[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] Family-to-Family Saturday September 28 at Kings County

Raven Maldonado Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu
Wed Sep 18 13:55:03 EDT 2013


Dear students,

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be sponsoring a family-family education program for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.  Please see below for more information and forward to anyone who could benefit.



NAMI East Flatbush, Inc





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM



NAMI East Flatbush, Inc will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Programspecifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.  The 12-week series of classes will start in Brooklyn on Saturday, September 28 2013 from 10:00a.m.to<http://00a.m.to> 12:30pm, at Kings County Hospital Center, R Building, Room 3022


The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.  The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional and the course will be taught by NAMI East Flatbush family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.  The co-teachers for the class will be Celeste Farmer and June Rodriques.


“I wish I could share this course with everyone!” says instructor Celeste Farmer. “It balances basic psycho-education and skill-training with emotional support, self-care and empowerment.  We hope families with relatives who have a serious mental illness will take advantage of this unique opportunity.”


The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of persons with severe and persistentmental illness.  The course is not appropriate for individuals who themselves suffer from one of the major mental illnesses.

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is FREE.  For more information or to register, call the NAMI East Flatbush, Inc office at 718-512-5269<tel:718-512-5269>.



Raven Maldonado-Brown, M.S., LMHC
Academic Advisor
Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology
School of Education
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ph: 718-488-1544
Fax: 718-488-3472
Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu<mailto:Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu>


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