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Working with families 


  • Families CARE
    A facilitators’ manual for an 18-module education, support and skills development program that aims to help family members Cope And Relate Effectively with the person who has a substance use problem. The program is designed to support recovery of the person with the substance use program and to enhance the well-being of the family members.
  • Family Support and Psychoeducational Group Manual for Problem Gambling
    This manual--developed by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) at CAMH--provides information on developing and delivering a four-week psychoeducational support group for family members of people with gambling problems. Family is used as a broad term to describe anyone who has a significant relationship or role in the life of the individual. The group addresses understanding problem gambling, connunications, boundaries, and self-care and support.
  • Partnering with Families Affected by Concurrent Disorders
    Partnering with Families Affected by Concurrent Disorders is a 12-week support and education group program. The program is designed to increase the well-being of family members by offering information about concurrent disorders, interactive activities and opportunities for families to share their stories.
    The facilitators' guide includes an overview and orientation to the overall program goals and comments suggestions and tips for delivering each of the 12 sessions.
    A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders is based on the educational material used in the family education and support group at CAMH. It includes: information and educational materials, resources and contact information and exercises and actvities.
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