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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:

  • fcprogram@sashbear.org
  • info@sashbear.org
  • sashbear@wildapricot.org (this email address is not monitored, please email fcprogram@sashbear.org with questions)

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 fcprogram@sashbear.org if you have further questions.

ABOUT Family ConnectionsTM

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.

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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 ConnectionsTM

Family ConnectionsTM  is currently offered at the following BC locations:
  • Fraser Valley (Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, TriCities, Abbotsford)
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria

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.

FUTURE EXPANSION

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.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact us with any other questions at fcprogram@sashbear.org

    • January 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Locations and Dates TBD
    Register

    BC - Other locations

    DATES AND LOCATIONS NOT YET DETERMINED

    Please let us know of your interest and your location. We may be able to offer you a virtual group (online via Zoom).

    We will also be in touch if we are able to offer an in-person group near you.



    • January 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    Register

    Victoria BC - Announcement list for future classes

    NOTE: This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Please record your information and you will be informed as classes are scheduled in Victoria.

    Putting your name on this list does not guarantee you a spot.

    Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis once dates and location are confirmed. 

    • January 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Dates and Location TBD
    Register

    Vancouver: Announcement List for future classes
    Sponsored by: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

    NOTE: This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Please record your information and you will be informed as the next classes are scheduled in Vancouver.

    By adding your name to this list, you will receive further information when the course is open for registration.

    Putting your name on this list does not guarantee you a spot.

    Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis once dates and location are confirmed. 

    • January 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    Register

    Fraser Health Region - Announcement list for future classes
    Sponsored by: Fraser Health Authority

    NOTE: This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Please record your information and you will be informed as groups are scheduled in Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Surrey, Langley and other cities in the FHA region.

    By adding your name to this list, you will receive further information when the next group is open for registration.

    Putting your name on this list does not guarantee you a spot.

    Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis once dates and location are confirmed.

Yours in Skills and Hope


Contact us:
info@sashbear.org

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