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Self-Help & Support Groups

    Results: 16

  • Animal/Pet Issues (1)
    YZ-0450

    Animal/Pet Issues

    YZ-0450

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of domestic and wild animals (including pets) and their well-being and control.
  • Bereaved Parent Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1000-100

    Bereaved Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-100

    Mutual support groups whose members are parents who have experienced the loss of a child due to a miscarriage or stillbirth, or through illness or accident in infancy, during childhood or later in life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together. Included are groups for parents who have lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome, or whose children have been murdered.
  • Bereavement Support Groups (11)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Codependents Anonymous Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-120

    Codependents Anonymous Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-120

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have been in relationships, as children and as adults, with individuals who are involved in addictive, compulsive or other dysfunctional behavior with regard to any of a wide variety of problems including gambling, overspending, sex/love, relationships and overeating. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common, and to support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Crime Victim Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0200-130

    Crime Victim Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-130

    Mutual support groups whose members are burglary victims, hate crimes victims, stalking victims, workplace violence victims, torture victims or other individuals who have experienced violent crime and/or the spouses or partners, other family members and friends of crime victims. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants cope with the negative after effects of their ordeal.
  • Debt/Overspending Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-150

    Debt/Overspending Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-150

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have difficulty controlling their compulsion to spend money they do not have. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their addiction to shopping and come to terms with their indebtedness; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Gambling Addiction Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-250

    Gambling Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-240

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-240

    Mutual support groups whose members are gays, lesbians, bisexual individuals, people who are in the process of coming out, people who are questioning their sexual orientation, transgender individuals, cross-dressers and/or gender questioning youth. Some groups may include intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical). Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of people with sexual orientation or gender identity issues. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • General Bereavement Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000-250

    General Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Parenting/Family Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500

    Parenting/Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Self Help Instruction (11)
    LR-7800

    Self Help Instruction

    LR-7800

    Programs that teach children and/or adults with developmental or other disabilities fundamental self-care skills including bowel and bladder control, the use of utensils and drinking cups for eating and drinking, personal hygiene and dressing skills.
  • Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-800

    Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsive sexual behavior and/or emotional attachments, and spouses, partners or other family members who are involved in relationships with individuals exhibiting this type of behavior. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants avoid destructive sexual behavior and achieve sexual sobriety; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Suicide Survivors Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-800

    Suicide Survivors Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are families and friends of people who have attempted to commit or have committed suicide. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants overcome feelings of helplessness and responsibility for the actions of the individual so they can express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Support Groups (10)
    PN-8100

    Support Groups

    PN-8100

    Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
  • Widow/Widower Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000-900

    Widow/Widower Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are husbands, wives or other individuals who have experienced the loss of their marriage partner or significant other. Groups may also be structured for the surviving spouses of people in law enforcement, the military or other specific high-risk professions. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, and move through the bereavement process. The groups also help members put their lives back together by providing practical information about legal issues, financial arrangements and other responsibilities of daily living.