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The Sashbear Foundation Family Connections Program (emotional dysregulation/BPD)

Family ConnectionsTM (FC) is an evidence-based 24-hour group program for people who are in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation or related problems. It is provided free of charge to participants.

Family ConnectionsTM provides skills, support and hope for family members or friends (18 years +)  of someone with emotion dysregulation. Sashbear delivers this international, evidence-based program throughout Canada in both French and English, provided by trained peer family members who speak from personal experience.

Family ConnectionsTM provides:

  • Education on emotion dysregulation and five areas of dysregulation.

  • Individual skills based on dialectical behaviour therapy to understand and manage your emotions, and to regain balance in your life.

  • Relationship skills to help you be effective in your relationship with compassion and empathy.

  • Communication skills to promote collaboration and effective discussion around problem situations.Open to anyone 18 years of age and older in the Fraser Health region who has a loved one struggling with mental health issues.

12-week evening groups begin 3 times each year, in January, June and September.

All groups are currently offered online.


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