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NAMI Virginia Program Trainings

Adult and Family Programs

 If you are interested in being trained as a program leader for one of our programs, please contact your local affiliate to discuss next steps.  If you are unable to locate an affiliate near you, please contact Mary Beth Walsh.  All trainings are free of charge to participants, thanks to support from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. 

2020 Spring Trainings

All applicants must be screened and endorsed by their affiliate.  Therefore,you will need to contact them for more information about next steps.

Family Support Group Facilitator Training 

When: March 21-22

Application deadline: March 2nd  

Location: Richmond, VA 


In Our Own Voice Presenter Training 

When: April 4th  

Application deadline: March 9th  

Online training deadline: March 23rd  

Location: Richmond, VA 


Family-to-Family Teacher Training 

When: April 25-26th 

Application deadline: March 30th  

Online training deadline:  April 13th  

Location: Richmond, VA 


Connection Facilitator Training 

When: May 2-3 

Application deadline:  April 13th  

Location: TBD 


Peer-to-Peer Leader Training 

When: August 22-23

Application deadline: July 20th  

Online training deadline:  August 3rd  

Location: Richmond, VA 


Children and Youth Programs
Trainings and workshops are open to biological, foster, adoptive and kinship parents of children, youth and young adults with mental health challenges who wish to give back in their community. For more information, contact Mary Beth Walsh at

Advanced Parent Leadership Training 

When: March 7-8 

Application deadline: February 24th 

Location: Richmond, VA 

Contact Nicole Anjum for more information at 


Children’s Challenging Behaviors Teacher Training 

When: April 18-19 

Application deadline: March 23rd  

Locations: Richmond, VA 


Basics Teacher Training 

When: TBD Summer 2020  

Location: Roanoke, VA 


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