Support Group FAQs
Are virtual groups private/confidential?
Yes, your identity, contact information, story, and client status are all protected and confidential. We send encrypted, individual links to the group and can show you how to change your name in the Zoom software so that your name does not show if you are not comfortable sharing it. Group facilitators also allow clients to choose whether they would like to share their video/face with the other members.
What do I need to do to get enrolled in group?
Call RCC's office line (910-392-7185) or email the group facilitator listed on the website or social media post. From there, you and the facilitator will schedule and complete a Zoom/virtual intake that goes over your mental health history, group participation history, rules for group, and personal goals for participating in group.
Is attendance mandatory?
No, clients have full power over their decision to attend. Attendance is encouraged and invited, but not mandatory.
What can I expect coming into group?
1. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that clients are invited to participate and share at their own pace! There is no rush or requirement to disclose information that you are not ready to share.
2. Group facilitators have protective measures in place for clients to use in case someone feels triggered during the meeting. Those protective measures are general and for everyone who joins, and each group member is encouraged to utilize their own coping skills as needed.
We are open to creating new and different groups as they are needed. Some examples include a group specifically for secondary survivors, a group for males only, etc. If you do not see a group that would meet your needs, please reach out to us and we will do our best to create something that will work for you. To register for any of the groups below, please call 910-392-7185.
Survivor's Trauma Informed group
This group is meant for understanding, processing, and coping with trauma in a safe group environment. The facilitator uses trauma psycho-education, multiple therapeutic modalities and techniques, and a supportive group structure to guide members through their journeys.
Young Adult's (YA) group
This group is meant for cultivating supportive conversation and understanding between members about difficult topics surrounding their trauma. Group members lead the discussion topics, while the group facilitator supports group members through providing comfort and encouragement to other members, and creating connections with each other.
THRIVE (female identifying teens) group
The goal of this group is to grow openness, connections, and support between members. Meetings include talking about and completing activities with topics like emotions, self-esteem, future goals, self-care, coping skills, healthy relationships, and more.