Theme: Society & Culture

When You’re In Need Of A Friend: Supportive Resources

by Darnell Motley

This lesson focuses on the concept of support, by helping participants unpack and discuss the challenges and opportunities of leveraging support for securing basic physical and socioemotional needs. This lesson prioritizes self-compassion as a means to help participants understand that they deserve and are benefitted by having a solid support system.


By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three sources of support currently present in their lives.
  • Identify three untapped sources of social support currently present in their community.
  • Create one strategy for overcoming barriers to accessing community support.

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Group Size

This lesson can accommodate groups of any size. Make small group number adjustments as needed (from 3–4 to two) for groups smaller than five persons.


125 minutes


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