Where You Are
Unalone • Uninvisible • Unjudged • Unstuck
Online Care Groups utilize zoom.us audio/video platform with 1.2 AES 256-bit encryption • attend via desktop or mobile.
Each EVENT is comprised of 5 SESSIONS • FREE
Service provided by ProWebBusiness.com
Non-profit Pending • Established 2008
OCG uses ZOOM.US video-conferencing
Attend via desktop OR mobile device
EVENTS consist of 5 Sessions
Sessions are planned to be 60 minutes
Join with audio first
Please use headphones/earbuds
Attendee chooses to share their video
May enter group anonymously
Up to 9 Attendees
OCG Group participation is FREE
PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Online Care Groups, OCG, website was developed in response to the need in our society for connection, collaboration, information, learning, and support in an accessible, relaxed, and affordable venue. OCG's digital platform allows a modern forum for adult interaction with a relevant menu of on-line remotely attended GROUP Events. All sessions are confidential and secure over SSL using 1.2 AES 256-bit encryption. OCG groups follows the "Self Help" genre of support.
Self-help groups, also known as mutual help, mutual aid, or support groups, are groups of people who provide mutual support for each other. In a self-help group, the members share a common problem, often a common disease or addiction. Their mutual goal is to help each other to deal with, if possible to heal or to recover from, this problem.
At this time OCG groups will be coordinated by a para-professional group facilitator, not a professional counselor or therapist, but someone who has struggled and dealt with a similar problem and feels a great concern for those with similar burdens while possessing an unselfish desire to help others through the process...
Share, Listen, Care, Heal
“Members of a cohesive group feel warmth and comfort in the group and a sense of belongingness; they value the group and feel in turn that they are valued, accepted, and supported by other members.”
The instillation of hope. Since group venues often include attendees at different stages in their journies, some of the newer ones can find encouragement from seeing the positive impacts on others session by session.
Universality. Just being part of a group of people who understand what you are going through and have experienced similar problems will help clients see that they are not alone, and that suffering is universal.
Interpersonal learning. Interacting with other group members and receiving feedback can help a client learn more about themselves.
Group cohesiveness. Group therapy sessions can facilitate a shared sense of belonging and acceptance of one another.
Catharsis. This principle is based on the healing powers of sharing with others; talking through your feelings and experiences in a group can help relieve or repair pain, guilt, shame, and/or doubt.
1. All discussion is confidential
2. Share with awareness of time (avoid too much detail -- about 1 minute per comment as a guide)
3. No socializing (not a forum for dating or communication outside the OCG website)
4. Be on time as a courtesy to other members
5. Attempt to use headphone/microphone to avoid distracting noises
6. Absolutely no gossip--do not divulge other names or places or dates in your sharing
7. Zero tolerance for disrespect, inappropriate, profane, or sexually explicit verbiage
(attendee will be muted by the Facilitator for that session until a 1:1 conversation with the Director)
8. Allow the Facilitator to run the group in the best interests of all; please accept his/her guidance
REGISTER for an EVENT. Go to the Calendar, click the EVENT you wish to attend then click
"more details". You can read the details and click the link to register. Yo will get a Confirmation Email. Save this email--it has the link to Join.
3 Easy Steps
to attend OCG Events
Recommended Hardware to Use Zoom:
Zoom Minimum Computer Requirements
Go to your CONFIRMATION Email you received after Step 1 and click on the link:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
First time uses you will be prompted to DOWNLOAD & RUN ZOOM ~ a small, removable program.
You only need to REGISTER once for each EVENT which is a total of 5 SESSIONS.
Upon entering the Session, your camera will be OFF...you may turn your camera on when you are ready.
Use your headphone/microphone please. Join and wait for instructions from your Facilitator. Get familiar with how to control your camera and audio CLICK HERE.
Want to become a FACILITATOR?
Click HERE to email the Director your desire to become a Facilitator.
Requirements include proven concern for others in a helping field, computer application friendly, 1 hour per week to give to your Online Care Group
Facilitator meetings are each Monday at 9:30PM MST. REGISTER to attend-no obligation-and find out more!
COMMENTS, IDEAS, or FEEDBACK
The Online Care Groups project is a not-for-profit, (free to the participants) initiative...currently sponsored by ProWebBusiness.com while the new non-profit organization is set up. If you wish to give to support the mission and marketing of OCG you may do so below using PayPal with or without a PayPal account. Thank you, sincerely
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
Unless otherwise annotated, each Event will be facilitated by a para-professional (internal OCG training only) NOT a licensed counselor/therapist. By entering OnlineCareGroups.com and participating, each attendee agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ProWebBusiness.com and any Facilitator from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action, losses, costs or expenses, arising out of or related to (i) attendee's participation in the events or (ii) any subsequent actions or consequences. ProWebBusiness and each Facilitator will use REASONABLY PRUDENT responses to problems, issues, and/or actions to efficiently manage the OCG events; ALL problems which are not resolved via email communication (to keep a record of each communique) may be addressed by ProWebBusiness in an arbitration setting using a separate recorded zoom.us meeting with each party having present a neutral observer. NOTE: ProWebBusiness and each Facilitator will not be immune from illegal, immoral, or gross negligence. If any Attendee sees room for improvement or identifies a problem, please contact ProWebBusiness.com in a timely manner.