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Upcoming Training Opportunities
Richmond: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Get ready for the 2015 legislative session, meet advocates from around Virginia, and sharpen your skills
- NAMI Smarts Training: A hands-on training that guides you through how to convey your story effectively
- Guest speakers including Debra Ferguson, PhD, DBHDS Commissioner, and a legislator from the Virginia House of Delegates (invited)
- Resources and tools to strengthen your advocacy skills
- Information about the legislative process, key legislative dates, and upcoming opportunities for advocacy
Adult and Family Programs
There are no current training oppurtunities for Adult and Family Programs.
Those wishing to be considered as a candidate for a future training should complete an application and connect with their 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: 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.