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CBHCARE Announces Family Educational Workshops

CBHCARE Announces Family Educational Workshops
Presented By:  Intensive Family Support Services of Bergen County

Lyndhurst, NJ (April 26, 2010) Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) of Bergen County, a program administered by Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (CBHCare) is pleased to announce its second Family Educational Workshop Series of 2010 beginning, May 11.  These FREE workshops are for families who have a relative diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.

This 8-week program meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER:  Behavioral Health Pavilion, Room E218, 230 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ  07652.  The series open to the public; however advance registration is required.  Please call Lara Zucker, Intensive Family Support Services Coordinator, CBHCare, at (201) 646-0333 for additional information or to register.

WEEK 1: May 11, 2010
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF MAJOR MENTAL ILLNESS
Presented by Marge Quinn, RN
Discussion of Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

WEEK 2: May 18, 2010
MEDICATION EDUCATION
Presented by Debra Fikslin, RN
Learn Important Facts about Medications that Treat Mental Illness

WEEK 3: May 25, 2010
STAGES OF ACCEPTANCE
Presented by Marge Quinn, RN
Discussion of Grieving Process and Coming to Acceptance

WEEK 4: June 1, 2010
CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS:  MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Presented by Pete McCaffrey, LCSW
Discussion of Family Issues, Treatment Options, Support Programs

WEEK 5: June 8, 2010
HOW TO SUPPORT AN ELDERLY RELATIVE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Presented by Gail Gloeckler, RN
Discussion about the Needs of and Resources for Older Adults with Mental Illness

WEEK 6: June 15, 2010
POLICE INVOLVEMENT IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Presented by a Local Police Officer and Family Member
When and how can the Police help? How much do Police Officers know about Mental Illness?

WEEK 7: June 22, 2010
A HEARTS & MINDS PRESENTATION
By Erika Redding of NAMI
Wellness for the Mind and Body.

WEEK 8: June 29, 2010
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE
Discussion will be led by Emily Grossman, M.A., a Consumer in Recovery, Life Coach for Individuals with Mental Illness, and Author of There and Back Again.

Intensive Family Support Services is a county-wide support program for families of relatives with mental illness.  The program is based on the belief that, despite recent improvements in treatment and community services, family members often take an active role in care for a mentally ill relative. This can be an especially difficult and challenging task; IFSS provides tangible coping skills to address these challenges.   IFSS is open to all Bergen County families with a mentally ill relative; the family member does not have to be in treatment for the family to receive services.

Founded in 1969 in response to the critical need for counseling and substance abuse services in the community, CBHCare is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of behavioral healthcare services to the people of New Jersey. Over the past 40 years, CBHCare has expanded its services to all ages - from children to seniors.

With treatment centers in Lyndhurst, Hackensack and River Edge, CBHCare offers quality mental health services including individual and family counseling; day treatment programs for adults and after-school programs for adolescents; alcohol and substance abuse treatment; the Valley Brook Center for Seniors with emotional needs and the challenges of aging; residential homes; outreach to the homeless mentally ill; support for families and preventive services - making CBHCare one of the most vital and important healthcare resources in northern New Jersey. In forty years, no one has ever been denied CBHCare services because they could not afford them.

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CBHCare is pleased to announce its second Family Educational Workshop Series of 2010, beginning May 11
Monday, April 26, 2010

In Case of Emergency

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help please go to the nearest emergency room, call 911, or 201-262-HELP (4357).

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Mental Health Services and the Division of Addiction Services.


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