TLC Conference

The TLC Conference has been a well-loved tradition within the BFRB community for many years, gathering people from around the globe together to learn, grow, and celebrate.

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Due to Covid, the TLC Conference has been unable to be hosted in-person since 2019. In 2021, TLC's Worldwide VirtuCon, held virtually April 8-11, 2021, recorded the highest attendance ever in the history of TLC Conferences, with over 600 BFRB community members joining from over 30 countries.

The virtual platform provides more equitable access for BFRB community members worldwide to connect to health education, resources, and community. In 2022, TLC combined the strengths of the in-person Conference with more robust programming through a virtual, weeklong celebration of all things BFRBs coinciding with BFRB Awareness Week 2022, October 1-7. More than 950 BFRB community members participated in 21 events over 7 days, with 79.6% returning participants.

We recognize the importance of meeting others on the same journey face-to-face, and hope to offer opportunities to be together in person soon.

Find healing

BFRB Awareness Week 2022 is more than just workshops on

"how to stop pulling or picking."

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BFRB Awareness Week 2022 is also about:

learning to love yourself no matter where you are on your BFRB journey

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making friends and strengthening your support system through community connection

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gaining additional insight into your BFRBs

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expanding your BFRB toolbox with new strategies and resources

Who typically attends TLC’s BFRB Awareness Week?

Individuals experiencing a number of BFRB diagnoses including:

  • Skin picking/scratching/eating
  • Hair pulling/picking/cutting/eating
  • Nail/cuticle biting/picking/eating
  • Cheek biting
  • Lip biting/picking/licking
  • Tongue chewing
  • Nose picking/eating
  • And other BFRB diagnoses

Other members of the BFRB community such as:

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Spouses/partners
  • Friends and loved ones
  • Behavioral health clinicians
  • Medical providers
  • Educators
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