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Family Education Workshops, January to March 2020

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Presented by CBH Care’s Intensive Family Support Services

These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

7 pm to 9 pm

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Behavioral Health Building, Room E218
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services: (201) 646-0333

 

WEEK 1:  January 28, 2020

OVERVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Presented by Benjamin Meyer, LCSW, Bilingual Social Worker at CBHCare 

Discussion of Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental illnesses.  The presenter applies a strength-based perspective in his discussion of how mental illness can impact one’s life.

 

WEEK 2:  February 4, 2020

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS

Presented by Chris Doerr, APN, Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Learn about medications that are often prescribed in the treatment of mental illness, and ask questions of a reputable prescriber in our community 

 

WEEK 3:  February 11, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Presented by Matthew Grey, LSW, Coordinator of the Family Support Center

Discussion of substance abuse and how to help, support, and communicate with a loved one with addiction issues

 

WEEK 4:  February 18, 2020

SELF-CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

Presented by Nikki Chiarello, M.Ed., Community Outreach and Education Coordinator at CBHCare

Learn and develop skills that will help you better cope with stressful situations

 

WEEK 5:  February 25, 2020 

BENEFITS/ENTITLEMENTS

Presented by Alyssa Benzoni, Benefits Specialist

Learn about SSD, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, and other benefits your loved one might be entitled to

 

WEEK 6:  March 3, 2020

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Presented by Raymond Falcon, Esq.

Discussion of Psychiatric Advance Directives, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Medical Proxy, and Guardianship

 

WEEK 7:  March 10, 2020

THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

Presented by Kristina Portella, MS, LAC and Justine Galasso, MS, LAC, of CBH Care

Discussion of how to help a loved one develop skills for independent and successful living

 

WEEK 8:  March 17, 2020 

RECOVERY:  FROM HOSPITALIZATION TO LIFE COACHING

Presented by Dale Walsh, mental health life coach for families of individuals with mental illness

This is an inspiring presentation from someone who’s had a very personal experience with mental illness.  Dale conveys hope that recovery is possible.

 

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