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Annual State Convention
Join us for the 2014 NAMI Virginia State Convention!
It's Time to Make a Difference
Transforming Mental Health...Inspiring Change
Who Should Attend?
Family members, individuals living with mental illness, professionals, public policy decision makers, and all others interested.
Our 2014 Conference offers:
- Opening plenary featuring "The Commonwealth's Report on Mental Health": Hear from state agency officials (invited: DBHDS Commissioner, Director of DMAS, and Governor's Office)
- Lunch Plenary on the "The State of Psychiatric Genetics Research" with Kenneth Kendler, M.D., Professor and Eminent Scholar Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Top quality presenters providing information and tools to increase participant's knowledge and skills in a wide range of topics
- Networking opportunities so we can learn from each other and improve our lives
- Opportunities to connect with old friends, make new friends and discover new resources.
A detailed agenda will be available very soon!
1000 Virginia Center Parkway Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Phone: 804.727.1400 Toll-Free: 888.444.6553
Please mention "NAMI Virginia room block" to receive our discounted rate of $99
Thank you everyone that attended the 2013 State Convention!
Deeply Rooted, Branching
Working Together to Grow
NAMI Throughout Virginia
This year's state convention focused on planning and
skills-building with NAMI Virginia's affiliates across the state.
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all who attended and appreciate you spending your weekend with us. We hope you found the convention as engaging and informative as we did!
NAMI Virginia would like to express our gratitude to Bank of America for providing a charitable contribution to make the 2013 State Convention possible.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients!
Outstanding Affiliate: NAMI Virginia Beach
Outstanding Consumer Achievement: Bryan Sanderson, NAMI Williamsburg
Outstanding Family Member/Caregiver Achievement: Evelyn Steward, NAMI Hampton/Newport News
Joshua S. Collins Award of Excellence: Brian McSally, NAMI Virginia Beach
2013 Outstanding Legislator Award: The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
View the press release for Senator Hanger's Award
Here are some Powerpoints and handouts from the Convention:
Saturday, June 1st
Opening Plenary- Presenters: Mira Signer, Liz Smith, and Stephany MeltonMira Signer's opening plenary slides
Liz Smith's opening plenary slides
Strategic Plan Outline Template
Slides used in both the opening and plenary session
Worshops- Session One:
1. Volunteer Management:
Presenter: Alison Jones- Nassar
Handout from volunteer management
2. NAMI 360: Understanding the NAMI Membership System
Presenters: Jean-Michel Texier, Elizabeth Monrad, Amanda Roberts, and Liz Norton
3. Money: How to Raise it, How to Spend It
Presenters: Stacy Ruble, Farleigh Fitzgerald, and Kathy Harkey
Handout on grants #2
Handout on NAMIWalks virtual walkers
Handout on walk sponsorship
2013 NAMIWalks Virginia sponsor brochure
Walk flyer to use at community events
Saturday Workshops: Session 2
1. Leadership and Board Development
Presenter: Liz Smith
2. Making NAMI Younger
Presenters: Connie Nutter, Carolyn Wood, Stephany Melton Hardison
Sunday, June 2nd:
NAMI Smarts: Telling Your Story. Presenters: Kathy Harkey and Mira Signer
NAMI Smarts: In-Person Lobbying
Presenter: Tom Spurlock
Closing Session:Slides from opening and closing session
Strategic planning step by step
SWOTS in action
We are extremely grateful to Bank of America for providing a charitable contribution to make the 2013 State Convention possible.
NAMI Virginia's 2012 State Convention
Thank you to all that attended the NAMI Virginia and VCEH Housing Stability and Mental Illness Summit on July 22-23, 2012!
In 2012 we teamed up with the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH). The theme of the convention was Housing Instability, Homeless, and People with Serious Mental Illness. Thanks to the support of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Summit provided a unique opportunity for collaboration between our organizations and brought together individuals from across the Commonwealth to work together to coordinate efforts to create housing stability for persons with serious mental illness.
We hope you enjoyed learning from experts on developing affordable housing and delivering services, increased your knowledge on the critical components of permanent supportive housing programs, gained familiarity on how to develop the partnerships needed to create permanent supportive housing, and will continue to connect with those you met to ensure follow through on your communities preliminary local action plan!
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients!
Outstanding Consumer Achievement: Violet Taylor
Outstanding Family Member/Caregiver: Bob Cluck
Oustanding Affiliate: NAMI Norfolk
Outstanding Legislator: The Honorable Janet Howell. Read Senator Howell's letter here.
Joshua S. Collins Award: Mike Francisco