Peer Support Groups for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults with Substance Use Issues

F.A.S.T.E.R. Parent Support Group
(Families Advocating Substance Treatment, Education & Recovery)

Are you concerned about your child’s use of alcohol or other drugs?

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Comprised of Peers
  • Respectful of others’ views
  • Accepting of chemical dependency as a treatable disease of the brain
  • Always hopefulBeginning Feb. 3rd, 2015
    The group is held every Tuesday
    6:30pm – 8:00pm at Birch Heights, Kendall Pond Road, Derry NH
    Contact Denyce at (603) 247-7322 for more information
    Walk-Ins Welcome

Groups are supported by a contract with N.H. Department of Health and Human Services with funds from U.S.D.H.H.S. The groups are a program of The Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative with New Futures and are funded by a SAMHSA, System of Care Grant, through the Division of Children, Youth and Families.

Parenting & Play Groups

Salem Family Resources is offering Parenting & Play Groups in Derry.

Moms, dads, family caregivers and their children meet with a qualified group leader once a week for fun, age-appropriate learning activities, parent support and discussions about raising children. Groups are a perfect first learning experience for young children and the whole family.

Church of the Transfiguration
1 Hood Road | Derry

9:30 to 11:00 AM

Please contact Salem Family Resources Success by 6 to learn more.
(603) 898-5493

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Tips for the Holidays from Cooperative Extension

For most people the holidays are happy times, but for many grandparents raising grandchildren, these special days can bring on strong feelings of sadness, anger, loss, or guilt related to the family situation. The following are tips for helping your family manage holiday stress:

  • Talk to a support group member, a friend, or counselor to help you work through your feelings.
  • Keep holidays simple. Avoid the temptation to compensate for the losses grandchildren have endured.
  • Keep realistic expectations in planning. The holiday does not need to be perfect in order for your grandchild to feel loved. You CAN feel good knowing that you are able to support, protect, provide for, and love your grandchildren.

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