We are looking to find local volunteers who can take over leadership of OCD Connecticut. If you are interested, please contact Tiia Groden of the International OCD Foundation by telephone, (617) 973-5801, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE ONLINE OCD CONFERENCE!
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is so excited to launch this year’s Online OCD Conference, a three-day event filled with virtual support, community, and learning. This year’s Conference will be held on Friday, October 8th – Sunday, October 10th.
The Online OCD Conference is for everyone in the OCD and related disorders community, including individuals with lived experience, friends/family/supporters, students/trainees, and mental health professionals.
This year’s program features talks, discussion groups, social/fun events, and networking opportunities for professionals. Register to join us for a fantastic weekend!
This two-day virtual event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to expand their expertise (while earning CEs), and for non-professionals to gain valuable knowledge about hoarding disorder (HD).
The event will feature tracks for:
- Individuals with Lived Experience: For those looking to learn more about recovery options and building motivation for treatment.
- Family and Supporters: Family members and friends will learn communication skills and effective support systems.
- Professionals: Mental health professionals, housing authorities, first responders, etc. will benefit from skills training and clinical understanding of hoarding disorder.
Check out the full schedule and register. We look forward to seeing you there!
The deadline to register for this summer’s Online OCD Camp and get a Camp Supplies Box is rapidly approaching!
This virtual event, specifically for kids ages six through 17 with OCD and their families, will take place on Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th, 2021. The Camp will feature fun activities and interactive presentations. Check out the full schedule here.
Those who register by this Friday, June 11th will have the complimentary Camp Supplies Box mailed to their home before the event!
Register now and get ready to connect with families at this fun-filled event!
We’re so excited to share with you that the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk will return this fall 2021! We hope that hosting the Walk in the fall means more of us will be able to gather in person for a fun, community-building event.
Registration for OCD Walks taking place across the country will open this summer, so be sure to check your email preferences to ensure you’re signed up to receive OCD Walk news and updates.
See you in the fall when we come together to raise funds and awareness for the OCD community!
The OCD Walk Team
The TLC Foundation’s VIRTUAL Worldwide Conference on Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors on April 8-11, 2021 is for anyone affected by trichotillomania, dermatillomania, and related behaviors, as well as for family members, clinicians, and researchers. The only event of its kind: top BFRB experts, community leaders, and changemakers lead a weekend of education, support, and most importantly, healing. For more information and to register for this event, go to www.bfrb.org/conference.
Coastal Connecticut Research in New London, CT is conducting an OCD research study evaluating an investigational add-on medication. Those who may be eligible to participate are ages 18-65, have been diagnosed with OCD, and are taking an SSRI or clomipramine for the treatment of the disorder. These individuals may not have responded adequately to their current treatment.
There is no cost to participate in a clinical research trial, no insurance is needed, and reimbursement is available for time and travel. The current study has approximately 7 office visits over the course of about 4 months. The time and travel reimbursement for eligible participants is $100/completed office visit for a total of $700.
Please feel free to call Coastal Connecticut Research at (860) 443-4567 so that they can answer any questions you may have about the clinical trial process or participation. Ride assistance is available should someone be interested in the study. They will do an initial prescreening over the telephone to see if people might qualify to participate.
You may also visit Coastal Connecticut Research at CCRstudies.com for more information.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the International OCD Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Annual OCD Conference in New York, NY, which was scheduled for July 2021.
Although they are disappointed that in-person gatherings at the conference are not possible this year, they know that this is the best way to keep our community safe. Also, they have a full slate of virtual conferences planned for 2021, and they hope you’ll join them!
Was your family impacted by the coronavirus? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression about the coronavirus or social distancing? Help Case Western Reserve University researchers learn more about the impact of the coronavirus on children, parents, and families. If you have a child ages 7-17 and have been impacted by the coronavirus, please fill out its online questionnaires! They hope to use this research study to learn more about how families have been impacted by recent events related to the coronavirus. If you complete the surveys, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 gift cards. You can participate by going to https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8678F95dgxjCcm1.
The International OCD Foundation is excited to present the Online OCD Camp for Kids & Families, a virtual event specifically for young kids. The program — designed for youth between the ages of 4 and 10 — will feature two days of interactive presentations, activities, and groups for children with OCD and their siblings, programs for parents, in addition to opportunities for fun and socialization.
January 30–31, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
$50 /Group 11:00am–4:00pm EST Daily
(Boston, MA timezone)
Kids who are registered by Wednesday, January 6, 2021 will be shipped a Camp Supplies Box for the event!
- Kids (aged 4-10) & Families
Kids will enjoy an engaging experience through art, presentations, and fun! We invite you to experience this time together as a family.
Parent-only times are focused on teaching the basics, and allowing for Q&A. Parents will also experience a sense of connection and community while meeting other parents.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT