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Parent/ Professional Advocacy League

PPAL’s 10th Annual Conference
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
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.)
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
NEW training and workshops coming this summer! All trainings and workshops can be found on the PPAL website or email
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
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
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
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 @
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
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
Parents of Transition Age Youth Private Facebook Group
Private group for families with lived experience.
Email Kathy and Ann with questions at
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
This event is a collaboration of UMass Medical School, PPAL, MCPAP, and Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
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