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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rafterz for teens

 A new Facebook group is being created called "Rafterz". It is for teens who find themselves living with an alcoholic parent, relative or person. This is a "secret" group meaning only approved members can join and participate. The group will be ready to approve new members as of Monday, December 1st, 2014.

The group was created at the request of some of the OARS Group members and will be administered by several members of that Facebook group. A select few of the teens who have a parent in the OARS Group will be monitors. Parents of teens may not be members of the group so that the teens are provided the security of speaking freely without fear of retribution. The administers and monitors will watch closely for any signs of bullying or dangerous statements. Each teen member must provide the name and contact information of an adult that they trust. The trusted adult will be contacted if an administrator or monitor fears for the safety of the member.

If you know of a teen (at least 13 years of age) who you think might benefit from this type of group, please have them e-mail me with Rafterz in the subject line. The teen must have a Facebook account to join. Young adults, who have experienced life in an alcoholic home as a child, are welcome to join as long as they do not have a kid in the group.

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