Pineapple Support offers support for parents

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Pineapple Support is running an online support group and webinar for parents in the adult industry in October 2020

Adult industry mental health organization Pineapple Support is running 2 services in October 2020 to support parents and carers who are also part of the adult industry. Parenting is hard enough without the additional stresses of working in a stigmatized industry that is adult in nature. Through their 6 week support group and one-time webinar, Pineapple support hopes to start a conversation about parenting and offer resources for adult industry members who are struggling with their dual roles as parents and porn stars.

Parent/Carer Online Support Group (Oct. 6, 2020)

This group is for any parent/carer working within the adult industry who would like to explore their parenting issues and worries in a shared space while supporting other group members and their particular issues. The aims of this group are to provide a space where you can talk about your experiences and gain feedback and support without being judged or criticized. Reduce feelings of isolation, improve your relationship with your child/children, gain resources, find helpful ideas, and feel positive as a parent!

Michele Karban facilitates this group. She has been involved in Pineapple Support since the beginning, and has over 25 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. She is a UKCP registered adult and child psychotherapist. If you are interested in joining this group please fill out the application form (link below). Michele will then contact you directly for an initial chat about your application.

6 week course starting on Tuesday 6th October from 12.30-1.30pm EST – link to register for group. Pre-registration is required.

Sex-Positive Parenting Webinar (Oct. 22, 2020)

This webinar is taught by King Noire and Jet Setting Jasmine, supported by their oldest daughter Mani. They’ll discuss the challenges with raising children while being fully engaged in the adult industry. Includes topics like co-parenting, age-appropriate sex communication, and how to safeguard families from external factors like bullying, and techniques to safeguard children as they get older and performers become more engaged in their careers. As parents of a young adult, high-school-age child, and toddler, King Noire and Jasmine target several developmental milestones as it relates to sex-positive parenting.

Thursday October 22nd at 2pm EST – link to join webinar. Webinars are scheduled to last one hour, but may extend.