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Upcoming Training Opportunities
Training for NAMI Programs
Family Support Group Facilitator Trainings
Winchester: March 8th and 9th
Northern Virginia: March 22nd and 23rd
Central Virginia (Richmond): April 5th and 6th
Those wishing to be considered as a candidate for one of the listed training dates should complete an application and connect with their local affiliate. If you do not see a training date for your program of interest, please complete an application anyway and connect with your local affiliate. Trainings are schedule upon the request of the affiliate or once sufficient interest warrants so it is important your affiliate is aware of your interest in this volunteer opportunity. Applications can be found on the individual program pages click here. If you are unable to reach someone with your local affiliate or have general questions regarding NAMI program trainings please contact Sarah Steadman, Director of Programs at 804-285-8264 x203
Around the Corner:
- Webinar: March 12th Topic: "Resources for Children/Youth in Military Families" with Kirsten Woodward, LCSW. Ms. Woodward serves as Family Programs Division Head and Director of Project FOCUS (Families Overcoming Under Stress) for the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
- Webinar: April 9th Topic: "Evidence-Based Treatment for Children/Youth with Mental Health Needs" with Dr. Bela Sood of VCU's Virginia Treatment Center for Children.
On the Horizon: .
"Crisis Planning for Families:" Helping Families of Children/Youth with Mental Health Needs Plan for a Crisis
Wednesday, April 9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Richmond. Exact location TBA.
This training will feature a panel of experts who will discuss how to prevent a mental health crisis, what to do when a crisis occurs, and what resources are available in the Richmond area. Panelists will include mental health clinicians, a police officer trained in crisis response, a parent, and a youth. Come with questions!
Dinner will be served. Childcare and transportation stipends available but registration is required by April 4.
Virginia Family Network's Second Annual Family & Youth Leadership Summit
Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center
Featuring our exciting keynote speaker, opportunities to network with other families with mental health challenges, separate sessions for youth and young adults, and much more!. Event is free and lunch will be served. Childcare and transportation stipends are available.
Please check back and stay tuned for more information about future training opportunities!
*Education/support program trainings are provided free of charge to participants thanks to grants from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and/or the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.