Covid 19 continues to dominate the news, along with openings, hybrid models, remote engagement, and the mantra continues, “Wear a face covering when you cannot physical distance 6 feet, wash your hands, avoid gatherings.

We have continued to provide services throughout this time via zoom and plan on doing so for the foreseeable future.  Unfortunately, mental illness/brain disorders continue regardless of other priorities.  We have been updating our website and offer strategies specific to care-giving during the pandemic with an especial emphasis on caregiver self-care.  https://growastrongfamily.org/front-page/resources/for-parents/

The 20th Anniversary Edition of, “I’m not sick, I don’t need help,” has been published!  “In this latest edition, all chapters have been updated with new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) and much more detail on LEAP. Readers will find expanded guidance on how to learn and use LEAP. New advice, relying on lessons learned from tens of thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.”  It can be purchased here: https://vidapress.com/products/i-am-not-sick-i-dont-need-help-20th-anniversary-edition?fbclid=IwAR1T4lIwGCL5H9qiqcbKCBaLTXY5O6A8KHGZYhyfGV0rkh2vFkjt290tQxw

A strong advocate for those with serious mental illness/brain disorders and their families has passed.  D.J. Jaffe, author of “Insane Consequences,” a researched and very readable volume about the history and current status of those with mental illnesses/brain disorders and their families.  Jaffe advocated for a change in the HIPPA laws to include family members providing care, assisted outpatient treatment for those afflicted and needing the support, and evidence based strategies through his …. click for more info: http://www.peteearley.com/2020/08/24/influential-critic-d-j-jaffe-has-died-remembered-as-bomb-thrower-who-demanded-mental-illness-reforms/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+peteearley+%28The+Official+Blog+of+Author+Pete+Earley%29

The positive parenting program, “Parenting the love and logic way,” has closed its doors due to the pandemic.  Since one of our consultants is a certified facilitator and mentor of the original program, “Becoming a love and logic parent,” we are continuing to offer families this fantastic approach to establishing positive relationships within the  family.  https://growastrongfamily.org/about/servicescoachingseminarswebinars/parenting-education/ll-positive-parenting/

Replanting Lives Weekly Group Returns!  Let’s Zoom.  Sundays from 7-8:30 pm beginning October 4!  

Time: Oct 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 832 1499 3539
Passcode: gasf123


Be well!