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CRAFT – Community Reinforcement Family Training for Mental Illness


May 22, 2024 to June 5, 2024    
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm


930 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 0P8
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This CRAFT program is a skills-based program for families of people who struggle with mental illness. It was originally created and developed by Dr. Robert Meyers specifically for those suffering from substance use disorder (a mental illness) to help get them into treatment. CRAFT, in its present form, teaches family members practical strategies to motivate change both in themselves and their significant other. Here, the learning modules of CRAFT have been adapted for a more general and inclusive mental illness approach. Specific skills for learning include:

  • Understanding a loved one’s triggers
  • Positive communication strategies
  • Positive reinforcement strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-care
  • Precautions against violence and creating a safety plan
  • Getting a loved one to accept help


Dates: 3 Wednesdays, May 22, 29 & June 5, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00pm

Facilitators: Michael Kurek and assisted by Karen Hoersch

Location: CMHA, 930 Portage Avenue – Blueberry Room


To register for the CRAFT – Community Reinforcement Family Training for Mental Illness course, please fill out the form below:


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