Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Pine Rest Offers Support Group For Dealing with Estrangement
Pine Rest offers a support group for parents and family
members of adult children who have chosen to refuse contact or give access to
their contact information.
Having an estranged child often leads to frustration, sadness
and guilt. This professionally facilitated support group allows people to share
their experiences of estrangement from adult children. The support group is led
by clinician Jim Vander May, LMSW. Among other topics, Vander May specializes
in helping individuals cope with and manage parent/child conflicts.
The estrangement support group is held every second Monday
of the month from 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the Pine Rest Southwest
Clinic at 4211 Parkway Place, Suite100, Grandville. There is
no charge for the group, but registration is required. For questions or to
register call (616)222-3700.
Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing
behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of
services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and
outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and
adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment
and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand
Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West
Michigan and two in Iowa.
Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked
100 years of service to the greater Grand
Rapids and national community.