Family Information Group Sessions

In-person events and family groups at The Royal are temporarily cancelled. 

Contact us about our online family support groups.
Please note:  The online family support groups are open to Ontario residents. Participants must create their own Zoom account and provide their residential address. For more information, contact Juliet Haynes, Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator, by email at  juliet.haynes@theroyal.ca or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.


Although we have arranged the following roster of topics, questions unrelated to these subjects are always welcome. Please note these sessions are offered in English only. 
Everyone is welcome - no need to pre-register

Date and Time

Tuesdays, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 9, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM

These sessions are FREE and open to the public however, registration is required.

TWO LOCATIONS: Ottawa and Pembroke (via Telemedicine)


Ottawa
The Royal
1145 Carling Avenue
Room 1424 

Pembroke
These sessions are also available in Pembroke, via Telemedicine
Carefor Health and Community Services
425 Cecelia St., Pembroke
Lower Level, Room C


U P C O M I N G  S E S S I O N S

NEW YEAR GOAL SETTING

January 7, 2020
Sara Richardson Brown, will guide participants through a review of the domains of health & wellness, with emphasis on the importance of self-care for the caregiver. Participants will be encouraged to set small goals for the New Year and learn strategies to put their goals in motion
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJPGGWY

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

February 4 
In addressing Trauma-Informed Care, Dr. Matthew Kerr will refine our understanding of what trauma is and how it can both contribute to and arise from mental health symptoms and related experiences. Implications for supporting loved ones as well as advocating for their care will be discussed. 
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWNWFWW

CONCURRENT DISORDERS

March 3 
What is a concurrent disorder? How does it develop? What are effective interventions family members can use to support their loved ones who are struggling with substance use and a mental health problem? Rob Nettleton, MSW, RSW and Sara Stewart, MSW RSW will explore more about concurrent disorders and the treatment, resource, and support options available. 
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSFF7DC 

BPD & DBT

April 7 
Be sure to attend our most popular event of the year with Dr. Deana Mercer (TOH), Helen Gottfried-UnRuh (CMHA), and Michele Langlois (ON-BPD) as they share information, tips, strategies, and resources available for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Connections and other therapeutic options.  *Please note that this session will be held in the Auditorium. 
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNTZV5W

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)

May 5 
Dr. Hans DeGroot will be sharing his experience using ACT including benefits of using this newer type of with clients and their family members to cope with change, loss and other difficult emotions.   
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFTTPSQ 

AUTISM AND DUAL DIAGNOSIS 

June 9  
Marnie Potter and Nathan Strayed from Thinking in Pictures (TIPES) and Flexible
Assertive Community Treatment Team for Dual Diagnosis (FACT DD) will include discussions on FACT-DD’s services and how we support our dual diagnosis clients; common approaches, diagnosis and how families can support
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3QF9Z3 

For more information

Name
Juliet Haynes
Title
Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator
Name
Jeremy Paplinskie