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Cherished Mom Support Group Disclaimer
Please take time to look over the Support Group Disclaimer. Below you will see a check box asking if you have read the disclaimer, this is a requirement to partake in any Cherished Mom Support Group.
Disclaimer

SUPPORT GROUP DISCLAIMER

Cherished Mom education and support programs provide access to a variety of topics related to women’s mental health and wellbeing as well as general tips and strategies for mental well-being. While Cherished Mom may cover clinical topics such as the signs and symptoms of postpartum mood or anxiety disorders, you agree that Cherished Mom is not endorsing or recommending any specific diagnosis, medication or treatment plan for individuals who partake in these groups. You agree that by engaging in Cherished Mom’s support program, that any and all content is for educational and support purposes only and is not to be considered medical advice in any fashion. You agree that you shall consult with your primary physician if you have any questions regarding your personal medical treatment or medications.

 

Some Cherished Mom education and support programs may be facilitated by licensed professionals and may also have peer support components. Due to. The nature of support groups not being a replacement for therapy, any licensed facilitators are serving in the role as volunteers for Cherished Mom and are not offering, or advising any form of therapy.

 

By engaging in Cherished Mom’s education or support programs, including peer support components, you agree that Cherished Mom is not providing medical advice. Cherished Mom staff, volunteers and peer supporters of Cherished Mom are not endorsing or recommending any specific medication or treatment plan for individuals who partake in these groups. You agree that you shall consult with your primary physician if you have any questions regarding your personal medical treatment or medications.

 

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Support Group Guidelines
Please take time to look over the Support Group Guidelines. Below you will see a check-box asking if you have read the guidelines, this is required to partake in any Cherished Mom Support Group.
Support Group Guidelines

PERINATAL SUPPORT GROUP GUIDELINES

  1. Group members shall include pregnant moms, mothers with babies in arms, and nursing moms. **Babies who are mobile, add an innocent, but additional distraction for moms who are emotionally raw and in need of our undivided attention** (**This applies to IN-Person support groups only at this time**)

  2. The group is here to support moms specifically suffering from prenatal and postpartum mood disorders. We care about ALL moms but cannot meet their needs beyond the postpartum period. Continued care may be necessary for some moms. If continued care is needed, we have a list of healthcare providers available.

  3. Please silence your cell phone upon arriving at group. If you receive a call, please step out to talk.

  4. Confidentiality – Who is seen here and what is said here, STAYS HERE. If there is a safety concern, there are resources available.

  5. Please be brief when sharing – one person speaking at a time.

  6. You do not have to share. Please just give us your name and say, “Pass.”

  7. We respect and are mindful of our differences. Everyone’s opinion matters and is important.

  8. Please avoid the following:

    a. Judgmental statements like, “I would NEVER.” Your never maybe be someone’s current necessity.

    b. “YOU” statements. Please use “I” instead.
    c. “I was just like that too.” Each experience is unique and while we may have similarities, allow members to share their own situation.
    d. Please avoid using the word “SHOULD.” Every mom has their own parenting style.

  9. New members, latecomers, and all others will be welcomed and accepted.

**Facilitators of the group offer peer-to-peer support ONLY, as we are not behavioral health specialists. We do not diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition and we encourage each member to consult with their own healthcare provider for individual advice regarding their specific situation. Remember to keep in mind that medication is not a one size fits all solution. While we welcome you to share what you are taking (if anything) and your personal experience with it, please refrain from giving medical advice to others**

*By engaging in Cherished Mom's peer-to-peer support programs, you agree that group facilitators have the authority to temporarily or permanently remove group participants at any time.*

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GroupMe Guidelines
Cherished Mom will be implementing the use of GroupMe for our support groups to increase participation and establish comfortability among participants. If you are interested in being a part of GroupMe for support group participants, please read over the guidelines and answer the two questions following the document.
GroupMe Guidelines

PERINATAL SUPPORT GroupMe GUIDELINES

 

Cherished Mom cares about ALL women and we want to ensure that every participant feels safe and respected. While we understand that everyone has their own reason for being a part of our GroupMe community, we ask that you follow the guidelines detailed below. This group will be moderated by trained, Cherished Mom facilitators. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in removal from our community on GroupMe.

 

  • The Perinatal Support GroupMe will be utilized to keep participants involved with other members and facilitators. Please use this application to keep-in-touch with other members during and after support group has concluded.
  • In the Perinatal Support Group we cover extremely sensitive topics. While we understand that everyone copes differently, please use caution when sending a message within this group. If you have a comment or concern that may be inappropriate for the group, please privately message one of the moderators.
  • Confidentiality – What is seen and what is said within this GroupMe community needs to remain confidential, if there is a safety concern, please private message one of the group facilitators.
  • We respect and value each individual’s opinions, please be respectful of each person’s point of view.
  • Please avoid the following:
    • Judgmental statements like, “I would NEVER” Your “never” may be someone’s current necessity.
    • “You” statements. Please use “I” instead.
    • “I was just like that too” Each experience is unique and while we may have similarities, allow members to share their own situation.
    • Please avoid using the word “SHOULD”. Everyone copes differently.
  • This GroupMe community is designed for support group participants only. If an individual is not currently a part of the support group, they will be removed.
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