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My Daughter’s Pain by Jacki K

For the longest time I could not understand or feel the pain my daughter described. Sadly my belief system was locked into the questions that many of the parents I have come to know have asked; how in the world could you possibly feel badly when you were blessed with...

Spring/Summer 2014 Call-In Series from NEABPD

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May is BPD Awareness Month

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Upcoming Events


December 2014

Family Connections Leader Training

December 12, 2014
All Day
White Plains, New York

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The next Family Connections Leader Training will be held in White Plains, New York, December 12-14, 2015.

Family Connections Leader Training NY Dec 2014

The training itself is free, as always. Participants pay only for their own expenses

I will lead the training, along with Dr. Perry Hoffman, with help from Family Connections leaders (both therapists and family members).

We have arranged for reduced fees at a hotel that is close to the training.

Training begins with dinner together on Friday night (December 12), and continues all day on Saturday and Sunday (December 13-14).

Family Connections (FC) is a free, 12-session group education, individual/family skill and social support program for parents and partners (and other loved ones) of people with BPD and related problems. Groups are led by family members or professionals, and the program is sponsored by the National Education Alliance for BPD (NEA-BPD). Several published studies support its effectiveness, and FC is now available in at least 16 countries.

Please see the attached announcement/flyer for more information, and please forward this information and the flyer to any professionals or family members who might be interested.



Alan Fruzzetti