Korean American Parents of Seattle (KAPS) Support Groups 

The mission of the KAPS Support Group program is to focus on the mental health of parents and caregivers and support healthy relationships within Korean-American families through gatherings of English-speaking, Korean-American parents and caregivers with children ages 0-5 years old. Different support groups will be offered quarterly and they will be six week long commitments with groups meeting for two hours weekly. The groups will consist of around four to five participants with a facilitator to ensure intimacy and space for all individuals to speak.

 

Through the KAPS Support Group program, we hope to build a safe and welcoming community where all Korean American parents feel a sense of camaraderie and belonging.

KAPS Moms Facebook Group

If you identify as a Korean American mom or female caregiver, come join our Facebook group! This Facebook group is a space for all Korean American moms and female caregivers in the Greater Seattle Area. KCSC has created this group with the desire to create a safe space where you will feel heard, seen, and rooted for! 

Summer KAPS

For the summer months of June, July, and August, KCSC will be offering drop-in style, monthly gatherings for Korean American moms and female-identifying caregivers. There will be an online and in-person option every month. Snacks will be provided for all sessions and childcare will be provided for the in-person sessions. Sign ups to come below!

June

  • Saturday, June 26th - "Identity Patchwork"

    • 3:00-5:00 PM​

    • Meridian Park (Wallingford)

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Prisca Kim. During this session, Prisca will be teaching the group about 조각보 (jogakbo)! 조각보 (jogakbo) is a traditional style of patchwork that dates back to the Joseon dynasty. While practicing this traditional patchwork, Prisca will also lead the group in a conversation about all the different identities that we hold and make us who we are. (Materials to be provided)

  • Wednesday, June 30th - "Passing Down Our Korean Heritage"​​

    • 2:30-4:30 PM

    • Online via ZOOM​

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Suzie Gwak. She will provide a space for participants to come together to talk about how we are individually sharing our Korean heritage with our children.

July

  • Wednesday, June 28th - "Pregnancy Journeys"​​

    • 2:30-4:30 PM

    • Online via ZOOM​

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Suzie Gwak. This session will be centered on sharing our pregnancy journeys. How did we feel in the moment? What was something that happened that we weren't prepared for? What about postpartum?

  • Saturday, July 31st - "Identity Patchwork"

    • 3:00-5:00 PM​

    • Meridian Park (Wallingford)

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Prisca Kim. During this session, Prisca will be teaching the group about 조각보 (jogakbo)! 조각보 (jogakbo) is a traditional style of patchwork that dates back to the Joseon dynasty. While practicing this traditional patchwork, Prisca will also lead the group in a conversation about all the different identities that we hold and make us who we are. (Materials to be provided)

August

  • Wednesday, August 18th - "I Am 엄마 (Umma), Hear Me ROAR"​​

    • 2:30-4:30 PM

    • Online via ZOOM​

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Suzie Gwak.

  • Saturday, July 31st - "Korean Adoptive Parents"

    • 3:00-5:00 PM​

    • Meridian Park (Wallingford)

    • This session will be lead by our facilitator, Prisca Kim. As a hopeful adoptive parent herself, Prisca will be opening up a space for other Korean adoptive parents. Whether you have already gone through the adoption process, are currently in the adoption process, or have been interested in the adoption process, we invite you to this space!

If you have any questions, please email deborah@kcsc-seattle.org.