Behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities place a tremendous burden on children and families, often made worse by the isolation and sense of helplessness they create. Family peer support groups are designed to help families cope and manage life with a loved one who may live with mental illness by offering assistance opportunities.
There are many support and educational groups available. Below is a complete listing of Child and Family support groups for your reference. If you would like to have your support group listed, please email SupportGroups@atcic.org.
ATCIC/NAMI Austin Family Support Group
For family members of persons with a mental illness.
2nd Monday of each month, 7 - 9 PM
ATCIC Annex, 1700 S. Lamar, Training Rm. 1
Family Support Cooperative
Education and Support for parents and families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses and/or mental health issues. Free, light supper is provided and free childcare is available for up to 20 children, ages 5-12.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Spring 2011 Schedule (Espanol)
6:30 – 8:30 PM
2117 49th St.
Austin Family-to-Family Support Group & Austin Sibling Support Group
A discussion and support group sponsored by NAMI
3rd Monday of each month, 7 PM
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital,
Support Group for Friends and Family of People with Borderline Personality Disorder
A free monthly support group for friends and family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder. A licensed mental health professional will moderate all group sessions.
1st Monday of each month, 7:30 - 9 PM