Workshops are educational and meant exclusively to provide you with information.  The workshop leader will provide general information about emotional issues faced by families, and invite participants to share their relevant experiences with each other.  The workshop leader will not engage in rendering professional counseling or healthcare advice for any individuals or for their particular situations. The workshop leader will not provide medical, mental health, counseling, psychotherapy or any other type of healthcare service.  No diagnosis or treatment of, or advice regarding, any medical or mental health condition or illness of any participant will be offered at the workshop.  The workshop and workshop participation cannot substitute for, and are not an alternative to, medical or other healthcare diagnosis and treatment when a medical or mental health condition or illness is present.  Workshop participants are advised to seek diagnosis, treatment and advice regarding medical or mental health conditions or illnesses from physicians, licensed psychotherapists, and other licensed healthcare professionals.