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  September 14, 2005 www.bpkids.org V6 ISSUE 3
  Overcoming Bipolar Disorder: 22 Year Old Mental Health Activist Raises Awareness Nationwide
An Interview with Marley Prunty-Lara
Marley Prunty-Lara made a huge impression when CABF representatives heard her speak at a Congressional briefing on early diagnosis and treatment in Washington, D.C.

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CABF Announces "Campaign Sustain""Many families have experienced the benefits of CABF -- a supportive community and a highly informative Web site," says CABF Board President, Ellen Solms. "Now we ask you to acknowledge the value of these benefits by participating in CABF's paid membership program."
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CABF Ask The Expert:
How Do Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder Work?
Barbara Geller, M.D.
CABF is pleased to present the first in a series entitled "Ask the Expert." Specialists in the field of pediatric bipolar disorder will discuss topics of interest to parents. Members are invited to submit questions to Dorie Geraci at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for full story.Parent to Parent Network Volunteers: Connecting, Supporting, Empowering
CABF has 120+ parent volunteers providing support and information to over 27,000 members. Their first hand experience parenting children with pediatric bipolar disorder makes them uniquely qualified to provide support.
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Grateful Parents Praise CABF's Web of Support
"In a world that doesn't understand mental illness, especially in children, the CABF Web site is a true refuge. I can't even imagine where we'd be without this wonderful source of information and personal sharing of insights." -- Kathy
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Board Spotlight
CABF Salutes Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon, JD, a CABF founding board member, recently retired from the board of directors after completing her second three-year term.Click here for full story. Former CABF Education Director Launches New Initiative

Donna Gilcher, Ed D, recently left her position as CABF Education Director. During her tenure at CABF, she played an instrumental role in building the CABF education department. Donna’s passion for and knowledge of parent educational advocacy attracted many new members as well as volunteers to CABF’s Parent to Parent Network.
Click here for full storyEducation Rights of Displaced and Homeless Children from the Web site of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
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