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Family-to-Family

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NEW COURSES STARTING SOON!

Advanced registration required

In Person: Tuesdays, June 14-August 2, 2022, from 6:30pm-9:00pm, in zip code 78205

Registration closes June 20 or once the course reaches capacity. 

Online: Wednesdays, June 15-August 3, 2022, from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Registration closes June 21 or once the course reaches capacity.

In Person: Tuesdays, April 26-June 14, 2022, from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

in the zip code of 78217
Registration closes May 2 at 3pm or once the course reaches capacity. 

 

In Person: Thursdays, April 28 – June 16 from 6:30pm-9:00pm CT
In Boerne, TX

Registration closes May 4 at 3pm or once the course reaches capacity.
 capacity. 
 

If these dates and times don't work for you, please put your name on the waitlist and we'll contact you with registration options for the next class.

The term family is viewed from a broad perspective, including parents, siblings, spouses, adult sons and daughters, partners and significant others.

Family-to-Family is a free, eight (8) class education program for family members of adults living with mental illness. The program is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing.

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Un curso gratuito de 8 clases para adultos que son familiares o aquellas personas que cuidan de personas con una condición de salud mental tal como esquizofrenia, depresión, trastorno bipolar, ansiedad, o estrés post-traumático. Esta clase de 2½ horas es impartida por personas que tienen un ser querido con una condición de salud mental.

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The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

What does Family-to-Family include?

  • Current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses;

  • Up-to-date information on the possibilities for living in recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available;

  • A class on empathy which creates an understanding of the subjective, lived experience of a person living with mental illness;

  • Specific skills-training in the areas of problem solving, listening, communication techniques and handling crises and relapse;

  • An overall focus on care for the caregiver such as learning to cope with worry, stress and emotional overload;

  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and offer tips of advocating for those supports and services; and

  • Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the parent/caregiver and child on an individual level.