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Family ConnectionsTM Groups for Atlantic Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

All groups are currently offered online via Zoom.

Upcoming groups:

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:

Apply for a future group:

To be added to our waitlist for a future group, add your name to the Announcement List 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about registration and attendance

Additional Resources for families supporting a loved one with emotion dysregulation


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ABOUT Family Connections

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.

    • June 01, 2022
    • (ADT)

    Atlantic Canada Announcement List

    Location, Dates and Times to be determined

    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 New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador. NOTE all groups are currently online only.

    By adding your name to this list, you will receive further information when this course and others are 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 when registration opens and requires that you do a complete registration at that time.

    For: Caregivers, siblings, partners, friends, 18+


    All participants must register separately
    Participants must be 18 years of age or older
    Participants must be able to attend ALL sessions 

Yours in Skills and Hope

Avec vous dans l'espoir et les compétences

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