen, talk and support each other in this difficult task of parenting.