Private Massachusetts support group?

Posted by: MA_PippaAndGoose

Private Massachusetts support group? - 06/24/19 01:06 PM

Hi, I know there is a MAGE facebook group but I am weary of joining that publicly given the name of the group. Anyone know of a more private group?

Also anyone on the northshore?
Posted by: indigo

Re: Private Massachusetts support group? - 06/27/19 04:50 AM

I do not have a group for you, but wanted to support your efforts in looking for a support group. I believe you are wise to choose a group other than Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE), which is a State Affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

While State Affiliate groups may have lists of local testers, etc, which may be more complete than the lists on Hoagies Gifted Education Page, the overall focus of NAGC State Affiliate organizations may be support to public school teachers, and encouraging parents to lobby for more funding.

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) offers online support groups and webinars in popular topics of interest to gifted adults and parents of gifted children. There are also SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG) which typically meet weekly for 8-10 weeks and are structured like a book club discussing themes from A Parentís Guide to Gifted Children, by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward Amend, and Arlene DeVries. Some groups are free to join and are led by parents with BTDT experience, some groups have a fee to join and may be run by professional psychologists in private practice, and some may be run by local public school psychologists. Parents may want to ask questions about privacy, confidentiality, data collection, etc, before joining.
Posted by: onemom13

Re: Private Massachusetts support group? - 07/12/19 11:34 AM

Hello, I am curious if you found an answer to your question? We are also in the Boston-metro area, and could benefit from some additional location-specific information.