Online Parent Education and Peer Support for Distressed Mothers

Traumatized mother

Online parent education for distressed, traumatized mothers

This following post was gathered from a press release sent out for re-distribution. Although we feel that a list-serv is not the cutting edge for peer support, this is still an opportunity to learn more and get paid while doing it.

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has launched a new research study examining the effectiveness of an Internet parenting education and peer support for traumatized mothers with a psychiatric disability.

Mothers who participate in the study will receive a $100 stipend.

Online Parent Education and Support for Traumatized Mothers

The TU Collaborative is looking for women who are interested in participating in an online parental education course designed to enhance parental knowledge and skills in the following areas: illness management, child development, stress reduction, parent-child communication, and promoting resiliency in your child.

This program also involves Internet peer support for traumatized mothers through a Listserv, which will be co-moderated by a parent with a psychiatric disability and a mental health professional. This group can connect you 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to a community of supportive peers, in your own home or anywhere you can access the Internet!

Who is Eligible

We are looking for diagnosed, traumatized mothers who: 

  • over the age of 18
  •  diagnosed with a mental illness (Major Depression, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder or Mood Disorder)
  •  currently have primary/shared custody and are serving as the caretaker for at least one child (natural, adopted, or stepchild) under the age of 18
  • have access to a computer and the Internet
  • would consider using the Internet for support and information; e) are United States Residents; and f) are fluent in English.

If you want to participate or would like more information, you can email us at: or go to:

Let us know if you have additional suggestions that will help us reach traumatized mothers with a psychiatric disability who may be interested in participating.  Contact Katy Kaplan by email at

Help spread the word!  Please help us reach interested diagnosed, traumatized mothers by disseminating the study announcement and sharing the text below via your listserv or in your next newsletter:

The Temple University Collaborative has launched an Internet-based parenting education and  social support program, part of a national research study examining the effectiveness of an  Internet parenting education and social support program for traumatized mothers with a psychiatric disability.  Participants will be compensated up to $100 for their participation in this study.

For more information about this project email us at: or go to

Would you take advantage of online parent education and peer support?

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