Family ConnectionsTM Groups for Alberta and the Territories
Alberta, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut
All groups are currently offered online via Zoom.
Groups begin every January, June and September and run one evening per week for 12 weeks. Groups are typically filled from the waitlist.
Si vous préférez un groupe Connexions familiales en français, cliquez ici: https://sashbear.org/fr/connexions-familiales-fr
Apply for a future group:
To be added to our waitlist for a future group, add your name to the Announcement List for your region below. (Disregard the dates as they are subject to change.) See our registration FAQ for more information.
We will contact you by email when we are able to offer you a space in an upcoming group.
Be sure to get our emails! Add these email addresses to your safe senders list:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT Family ConnectionsTM
Family Connections™ is an evidence-based program providing education, skills, and support for people in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation, BPD, or BPD traits. It is a peer program led by trained group facilitators who are family members and who have taken the course themselves. Family Connections™ provides: current information and research on BPD, emotion dysregulation and on family functioning; individual coping skills based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); family skills; and group support that builds an ongoing network for family members.
Family Connections is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a loved one with mental health issues.
The Family Connections™ program is provided in Canada free of charge by The Sashbear Foundation. The Family Connections™ program was developed by practicing clinicians/researchers (Drs. Fruzzetti and Hoffman) and modified in consultation with family members. It is coordinated internationally by NEABPD.