For our 2013 education class schedule contact:
Family-to-Family (F2F) Coordinator:
Inland Family-to-Family Class you can click here to send us an email.
Peer-toPeer (P2P) Coordinator:
Raven Price Text: 707-621-0022 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Wynd Novotny 707-972-9040
Peer-to-Peer Education Classe(P2P)
What does the course include?
- Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
- Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.
- Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
Family-to-Family Education Class(F2F)
This is a comprehensive educational 12 week course offered free to the commmunity.
The Family-to-Family course is designed for family members and friends of loved ones suffering from mental health issues. Family-to-Family is taught one evening a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Class size is kept small for intimacy (class sizes in our community tend to average between 10-12 people and are limited to no more than 25). The course is co-taught by specially trained family members and includes the following topics:
- Information about Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Coping skills; handling crisis and relapse
- Listening and communications skills
- Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation
- Understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness
- Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions within families to chronic worry and stress
- Basic information about medications and their side effects
- Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports