Each participant needs to apply separately even if residing at the same address or using the same computer.

Family Connections™ is a free evidence-based 12-session course that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has emotional dysregulation or BPD. It is hosted in a community setting and led by trained group leaders who are usually family members of loved ones with emotion dysregulation.

At this time, all courses meet virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Because of the pandemic, in-person meetings will resume as determined by recommendations of health officials.

PLEASE NOTE: If a course is not offered in your community, by default you will be offered a Family Connections™ Virtual  (FCV) course.

Please read the full program description and requirements in the families tab under Family Connections™ Programs.



Please use the links below to apply for a Family Connections™ Course with our affiliates in your country.

CANADA:    The Sashbear Foundation

Family Connections™ Application

    * Indicates Required

    and name you are called by, if applicable.

    and other last name you use, if applicable.

    with area code

    Select N-A if not in the US

    5 digits only

    CANADA AND AUSTRALIA RESIDENTS, WE DO NOT OFFER COURSES IN YOUR COUNTRY. Please apply with our Canadian affiliate at The Sashbear Foundation and our Australian affiliate at NEABPD Australia. THE SASHBEAR FOUNDATION AND NEABPD AUSTRALIA

    How YOU are related to your loved one with BPD?

    If you have a second loved one with BPD, please add your relationship with them and their age here.

    How YOU are related to a 2nd loved one with BPD?

    (If Applicable)

    Has your family member engaged in a suicide attempt, self-injurious behavior, or other high-risk behavior, and you found the incident very stressful or traumatic?

    Policy on taking the course with family members

    You may request to take a course with up to 2 family members. Every person needs to apply individually for FC and also reply to our invitation to enroll individually. We can not guarantee that your request will be accommodated as courses are filled first-come, first-serve.

    Please make sure your family members apply as soon as possible and reference your information in their application.

    The following demographic question is used for analysis purposes only and is optional.