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Parent/ Professional Advocacy League

PPAL’s 10th Annual Conference
HOPE TO SEE YOU JUNE 4th
PPAL’s 10th annual conference and celebration!
Holding Hands in Hard Times
A Children’s Mental Health (virtual) Conference
Details and registration here!
Last minute questions? Scholarships available! Email today conference@ppal.net
PPAL Monthly Statewide Meetings
Next Meeting: Three Critical Cs for Mental Health Parents: Community, Communication, and (self) Care with Deborah Vlock
Statewide Meeting Schedule – 2nd Tuesday of month (10-11:30 AM via Zoom)
PPAL’s Statewide meetings are meant ONLY for parents/caregivers/family members/family partners of children with behavioral health needs. (Peer leaders who work with children and have lived experience are also welcome.)
Questions: statewide@ppal.net
PPAL Facebook Live
PPAL’s Facebook Live | Wednesdays @ 2 PM
Check out PPAL’s Facebook Live videos. Learn more about PPAL and ways to support your loved ones.
6/2 with Dev, Dev’s Toolkit Part 3
6/9 with Steph, Siblings of Children with Mental Health Issues Speak Up
6/16 with Robin, Sharing Your Family’s Mental Health Story
6/23 with Ruth, Food for Thought in Advance of Your Teenager’s 18th Birthday
PPAL Special Events
PPAL TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS
NEW training and workshops coming this summer! All trainings and workshops can be found on the PPAL website or email training@ppal.net
PPAL Support Groups – open to all
Hispanic Family Support Social
1st/3rd Tuesdays from 10 AM – 12 PM
6/ 1  Welcoming Elizabeth De La Rosa, UMASS Child Trauma Training Center
6/15 Parent Peer Support & Information Sharing
Meeting ID: 958 6633 3379 / Password: 246553 / +16465588656
Questions? Email Irelsa and Joel at Parentsupportgroup@ppal.net
Winchendon Family Network Social
1st/3rd Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5 PM
6/ 1 Parent Peer Support & Information Sharing
6/15 Parent Peer Support & Information Sharing
Meeting ID: 971 4796 2913 / +1 646 558 8656
Questions? Email Kathy and Ann at Parentsupportgroup@ppal.net
Family Network Social Parents of Transition Age Youth
1st/3rd Wednesdays from 6 – 8 PM
6/2 Welcoming Maryann Davis, Ph.D., Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, for a discussion about the PASS Study “Peer Academic Coaching for College Students with Mental Health Condition.” Providers are welcome!
6/16 Parent Peer Support and Information Sharing
Meeting ID: 999 7647 8858 / +1 646-558-8656
Questions? Email Kathy and Ann at Parentsupportgroup@ppal.net
Getting Connected Parents of Transition Age Youth
1st/3rd Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 PM
Are you raising a child that is 14 – 21 years old? Looking for ideas and connections with other parents? Come together to connect, share, cook, and belong to a village that will support you during difficult times.
June dates: June 1st and June 15th
Meeting ID: 947 6030 4370 Passcode: 280290
Questions? email Dawn @ dchristie@ppal.net
Family Network Social
2nd/4th Thursdays from 6 – 8 PM
6/10 Welcoming Xavier Cardona, Nurturing Fathers – One Dad’s Story
Come hear from a Dad’s perspective! Providers are welcome!
6/24 Parent Peer Support and Information Sharing
Meeting ID: 987 9897 8222 / +1 646-558-8656
Questions? Email Kathy and Ann at Parentsupportgroup@ppal.net
PPAL Supported Groups
Friday Family Support Group for Lynn Families via Zoom
Fridays 6:30 pm
Meeting ID number is: 88427032709
Password: FFSG 202
For more information email Dalene at ptahsw@verizon.net
Parents of Transition Age Youth Private Facebook Group
Private group for families with lived experience.
Email Kathy and Ann with questions at parentsupportgroup@ppal.net
Youth MOVE Massachusetts Group
Youth MOVE Massachusetts Groups
meeting the first Tuesday of the month from
5 – 6:30 PM.
Open to young adults ages 14 – 18 years
PPAL Partnered Events
Sibling Support Program: A Family-Centered Mental Health Initiative
Supporting Siblings During COVID-19 is a program for caregivers AND siblings.
First Thursday of each month, 5:30-7 PM.
The next sessions – June 3rd * July 1st * August 5th
Registration is required; call (857) 523-1145 or email emily.rubin@umassmed.edu.
This event is a collaboration of UMass Medical School, PPAL, MCPAP, and Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Parent/Professional Advocacy League

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