illness can often be that ‘family secret’ no one wants to discuss outside of
the family. Caretaking family members may feel isolated and overwhelmed. FGDM
can provide an opportunity for families to maintain a sense of privacy but also
widen the network of available supports within their family, thus retaining
some of their privacy and creating
a less isolating environment to address the mental health challenges in the
family. Participants of this training will learn how FGDM can create this
opportunity for families through coordination that focuses on their specific
needs. This one-day training will provide coordinators with the knowledge and
skills needed to accommodate specific family circumstances and needs.
At the end of this training participants will be able to:
- Describe common features of mental
illness and its impact on families.
- Describe strategies to address
challenges that could prevent the conference from moving
- Assess an individual family’s needs so
that specialized presenters may be invited to address the specific types
of mental health concerns affecting the family
Contact us for more information on this training opportunity.