Chicago-Area Parents of Children with OCD is a free and confidential support group for parents of children with OCD. Organized by parents for other parents, it gives you an opportunity to connect with other families who understand exactly what you’re going through … and who are willing to share what’s worked for them.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, OCD is estimated to affect about 1 million children and adolescents in the United States. Despite its prevalence, many people really don’t understand OCD – how it works, the power it has over your child, and the toll it takes on your family. Families struggling to live with OCD can feel isolated, frustrated, and overwhelmed.
This meeting will be a roundtable discussion … so bring your top questions, challenges and concerns. Topics may cover anything from how to find the right therapist, ways to get your child to willingly do ERP exercises, whether or not to medicate, and helpful resources … to tips for keeping your cool during outbursts, communicating with your child’s school, talking to friends and family about your child’s OCD, and dealing with the stress OCD puts on all of your relationships.
We are meeting at Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill St, Suite 260 in Naperville. Once you get to Suite 260, signs will be posted directing you to our group meeting room.
Our meetings are open to parents, other adult relatives, and caregivers of children with OCD. Walk-ins are welcome (although RSVPs are appreciated to help ensure we have enough chairs set up).
Please RSVP at OCDParentMeetup.com, ocdparentmeetup(AT)gmail.com or (815) 556-9436.