Family Connections™
Service Provider
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
Family Connections™ is a free 12-week course that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD, emotion dysregulation or is managing suicidality and trauma recovery. It is hosted in a community setting and led by trained group leaders who are usually family members of relatives with BPD. Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman developed the course based on their research as well as their significant professional expertise in counseling people with BPD and their loved ones. Family Connections provides: current information and research on BPD and emotion dysregulation and on family functioning; individual coping skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); family skills; and group support that builds an ongoing network for family members.
No insurance needed
Always Free?
Service Focus
Various Concerns, Coping with Mental Health of Others, Relationship Difficulties, Serious Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma
Research-Supported Treatments
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Age Groups Served
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
No specialized services
Special Groups Served
English, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese
Currently Unknown
Yes there is a waitlist
Eligible States
National Availability (all 50 states)