"The Village (Single Parent's Support Group)" is part of a curated list of group therapy gatherings and support groups. They are not employed or operated by TheMindClan.com. Click here to learn more here. 🙂
The Village aims to be a one-stop shop for all Desi Single Parents needs, whether it be for legal, financial, sex ed, mental, special education teachers/counsellors… etc. By providing Single Parents professionals, The Village seeks to remove the many levels of awkwardness that could come in while dealing with a non-single parent professional. The Village also seems to normalise the conversation about and around Single Parenting.
November 2019. The journey has been organic and incredible. Nothing short of magical really. It is a very lasting feeling when a single parent tells me that something I did or said changed their lives. Or that being a part of a community kept them warm. It’s joy of sharing the burden is something that I am still struggling to articulate correctly.
The Village is a support group only for Single Parents, which by our definition is anyone who has in their active care a minor child, either by the grant of direct custody, secondary custody or by extension of the law (grandparents or other close relations deemed as legal guardians by the court), widowhood, desertion ,adoption, surrogacy. To join, you could also be at any stage of your separation or divorce proceedings. You will not questioned on your situation when you join, but if you do not fall within the definition above, we’d like it if you would help us maintain the privacy and the integrity of the group and move on to finding your solace elsewhere Note: This group is only for Desi/brown Single Parents as we seek to speak directly to the trauma and stigma that we very uniquely face where ever in the world we might be.
The need is to find mental health carers who have the emotional bandwidth to correctly empathise with a single parents struggles. One without judgement or condescendence. The endgame is to ultimately find the mental and emotional tools to thrive.
No ex-bashing, no bitching, no groupism and absolutely no one will assume the know-it-all attitude even if they are an expert. Humility is key to unlearning old patterns and learning new ones. No one is a victim here, everyone is just in need of steady ground, we all have to join hands and enable that.