SUPPORT GROUP: A Support Group for Parents of Teens

SUPPORT GROUP: A Support Group for Parents of Teens

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Date May 30, 2024
Time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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WHO: Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Parents/Caregivers of Teens

WHEN: Every Thursday, starting April 25 – May 30, 2024





A Support Group for Parents of Teens is for adoptive and foster parents of teenagers looking to make connections and build a network of support with other parents in a similar stage of life. This six-week virtual support group begins on Thursday, April 25 and will meet each Thursday through May 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM(EST). This is a drop-in group and participation at every session is not required. Please note, certificates of attendance will not be provided.


Mari ItzkowitzMari Itzkowitz, LCSW, is an adoption-competent therapist with over 20 years of experience providing clinical services to families who have adopted both domestically and internationally. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and received her Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Mari provides individual, family and group therapy to adopted children, teens, adults and their families, as well as pre-adoption therapy for children and families moving toward finalization. Her specialty is grief and loss, and attachment issues.  Mari works from a family systems perspective and believes that strengthening the family bond is the most effective way to bring about change.


Mari is also a leader of the C.A.S.E. Training Team, serving as the clinical training specialist, providing training and education to adoption, child welfare, mental health and school professionals as well as parent groups, both locally and nationally.  Mari is also the lead facilitator of the WISE Up! “Train the Trainer” program.