"Compared to 35% of those without children, 65% of adults in the U.S. with a serious mental illness are parents. And while these parents are in need of medical care, many refuse to seek the attention they need in fear of losing custody." Evan Kaplan, Founder and Director of Child and Family Connections shares a discussion on [...]
Webinar: Building Family Bonds Webinar Meeting Description: Join DBSA and Evan Kaplan (FREE) from Child and Family Connections for a conversation about talking to children about parental mental health. At Child and Family Connections, we are parents who live with a mental health challenge. Despite our best intentions, our mental health effects our family and our [...]
BY ANNE HOFFMAN - Read the article on Newsworks In Philadelphia, parents face a greater risk of having a child taken from them because the home environment is considered unsafe. It has one of the highest rates of child removal among large U.S. cities. The probability is even higher for parents who have a serious [...]
We warmly welcome you to join us for a “Gathering of Friends & Colleagues” to raise awareness about a groundbreaking new program SafeTogether to reduce custody loss in Philadelphia’s families living with parental mental illness. Download the PDF Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. The Chart House 555 S. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia Hors d’oeuvres [...]
Join CFC at the 4th Annual Family Resilience Conference On the Road to Resilience: Mapping Your Family's Journey Registration is Free! When: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., The program begins at 8:45 a.m. Where: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 Program Schedule 8:00 a.m. [...]
CFC's Evan Kaplan to Present at the Recovery Workforce Summit: 2015 Annual Conference The State of Recovery in the World of Psych Rehab June 1-4, 2015 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA CFC’s executive director, Evan Kaplan, will be presenting in two sessions on Thursday June 4th, 2015: 8:30am-9:45am: Children, Families & Transition Age Youth 10:00-11:30am: [...]
We are pleased to announce that GIANT Food stores has donated snacks and refreshments for our program participants. This is the second time CFC has partnered with Giant/Martins to improve the lives of families living with parental mental illness.
Join Child and Family Connections at The Creative and Comprehensive Advocacy for Parents with Mental Health Challenges Conference Presented by The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Friday, June 12, 2015 8:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston The MENTAL HEALTH LEGAL ADVISORS COMMITTEE presents a full-day seminar focused on advocacy for parents [...]
Mr. Kaplan's presentation, entitled When Silence Speaks, will offer thought-provoking insight on the dual experience of having been a child of a parent with a mental illness who is now a parent with a mental illness raising his own child. He will also talk about the peer-led interventions that Child and Family Connections, Inc. is conducting in the U.S. Expect a combination of personal narrative, artistic expression, and practical experience presented in a deftly creative, compassionate, and moving way.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 2014 Volume 37, Issue 3 (Sep) Every family has a north star: Family healing and recovery. by Kaplan, Evan Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal Special Issue: Parents With Psychiatric Disabilities Editor: Judith Cook, PhD and Kim Mueser, PhD Guest Editor: Joanne Nicholson And Barbara J. Friesen Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 37(3), Sep 2014, [...]
Child and Family Connections Awarded a Grant from The Barra Foundation We are pleased to announce that The Barra Foundation has awarded CFC a grant for the purpose of strategic planning and capacity planning. As we enter the next phase of our growth, this grant will help us set the direction to be able to further our mission and reach more families living with parental mental illness. We thank the Board and staff of The Barra Foundation for their generosity and belief in the work that CFC is doing.
Reflect, Reframe, Respect: A Video Conversation about How Society Views Parents Living with Mental Illnesses Toni Wolf, executive director of Employment Options and Evan Kaplan, executive director of Child and Family Connections, Inc. discuss public perception and challenges in how we view families living with parental mental illness. This video is part of the State [...]
"I'm honored to have been recognized in this way by such an esteemed organization like Devereux. The fact that my daughter, who has inspired so many, is being recognized as well, makes me so proud. It's a testament to young people's ability to touch and improve the lives of others, including families and individuals striving to live well with parental mental health challenges." -- [...]
Our Thanks to the Patrica Kind Family Foundation! CFC is the proud recipient of a generous grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation Grant! This grant will allow CFC to expand our work addressing parental mental health challenges.
Accepting and Supporting Our Children's Differences: Building Resilient Families Saturday, October 18th, 2014 9am–3pm Saint Joseph's University 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 2014 Community of Hope Award Recipients: Evan Kaplan and Daughter Charlotte Kaplan of Child and Family Connections and Keynote Speaker: Andrew Solomon, best selling author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for [...]
Join CFC at the First Annual Children's Behavioral Health Conference Warwick / Providence, Rhode Island June 6 & 7, 2014 Join Child and Family Connections in Providence, RI on June 7th as CFC's executive director, Evan Kaplan, delivers a keynote presentation about how being a single parent with a mental health challenge rescued him from institutionalization and informed the decision [...]
Learning How to Talk: Could You Tell Her You Had a Mental Illness ? Learning How to Talk, an original short film, tells the inspiring story of Child and Family Connections courtesy of OC87 Recovery Diaries and television station WHYY. Inspired by a disturbing revelation from his 9 year-old daughter, Learning How To Talk, [...]
Helping kids deal with parent's mental illness By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer August 05, 2013 Contact Stacey Burling at 215-854-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org Evan Kaplan was with his 9-year-old daughter, who was having trouble with anxiety, when she told her therapist her father wouldn't let her switch to a new school because of his [...]
Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Daily demands add up and can be stressful and unnerving. For parents who've been diagnosed with a mental illness, life’s ordinary challenges and daily activities can feel extraordinary—and this can affect the entire family. Psychologist Dan Gottlieb and his guests discuss parenting with a mental illness — how families can cope in a way that allows parents to parent. Dan’s guests include Evan Kaplan, Melodie Jackson, and Katy Kaplan. Evan Kaplan is the co-founder and CEO of Child and Family Connections, Inc.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 two Child and Family Connections executives conducted a workshop presentation entitled, Strategies and Techniques for Empowering Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities. Evan Kaplan and Crystal Edwards drew upon their own experiences and their work with CFC in an informative and interactive demonstration of how parents with psychiatric disabilities can build trust and [...]
CFC Keynotes at the 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges April 25th-27th, 2014 Berkeley, California USA Child and Family Connections' Executive Director, Evan Kaplan, is honored to be a keynote speaker at the 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges in Berkeley, California on Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2014. This important [...]
This grant will allow CFC to expand our work addressing parental mental illness.