Here's a list of regional events and activities:
October 4th, Cooper River Park
Join Christina Hammell and members of the BFRB Community (in New Jersey or anywhere in the world) on Saturday 10/4/14 to help raise awareness for Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and other other BFRB's (body focused repetitive behaviors) As many as 2 in 50 are affected by these disorders. All proceeds will benefit the Trichotillomania Learning Center directly.
If you are local, join Christina’s team at Cooper River Park (Northern side) to walk one full lap around the river. (approx. 2 1/2 miles) We will meet at noon. Sign up by sponsoring the team via the link below.
It's easy- join the team or doante HERE. You can even have people sponsor YOU this way.
October 4th, 2014, 11am
Bridges of London Walk
Join TLC member Pavitt and friends for a Bridges of London Walk! The group will walk approximately 5 miles and Â are seeking sponsors to support their efforts to raise donations for TLC.
Where?Â - meet at Westminster Pier (1 minute from Westminster tube station).Â Wear something blue or green to show solidarity for BFRBs!
For more information or to make a donation to support Pavitt's fundraising efforts, click here >>
New York City
October 12, 11:00am
Walk/Run for Awareness hosted by NYC BFRB Support Group
Walking group and running group will probably be staggered timing.
Meet at Central Park-exact location TBD
We encourage participants to make a T-shirt to wear to the event (this can be as simple as writing a meaningful quote on a shirt with a permanent marker)
Please bring a food or drink item to share for our post walk/run picnic (we will have a place to store these items during the walk/run)
Suggested donation $10-$15. Sign up online and get the details here >>
Please contact us at email@example.com with interest in participation as a walker, runner, or volunteer. Further details to be given after participants are finalized.
Mt Laurel, New Jersey
Zumba BFRB Fundraiser
4:00 - 6:00pm
Donation: $25/per person - all proceeds support TLC! Raffle tickets will be sold and class isze is limited.
CORE Academy of Movement
3111 Rt 38 unit 25A
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Oct. 11: New York City: One Day Workshop
Oct. 12: NYC BFF-RB Walk For Awareness click here for details >>
Workshop hosted by TLC and the NYC BFRB Support Group
Presenters: Merrill Black, LCSW and Marla Deibler, PsyD
This one day workshop includes expert-led presentations on current treatment trends, breaking free from the emotional burdens of these behaviors, and alternative therapies and strategies for managing your BFRBs. Open to those with hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, ages 14 and up, parents, partners/spouses/support persons and treatment providers. Lunch is on your own. Financial assistance with registration fees is available. Stay tuned for details on the NYC Awareness Walk on Sunday, October 12.
Oct. 25 Workshop: Seattle, WA
Join TLC, Stacy Shaw Welch, PhD, David Kosins, PhD, and staff of the Anxiety & Stress Reduction Center of Seattle for a one-day workshop on "Building Blocks for Recovery from BFRBs."
The day's program will include an overview of current treatment trends, developing self-help resources, mindfulness and recovery tools. This workshop is open to those with hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, ages 14 and up, parents, partners/spouses/support persons and treatment providers. Lunch is on your own. Financial assistance with registration fees is available.
Nov. 1 Workshop: Atlanta, GA
Presenters: Natalie Arnette, PhD, Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD, and Elana Zimand, PhD
The day's program will include an overview of current treatment trends and developing self-help resources, with specific sessions for parents and teens. Open to those with hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, ages 14 and up, parents, partners/spouses/support persons and treatment providers. Lunch is provided. Financial assistance with registration fees is available.
Friday, October 24-Sunday, October 26, 2014
The Professional Training Institute is a three-day intensive training program, facilitated by leading experts in the treatment of hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), provides health care professionals with practical training in current cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches for these behaviors. Up to 20 CE Credits included for licensed practitioners. Follow-up supervision will be available.
The Institute is staffed by members of TLC’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB): Charles S. Mansueto, PhD, Jon Grant, MD, JD, MPH, Fred Penzel, PhD, Renae Reinardy, PsyD. The SAB is comprised of leading researchers and clinicians in the areas of TTM and BFRBs. Their expertise ranges from biological foundations of TTM to applied psychiatry and psychology.
- Join TLC
- Annual Conference
- National Awareness Week
- Professional Training
- Annual Retreat
- Start a Support Group
- Participate in a Research Study