Parent Education and Support Groups
STAR-Center provides a monthly parent psychoeducational group, “Parents as Partners” for our outpatient families, to teach parents about the symptoms, causes and treatments of depression. Additionally, we offer a weekly parent psychoeducation group to parents with teens being treated at the STAR Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Parents as Partners
- Parents learn about the causes, expected course, and treatments for depression.
- Depression is discussed as an illness that occurs, not a condition that is “someone’s fault.”
- Parents also discuss, with a trained professional to what extent usual expectations at home and at school should be adjusted in light of their child’s depression.
For more information on these services, please contact the STAR Clinic at 412-246-5619.