Forensic Family Education Session

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 or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.

Everyone is welcome.
Sessions are free and pre-registration is not required. 
Please note these sessions are offered in English only.

Date and Time

Six consecutive Wednesdays from March 11 to April 15, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Please note new hours in 2020


The Royal, 1145 Carling Ave.
Forensic Boardroom, second floor, room 2568B


U P C O M I N G   S E S S I O N S   I N   2 0 2 0 

March 11 
Introduction to the Forensic Mental Health System Part I  
From Court Ordered Assessments to Absolute Discharges, this session will cover clients’ progression through the forensic mental health system. We will help family members understand the often confusing legal terminology and processes.

March 18
Introduction to the Forensic Mental Health System Part II  
This session will delve a little deeper into the forensic mental health system. We will help families understand how they and their loved one can better navigate the forensic system.

March 25
Ask the Forensic Psychiatrist  
We will be joined by one of our Forensic Psychiatrists who will answer family members’ questions about diagnosis, treatment options, and the Ontario Review Board. Please note that questions related to specific patients cannot be addressed in this session.      

April 1
Common Concerns  
This session will address common concerns shared by families with a loved one going through the forensic system. We will provide tips on setting limits with your loved one and working as part of the treatment team. 

April 8
How to Manage Crisis Situations  
We will provide information and support for families concerned about suicide, threats and violent behaviours. 

April 15
From Hospital to Community  
Learn more about resources available to your loved one both within the forensic program and in the community.

For more information

Sarah Telford, MSW, RSW
Social Worker
Richard Robins, MSW, RSW
Social Worker