Summer 2020 Family Connections groups in BC
Summer groups are now full. The next groups will be offered in the fall. Please add your name to the announcement list to be added to our email list - you will receive an email notice when registration is open for Fall 2020 groups.
Please add these email addresses to your safelist so you are sure to get our communications:
All in-person groups are postponed until further notice.
Additional Resources for Families Supporting a Loved One with Emotion Dysregulation:
We maintain a list of additional resources on our main website: https://sashbear.org/en/resources-main
Questions about Family Connections in Canada:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Family Connections™ is an evidence-based program providing education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone struggling with BPD or emotion dysregulation. 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 struggling with mental health issues. The course is not for those who are struggling, only for the family members supporting them.
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.
In Lower Mainland BC, Family Connections™ is offered by The Sashbear Foundation in partnership with Fraser Health Authority.
In the city of Vancouver, Family Connections™ is offered by The Sashbear Foundation in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
REGISTER FOR Family ConnectionsTMFamily ConnectionsTM is currently offered at the following BC locations:
To receive an email when the next courses open for registration, please sign up for an announcement list below.
NOTE: Each registration applies to one person only. Each person wanting to attend the class must register separately.
If you are in an area that is not listed, you may let us know of your interest by registering into the Future Locations event. This tells us which areas have high demand, and we will inform you of new locations as they are added.
Please contact us with any other questions at email@example.com