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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Trainings for NAMI Programs

Peer to Peer Mentor Training

Richmond: October 31st - Novermber 2nd

Connection Facilitator Training

Virginia Beach: November 15th-16th

 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

(So far in 2014 we have had four regional trainings! Three for Family Support Group in NAMI Northern Shenandoah Valley, NAMI Northern Virginia and NAMI Central Virginia where we graduated 23 facilitators, one training for Family to Family in NAMI Roanoke with 10 graduates and 2 In Our Own Voice training with 20 graduates.)

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"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. 

Register here!



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.

Register here!


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.

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