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Fall 2020 Family ConnectionsTM in Atlantic Canada

Groups are currently offered online due to the pandemic. The Fall 2020 group will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7pm Atlantic Time.

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ABOUT Family Connections

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 Nova Scotia, Family Connections  acknowledges support in kind from Annapolis Valley Families Caring for Loved Ones with an Eating Disorder.


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    • September 22, 2020
    • (ADT)
    • December 08, 2020
    • (AST)
    • 12 sessions
    • ONLINE
    • 0
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    Fall 2020 Online
    Tuesdays at 7:00pm Atlantic Time (6pm Eastern)

    Sponsored by
    The Sashbear Foundation

      Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 22 to December 8, 2020

      (12 classes)

      Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Atlantic Time

      Cost: Free - Registration is required

      Online: via Zoom. Details will be forwarded.

      Please ensure you have a computer/device and reliable internet.

      • This registration reserves one space only. Each person must register.
      • You must be 18 years of age or older.
      • You must be able to attend ALL scheduled classes.

    Yours in Skills and Hope

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