Connecting Parents: MSPCC Sibling Support Group

This is a FREE group for siblings of individuals with behavioral/mental health difficulties. The Connecting Parents’ program is affiliated with MSPCC and is funded by The Department of Mental Health. Topics will include: understanding strengths & weaknesses, understanding feelings, and expressing ones self. Parents/guardians should contact the Connecting Parents Program to enroll their child and receive a referral packet by December 30, 2011. Act soon, as space is limited.  

Sessions will be organized as follows:  Introductory Activities, Sibling Group Discussion and Peer Support Activities, Snack, and Fun Activity. The Group will be limited to 8 children, ages 8-12 years old. Only one child per family may participate.

The group will meet in Room 12 of the Norwood Civic Center, 165 Nahatan Street, in Norwood for on Tuesdays 4-5:15PM for six weeks starting January 10, 2012. The leaders of the Group will be Betty Wagner, LMHC, Director of Connecting Parents, and Bernadette Giacoppo, Connecting Parents’ Group Leader. For more information, contact Bernadette Giacoppo (, 617-983-5813), Connecting Parents’ Group Leader at MSPCC, 157 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.