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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
1145 Carling Avenue
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
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
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.
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.
BPD & DBT
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.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
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.
AUTISM AND DUAL DIAGNOSIS
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