MOM Power is an evidence-based trauma-informed parenting and self-care skills group designed for mothers of young children (ages 0-5). This program is a 10-week parenting group intervention that was developed specifically to reach vulnerable families (e.g., trauma history, in recovery, struggling with mental health difficulties). MOM Power aims to support caregivers as they support children and to empower mothers to consistently and confidently support their child’s social and emotional development. The MOM Power model is meant to have the intervention embedded into the community through
- Holding groups in easy to access places
- Providing assistance with transportation for more rural families
- Offering warm handoffs to other community resources and interventions.
Parenting is hard enough under the best circumstances, and when you add risk factors – such as perinatal mental health difficulties, maternal history of adverse childhood experiences, ongoing adversity, financial stressors, recovery, social isolation – it makes parenting that much harder.
This program is made possible through partnerships with community organizations.