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Family-to-Family Education ProgramCourse Schedule for Virginia More information about this
program from NAMI National
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course (thanks to funding from DBHDS) for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants.
The Family-to-Family curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.
Family-to-Family classes are offered in communities throughout the state.
Available courses are posted in the link above. If you do not see a course currently being offered in your community please contact the local affiliate for more information and resources.
NAMI Virginia thanks all of the attendees at our 2013 Training! What a great time!
Interested in Becoming a Family-to-Family Teacher?
Trainings are schedule upon the request of the affiliate or once sufficient interest warrants. Those wishing to be considered as a candidate should complete an application and connect with their local affiliate. If you are unable to reach someone with your local affiliate or have genear questions regarding NAMI proggram trainings please contact Sarah Steadman, Director of Programs at 804-285-8264 x203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who would make a good teacher? Family members or partners of someone living with a serious mental illness, those who have taken the class (although this is not required), someone who will make a commitment to teach the class twice in two years, and someone who is or is willing to become a member of NAMI.
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, the training is provided free of charge to participants.
Affiliate and Family-to-Family Program Leaders' Resources
Please make sure to check out resources on the Family-to-Family Program found under 'Resources for Strengthening your NAMI Program to help your program succeed!