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MAP support groups

MAP offers various free support groups for UFT members in which members can come together to share their experiences, stories and tips and find comfort with each other. You don’t have to struggle alone; others may be dealing with a similar situation. Our support groups run throughout the school year and are held in a confidential space. 

    Current offerings

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    Art therapy for new members

    Art therapy can help you explore your emotions, improve your self-esteem, build self-awareness, manage addictions and relieve stress and anxiety.

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    Caregiver support

    Caregiving can be a difficult experience, but it does not have to be faced alone.

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    Grief and loss

    Our bereavement and counseling group can support you as you adjust to a loss.

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    Mental illness and addiction

    Your union is here to help you and your family members affected by illness or mental addiction.

    Other support groups

    We are considering offering additional support groups for the 2018–19 school year. Please email mapinfo@uft.org if you are interested in learning more about any of these groups:

    • New teacher peer support group
    • LGBTQ support group
    • Transgender support group