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Family to Family Class

We are making plans for our next sessions of Family to Family. We will most likely meet on 12 Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Geauga Library, Chesterland. Visit this page for updates in date, time and location. This class offers education and support to family members and friends who have a loved one diagnosed with a mental condition. The course and all materials are free. Registration is required. Call 440-286-NAMI(6264) or email  lreed@namigeauga.org  if you would like to be added to our next class. Classes fill fast. 

This class offers education and support to family members and friends who have a loved one diagnosed with a mental condition. The course and all materials are free. Registration is required.

The Family to Family Education Program was created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member. This twelve-class course, especially designed for families experiencing the effects of severe brain disorders, focuses on three major psychiatric illnesses:  schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), and major depression.  Treatment strategies and coping skills, including improved communication and problem solving, are covered in the program curriculum.

Classes are team-taught by intensively trained family members. Participants are encouraged to support each other, to be knowledgeable, and to be effective members of a team that includes the family, the consumer, the doctor, and the case manager.

Through the Family to Family program, family members can learn to be effective providers and advocates for an ill relative.  Many participants also find the emotional support that is so vital during times of illness and stress. 

Participants attend twelve classes which cover the following topics:  Facts and Feelings -Learning the Difference; Introduction to Schizophrenia - Diagnosis and Causes; Introduction to Depression and Bipolar Illness - Diagnosis and Causes; Brain Basics; Problem-Solving Skills; Medication; Empathy Workshop - What is it like to experience a brain disorder?; Communication Skills; Relative Groups and Self-Care; Rehabilitation Strategies; Advocacy: Fighting Stigma; Celebration!  Certification is given to those completing the course.

Family to Family classes are  open to all who have a family member or loved one suffering with a mental illness. Call 440-286-NAMI(6264) or email  lreed@namigeauga.org if you would like to be added to our next class. Classes fill fast. For general information follow NAMI's link:   Family to Family Classes.  Watch this video on youtube.

 
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