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FAMILY-TO-FAMILY 12-WEEK*

EDUCATION PROGRAM

Begins February 21st, 2008

 

FREE Education & Support for Families of close relatives suffering from mental illness and other behavioral health issues such as: 

Bipolar Disorder

Major Depression

Borderline Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders

 

A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being.  The course is taught by a team of trained volunteer family members who know what itís like to have a serious mental illness in the family.

 

There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family to Family Education Program, but registration is required, as classes are limited to 20 persons.

 

Over 50,000 family members in the U.S. and Canada have completed the course.  We think you will find it helpful on many levels, and invite you to call for more information.

 

Sessions begin promptly at 7:00pm in the Eliot Room (library) and end at 9:30pm for 12 consecutive weeks (barring cancellations)

 

Co-Leaders are Betsy Entwisle & Sharon Abbate

 

If you would like to sign-up for the course, or if you have any questions please call (203)259-8396 X30 and/or email Betsyentwisle@aol.com.

 

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS CLASS, OR FOR OTHER CLASSES BEGINNING THIS SPRING THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT, PLEASE CONTACT:

          NAMI-CT  at: (800) 215-3021

         or namict.org for more info

 

 

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 **SAVE THE DATE!***
 

Here's your opportunity to become a trained Family-to-Family Teacher!

The Family-to-Family Education course is a free, 12-week education program for families who have relatives with mental illness.  Taught by trained volunteer family members (YOU!), the curriculum covers schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

The winter 2007 weekend training for new Family-to-Family teachers will be held at the Manchester Super 8 Motel and Conference Center from

Friday, October 12th -  Sunday, October 14th,2007 

 

There is no cost to participate in this teacher training; the only requirements are your experience as a family member who has attended the Family to Family program, and your enthusiasm to support and encourage other individuals with family members with a mental illness. 

 

Please call Ann Nelson, NAMI-CT Family and Professional Education Coordinator, at 1-800-215-3021 or email her at familyeducation@namict.org

for more information and to register.


FAMILY-TO-FAMILY 12-WEEK EDUCATION PROGRAM

Begins February 22nd, 2007

FREE Education & Support for Families of close relatives suffering from illnesses such as:  

Bipolar Disorder

Major Depression

Borderline Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder

Panic Disorder & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Co-occurring Brain Disorders & Addictive Disorders

 

A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being.  The course is taught by a team of trained volunteer family members who know what itís like to have a serious mental illness in the family.

 

There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family to Family Education Program, but registration is required, as classes are limited to 20 persons. 

 

Over 50,000 family members in the U.S. and Canada have completed the course.  We think you will find it helpful on many levels, and invite you to call for more information.

 

CLASSES IN FAIRFIELD BEGIN ON THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2007

IN THE ELIOT ROOM (CHURCH LIBRARY)

AT

FIRST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL

148 BEACH ROAD, FAIRFIELD

7:00 TO 9:30 P.M.

 

CO-TEACHERSBetsy Entwisle

                                 Sharon Abbate

 

Please call us: 203-259-8396, X30 and leave a message on our voicemail indicating that you are interested in the Family to Family Course and your call will be returned as soon as possible OR you can email: Betsyentwisle@aol.com       

 

RELATED TRAININGS...

 

Family-to-Family Teacher Training:  March 23,24,25 2007

 

Support Group Facilitator Training:  February 17-18, 2007

Consumer Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training:

February 23,24,25 2007

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE CLASSES, OR FOR OTHER CLASSES BEGINNING THIS SPRING THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT, PLEASE CONTACT:

NAMI-CT Education Coordinator

Tracie Zavatsky at: (800) 215-3021

email: programdirector@namict.org