Family Educational Workshops
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Presented by INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF BERGEN COUNTY
Series # 1: January 17, 2017 - March 8, 2016
These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness. Family Education is an eight week program that meets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER in the Behavioral Health Building - Room E218, 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
If you are interested in attending these programs, please contact Intensive Family Support Services by calling 201-646-0333, ext. 251 or 252 or 253
Week 3: January 31, 2017 - BERGEN COUNTY'S ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Presented by Eric Arnesen, Recovery Resource Specialist at Advance Housing Inc. - Discussion of the mental health services available to adults within our community.
Week 4: February 7, 2017 - RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
Presented by a representative from Bergen County's Division of Senior Services. Discussion will include Medicare, MLTSS, care management, and general information.
Week 5: February 14, 2017 - A VIEWING AND DISCUSSION OF THE PBS SPECIAL "RIDE THE TIGER: A GUIDE THROUGH THE BIPOLAR BRAIN"
Week 6: February 21, 2017 - ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES
Presented by James Nono, AOTS Director. Learn how involuntary outpatient commitment can offer an alternative to inpatient commitment.
Week 7: February 28, 2017 - SELF CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER
Presented by Dr. Norma Uranga, Integrated Lifestyle Coach. Are you so involved in caregiving that you have neglected yourself? Learn various methods to deal with caregiver stress, including mindfulnees, mediatative practices, and other relaxation techniques.
Week 8: March 7, 2017 - RECOVERY
Presented by Tammy Smith, Mental Health Advocate, Case Manager, and Public Speaker for NAMI. This is a dynamic and inspiring presentation from someone who has a very personal experience with mental illness; Tammy conveys hope that recovery is possible.