1. Which organizations and agencies have offered great young parent support groups and what did those groups look like? Were you offered anything? What made you go? What made you stay?
I have found that smaller local organizations are great. You get more personalized attention and a greater sense of belonging. That is not to say that large organizations are not as good or offer the same environment.
Having a sound contact person makes a HUGE difference! They will and can make you go, stay and want to help the organization as a whole.
2. What’s your bigger frustration when seeking support from representative of an agency or organization?
3. What was your best/worst experience with someone who was supposed to be your support person? (guidance counselor, DTA case worker, doctor, etc)
For both the above questions. Do not perscribe a solution for me without ever talking to me or knowing my story. Everyone has a different life and umbrella solutions do not work! Inconsistantcy is also something that makes for a negative experience.
A good experience is when a person gets to know me, encourages me and inspires me by helping me realize my potential. Knowing that I have people who believe in me with out pressuring me to live up to their expectations of me always makes for a great experience.