DOWNINGTOWN, PA — Communities that Care of Greater Downingtown was recently awarded $148,336 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s state Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) Funds to support the new program, Parent to Parent: Peer Support Groups.
CTC states that it will work with the Downingtown Area School District, private schools, and community partners to establish Parent-to-Parent peer support groups to serve K-12 families in the greater Downingtown community. There will be two elementary parent groups, one group for parents of 6th-grade students, one middle school parent group, and one high school parent group.
The meetings will be held monthly beginning in early 2023, and topics will include increasing family engagement, decision-making around substance use, parent role modeling, decreasing substance misuse, and more.
The groups will provide a safe space for parents to find peer support, advice and community, in addition to prevention education. Through increasing education and awareness among parents on drug and alcohol and mental health topics, plus providing a non-judgmental space for parents to access support, Parent to Parent will work to strengthen families in the greater Downingtown community and increase youth protective factors.
Join our communication list for updates on our upcoming Parent-to-Parent Peer Support Groups here: https://www.dtownctc.org/welcome-to-parent-to-parent.
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