Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Flourishing Families

Our comprehensive, educational program supports parents, guardians, and caregivers of young adults who live with a mental health and/or substance use conditions to heal and build sustainable, health-promoting relationships.

Program Overview

Flourishing Families is a 6-week, comprehensive supports and skills-building program for parents, guardians, and caregivers. This unique program supports individual and whole family healing and growth through small group workshops, individualized coaching, and monthly booster sessions for continued support. The program uniquely focuses on the parent/guardian/caregiver experience and provides family members with the community and tools to recover as whole individuals and families and improve role satisfaction and functioning. Flourishing Families is comprised of:

Healthy Relationships Workshops

Flourishing Families includes highly interactive weekly, 2-hour educational classes for learning and practicing strategies to build satisfaction in the relationship with the young adult(s). Topics for these sessions include personal and family values, the power of empathy and responding, resource coordination, tools to engage in difficult conversations and upholding boundaries, and shifting away from shame and blame.

Parent/Caregiver Coaching

Flourishing Families also includes weekly, 1-hour, one-on-one skills-building sessions to practice and apply skills and strategies covered in the workshops. Coaching is flexible, person-centered, and supportive to help participants develop achievable action plans and make progress toward their personal, social, and family-related goals.


Community Conversations

Following the intensive portion of the 6-week program, participants are invited to stay connected and supported through monthly roundtable discussions on a variety of topics with program alumni and professionals across related fields.


Get Started

To express interest or learn more about the program, contact Gary by email at
Sign Up