Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
You Have A Village is an anonymous, online, virtual-based parent support group that is moderated by mental health professionals. Parents receive support, resources, and guidance at their convenience in a safe virtual community setting.
Why will it help parents?
In the YHAV community parents receive resources, classes, and support groups moderated by parent coaches. Parents can also learn from one another (while remaining anonymous) about how they are managing their children's mental health needs.
What will I need to do?
Sign up for the monthly program. Attend our initial 1:1 consultation, create your anonymous character, pick your weekly groups, and become a villager in our anonymous chat room.
What is an avatar?
An avatar is a computer-generated virtual character that you can name, dress, and control with just a few keystrokes. Parents can log into a PC or Mac computer or laptop and create an avatar that participates in groups and discussions with other parents and mental health experts. This allows parents to remain anonymous yet feel connected.
What are the benefits?
Engaging in a platform as a character in a mutual space allows for a feeling of being present with others.
Feel safe with a level of anonymity not often available in other parent support groups. Some parents feel the stigma associated with "outing" their kids or are reluctant to tell other parents about their child's mental health needs. Through the use of a non-identifiable character, people feel more open to disclose emotions.
Trust that you are receiving credible parenting information as YHAV is moderated by knowledgeable professionals.
Become "less alone" as you become more connected with your peers struggling with similar problems.
Learn about different resources, support ideas, and mental health interventions.
Experience convenience with our flexible drop-in hours that can be accessed from the comfort of your home or on your mobile device while you're busy navigating your multiple parenting demands.